5 Design Ideas for Black and White Modern Kitchens

Feb
15

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Explore a muted tone for your kitchen to keep it clean, simple, and minimal. Black and white are becoming more popular in modern spaces for their aesthetically pleasing appearances when accentuated properly. Bold and sophisticated, these contemporary design ideas are helpful when revamping a black and white kitchen.  

1. Match or Contrast your Countertop with your Backsplash

Decide on a backsplash for your black and white kitchen after selecting the countertop's finish. This will give you a clearer vision, whether you would prefer a continuous-looking space by matching the material of the backsplash with the surface, or a dramatic flair that stands out when contrasting these elements.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15533" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://www.us.kohler.com/us/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

2. Opt for a Muted Marble Surface

A black marble surface with white veins is a subtle way to add a black and white tone in your kitchen without overdoing it. Cambria manufactures natural quartz surfaces and has a collection of elegant marble designs that capture guests when gathering in a space.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15532" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://www.cambriausa.com/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

3. Choose a Minimal Light Fixture in a Black Finish

A fixture with an all-black profile creates a clean aesthetic, especially in a monochromatic kitchen. We recommend browsing our THIN Multiples Triad to install above the kitchen island or our THIN Surface Mount Display Light as under-cabinet lighting. Both of these designs are part of the THIN Modular Lighting System, encapsulating brass light fixtures in Black Oxide.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15485" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Surface Mount Display Light with 3 Connected Segments in Black Oxide

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4. Patterned Bone China Dinnerware

Extend your colorway to your dinnerware for a cohesive design that sets the mood during mealtime. This black and white plate with 24-carat gold rims from Bethan Gray merges modern and classic altogether for a luxurious table setting.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15527" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://bethangray.com/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

5. Incorporate Natural Elements Through Furniture

Avoid turning a black and white kitchen into a sterile space by including other architectural elements. Wood is an example of a material that can provide warmth and will help guests feel more comfortable. Complement your bar height kitchen island with Iskos-Berlin's Fiber Bar Stools that are accentuated by lacquered oak wood.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15535" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://muuto.com/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="View All Lighting Designs" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Discover Juniper's Newest Design Projects" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fprojects%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FAQ: When Should I Use A Cable Collar for my Suspended Light Fixture?

Feb
13

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Before we introduced our Cable Collars for THIN Linear Suspensions and THIN Primaries Suspensions, suspended fixtures from our THIN Modular Lighting System connected straight from the ceiling to the fixtures' joints. We recommend adding a Cable Collar to gather aircraft cables for a center-mounted option. This minimal accessory adds a cohesive brass aesthetic to your modern lighting installation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15311" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-primaries-rhombus/"][vc_column_text]

Suspended THIN Primaries Rhombus with a Cable Collar

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Suspended THIN Primaries Square with a Cable Collar

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Cable Collar for THIN Primaries Suspensions

Pair the Cable Collar for THIN Primaries Suspensions with our geometric light fixtures such as the triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus, and hexagon. This component adds a luxurious flair to the THIN Primaries when center-mounting for a more curated installation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="8393,8390,8387,8381" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" custom_links="#E-8_aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmNhYmxlLWNvbGxhci10aGluLXByaW1hcmllcy1zdXNwZW5zaW9uJTJGJTJDaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmNhYmxlLWNvbGxhci10aGluLXByaW1hcmllcy1zdXNwZW5zaW9uJTJGJTJDaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmNhYmxlLWNvbGxhci10aGluLXByaW1hcmllcy1zdXNwZW5zaW9uJTJGJTJDaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmNhYmxlLWNvbGxhci10aGluLXByaW1hcmllcy1zdXNwZW5zaW9uJTJG"][vc_column_text]

Cable Collars for THIN Primaries Suspended Fixtures in Satin Brass

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Available Finishes: Satin Brass, Satin Nickel, and Black Oxide

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Cable Collar for THIN Linear Suspensions

