ELK Lighting Spring 2010 Lighting Trends

Elk Lighting
is one of those lighting companies that always surprises you with their mix of classical lighting and fresh, innovative designs. ELK is well-known with designers as a producer of quality products with a stylistic appeal and a conscientious value. From their regal Biltmore Estate Collection to the young appeal of Mary-Kate and Ashley, Elk has a design that satisfies every style demand in the house! Most recently, Elk Lighting has introduced their Trump Home Lighting Collection, which has been a smash hit and coincides with the success of Lexington's Trump Furniture Collection.

Elk Lighting Brands

Trump Home

Biltmore Estate

Mary-Kate and Ashley

We enjoy selling ELK Lighting, part of the same group that includes Landmark Lighting and Dimond Lighting.  They have a very diverse, eclectic and upscale look...a little "something for everyone" for the higher end home. In this article, ELK Lighting Group’s in– house designer, Charles Kelton, offers his insight into the new lighting trends for 2010.

Lighting Trends as Seen By ELK Lighting

How many times have you heard the quote “that works together” or “this goes well with that” on a decorating show? Today’s d├ęcor is far more eclectic than 10 years ago and emphasizes the combinations of different styles of furniture, accessories, and personal taste. As we enter a new decade, arranging contrasting colors and styles to make a space pleasing to the eye will become increasingly more popular than trying to match items from the same collection or time period.

The same trend of combining traditional with modern is occurring in lighting design. Drum pendants have become very popular because of their simplicity and attractive geometric form. Combining elements of a chandelier with a drum pendant, the Abington “pendelier” from ELK Lighting has all of the classic elements of a chandelier, with scrolled arms, decorative filigree work, and an antique brass finish, but integrated into a modern drum shape. This makes it flexible for either a traditional or more contemporary space and allows a clean look while retaining classic detailing. The Montpelier “pendelier” is another good example of blending the traditional with modern. One unique feature on this item is the use of classic shield styled shades that hug its perimeter, changing its overall form to a unique wavy pattern.

Another style that is gaining in popularity is the restoration and schoolhouse looks being expanded by Landmark Lighting. In the early part of the 20th century, these designs became prevalent due to their ease of cleaning and their refined, industrial look. Today, the restoration style can be easily adapted to many decors because it combines timeless motifs, such as reeded glass and turned hardware, with smoother shapes and updated finishes including polished nickel, chrome, and antique copper. These items pay homage to the past while introducing a fresh aesthetic to today’s interiors