Custom Gonzaga BBall Signed Lamp!

We had a customer recently bring in one of our favorite custom lamp projects! She brought in a Gonzaga basketball signed by the 2017 Gonzaga Men’s Basketball players, and wanted us to create a custom lamp base to display the piece of memorabilia. She’s planning on giving it to her grandson as a gift. That’s one lucky grandson! We’re sure he’ll cherish this gift and pass it along to his kids someday.

Check out a Facebook Live Video we did featuring the project here:

Lighting Basics Broken Down!

When you break down the most important rules and basics for lighting design, and stick to them, your home lighting job will become a lot easier. The overwhelming task of making sure your space is appropriate illuminated can be a breeze if you just follow the easy guide laid out below.

Planning out the lighting in your home is crucial to setting the right mood. You want your home to feel warm and inviting – and lighting should be your first step to achieve this goal. Lighting should come first, then color scheme (paint, furniture, floor coverings and artwork), and then textiles and textures. Lighting isn’t a permanent decision, and oftentimes can be changed up to freshen up a space. This can be done seasonally, yearly, or just whenever you feel the need for change!

As always, layered lighting sources can help you switch up and create different moods for a space. Ambient, task and accent lighting should be used together to achieve a good balance for any activity needed to be performed in the room.

Every room or space should be considered separately. Think about what the main function of the space will most likely be and go from there. For example, the lighting needs in a hallway are much different than in the kitchen or bathroom. Keep a mental (or physical) list of individual tasks that will be routinely performed in the space and plan accordingly.

Lighting Basics Infographic
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Ask a professional! Lighting design experts are your best resource! Our staff at the Harold’s Lighting store in Seattle loves to help out homeowners and business owners figure out the best lighting options for any space, no matter how challenging it may seem! We have the ability to create custom lighting options for any space and can even match materials or refurbish vintage fixtures to create a one-of-a-kind piece.

General, Task and Accent Lighting

General, task and accent are the staple lighting types for lighting design. We talk a lot about them on our blog (like here, here and here), but that’s because they’re very important!

General, task and accent lighting should be used in just about every room and everywhere in your home! Using different layers of these types of light sources will help you create a good balance and can help you set the mood for just about any occasion.

Check out these easy to follow tips for the entryway, stairway, landings, kitchen, living room, office, and bathroom in this awesome infographic. If you follow these simple guidelines you can rest assure that you’ve covered your lighting basics for the specific area!

Lighting Tips for All Rooms
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Let a pro lighting expert help you out! If you have questions about what light fixtures to use in a space in your home or office, call or stop by Harold’s Lighting in Seattle today!

Fixture Restoration

Do you have a lighting fixture that needs a little love? We specialize in light fixture restoration! Our lighting repair shop in Seattle and Bellevue can help put that sparkle back on your chandelier, pendant, lamp or any other lighting product!

We posted on Facebook about this amazing chandelier transformation a few months ago, and can’t get over how awesome it looks!

before a chandelier restoration
BEFORE – Chandelier Restoration
after light fixture restoration
AFTER – Chandelier Restoration

 

We can help get that antique chandelier or lamp back in working condition. You’ll love it so much it’ll become a focal point in your house! Contact us for any light fixture repairs today!

Video Archives – Watch: Custom Lamp Base

We’ve been talking about our custom work a lot lately, and there’s a reason why – we love doing custom lighting work! As much as we love providing our customers with the best lighting fixtures and products around, creating custom lighting fixtures and shades is a bit more exciting!

We dug up this video in our archives. Watch below how we took an seemingly normal ostrich egg and turned it into an amazing custom ostrich egg lamp base!

Do you have something you’d like to turn into a unique piece of lighting art? Chat with our lighting technicians at our lighting store in Seattle or Bellevue today!

Another Custom Creation!

Harold’s Lighting has a huge selection of in-stock lamp shades and fixtures, but have you checked out our custom work? We specialize in creating one-of-a-kind light fixtures out of just about any material!

