Home Office Features Handmade Blue Pendant Lights

Posted on 3/22/18 10:31 AM

Having a dedicated workspace at home is beneficial for so many reasons; rather than sitting on your couch or bed, an office helps facilitate productivity and eliminate distractions. A bright, organized space is essential to consider when designing an office. Hungerford Interior Design knows this, which is why they included a functional workspace in a recent renovation of a 1920's Tudor-style home. 


New Niche Products to Debut at Architectural Digest Design Show

Posted on 3/21/18 11:12 AM

Niche has been hard at work preparing for the 17th annual Architectural Digest Design Show, which opens to all trade members this Thursday. From furniture, accessories, lighting, and art to kitchen, bath, and building projects, the show offers thousands of products to source and shop—both from independent makers and established manufacturers. Be the first to see our newest pendant collections, chandeliers, and highly-anticipated sconces, coming soon to our handmade product line.


Geometric Pendant Lights Shine in San Francisco Bachelor Pad

Posted on 3/16/18 10:35 AM

Designer Emilie Munroe of Studio Munroe upgraded a single-level San Francisco bachelor pad to channel the spirit and lifestyle of its twenty-something young owner. This home achieves a level of playfulness that is popular in this dynamic California neighborhood through a mix of materials, and the use of geometric pendant lights in the kitchen adds nuance to the interior. 


Get Hands-On Experience at Niche Through Be Original Design Fellowship 

Posted on 3/1/18 4:55 PM

Looking for hands-on design experience? We’re hosting the Be Original Student Design Fellowship this summer! This seven-week immersive experience will teach two college students the ins and outs of creating and manufacturing great design. Undergrads, keep reading to learn more about this unique opportunity and then visit Be Original Americas to apply by March 12.


Pantone Fall 2018 Color Trend Report Reflects Hand-Blown Lighting

Posted on 2/20/18 3:22 PM

The Pantone Fall 2018 Color Trend Report is the essential color guide to the season. Inspired by the designs at New York Fashion Week, Pantone's top 10 colors fully capture the need for individuality, ingenuity, and creativity. Like Pantone's colors, Niche's contemporary colored glass is influenced by the beautiful details in the world. Similar to the selected shades chosen by the world-renowned authority of color, many of Niche's signature glass hues "are being used to make very specific color statements on their own."


Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, notes, "As designers and consumers alike continue to transition away from cyclical trends, and instead focus on self-expressive colors that evade antiquated seasonal structure, we are seeing very notable non-traditional choices." Pantone's picks for the upcoming season are being categorized as "autumnal hues that evoke the feeling of leaves on the forest floor, rich plumage and twilight reveal a modern fall palette of deep and rich tones with outbursts of colorful surprise." Below, see the shades of the season paired with complementary hand-blown lighting.


Submit Your Recent Design Projects to Niche

Posted on 2/9/18 11:59 AM

Without your creative expertise, our handmade lighting doesn't shine as bright. We want to celebrate how you bring our pendants to life by entering your recent design projects into the darc awards. Don't worry, the entry fee is on us! All you have to do is send us your project information and awe-inspiring images. We look forward to collaborating with you and can't wait to showcase your hard work.


Modern Pendant Lighting Included in Seattle's Luxury Apartments

Posted on 2/8/18 12:37 PM

Located in downtown Seattle, Washington, this stylish and contemporary high-rise captures a sense of authenticity in its timeless design. With nearly 400 suites available for rent, Helios creates an environment that feels more like a luxury hotel than an apartment building. With a vast array of amenities that bring residents together and communal spaces that celebrate the glory of Seattle’s waterfront, Puget Sound, and the Olympic mountains, we couldn’t be more pleased with the result of this project, which adds a modern touch to the city’s dramatic skyline.


Dwell Features Rustic Hudson Valley Retreat with Handmade Lighting

Posted on 2/5/18 3:00 PM

Modern meets rustic in this minimalist Hudson Valley retreat. Situated not far from Niche HQ, this 1,000-square-foot wooded weekend getaway incorporates original stone walls common to the area, reinforcing the cozy cabin vibes. We first stumbled upon this project on Dwell, and we couldn't help but share the stunning single-story structure with you. Designed by TAKATINA, a Putnam County-based husband-and-wife team, this home is the idyllic sanctuary for the duo's clients.


Color of the Month: Rose

Posted on 2/1/18 3:18 PM

At the beginning of every month, we'll be sharing a color that defines the design world we are immersed in on a daily basis. Last month, we chose Gray and White, colors that represent purity and new beginnings. For February, the dynamic reddish pink of our Rose glass seems most fitting as "Color of the Month." Traditionally, this color symbolizes softness and confidence while also alluring and engaging those who interact with it. 


Sonoma Valley Home with Boastful Views Features Modern Pendant Lights

Posted on 1/31/18 4:52 PM

Neal Schwartz and his team first visited the foothills and knew that they wanted their clients to experience nature through architecture, with operable floor-to-ceiling windows that would boast sweeping views of California’s Sonoma Valley. The property is surrounded by native Oak Trees lined with pale Spanish moss, also known as lace lichen, an organism after which the project is named. Like this natural element, which is extremely porous in nature, Schwartz wanted to mimic its attributes by creating an open house that celebrated the surrounding ecosystems.