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Celebrating Palm Springs Style, Frank Sinatra’s Way

I Did It My Way

Just after World War II, Frank Sinatra first visited Palm Springs. He was captivated by the simplicity and beauty of the desert retreat. It was an attractive opportunity for Sinatra because of the beauty, the hometown feel of the community and the close proximity to Los Angeles. Other stars, including Ava Gardner and Lana Turner, were calling Palm Springs home and Sinatra was part of that community. During the 50’s, as his career grew, so did his property. He sold the first home he had purchased and moved into a new property that became the Sinatra compound. He was meticulous in keeping the detail and natural environment in the desert intact in the compound. The home grew into a place of luxury, style and comfort for both Sinatra and the guests that he welcomed there.

Enjoying Comfort Sinatra’s Way

Sinatra expanded his compound to offer the maximum comfort, privacy and luxury for his guests. The compound was expanded by 2 1/2 acres, with two 2 bedroom guest homes added, with all the comforts and luxury he could offer. Each home occupied a place off either end of his swimming pool. Each cottage offered his-and-her bathrooms, including salon quality amenities. The main house was also expanded to offer a 24 seat dining room and a restaurant size kitchen. As a guest of Sinatra, one never wanted for anything! He ensured that whatever a guest might need or desire, he was able to provide that. It was a focus on pure luxury and relaxation. Prior to being elected President, John F. Kennedy was a guest in the compound and Sinatra installed a plaque to commemorate the event. The compound continued to experience expansion at the direction of Sinatra. These expansions included a tennis court, helicopter pad, a projection room and an office to display his multitudes of Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and gold records. Two additional cottages were added to the compound, one of which was the “Christmas Tree House.” This cottage was a four bedroom home with a living room, kitchen and swimming pool, which was built specifically for his children. They gave it the name because of the big pine tree out front.

Experiencing Palm Springs

Palm Springs remains an exciting desert oasis for its wealthy and well-to-do guests and residents. It also reflects the inspired style of a bygone era that is immortalized by Sinatra. It is the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture in the United States and inspired the design aesthetic called Desert Modernism. Palm Springs was designated as a Preserve America City in 2009 by President Obama and has been identified in the top 12 cultural tourism destinations in America.

At ADG Lighting, we are profoundly inspired and moved by the environment in Palm Springs. For us, Palm Springs represent a mecca of creativity and design.

We are proud that our work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in many high-end luxury projects across the West Coast and Southern California. Our work has also been featured in several media outlets, including 20/Twenty Architectural & Beyond, California Homes Magazine, Elle Decor, SFV Business Journal, Architectural Digest, Institute of Classical Architecture Publications, Wall Street Radio, Fox News Charlene on Green Hawaii, North American Design’s Green Leaders of Tomorrow, LA City Watch, LUXE Magazine + other award-winning magazines, books, programs and properties around the world.

Be sure to visit our website and explore our creativity. See how easy it is to innovate and collaborate with ADG Lighting! Feel free to contact us at 818-597-9494 or email us at



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Contemporary Furniture: Showing Off The Best in NYC

Stylish Comfort From Around the Globe

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and New York City just hosted the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). The event hosted over 33,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. Attendees from around the globe represented all aspects of the design industry, from contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, to kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. Some of the featured exhibits were the Arcadia Collection by Jaxx Casual Livingercol Furniture Ltd., and molo.

Contemporary Furnishing with ADG

ADG Lighting is excited and inspired by these creative gatherings. We understand that our clients and customers demand not only creativity and quality manufacturing, but the widest possible options when selecting pieces for their projects. Our creative vision and unique ability to understand the exacting demands of projects inspire us to offer solutions in both furnishing and accents. We pride ourselves on being able to precisely translate vision into our final designs, then create a final product of the highest quality in our manufacturing facility. Our vast experience in luxury settings and ability to closely collaborate have made us the first choice with designers across all industries.

Furnishing Inspirations 

We are proud to offer our Furnishings & Accents collection for your consideration when completing your next product. Here are two features from that collection:

Transitional Console Stone Top Iron Console

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Reclaimed Wood U Shaped Side Table Pair

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Stone & Forged Hammered Iron Modern Console

Contact us at (818) 597-9494 or email us at for more information.

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Modern Lighting Picks for May

What Do We Bring to the Table?