The Cable Collar for THIN Linear Suspensions is compatible with any THIN linear suspended fixture with 2 or 3 ceiling-mounted points (or 1 to 2 connected sections), such as the THIN Suspension, THIN Multiples Dyad, Triad, and Tetrad. Use the Cable Collar to connect their mounting points to a canopy for center-mounting.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="8571" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/cable-collar-linear-suspensions/"][vc_column_text]

Cable Collar for THIN Linear Suspended Fixtures in Satin Brass

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THIN Suspension with and without a Cable Collar for 2 and 3 Mounting Points

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5 Designers To Look Out For In 2019

Feb
08

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Explore our list of top designers this 2019, whose projects have been featured throughout the design industry for their sophisticated taste. Having their own distinct flair, see which ones translate your personal style.  

1. Luca Nichetto

Beginning his career in an umbrella of design realms such as industrial design, product design, and design consultancy, Luca Nichetto demonstrated skills that gave him the opportunity to broaden his services outside of his hometown in Italy. He launched Nichetto Studio, a multidisciplinary design studio with a style that merges functionality, mid-century modern aesthetics, and organic shapes to introduce show-stopping installations and architectural elements.  

Projects:

Hermès Italy's window display, Coedition Paris' showroom, and designer furniture with international brands like Moroso and Offecct[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15538" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://www.nichettostudio.com/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15539" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://nichettostudio.com/projects/pure-imagination/"][vc_column_text]

Hermès Window Display in Italy Designed by Luca Nichetto

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2. Daniel Germani

Known to be among the top designers in the industry for award-winning collaborations, Daniel Germani spearheads his firm that focuses on bespoke contemporary furniture, interior design, and architectural renovation. We collaborated with Daniel in the past to furnish the multi-awardee DeKauri, a bathroom credenza solution, adorned with our THIN Surface Mount Vanity Lights and Ground Control Toggle Switch. His designs are recognizable for their modern and natural elements.  

Projects:

DeKauri bathroom vanity credenza, Dekton Industrial Series, and modular outdoor cooking space with Jordan Brown Outdoor Kitchens[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15410" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://danielgermanidesigns.com/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15411" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/2018/02/21/dekauri-bathroom-vanity-credenza/"][vc_column_text]

The DeKauri with THIN Surface Mount Vanity Lights Operated by a Ground Control Toggle Switch

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3. Joseph Dirand

Joseph Dirand is a French architect and designer, favored by public icons and top designers such as Kanye West, Chloé, Givenchy, and Balmain. He describes his style as minimalistic, allowing him to design a blank slate with only metamorphic characteristics to tell the story behind his ideas.  

Projects:

Balenciaga Tokyo, Balmain Paris, Emilio Pucci New York, and Chloé Paris luxury retail stores[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15540" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://josephdirand.com"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15541" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://www.theaviso.com/joseph-dirand/"][vc_column_text]

Balenciaga Retail Store in Tokyo Designed by Joseph Dirand

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4. Genevieve Bennett

Genevieve Bennet is a woman of class and flair, thriving in bespoke, decorative designs. She explores precise details in all of her work to turn these into seamless and unchanging contemporary pieces. Specializing in sculpting leather, Genevieve's craft is utilized for luxury wall paneling, mirrors, and furniture.  

Projects:

Home accessory designs with Crate and Barrel, engraved leather for Knoll International, and bespoke leather tile design for Mulberry[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15542" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://genevievebennett.com/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15543" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://genevievebennett.com/collaborations/mulberry/"][vc_column_text]

Bespoke Tiling Design at Mulberry Designed by Genevieve Bennett

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5. Kelly Hoppen

Another designer to the stars, Kelly Hoppen is a coveted interior designer by celebrities. She began her career at the early age of 16 through a project for a family friend's kitchen. This resulted in numerous awards and a full-blown design career. Kelly's portfolio boasts designs with crisp lines and neutral hues, creating comfortable and luxurious spaces.  

