Yuan Dynasty Blue and White Wine Jar, image from British Museum; Plate image from the Met Museum
This entry was posted in Home Accessories and tagged asian, blue and white, ceramic, chinese, ginger jars, home decor, interiors, lamps, plate on July 13, 2016 by Kellogg Collection. The Classic Quatrefoil Motif at The Kellogg Collection
Stop by The Kellogg Collection for a dose of sunshine to get you through these last few weeks of winter! Our Astor chair shown above in a cheery geometric fabric will liven up any space!
This entry was posted in Decorating Tips and tagged bedrooms, color, color inspiration, Ikat, lamps, Seasonal, yellow on March 3, 2014 by Sophie Pyle. Let There Be Light
As far as using these to store wine? Well, we’ll leave that tradition to the ancients!
Is there is a certain style, size or color of lamp you have your heart set on? Work with one of our talented associates to find out if we can order your dream piece of lighting from one of our wonderful vendors.
Bedside lamps should be in proportion to the bedside table and typically 19 to 21 inches from the top of the mattress. The same rule applies in the bedroom – you don’t want to look up into the bulb.
The width of the shade should be at least as wide as the widest part of the lamp and can be up to 2x the width. The shade should be 40% to 60% of the height of your lamp. For example a 30″ lamp might have a 13″ shade.
If you buy a lamp without a shade, it typically comes with a harp, measure the harp and add an inch or so for the minimum height for your shade. Be sure to leave 2 to 3 inches of space between your bulb and the shade.
Match your shade to the mood of the base.
Buy a lamp that matches the tone of your room. The lampshade should be at eye level when you are seated. Try to keep all lamps in the same room about the same height. If you love a lamp and it is too tall – put it on a smaller table.
If the lamp is too short – add a few books under the lamp. You don’t have to match lamps on either side of a sofa – just make sure they are similar in height.
From time-honored crystal candlestick chandeliers to contemporary fixtures made from glass and steel, the chandelier has never been limited to one specific style, shape, or size. Traditionally, most people associate chandeliers with dining rooms; today, chandeliers are placed in any room where there is a need for an additional source of soft, elegant lighting. Because of their popularity, we regularly have customers ask the following questions as they begin their search for an appropriate chandelier.
On the sideboard in your dining room you can probably manage anything up to 34″ to 36″ inches.
You have chosen the paint and rug, you have placed the upholstery and found the perfect end tables – you are almost done. But don’t forget one of the key ingredients of any room – lighting. Between your windows and overhead lighting or chandeliers you may feel like you have enough light in a room but every room needs lamps. Why? While overhead lights may be great for cooking and cleaning, table lamps offer task lighting for activities like reading and add considerable warmth to every room.
Van Cleef and Arpels quatrefoil pieces. Screenshot via vancleefarpels.com.
Be sure to stop in The Kellogg Collection, pick up your favorite styles, and get yourself ready for a great entertaining season! Don’t forget your batteries and emergency supplies for those other hurricanes! By Ali Glass
First of all, there isn’t a right way to do a quatrefoil. This symbol may appear with more overlap – which looks like a classic four leaf clover – or with less overlap. It may also appear “barbed” with inverted points. These are all considered to be quatrefoils. The roots of this symbol extend to Christianity, though some say it may have Islamic roots. Today, its religious ties have lost importance as people of all denominations enjoy this pretty symbol in their homes, jewelry, and clothing today.
Sample of some of the blue and white pieces available at The Kellogg Collection.
Family room lamps are more casual. They may be made of pottery, wood, metal or glass. Because this room gets more use the lamps should match the furniture – which is likely to be larger, more comfortable and sturdier than living room furniture.
Lamp shades are made in a variety of materials too – silk, parchment, linen, synthetic materials, today almost anything goes.
This entry was posted in Decorating Tips and tagged Accessorize, chairs, clover, decorating, decorating tips, Home accessories, home decor, interior design, lamps, mirrors, motifs, quatre foil, quatrefoil, Tables, The Kellogg Collection on July 1, 2015 by Kellogg Collection.
Brighten Up Your January With Our Lighting Sale
All of our blue and whites are versatile pieces. On side tables in bedrooms, in bookcases as decor, and on dining tables for added attraction, one can’t go wrong with a classic and everlasting ginger jar.
What better way to liven up an all white kitchen but with fresh forsythia, bowls of lemons and yellow tulips.
Nothing says that Spring is coming quite like the first sight of a brightly colored bird against a cold grey landscape. The contrast of this Goldfinch’s bright yellows against the greys of winter is such a welcome sight!
Shown above are a variety of styles of hurricane lamps available through the Kellogg Collection. These lamps can stand alone, or as a pair or even as a collection.
Use it as a vase! Try filling your jar with hydrangeas, forsythia branches, peonies, or tree limbs for a beautiful added bit of the outdoors.
