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Read about multiple lighting topics on a monthly basis from new items to design ideas. Learn about item features such as finish options, quality and sizes available.

Stay Cool with Casablanca Ceiling Fans

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog, Ceiling Fans, Shop Online, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Stay Cool with Casablanca Ceiling Fans

Stay Cool with Casablanca Ceiling Fans

Extreme summer heat can take away from having fun in the sun.  At Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories, we choose to conquer the heat and encourage our customers to do the same by cooling down any living space with a Casablanca ceiling fan.

The Casablanca Fan Company is a committed to pushing design boundaries and producing ultra-powerful yet whisper-quite motors to enhance and cool off your home.  They have beautiful and unique traditional, transitional, contemporary, low profile, and outdoor collections.  Along with these collections, you can even create a custom ceiling fan to truly make it your own with their Custom Casablanca line.  Even at the highest setting, a Casablanca fan uses about the same amount of energy as a 100-watt light bulb—approximately 50 times less than an air conditioner.  Also, their fan blades are set at the optimum pitch to deliver maximum airflow at any speed.

54″ Aya ceiling fan in a Porcelain White Finish with Cased White Glass and White Ash Blades. Ultra sleek and Wi-Fi enabled. Shop Now.

This month, 0ur featured item is the Wi-Fi enabled 54″ Aya fan from the Contemporary collection.  This sleek fan is inspired by modern Japanese and Scandinavian furniture, has an energy efficient integrated 18W LED module, and a powerful DC motor.  It comes in a Porcelain White Finish with Cased White Glass and a choice of White Ash or Black Ash blades.  It is conveniently ETL Damp-rated for use in covered porches, patios, and sunrooms.  It also includes a universal wall control and 6″ and 3″ downloads to ensure proper distance from the ceiling which will optimize air movement at your preferred blade height.

At Casablanca, they make fan plates, switch housings, and motor housings from die-cast virgin zinc, heavy-gauge deep-drawn steel and structurally reinforced resin.  In addition to hand-carved solid wood blades and all-weather ABS options, they offer blades with six layers of cross-laminated wood finish and two layers of furniture-grade veneer.

We feature Casablanca ceiling fans on our showroom floor here at Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories, as well as an extended collection in their catalog.  We also carry ceiling fans from Hunter, Minka Aire, and Savoy House to offer plenty of fans in varying styles and dimensions.  Feel free to contact us and stop buy our showroom, we are open seven days a week to assist you and your lighting needs!

View these items and more on our online store.

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Introducing Crystorama, Jewelry for Your Home

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Introducing Crystorama, Jewelry for Your Home

Introducing Crystorama, Jewelry for Your Home

 

Summer is an important time to relax, detox, and bask in all that the season has to offer.  However, on those scorching hot days when all you want to do is stay indoors and blast the air conditioning, you can still enjoy the essence of summer by accenting your home with fresh, airy, and beautiful lighting!  A perfect way to do this is to find the right Crystorama fixture to liven up your home.

We Carry Crystorama

Linear Chandelier. 12″w x 20″h x 49″L, 6-60 W/C, 28″ x 4.5″ canopy, 72″ chain, 120″ wire.

Our featured item of the month is the linear chandelier from from Crystorama’s Hollis Collection.  This dazzling chandelier comes in a Forged Bronze finish with dangling crystal spears.  It measures 12″w x 20″h x 49″L with a 28″ x 4.5″ canopy, 72″ chain, and a 120″ wire.  This fixture lends itself to create a chic, elegant, and whimsical ambiance in any space.

Here at Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories, we carry Crystorama lighting to give you the glittering, sophisticated, and elegant summer flare that we know you crave.  Crystorama has a range of chandeliers, sconces, pendants, ceiling mounts, vanity lights, lanterns, and mini chandeliers.  Stay tuned for more exciting news on their upcoming collection of exterior fixtures from designer Brian Patrick Flynn.  From fixtures dripping in crystals to clean and open designs, Crystorama can surely meet your lighting and décor desires.

We feature Crystorama on our showroom floor here at Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories, as well as an extended collection in their catalog.  Feel free to contact us and stop buy our showroom, we are open seven days a week to assist you and your lighting needs!

View these items and more on our online store.