Projects:

Celebrity Cruises Edge Class, One Shenzhen Bay in China, and 5-star LUX Grand Gaube hotel in South Africa[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15544" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://kellyhoppeninteriors.com/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15545" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://kellyhoppeninteriors.com/"][vc_column_text]

 Celebrity Cruises Edge Class Designed by Kelly Hoppen

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FAQ: What is Color-Rendering Index (CRI) and Why is it Important?

Feb
05

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THIN Surface Mount Picture Light in Satin Brass

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]When browsing light fixtures for residential, hospitality, or commercial spaces, considering excellent light quality is a must. You can determine this by choosing a fixture with a high Color-Rendering Index. We recommend between 90 to 100 for best results.  

Color-Rendering Index Definition

Color-Rendering Index, commonly called CRI, measures the accuracy of a color's appearance when displayed under a light source. The higher the CRI, the more accurately it translates a color.  

Why the Right CRI Matters

Besides installing lighting to illuminate dull spaces, it is also utilized for colors to pop and to help users distinguish hues. There are various applications that will require light fixtures to have impeccably high CRI to retain colors' fidelity, especially in retail displays, restaurants, and art galleries. Light fixtures with a low CRI can warp colors, make food appear unappetizing, and change an artwork's palette.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Recommended CRI

80 CRI can be suitable for many applications, but we would recommend choosing at least 90 CRI, the standard rating for all of our light fixtures, to achieve the best color display. Juniper also offers a 95 CRI option for those as passionate as we are about lighting. Contact our sales team for more questions.  

0-55 CRI

(Poor)

We don’t recommend using lighting with this low of a CRI rating.

60-85 CRI (Good) Most LED lighting falls in this range. It’s good, but could be better.

90-100 CRI

(Excellent)

Juniper fixtures have a standard 90 CRI rating for excellent color accuracy and quality.

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5 Reasons to Choose Brass Hardware

Jan
30

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Commonly mistaken for gold for their similar appearance, brass is actually an alloy with properties that make it ideal for architectural elements found in mid-century modern spaces. At Juniper, we assemble select fixtures using solid brass tubing for reasons that go beyond its elegant physical attributes.  

1. Brass Does Not Tarnish

Brass, being an alloy of copper and zinc, does not rust, as this only forms in iron-based metals. However, like other natural metals, brass will patina over time. We protect our brass THIN Modular Lighting System with a mild matte lacquer to delay its discoloration and to protect it from humid exposures and natural oils.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="14300" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/2018/01/19/new-york-times-assemblage-zen-soho-house/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Chandeliers in Satin Brass at Assemblage Coworking Space Nomad Location. Photo by Mikiko Kikuyama

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2. Brass Has Antimicrobial Properties

Possessing natural antibacterial properties that kill harmful microbes, brass is a fitting hardware solution for spaces in food or medical industries. Each time brass hardware is held, its helpful properties are activated by sweat.  

3. Brass Offers Luxurious Vintage Aesthetics

We deliver high-quality products to all of our clients, like our brass fixtures from the THIN System. This metal finish can be too striking when used impulsively, therefore, we recommend distributing hints of brass within the space to create a simple yet stunning impression. A way to subtly incorporate brass in a contemporary space is to install Ground Control power accessories on furniture.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="14355" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/ground-control-toggle-switch/"][vc_column_text]

Furniture-Mounted Ground Control Toggle Switch

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4. Brass Requires Less Upkeep

All brass components will need occasional cleaning to remove environment traces, but it does not need any special care. Simply wipe off dust with a damp cloth and your hardware may look brand new once again. Get more details on our cleaning instructions for brass fixtures.  

5. Brass is Recyclable and Sustainable

With the existence of different types of materials, not all brass hardware can be recycled. We offer our brass fixtures that contribute to the green movement and are sustainable due to the absence of toxic materials. These also hold value, allowing it to be sold to some scrap metal recycling yards.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="14301" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-suspension/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Suspension with 7 Connected Sections at Patisserie Fouet

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Finding Brass Fixtures

Juniper assembles contemporary light fixtures for residential, commercial, and hospitality spaces in our lighting design studio. We offer modular brass lighting with minimal and linear designs. Contact our sales team for questions or for more brass LED solutions.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="View All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Talk to Our Sales Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fcustomer-service%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FAQ: How Do I Choose the Right Power Supply for my Light Fixture?