With so many design options out there, the question is how do you find true creativity and inspiration that will make your project perfect? The answer is simple. You need someone who has the vision, creativity and collaborative skills that inspire instead of limit. At ADG Lighting, we are able to collaborate with our clients in an honest manner. Then we bring in our unique perspective on design elements, coupling that with our creative perspective, and bring your vision to life! It really is a simple process, if you posses the love of design and the drive. We create projects that project quality, style and innovation in everything we do.

The ADG Lighting Difference

ADG Lighting is a maker of lighting, furnishings, and iron work for residential and commercial projects. We pride ourselves in being a boutique manufacturer of custom lighting and architectural ornamentation. We enjoy working on multi-family homes, spec homes, beach homes, restaurants, hotels & resorts, and landmarks worldwide. To compliment our creative abilities, we offer full factory capabilities in Southern California, meeting title 24 requirements, and provides photo-metric reports for custom lighting. Our experience and skillsets are unmatched in the industry.

Pride in the Final Results

Through energized collaborations with our clients and designers, we harness those powerful dreams by bringing them to life on paper. The creative concepts that are brought to life in our factory are of extreme pride and display our passionate commitment to creativity and excellence. With such a strong history for results, ADG Lighting is perfectly positioned to collaborate on design projects worldwide. Go to and see our results. While considering our creative designs, take a look at these four options for your consideration:

Black Laquered Shade And Wood Hanging Light

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Mesh Ceiling Flush Transitional Fixture

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Pyrex Rod Pendant

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Bronze High Bay Pendant

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Design Trends That Inspire in 2016

Inspired Design Translated Into Reality

Inspiration in design comes from elements all around us. Little bits of our world, both past and present combine with the wondrous beauty of nature to bring awe inspiring designs into reality. At ADG Lighting, we are driven by the elements that influence design. Those elements become the fuel of our creativity and get translated into the detail of our designs. Through energized collaborations with our clients and designers, we harness those powerful dreams by bringing them to life on paper. The creative concepts are then brought to life in our factory where our extremely talented artisans incorporate their quality crafting and exacting attention to detail in every aspect of the final product.

Design Elements Highlighted in 2016

Some of the elements influencing design in 2016 are spectacular. According to Interior Design magazine, these influences range between Pantone colors, elements of nature and retro design elements. Here are just a few images from the article that have piqued our creativity in 2016:

 Photo Credits: Interior Design magazine 

Our inspired creativity and quality of manufacturing makes ADG Lighting the perfect choice for your projects. Learn more about our inspired creations at or contact us at 818-597-9494.

Motor Court Lanterns Inspired ADG Lighting Copy

ADG Creativity Featuring a Traditional Flair

This week, we are proud to feature fixtures from our Traditional Collection. Our collection has been developed with a keen sense of style, quality and loyalty to the traditional style. Our design clients and private customers find elements from our traditional collection to be the cornerstone of their design projects. They can depend on our creativity in design, quality of manufacturing and exceptional service during the entire process. Here are four fixtures we are proud to showcase for you:

Six Sided Lantern w/Forged Bar Detail

Six sides Lantern with forged bar details


Rustic Iron Lantern Old World Light

Rustic Iron Lantern Wall Light Old World Style

Iron Lantern w/Swan on Arm

Lantern on Swan Arm

Rex Lantern with Etched Glass Pattern

rez lantern with etched glass

Choose ADG Lighting and put your project with the right partner. Our creativity, collaboration and exacting attention to detail will bring the “secret sauce” to the outcome of your project.

At ADG Lighting…We Make the Difference! Go to and check out our Custom Request tab. See how easy it is to innovate and collaborate with ADG Lighting. 

Interior Design Gensler Cover

ADG Lighting Featured in Interior Design Magazine

Some major creative juices were flowing the day we began working on this expansive Los Angeles home with renowned architect Hagy Belzberg of Belzberg Architects and Delta Wright Interior Design. Recently featured in Interior Design magazine, the 12,000 square foot avant-garde home provides some major eye candy for anyone who enjoys original and unique design. ADG designed and custom manufactured several fixtures and furnishings in the property, including a custom vintage glass orb chandelier, a custom pool table cue wall rack, and a round glass pendant.


View more of our custom design work. For more information please call (818) 597-9494 or email