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Introducing Hinkley Lighting

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Blog, Images | 0 comments

Introducing Hinkley Lighting

Introducing Hinkley Lighting

Hinkley Lighting is one of our newest lines available in store and features a wide variety of fixtures that can appeal to many aesthetics.  Whether you are in the market for a vintage, rustic, transitional, contemporary, traditional, or Mediterranean style piece, Hinkley Lighting offers collections that can meet your design needs.  By mixing different textures and styles, Hinkley Lighting’s selections can take any space to the next level.

 

Hinkley Lighting

Hinkley Lighting: The Fulton Collection’s Vintage Industrial Chandelier pictured in a bronze and heritage brass finish. Dimensions of 33 1/2″ x 54 3/4″ H. Complete with 13-75w Med. Nostalgia Era bulbs.

Our featured item of the month is Hinkley Lighting’s vintage industrial style chandelier from the Fulton collection.  This cutting-edge chandelier is an evolution of a classic pendant fixture and includes tapered tiers of multiple cage construction to form a unique industrial-inspired installation. This tapered cage design is constructed without glass to create a clean and open feel. The Fulton collection’s minimalist beauty emphasizes ‘less is more’ with vintage industrial style. This unique piece comes in a bronze finish with heritage brass accents in a shade of mocha linen with espresso trim.  It also comes in an aged zinc finish with antique nickel accents in a shade of black linen.  Truly a statement piece, this fixture gives a strong yet airy ambience in any space.  It measures from 27¾” W, 46¼” H to 85½” MAX. H, including the stems.  Add some Nostalgia Era (or Edison style) bulbs and this industrial-chic look is complete!

Within Hinkley Lighting’s collections, you can be sure to find various statement pieces that will add unique and artistic elements to make a space stand out.  Whether it is a kitchen, dining room, entry, bath, or outdoor area, Hinkley Lighting offers many quality pieces and finish options to enhance a home.  We have a few of these pieces in our showroom here at Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories.  Feel free to contact us and stop buy our showroom, we will be happy to show you more in our Hinkley Lighting catalogs.  We are open seven days a week to assist you and your lighting needs!

View these items and more on our online store.

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Why Buy Local?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Why Buy Local?

Why Buy Local?

Why buy local? These days we’re often encouraged to buy locally or shop small businesses mainly when it comes to fresh seasonal produce and other market goods. But why does it matter when it comes to home lighting accessories or ceiling fans? Find out why at Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories. First let’s take a look at our Featured Item of the Month!

Featured Item of the Month:

This month’s WVLA Featured Item is our Crystal Shade Pendant. This luxurious, double-lined white sheer shade features clear Swarovski crystal prisms and is finished in polished chrome. It is currently stocked and on display in our showroom – stop by for a visit!

Read on to find out more about why Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories along with other local businesses are better suited to serve their customers and communities.

Better Quality Products & Services

Small businesses realize stiff competition exists with big-box retailers who can cheaply move mass quantities of products off their shelves. However, small businesses still retain an excellent competitive advantage thanks to the products and services they offer.

At WVLA we carry only high quality products from proven, reputable brand names and industry leaders. We thoroughly screen and research our products before they hit our showroom floor.  That intimate knowledge of our inventory allows us to match the right product with the needs of our clients and their particular space.

Even before you explore our lighting and accessory options, we offer in-home consultation to learn more about you and your space to ensure that you are making the right purchase. Additionally,  we offer detailed lighting fixture cleaning and maintenance which includes an overall safety inspection, especially recommended for chandeliers or other heavy ceiling mounts.

We can design lighting solutions for your landscape or outdoor space. Bring in your landscape design, or we can visit for a free on-site consultation. Being local affords us the knowledge of the area’s common architectures, styles, codes/ordinances and landscaping/terrain. WVLA will ensure our products are a flawless match for your lighting needs.

Superior Customer Care

As a family-run business, Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories has over 25 years of experience in the industry. Longtime residents of the local community, we look forward to getting to know our customers individually and building trusted professional relationships. This business is not just our day job; it is our passion, livelihood and we are enthusiastic about sharing our knowledge and expertise with our clients.

Supporting the Local Economy

Supporting the local economy is easy and more of the money you spend stays within the immediate economy. More jobs become available within the local economy with some fields potentially offering their employees better wages. Small businesses often require the help of local planners, designers, accountants, insurance agencies, etc. Dollars spent at the big retail chain do not go nearly as far for the community as would dollars spent with a small local business.