Jan
28

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Behind any low voltage light fixture is a power supply that provides energy for proper illumination. A power supply safely converts power to be compatible with low wattage fixtures without overloading the configuration. Follow our 5 steps to help you choose the right power supply for your fixture.  

1. Determine Your Power Supply's Location

The location will depend upon your space's electrical setup. A remote power supply is a popular choice for fixtures that do not require direct wiring to a junction box. Users can install this separately from the fixture (but no further than 50 feet away) such as in a cabinet, attic, or utility room. A local power supply, housed in a canopy, is typically used when you have a junction box and/or cannot run new low voltage wiring. Learn more about the differences of these power supplies.  

2. Find Out Your Location's Voltage

Receptacles in countries worldwide vary since each location has their designated voltage. Discover the exact voltage of your location using our global voltage map below.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10291" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/2018/09/12/voltage-map/"][vc_column_text]

Global Voltage Map

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3. Calculate Your Fixture's Total Wattage

The total wattage of the light fixture should be at least 10% less under the wattage of the power supply. In other words, do not push beyond a power supply's maximum capacity. This can cause your fixture to overload. Be sure to add wattage together when powering multiples fixtures using the same power supply. Wattage for each fixture can be found on its product page, or you can contact us for help.  

4. Select your Dimming Option

The most popular dimming option is 2-wire/Forward Phase/Triac dimming due to its smooth performance. The lifespan of an LED can reach up to 50,000 hours or 15 years when installing fixtures on a dimmer. 0-10V, an output range that controls dimming from 1V (lowest dimming level) up to 10V (highest light output), allows LED fixtures to function using less energy while also providing dimming capabilities. Lastly, 3-wire allows for a continuous, flicker-free dimming performance down to 1% without drop out or pop on but will require a third line voltage wire.  

5. Consult with a Licensed Electrician

We encourage that you consult with a licensed electrician to confirm the right power supply for your light fixture or any electrical needs as a safety protocol. Once you've cleared your space's requirements, you can contact our sales team for questions about our fixtures and compatibility.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10263" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/2018/12/27/lenox-new-jersey-lobby/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Primaries Triangle Installation in Satin Brass. Photo by Alexander Severin

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5 Common Mistakes When Choosing Light Fixtures

Jan
25

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lighting comes in diverse forms and sizes that it almost feels impossible to end up with the right fixture that suits your space. We understand this difficulty, therefore, we rounded up five common mistakes to avoid so you can narrow down your options.  

1. Prioritizing Design Over Purpose

While design is a big factor, one of the most common mistakes is disregarding function and impulsively buying a fixture for decorative purposes only. We recommend exploring our THIN Modular Lighting System that exemplifies both form and function. It encapsulates a collection of minimal lighting that stays true to its purpose.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="9406" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Surface Mount with Two Connected Segments in Satin Brass at The Wing DUMBO

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2. Using One Fixture as the Only Light Source

Although the brightness of a space depends its foot-candles and a fixture's lumens, a single fixture is normally not sufficient enough to illuminate an entire space. Think in layers instead, and utilize your main source as a foundation to translate a dull space into a well-lit space. Discover effortless lighting solutions such as the Axis X with four perpendicular light arrays and the Metropolis Suspension with lumens of up to 8,200LM.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="8907" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/axis-x/"][vc_column_text]

Axis X in Satin Brass

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3. Overlooking Lighting Temperatures & CRI

The wrong color temperature can make your space feel uninspiring and generally not pleasing to look at, while poor Color-Rendering Index (CRI) can make an object's color look inaccurate under a light source. Discover the right lighting temperature and CRI for any space here.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="10925" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-suspension/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

