Elements of Mid-Century Modern Style

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Mid-century modern design grew in popularity from the 1940s to the 1970s. During this time period, there was increased interest in nuclear physics, molecular chemistry, and science fiction which inspired the unique shapes seen in everything from furniture and lighting to homes and office buildings. Mid-century modern style combines vintage elements with sleek and timeless … Continued

Lighting Trend: Black and Gold Light Fixtures

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A big trend in lighting right now is black and brass or black and gold light fixtures. Almost every manufacturer we saw at the International Lighting Market in Dallas was introducing black and gold fixtures in their new collections. Experimenting with mixed finishes in your lighting, such as black and gold, brings a customized look … Continued

FREE Kitchen & Bath Seminar

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FREE Kitchen & Bath Seminar Saturday, March 2nd 11:00am at our Toledo showroom (2807 N. Reynolds Rd.) 2:00pm at our Ann Arbor showroom (2232 S. Industrial Hwy.) Learn about the latest products for your kitchen and bath from the local experts at Gross Electric. We’ll discuss: Decorative lighting that not only looks good, but provides … Continued

4 Ways Lighting Can Make Your Room Better

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The holiday decorations have come down. The cold, dark days of winter have set in. And now your house feels dark and gloomy. Battle the winter blahs by making a few key changes in your lighting. Remember, it’s not just about making your room brighter. The right lighting can make your room better!   Add … Continued

Make Your Dining Room Shine

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  Twinkling Christmas tree lights.  The soft glow of the chandelier over your dining room table.  Flickering candles.  How we light our homes during the holidays helps us set the mood from warm and cozy to fun and festive. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, the dining room table is the center of family dinners … Continued

Choosing Professionals for Your Home Renovation

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If you’re planning a home renovation, chances are you’ve researched different articles, blogs, and websites for design inspiration and to get an idea of how much your renovation should cost. While it’s good to do your research, it’s also important to keep this information in perspective. Much of what you’re reading is created for a … Continued

Lighting Your Outdoor Living Space

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Outdoor living spaces have become more and more popular over the past few years. Beyond your basic patio or deck with an outdoor grill and lawn furniture, these outdoor spaces are beautiful living and entertaining areas. Homeowners are creating outdoor living rooms, dining areas, and kitchens that rival rooms inside your home! And just like areas … Continued

How to Place Decorative Mirrors in Your Home

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The delicate, gleaming surface of mirrors is an integral part of getting-ready routines, allowing us to physically see ourselves like no other item can. Their practical placements over bathroom sinks and dresser drawers would surely be missed if they were not there. However, mirrors can be included in any room for function, style, or both. … Continued

Lighting Trend: Art Deco

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From 1925-1940, Art Deco emerged as an international design movement that strongly influenced architecture, fashion, art, and home decor. The style uses geometric shapes, chevrons, and zigzags, along with stylized floral and sunrise motifs. Art Deco has an air of glamour and sophisticated elegance that was contrary to the austerity experienced during World War I. … Continued

Bedroom Chandelier Ideas

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In movies and photos from the past, it is not uncommon to see formal entertaining spaces such as dining rooms and even ballrooms with an elegant chandelier. But these light fixtures are no longer just for public areas of your home. Bring a touch of elegance and intricacy to your bedroom with a chandelier or … Continued