A small business may not be within your local economy but it’s still beneficial for everyone to shop small, independently-owned businesses. They help deliver and maintain the unique character, charm and essence of their home city or town. Small businesses help create local flavor – let’s encourage this diversity!

Why Buy Local From WVLA?

Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories is located off Lindero Canyon Road, but we serve the the greater Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles county areas. We provide customized solutions for all kinds of residential, retail, and commercial clients. WVLA offers unique in-home design consultation, lamp repairs, custom lamp shade recovers, maintenance and even transportation services.

Get in contact with us or stop by our showroom to learn more about our exquisite selection of products!

Summer’s Hot New Arrival: The Casablanca Fan

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Blog, Ceiling Fans | 0 comments

Summer’s Hot New Arrival: The Casablanca Fan

Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories is proud to announce the addition of the highly coveted Casablanca line to our inventory. Casablanca Fan Company’s exclusive distribution rights makes this an exciting new addition to both our showroom and your living or work space!

Our Featured Fan for the month, the Casablanca Stealth is ideal for large spaces. The Stealth carries Casablanca’s most powerful Direct Drive motor yet, delivering highly efficient airflow in stealthy silence.

Casablanca Stealth #59164: Our Featured Item of the Month, the Casablanca Stealth is ideal for large spaces. The Stealth features a brushed nickel motor with walnut veneer blades and cased white glass. It also carries Casablanca’s most powerful Direct Drive motor yet, delivering highly efficient airflow in stealthy silence.

Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories Featured Item:

Casablanca Stealth

From the new Casablanca inventory,  our Featured Item of the Month is The Casablanca Stealth DC 59164. Its 54” blade span is designed for larger spaces, and each of the five blades is pitched at an optimal 14 degrees for maximum airflow. The Stealth’s walnut-finished blades are tipped with brushed nickel, giving a sophisticated and modern look. The frosted dome lamp allows for soft, yet ample lighting to pleasantly brighten your space without any harsh glares.

Equipped with their patented Direct Drive motor, the Stealth houses Casablanca’s quietest motor yet. A DC motor is ideal, as they require less energy consumption and can yield at least 70% in savings over an AC motor. At the Stealth’s highest speed, about 6,566 cfm (cubic feet of air per minute) flows through the room, rendering its airflow efficiency at 73 cfm/watt. In less technical terms, this translates to greater efficiency airflow throughout your space while using less energy. Choose from six different speeds which are also available in the fan’s reverse setting, allowing you to control for downdraft mode during warmer months and updraft mode in cooler weather. Both the high-end motor as well as the included LED light kit are Energy Star Certified, providing you increased energy savings and a longer product lifespan.

The Bullet’s minimalist style features a sophisticated combination of brushed nickel body and burnt walnut veneer blades.

Casablanca Bullet #59068: The Bullet’s minimalist style features a sophisticated combination of brushed nickel body and burnt walnut veneer blades.

The Casablanca Fan’s Unique History

Casablanca fans are renowned for their innovative designs and aesthetics. Founder “Burton A. Burton” was as interesting a character as his name suggests. An eclectic entrepreneur with a fascination for antique and vintage items, Burton loved tinkering on old fans and redesigning ways in which to power them. In 1974, he released his first Casablanca, a belt-driven fan intended for commercial use. His timing could not have been more impeccable, as the mid-70s energy crisis encouraged an upsurge in demand for fans.

Despite fierce competition, Burton and his Casablanca brand remained a distinguished commodity, due to his company vision and a proclivity for the unconventional. Burton believed each fan to be a work of art and a unique piece of furniture in itself, rather than a simple energy-saving appliance. He refused to sacrifice the quality and character of his Casablanca line and thus stayed out of the price wars engaged by cheaper competitors.

Burton’s unfailing stance, passion for his work, and eclectic creativity truly set the tone for the Casablanca legacy. The Casablanca Fan Company remains an unparalleled name in the industry, and a highly desirable piece to own.

Form + Function = Art that Works 

The Whitman gives a nod to antique craftsmanship, with its five carved featherwood blades, and European style dome lamp. Choose between standard or angled mounting and enjoy Casablanca’s signature Direct Drive motor, efficiently powering air in complete silence.