4. Neglecting dimmers

Some would feel that dimmers only add excess cost, however, these power accessories can actually save your fixture’s lifespan and your electric bill in the long run. Our Ground Control Dimmers allow you to easily control your lighting consumption and adjust your space’s atmosphere, while displaying luxurious aesthetics with its brass finish.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7103" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/power-accessories/"][vc_column_text]

From Left to Right: Ground Control Double USB Port, Ground Control Dimmer Dial, and Ground Control Power Outlet

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5. Failing to consider your space's color

Dominant colors in any space can dictate what metal finish can complement it. We offer all of our products in varied luxurious finishes, so users can have the option to embellish their space with their choice of color.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="12752" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/the-metropolis-wall-sconce/"][vc_column_text]

Metropolis Wall Sconces in Satin Brass

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Modern LED Lighting Solutions

Juniper is a leading lighting manufacturer with limitless lighting solutions for residential, hospitality, and commercial spaces. We assemble all of our products by hand to ensure that each fixture operates as instructed. We specialize in our linear & minimal products and custom fixtures for large-scale projects. Contact our sales team today for distinct lighting solutions that dodge these common mistakes.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Discover All Products" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Get In Touch With Our Sales Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fcustomer-service%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Top 5 Modern Design Trends This 2019

Jan
22

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some trends are a thing of the past and what was modern in 2018 may be outdated this 2019. Juniper, a New York lighting manufacturer and design studio, keeps in track of new designs and vintage aesthetics to coordinate with our products. From figures, to materials, and colors, these are the top modern design trends you should watch out for this year.  

1. Curved Furniture And Organic-Shaped Decor

Boxy furniture and decor suggest clean design but may appear utilitarian in some spaces. Incorporate rounded pieces to refine your space and indicate sophistication. Curved forms, like Haute House Home's tufted velvet sofa, recall the Art Deco period that turns these into classic shapes. It adds a delicate touch to contemporary spaces with intricate architectural elements.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14544" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://hautehousehome.com/default.aspx"][vc_column_text]

Photo by Haute House Home

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Interior and Photo by 1805 London

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2. Modern Wood Design Elements

Modern spaces are pursued by minimal design and contemporary decorative pieces. Add warmth to your space by selecting wood as the dominant material for tables, shelves, or light fixtures. Holding a bronze or wood body, our Axis Collection encapsulates wall-mounted and suspended light fixtures that create a statement for its luxurious aesthetics, revived from the Industrial Revolution.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14549" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/axis-x-vertical-suspension/"][vc_column_text]

Axis X Vertical Suspensions in Black Walnut

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Axis X in Black Oxide

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3. High-Textured Fabric

There is a growing demand for modern design trends that nod to mid-century modern aesthetics such as velvet, suede, and linen fabric. These materials adapt fairly well to contemporary spaces beaming with color and furnishings. Reflect textiles by de Le Cuona or Hartmann & Forbes in ottomans, poufs, or wallpapers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14552" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://delecuona.com/"][vc_column_text]

Photo by de Le Cuona

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Fabric by Hartmann & Forbes and Photo by Audrey Pick

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4. Hexagonal Lighting

Today's market demands simple and straightforward designs to complement their minimal style. With modern aesthetics, the shape of the hexagon has been taken to a new level in popularity. Our Metropolis Collection exudes brilliant lighting from its bi-sectional hemispheres, with the option to add a hexagonal mesh. This feature diffuses the output while transposing the fixture into a resilient design.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14556" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/metropolis/"][vc_column_text]

Metropolis Suspension with a Mesh Diffuser in Satin Brass

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THIN Primaries Hexagons in Satin Nickel

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5. Millennial Color Palettes

This year's modern design trends are not only about muted tones and monochromatic color palettes. Don't be afraid to throw a few shades into your interiors. Avoid distraction by selecting colors that are easy on the eyes like Calico's prismatic wallpapers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14559" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://calicowallpaper.com/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14560" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://calicowallpaper.com/"][vc_column_text]

Photo by Calico Wallpaper

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Disclaimer: Credit is given to either the photographer or the copyright holder of respective images[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="View All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FAQ: Do You Have An Outdoor Fixture?

