One of the most difficult tasks of home design comes with the finishing touches. Choosing lighting fixtures can quickly become a headache. Size, orientation, finish, and design are just a few details that must be considered. Your best bet is to visit a lighting show room. Not only will you have fixtures you can see on location, but you can also speak with one of the store’s professionals and get some help and advice.
Today you are in luck because I have made the process one step easier. Below you will find four lightening show rooms in the Minneapolis area to consider visiting should you find yourself in the need of more light. They are open to the public and also sell directly to trade professionals. Have fun shopping and before you get aggravated by the choices, remember, they are only lights…
- Muska Lighting – Muska offers a good variety of lighting fixtures including high-end brands. If you are looking for vintage or antique pieces, they provide those too. Design consultations are available so if you have a large project, be sure to make an appointment. Open Monday – Saturday, their showroom is located at 700 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, 651-227-8881 or visit http://www.muskalighting.com/ .
- Citilights – Citilights is the exclusive dealer for Baccarat and Foscarini. Along with contemporary designs, they also carry ceiling fans and Tech Lighting. Open Monday through Friday, or by appointment, their showroom is located at 1619 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, 612-333-3168 or visit http://www.citilights.com/ .
- Cartier Lighting – Find it all here, including lights for residential and commercial use. Sit down for a consultation and work on a lighting layout and design, or ask for an after hours appointment. Open Monday – Saturday, visit them at 151 Cheshire Ln, Plymouth, 763-476-9555.
- Creative Lighting & Home Accents – This third generation family owned business is 80 years old so they know about lights. They offer solutions for the entire home and have products from about 500 vendors. Open Monday through Saturday, appointments are requested for large projects. Located at 1728 Concordia Avenue, St Paul, 651-647-0111 or visit them online at http://www.creativelights.com/ .