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Monthly Archives: January 2015

ADG Collection 2015

If you follow us on social media, you’ve probably already been privy to some of our newest items from our 2015 collection. Here’s the full collection, available now for purchase. Click on each image for more visual detail, and use our handy online submission form to contact us for more information! You can also call our office at (818) 597-9494.















The Importance of Living Room Lighting

Many underestimate the importance of good lighting in the living room. Often used for reading, watching television, and entertaining guests, your living room needs to have the best lighting for the many tasks performed here! So what makes good living room lighting? Basically, create an atmosphere that uses different kinds of light at various levels for a warm, inviting space.

Ambient lighting in the form of chandeliers and wall-mounted sconces can add the right decorative touch as well as subtly illuminate the room. Chandeliers not only fill that void between the living room space and ceiling, but also can soften shadows and serve as the room’s main source of light. Wall-mounted sconces are usually installed at eye level in pairs of two and complement areas such as the fireplace.

Peruse some images from our portfolio for ideas on ambient lighting for your living room. Call our office at (818) 597-9494 or email us at for more information on our lighting consulting services.

ADG Living Room Blog








Mid Century Mix Up

If you’re like us, you enjoy the mid-century modern inspiration that we often see in some of today’s best decorated homes and spaces. We recently worked with a client in Ventura, California who was updating his hillside beach home. He was inspired by the ADG Lighting Pinterest board and decided to hire us to custom design several lighting pieces.


Our inspiration comes from mid-century architects like Alvar Alto, Joseph Eichler, Mies and Welton Becket (roughly from the timeframe between 1933-1965). Eero Saarinen, Rudolph Schindler, Luis Kahn, Jean Royere are some of our favorite interior-inspired designers. So what makes it mid-century and good design is a debate that is going on at the moment. Designers Like Cleo Baldon made great furniture, as did Royere and Saarinen.

Eero Saarinen was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century famous for shaping his neofuturistic style according to the demands of the project, using simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism (according to Wikipedia). And that is true of any great design.

We take design to heart at ADG and know that our new and inspired pieces all are born from clients that appreciate our pen and ink turned into metal and glass. From curbside to poolside, we work with clients across Southern California on all of their lighting needs. Give us a call at (818) 597-9494 or email us at and let us illuminate your next design project!