Why You Should Include Automated Shades in Your Lighting Designs

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Andrea

We encourage customers to always keep lighting design in mind during new construction and renovations. We also urge people to think of lighting in terms of "layers": 

  • Your ambient lighting is your general lighting.
  • Accent lighting provides an additional source of illumination in addition to decorative flourishes.
  • Task lighting is extremely focused—think undercabinet lights, for example, that can assist you as you slice and dice veggies for supper.

But people often overlook a fourth layer of lighting: shades. Shades control how much natural light enters a space. With automated shades, you can program them to work in conjunction with all of your other light sources, which provides more control and a better overall lighting solution for your home. 

Just think of all the benefits this "complete" lighting control can offer:

  • Better management of the everyday lighting schedules in your home.

Topics: automated shades

Moving Sale: Score Great Deals on Gorgeous Light Fixtures

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Andrea

As you may have heard, we're moving our Allston store to our Waltham showroom on June 30 in preparation for the new experience center that we're opening in the Boston Design Center this fall.


Topics: Wolfers' Happenings

Our "Go-To" Recommendation: Tech Lighting

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Andrea

We're huge fans of Tech Lighting, and for good reason. This lighting manufacturer has been going strong for over 25 years. The brand is famous for its low-voltage fixtures (e.g., pendants, monorails), but it offers so much more, including integrated LED fixtures (note: all of Tech Lighting's fixtures carry a one-year warranty; the integrated LEDs are warrantied for five years).


Topics: Decorative

Lighting Tips for the Ultimate Walk-In Closet

Posted on May 08, 2018 by Andrea


Closets are so much more than spaces to store clothes. Thanks to inspiration from the likes of Carrie Bradshaw and the Kardashians, more and more people are approaching closet renovations and buildouts the way they would kitchens and master bathrooms. In fact, having a beautiful walk-in closet might even help you sell your home faster, as this article in Forbes reports.

As with any renovation or new construction, you should always consider lighting design, and this most certainly holds true for closets. Here are some things to keep in mind.

First, how do you use your closet? Think of your daily routines (and the routines of anyone else using the closet, such as a spouse). For example, if a bright light source will be too overpowering at 6 AM when you're getting dressed, you could install dimmers or softer accent lighting. Or maybe you do prefer something brighter and cheerier in the morning and something softer at the end of the day. Again, consider how you'll be using the space and plan your lighting design accordingly.

Think in terms of layered lighting. Find the right combination of ambient, accent, and task lighting for your particular closet based on its size, layout, and how you plan to use it.