Not all hurricanes are built alike; some are made from wood. Some designs are inspired by the arts and crafts movement, while others have Asian pagoda flair.
Technically, there are different lamp lighting: task lighting and overall lighting. The former assists us in accomplishing specific tasks that require congtrolled illumination like reading or writing, cooking, etc. The latter, overall lighting, is the absolute opposite. It’s all about creating atmosphere and adding visual weight to a tablescape. There’s tremendous opportunity for decorative touch, in the base you choose. “For many of us, the most agreeable way to light a room is with table lamps,” Mark Hampton
Elegant and classic pieces, ceramic and ginger jars date back to the dynasties of China. Ginger jars first came about during the Qin Dynasty of about 200 BC, when traders would fill gorgeous colorful Chinese jars with sought-after ginger spices and haul them together back to the west. Those within the Qin Dynasty used the jars to store wine and spices. The first jars came in a rainbow of colors of patterns, and the blue and white pattern would emerge during the Yuan Dynasty of 1271–1368AD. Historically, blue and white jars symbolized happiness within the Yuan Dynasty, which also marked a period of a cultural renaissance in China. In addition to gorgeous blue and white ceramics, the also developed drama, novel writing, scientific education, new crops, and new ideas.
We suggest staying within a small range of heights varying from 30″ to 34″ above the table, although there will probably be some fine tuning involved specific to each installation. Typically, chandeliers come with extra links which enable the hanging height to be adjusted according to what is most pleasing to the eye. Something to consider for ceilings above eight feet high–you will want to raise the hanging height by 3″ per each additional foot of ceiling height.
Chandeliers are no longer confined to the dining room. They can provide an alternative source of light over a seating area in the living room…
Legendary designer, Mario Buatta brought into his traditional design a splash of bold yellow with this whimsical canopy bed draped with a blue and white Ikat fabric. The yellow canopy lining gives this bedroom a wonderful glow.
This entry was posted in Home Accessories and tagged Accessories, Accessorize, buying guide, lamp size, Lamplight, lamps, lampshades, Light, lighting, Seasonal, update your look on June 3, 2014 by Sophie Pyle. Warmer Days Ahead
The size of your chandelier is almost directly related to the size of another piece–your dining room table. A good rule of thumb to follow is that the width of the fixture should be one-third to one-half the width of your dining room table. Always keep in mind the height of the chandelier in relation to ceiling height. A 36″ high chandelier would not be ideal for a room with nine foot ceilings.
Like other rooms, your bedroom lamps should follow the design style of that particular room.
The Kellogg Collection has many unique and one-of-a-kind lamps that are custom made for us. We buy vases from all over the world, have them electrified and made into lamps to give our customers gorgeous lighting that you won’t see in every catalog and chain store. Looking for just a new lamp shade? Bring your own lamp in and we will help you outfit it with a fabulous new shade. Did you know that In addition to our gorgeous lamps, we also have a variety of hand sewn silk shades and Italian paper shades that can be sold separately?
This entry was posted in Home Accessories and tagged atmosphere, Lamplight, lamps, Light, Mark Hampton, Semi-Annual Sale, table lamps on February 3, 2014 by Sophie Pyle. Choose the Right Lamp for Any Room
These porcelain pieces have characteristics beyond just the color. Pieces with blue floral designs never fade and are healthy for the body (and the mind)! Some pieces with Chinese symbols on them are representative of prosperity and happiness, which goes beyond the beauty they behold. Find the motif on some of our lamps, too.
The quatrefoil motif is one that appears on several pieces at The Kellogg Collection. Perhaps you think it is a lovely symbol, and perhaps you wondered if there was any symbolism or history behind it. It turns out there is quite a bit.
Strong overlap, little overlap, and barbed quatrefoil shapes. Via Wikipedia commons.
Of course, there is nothing more striking than a pair of significant lamps greeting a visitor in an entry way of someone’s home. Mark Hampton famously said in his book On Decoration:
One of the things most overlooked when it comes to the well appointed space is lighting. Often times, the focus on placing furniture in the right place, the flow of the room or hanging pictures correctly, dominates the conversation. And yes, placing furniture and accessories cohesively is an accomplishment. The best way to highlight this accomplishment is with the correct lighting for both atmosphere and function. For all your efforts, nothing will sabotage your hard work faster than a lighting program that hasn’t been well planned!
Local designer Mary Douglas Drysdale is famous for her crisp and classically designed rooms. The yellow and white decor instantly translates to pure sunshine. Nobody does yellow as good as she does!
Quatrefoil detail in the windows of the Washington National Cathedral. Images via Facebook.
This entry was posted in Home Accessories and tagged chandelier, chandeliers, floor lamp, lamp, lamps, lampshades, Light, lighting, sconce, table lamps on January 14, 2015 by Kellogg Collection. It’s ‘Hurricane’ Season!