Casablanca Whitman #59059: The Whitman gives a nod to antique craftsmanship, its five carved featherwood blades, brushed nickel motor, and European style dome lamp.

The Casablanca Fan Company takes pride in their heritage, and continues Burton’s vision of creating a functional piece of art in every fan they design. The Casablanca crew goes to great lengths to ensure only the best is delivered to their customers. Each component of the fan is designed, crafted, and engineered in-house by Casablanca, down to the plates, motor and motor housings. Further, each prototype is tested for function and aesthetics before the design is finalized and produced. Their designers experience the prototype in their own space; if its initial charm is lost between paper and prototype, the idea is scrapped and the process begins again.

Casablanca fans not only afford customers a beautiful masterpiece to own, they are incredible energy-savers as well. Even on their highest setting, a Casablanca fan consumes only as much energy as a 100 watt lightbulb. Their quiet yet powerful motors yield 50x less energy than an air conditioner uses, and each fan blade is pitched at just the right angle to provide maximum airflow on any of the speed settings.

The Casablanca Fan Company also firmly believes in retaining the human element in their production. The physical interaction that comes from the intricate craftsmanship of the raw materials only contributes to each fan’s unique personality unlike an automated machine ever could. The care and compassion poured into the design speaks to the high quality and standards put forth by Burton himself.

The Isotope is a contemporary style fan perfect for spaces with a low ceiling. Its low-profile design is ideal for flush-mount installation.

The Casablanca Isotope #59021: The Isotope is a contemporary style fan perfect for spaces with a low ceiling. It features a snow white motor with a snow white blades, and cased white glass.

We invite you to explore our new line of Casablanca Fans, including the Featured Fan of the Month. Along with these exciting new additions, we are also a newly authorized dealer of Hunter brand fans as well, so come down and check out our new showroom models. You can also visit our online store and start shopping for Casablanca today!

Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories offers you the best in lighting, design, and value for your home, office, or any space. We maintain a fresh inventory of unique yet sophisticated styles we know our local community can appreciate.

Visit our showroom, open 7 days a week and located in Westlake Village just off of Lindero Canyon Road. For more information or immediate assistance, give us a call at 818-889-0087. 

New Arrivals of Chandeliers & Lamps

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in Blog, Ceiling Fans, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Arrivals of Chandeliers & Lamps

New Arrivals of Chandeliers & Lamps

At Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories we always keep an eye out for unique merchandises that is on the cutting edge of style and sophistication to join our collection of chandeliers, sconces, floor and table lamps, exterior, lighting, bathroom lighting and home accessories. We are pleased to announce that our fall selection of new lighting fixtures has arrived. Among the unique selection we have currently, we have selected George Kovacs, Terracotta Designs, Glow Lighting and Crystorama as our manufacturers of our new fall displays. The featured floor lamp and Chandeliers that are pictured are the George Kovacs 2 LED Floor Lamp with chiseled nickel finish, Terracotta Designs Bertina 5-light iron and wood chandelier, The Glow Lighting Silhouette 21” and the Crystorama Envogue  6-light wet white chandelier.

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These four items are just a fraction of what we have received and boasts Traditional, Contemporary and European styling enhancing our showroom floor. These new items that are being introduced are usually available in different sizes and configurations to meet the needs of just about any room in your home. We have a great new selection of LED task lighting lamps which are the number one recommendation for reading and general room illumination and is available in multiple finishes and designs.

We are also offering our end of the summer closeouts on ceiling fans: Minka Aire Supra ceiling fan with light fixture and handheld remote control your choice of Brushed Steel or White limited to stock please call for details.

Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories is open 7-days a week for your convenience. Come in and view our newly arrived displays just in time for the holidays. And as always, delivery and installation can be arranged to make your purchasing experience as convenient as possible. Please give us a call if you have any questions and one of our friendly sales associates will be happy to assist you. See you soon!