Jan
04

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Juniper assembles linear, high-output, and elegant fixtures that adorn interior spaces. But what about outdoor spaces? Discover the Rail to know more about Juniper’s first outdoor lighting system.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12325" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/rail-outdoor-lighting-system"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12854" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/rail-outdoor-lighting-system"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

THE RAIL

The Rail is an outdoor fixture that mirrors the THIN Modular Lighting System‘s functional features. It exhibits a linear profile, distinguished by its aluminum body. This characteristic conceals the Rail from any damage brought by natural elements. It is also designed as a water-resistant outdoor fixture to complete its sturdy quality.   With a rotatable 1/2-inch light segment, the Rail's square body can be rotated 320°. Repositioning the segment provides a more customized lighting experience because users can easily adjust direct and indirect lighting on-site. Because this outdoor fixture is inspired from the THIN System, our team developed it to have magnetic joints that allow users to create elongated runs.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12072" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/rail-outdoor-lighting-system"][vc_column_text]

The Rail in Bronze

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Two Connected Segments of the Rail in Aluminum

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 More Modern Lighting Solutions

Juniper is a lighting design studio that manufactures and assembles contemporary fixtures by hand in New York. Recognized for their minimal profile, our lighting designs are sought-after in modern residential, hospitality, and commercial spaces. We offer made-to-order products on our website for those located in the US and Canada. For orders outside these regions, please feel free to contact our sales team to place an order accordingly.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Shop the Rail" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Frail-outdoor-lighting-system|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Get In Touch With Our Sales Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fcustomer-service%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

3 Contemporary Staircase Lighting Tips From Designers

Dec
26

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Standing as a spine in any modern space, staircases should be given high importance when laying out lighting plans. The lack of light is just as dangerous as overdoing it, so we spoke to designers for staircase lighting tips to help transpose your stairway into more than just an architectural element that connects floors.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

1. Safety First

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enforces the standards for equal access to the public. They indicated that when using wall sconces, your fixture should have a maximum depth of 4 inches and be mounted at least 27 inches to 84 inches from the floor. All of our wall sconces are ADA compliant, including our Metropolis Wall Sconce, Axis Wall Sconce, and THIN Surface Mount in 1.75 and 3.5-inch standoff heights.  

2. Repeat Fixtures Along the Staircase to Create a Pathway

Besides a fixture's design, your staircase's lighting plan also dictates how it elevates your space. Install a series of lights, using either suspended or wall-mounted fixtures, to create a stunning pathway that also serves as a wayfinder for a sure-footed staircase. However, repeating fixtures increases the total light output of your space, which may stun your eyes. Install on a dimmer for full control over the intensity to maintain the right level of brightness throughout the space.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="12552" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/axis-x-vertical-suspension"][vc_column_text]

Axis X Vertical Suspensions in Black Walnut

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3. Choose LED Lamping

Staircases are usually left illuminated throughout the entire night to accommodate guests in hospitality and commercial spaces. A smart staircase lighting tip would be to opt for LED fixtures that help reduce electric bills. LED lamping also has an outstanding lifespan of up to 50,000 hours or 15 years and produces high-output lighting while using less wattage. Juniper fixtures are innovated to operate using the lowest wattage possible for every lighting design. While incandescent bulbs are cheaper and also give users the option to choose lower wattage, its output also reduces drastically.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="14307" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/axis-wall-sconce/"][vc_column_text]

Axis Wall Sconces and Axis X in Satin Brass

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Where to find modern staircase lighting solutions

At Juniper, we assemble all of our modern fixtures by hand in our New York lighting design studio. We offer a variety of lighting designs that can be creatively used as solutions for any residential, hospitality, and commercial space. Please contact our sales team for staircase lighting recommendations tailored specifically to your own space or project.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="View All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Reach Out To Our Sales Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fcustomer-service%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]