We stock a lot of pieces at our shops with this beautiful and classic shape. It looks great in spaces that are traditional, as well as in spaces that are modern. Be sure to stop into one of our four shops to see these and other quatrefoil lamps, tables, mirrors and more you can bring into your home décor.
Typically, a hurricane lamp contains a tall, cylindrical barrel-shaped glass, which is sometimes topped with a dome. This shape served the original purpose of blocking high winds so the flame inside would not go out. In current times, however, these lamps serve to be more decorative than functional.
Not only does June bring warmer weather and the early days of summer, but it also marks the beginning of hurricane season. While I am referring to the weather, it is also most definitely time for hurricane lamp season. Perfect for outdoor entertaining, adding that extra touch you need for your table at a garden party, there are many different shapes and styles of hurricane lamps and lanterns.
A creative way to bring some warmth back into your home after a long cold winter is with the color yellow. Yellow in many ways signifies sun, warmth, energy and happiness. Cut forsythia in a rustic hanging basket makes a welcoming entrance for your guests.
Living room lamps might be more formal, made of porcelain, glass or an old vase.
What style lamp do I need and should they match l? How tall should my lamp be? What kind of shade should I buy?
And of course, should you buy anything from The Kellogg Collection that can fit in a bag, you’ll be taking it home in our bag – which is covered in pretty green quatrefoils!
This entry was posted in Decorating Tips and tagged buying a lamp, lamps, lampshades, lampside on September 4, 2012 by Sophie Pyle. Chandeliers…Where do I start?
Not necessarily. Some guidelines to follow in the foyer, and in any area that will not be anchored by a table, is that the fixture should be suspended at least seven feet about the finished floor to safeguard against clearance issues. Not sure about the diameter? Try taking the width of the intended room and adding that dimension to the length. For example, a foyer measuring 10′ wide by 12′ long could use a 22″ wide chandelier hung seven feet above the floor.
Our lighting sale includes all of our table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, chandeliers and lanterns. If it needs a light bulb, it’s on sale!
The color yellow can be subtle and pretty like these painted beadboard walls and geometric dining room rug as shown in Traditional Home. This cottage look is sure to make you wish for summer days at the shore.
Of course many of these guiding principles are just suggestions to aid in your decorating journey. There are always exceptions to the rule as each home has its own individual character; given their time to shine, chandeliers will always provide a unique statement in any living space. Please stop by any of our stores where we not only can provide you with additional advice, but also an assortment of in-stock and special order chandeliers.
“How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.” – Vincent Van Gogh
Above are some examples of using one lamp to create a dramatic statement and illuminate a scene in a room.
A great feature in adding these decorative gems to your home is that they look spectacular displayed both in and outdoors. Place hurricanes on a fireplace mantle, an end table, a coffee table, or as a centerpiece on your dining room table. The options are endless!
The correct height of a table lamp depends on the room, the size of the table and the use of the light. You have to balance the size of a lamp with the furnishings around it.
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Most living rooms can handle a lamp that’s 26 to 34 inches tall. “But you don’t want to be looking up into the hardware,” says Jamie Young, a Los Angeles lighting designer. The correct height of the table lamp is typically determined by the seating piece and the height of the table beside it. The table lamp should be tall enough for the bottom of the lampshade to come to the eye level of the person seated beside it. This will provide the best light without glare from the bulb.
Accents of bright yellow bring energy into a room’s color scheme with accessories, lamps and throws. Cheerful bouquets of fresh flowers add an invigorating touch. That pop of color turns a traditional blue and white scheme into something young and chic.
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” -Victor Hugo
“It seems to me that the act of leaving a lamp lighted on the hall tabe for those who have not yet returned for the night is rather like the ancients leaving lamps on the altars of their favoritie deities. It is a warm, loving gesture and a welcoming sight to the one who is returning. Somehow, leaving a recessed ceiling ligh on doesn’t quite evoke the same cozy feeling.”
There are so many lampshade shapes and sizes out there that if you need to replace an old shade or find one for a new lamp be sure to bring your lamp with you on the search.
Now, 800 years later, these jars are timeless pieces of décor that will never go out of style.
January is the darkest and coldest month of the year, so The Kellogg Collection is hosting its annual lighting sale to brighten things up a bit. All four locations are offering 20 percent off all in-stock and special order lighting.
3) Do the same set of rules apply to hanging a chandelier in a foyer?
This entry was posted in Home Accessories and tagged Accessories, Accessorize, advice, chandeliers, lamps, lighting on June 1, 2012 by Sophie Pyle.
Typically lamps in a dining room are placed on a sideboard. Tall thinner lamps with smaller shades work best on sideboards. If you have artwork or a mirror over your sideboard you don’t want to interfere with the sight line of those. And, you want to leave plenty of room in the middle for Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings.
1) How high should a chandelier hang above the dining table?