Check out new exclusive designs from Schonbek at Bellacor

Chandeliers are works of art that can bring a sense of grandeur and beauty to any room. One of the most important factors in choosing a chandelier is quality, which is why we at Bellacor are excited about our new partnership with Schonbek, which will make their collection available to you on the Bellacor website.

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Since its beginning in 1870, Schonbek has specialized in the creation of custom chandeliers and has continued to influence the lighting industry with over 200 patents. Inattentiveness, quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of every chandelier that is designed and created by Schonbek, and Bellacor now makes it easier to access these exceptional fixtures.

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Along with the many brands and styles of light fixtures already featured on the Bellacor website, you can now access the exclusive designs of Schonbek. With the addition of more unique and attractive fixtures, Bellacor has an even stronger lighting section, giving you more to choose from. Although known best for its chandeliers, Schonbek also offers pendant fixtures, wall sconces, lamps and ceiling-mount fixtures. Whatever your taste, you can be sure you’ll find a design that matches your style.Amytis_by_Schonbek_AM5506-22RAY_WBG_Photo¬_Swarovski_Lighting_Ltd

American made: Get to know Justice Design Group

Justice Design Group, creative producers and purveyors of handmade lighting fixtures, is truly a family affair. Owned and operated by the father-and-son team of Bruce and Brandon Levin, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer has been the largest ceramic lighting manufacturer in the U.S. for over 25 years. Their simple formula – Form + Finish + Function – yields unique and versatile results.  From residential to hospitality, traditional to sleek contemporary, Justice Design offers a vast range of lighting solutions to fit all applications and aesthetics. Create a mood, complement a theme or simply add the perfect lighting accent.

JusticeLightingWith over 200 different shapes and 30 hand-painted finishes, Justice offers residential consumer and design community a vast array of options. They even offer an unfinished and paintable “ceramic bisque” option in case you’re more the do-it-yourself type. The Justice Design unique finishes are CER-1005-WHT_INSTALwhat really set them apart from the crowd. Painted entirely by hand, some of these stunning finishes require as many as seven coats. Options include glass-like glazes, smooth faux marble and stone, and textured finishes that turn each fixture into a work of art. Each piece is meticulously sculpted and then can be hand-painted and hand-textured to resemble marble, metal patinas, slate, travertine or hammered copper or pewter, among many others.

Justice Design’s ceramic pieces are crafted, finished, packaged and shipped right from their facility in Los Angeles, CER-1265W-HMCP_INSTAL[1]California. Using a process called slip casting, they pour the liquid ceramic (a.k.a, “slip”) into molds and then fire them in a proprietary kiln designed just for them. The machine is remarkable – they load the pieces onto shelves and then the kiln itself runs along a track to cover the shelf and dry the pieces, reducing potential breakage and allowing multiple shelves to be set up for the process. Once the pieces have been fired, they move to the finishing department where each one is meticulously finished by skilled artisans. The results are timeless contemporary pieces that will last a lifetime.

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Throw pillows: How one simple accessory can make your patio perfect

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEveryone has a vision of the perfect outdoor party: Your yard is flawlessly landscaped, your food looks as good as it tastes, and your outdoor décor could be a snapshot from a magazine. That dream doesn’t always fit the reality, but luckily, it doesn’t take much to make it happen. The key is to start with a quick refreshing of your patio scenery – and one of the quickest ways to do that is by updating your outdoor pillows and cushions.

These key accessories are like the finishing touch on a great outfit: they add style and interest, but are easily interchangeable for different looks. So whether you want something simple for “everyday” gatherings or a more festive look for holidays and big events, getting the look you want can be as simple as switching out your cushions.

Try these ideas out in your backyard:

• Patriot perfect: The 4th of July is summer’s biggest celebration, and every American wants to host a great backyard barbecue. To make your patio loPatrioticPillowsok just right for the day, select pillows in reds, whites andPillowPerfectFrenchLinen blues. To make the cushions more versatile and usable year round, focus on those three key colors rather than outright holiday-specific items .
• Natural appeal: The calming colors of nature provide ideal inspiration for outdoor décor. For day-to-day use, try pillows in natural tones of green and brown. Pair solid seat cushions with patterned throw pillows for added visual interest.
• Party ready: When you want to bring a festive atmosphere to your patio, be bold with color and pattern. Bright, summery tones of red , pink, orange, blue and beyond can all be incorporated through a variety of patterns that range from floral to stripes to geometric shapes.

Once you’ve set the mood with décor and accessories like pillows, all you need to do is mow the grass, tidy up the flower beds and serve some tried-and-true dishes. Just like that, the flawless party of your dreams will be ready to go!

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