LIGHTING UP YOUR LIFE: CTO LIGHTING’S CHIC & CONTEMPORARY LOOK

Love finding a new lighting source!  If there is one aspect of the design business that I am a total junky about it is lighting…although, I must confess I go absolutely crazy over fabrics as well but that’s another post!

 

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Who is my latest passion in the lighting business?

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The company is known as CTO Lighting They hail from England…one of my favorite sources for home furnishings …and they have produced a terrific line of contemporary lighting that will be just the ticket for most homes.

 

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My criteria for lighting is that it be original, i.e., have I seen it before?, and that it not be something I think has been knocked off by every Tom, Dick & Harry, i.e., Made in China!

 

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I like simplicity and elegance in lighting.  Plus, the decorative aspect of the lighting is numero uno in my book so, I never expect to get all of the light needed in a room from one fixture.

 

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My rule of thumb is at least 3 lights per room.  And that can be any combo: ceiling lights, sconces, floor lamps or table lamps.

 

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I never include hi -hats in this calculation because I look at that as general lighting and all other lighting as human lighting. Trust me, no room can function by hi-hats alone unless it is some dismal commercial place!

 

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What do I like about CTO lighting?  The entire line screams of luxury and bespoke quality of execution…I’m a sucker for product excellence.  All of the shapes of their lights are just a little bit more unique and unexpected.  AND there is a simplicity to their designs that screams  elegance and sophistication to me.

 

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The other great feature is that they customize most everything.  They also only use hand blown glass on all of their fixtures, which makes a world of difference in the beauty of the light that shines through the glass.

 

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Well, I certainly hope I have made you a convert to CTO Lighting as well!

Ciao, ciao ’til next time!