 

 

Introducing Savoy House Lighting

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Blog, Ceiling Fans, News, Shop Online, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Introducing Savoy House Lighting

Introducing Savoy House Lighting

 

Introducing Savoy House Lighting

 

 

Introducing Savoy House Lighting, one of our newest lines available in store as well as online from our ecommerce shop site. At Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories we strive to always be on the cutting edge of style and design. As we are a specialty lighting store, we are always analyzing the market trying to find fresh and unique styles that are representative of us and our showroom. Introducing Savoy House Lighting, a well respected lighting fixture and ceiling fan manufacturer. Savoy House is unparalleled when it come to design, quality and value. Along with their talented design team engineering and production, the selection is almost endless. Savoy House offers items in the whole design spectrum including ceiling fans. We are pleased to announce that Savoy House Lighting will now be available to view and purchase online or in our showroom. Their items are typically in stock and have short lead times.  And as always we offer delivery and installation to make your purchasing experience as convenient as possible.

View the whole collection of Savoy House Lighting on our ecommerce shop site HERE.

Introducing Savoy House Lighting

Introducing Savoy House Lighting

Crystal Chandeliers Just in Time for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Crystal Chandeliers Just in Time for the Holidays

Crystal Chandeliers Just in Time for the Holidays

 

Tis the season for crystal chandeliers. During the holidays as the weather becomes cool and gloomy and your home feels darker and darker you start to decorate and envision how beautiful a crystal chandelier would enhance your home. How a new crystal chandelier would sparkle like diamonds and impress your friends and relatives. The holidays are traditionally crystal season whether your style is traditional or contemporary or a fusion of both, now is the time to indulge. We invite you to Westlake Village Lighting & Accessories and view our newly arrived items and explore our selection.  Now is a perfect time to buy as we are having our store wide lighting sale where savings is always in season. One of our knowledgeable sales associates will be happy to assist you with proportion, pallet, and sufficient illumination. Additionally, we offer delivery and installation to make your purchasing experience as convenient as possible. Our sale starts Thursday, December 4th and ends Sunday, December 14th. The gallery below is an example of what we have available.

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New Selection of Lighting Fixtures & Lamps

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Blog, Ceiling Fans, Images, News, Updates | 0 comments

New Selection of Lighting Fixtures & Lamps

New Selection of Lighting Fixtures & Lamps

Our lighting showroom has just received a new selection of lighting fixtures & lamps just in time for our upcoming holiday sale. Come view our new selection of table lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps, lamp shades, crystal chandeliers, shade pendants, foyer lanterns, wrought iron and wood chandeliers, wall sconces, bathroom lighting fixtures, mini pendants, outdoor lighting, mirrors and home accessories. As our holiday lighting sale is just around the corner, it is a perfect time to dress up your home just in time for the holidays. We are now open 7 days a week and offer delivery, installation and repair services. View our Lighting Services page for more information. Items shown in our gallery are just a fraction of options available. For your convenience view our shop online site for more selection. Or, feel free to come in and view our catalogs with one of our friendly sales associates.

View our newly updated showroom gallery page for all new lighting fixtures & accessories photos.

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Contemporary Lighting Ideas

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Contemporary Lighting Ideas

Contemporary Lighting Ideas

This is the third in a series of blogs about different lighting styles and ideas. This month we bring you contemporary lighting ideas for your home. Contemporary lighting is a modern focused style that can mean different things to different home owners. For some, it means embracing mid-century retro aesthetics. For others, it suggests design that looks toward the future. The following represents how contemporary lighting translates into 21-st century homes.

Contemporary Lighting Ideas

This bedroom scene portrays a lighting designer pushing the boundaries of illumination to create fixtures that easily serve as wall or ceiling art. The color pallet selected enhances the room with a cool clean feel that coordinates with the accessories selected. The fixtures combined with the furnishings, creates a striking contemporary style that is uniquely whimsical, super-contemporary and highly sophisticated.

Contemporary Lighting Ideas

This kitchen is a great example of how you can successfully mix modern influenced lighting fixtures, implementing the same metallic’s, materials and color. Here polished nickel unifies these distinctive lighting pendants with appliances and furnishings. The lighting fixtures add a strong focal point in the room as well as providing efficient task lighting needed in a realistic kitchen environment creating both functionality and style.

Contemporary Lighting Ideas

This foyer with large expanses of space has been filled with multiple ultra contemporary razor pendants that give a dramatic focal point in the room which can also be viewed from the outside. Traditionally a single large lighting fixture is selected to absorb a large expansive room. However, this selection is a fresh contemporary design that defines the room with it’s brilliance along with providing effective illumination.

For more information contact us at our lighting showroom at 818-889-0087.