Check out the latest custom lamp we created here:

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Original Custom Lamp Created by Harold’s Lighting

If you’re looking to create a custom lamp shade, custom ceiling shade, custom lamp base, or custom light fixture, we’re ready to help make it happen! Or, if you’re looking for an already made one-of-a-kind creation, stop by one of our lighting stores in the Seattle area to see what we’ve come up with!

Our Lighting Repair Shop

Most people in Seattle know Harold’s Lighting to be the best place to go for amazing light fixtures and lamps. Did you know we do repairs on existing light fixtures too? Don’t throw away that family heirloom! Bring it by our lighting and lamp repair store in Seattle or Bellevue today and we’ll get it back in working condition!

Our repair department is a full service manufacturing, restoration and repair facility. Our expert lighting technicians have seen it all and can fix just about any light fixture brought through our doors!

Many homeowners do not know that lamps and light fixtures need regular maintenance. Bring your old lamp or pendant in and our lighting guys will rewire it to today’s electrical standards or polish it up and make it look good as new. Old wiring can be a safety hazard as the old configurations may not integrate well with the way today’s homes are electrically wired. Don’t risk it, just bring it by and we’ll let you know if you’re good to go!

Custom Lamp Base
A beautiful custom lamp base we built out of a vintage vase!

Aside from lighting and lamp maintenance and repairs, we are experts in creating custom lighting fixtures. We’ve created custom drum shades for large businesses, such as restaurant chains that required custom measurements and fabrics. We’ve also been able to take a family heirloom, such as an urn or vase, and turn it into a beautiful base for a lamp! If you have a lighting idea, run it by us, we’d love to help create a unique fixture perfect for your business or home.

Harold’s Repair Department

Our repair department at Harold’s Lighting in Bellevue and Seattle is a full service manufacturing, restoration and repair facility. We can take your broken or heirloom light fixtures and bring new life to them.  Our repair guys are lighting experts and have been in the business for years. If it can be fixed, our repair guys are the ones to do it!

If you need to rewire a European light fixture to American standards, we can do it. We also specialize in custom work and can turn just about anything into a lamp (wine bottle, vases, urns, figurines, you name it we can do it!).

UL listing services are even available for antique fixtures, imported and newly manufactured pieces. Harold’s Lighting in Seattle and Bellevue has a standard fixture listing and can UL list many types of fixtures as required by the customer, or their electrical contractors. This includes ceiling mounts, pendants, chandeliers and sconces.

If you have a favorite broken lamp or light fixture, bring it in to Harold Lighting today to get it fixed. You can trust our experts to find the best and safest way to fix it. We have a 2 repair offices in the Pacific Northwest, one in Seattle (1912 N 45th ST | Seattle, WA 98103) and one in Bellevue (223 106th AVE NE | Bellevue, WA 98004). Stop on by today!

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Custom Lighting Work

Custom Shades and Fixtures at Harold's LightingHarold’s Lighting has one of the largest shade departments in the state of Washington. We offer new in-stock shades as well as custom made-to-order lamp and light fixture shades.

Our team can help you create a one-of-a-kind light fixture for your home or space. We’ll help you find exactly what you want and make it come to life. You can bring the material yourself, too. If you have some fabric from other furniture in the home we can use it to create a custom shade. The sky is the limit for shade materials. We can use silk, cotton and even wallpaper to create your dream shade.

Our shade department specializes in making specialty light fixtures. Lampshade design and manufacturing for hotels, department stores, yachts and homes is our specialty. From hard back styles to fully sewn and fabric lined shades, Harold’s Lighting custom workshop can help you out.

 

Harold’s History

Harold’s Lighting has been serving the Seattle area for a long time. Our history in the area runs deep, and providing excellent customer service to our customers in the Pacific Northwest is our priority. We enjoy working with the community and giving back.

Check out our about us page on our website for a full history about how Harold’s lighting was established in Seattle. We even have photos of our staff and family throughout the growth of the company.  Our traditions have been passed down from our founders and we continue to create and provide unique and quality lighting options for our customers everywhere.