Moline Kitchen Remodel With Gray Base and White Upper Cabinets

You know we love sharing before and after remodel stories here on the blog, but this Moline, IL kitchen is way more than another before and after story. What a stunning take on the updated two tone kitchen trend with dark base cabinets and light uppers. But folks, we almost didn’t have the chance to bid this project! We say over and over that we we can beat box store pricing if we are just given the opportunity and this project is proof of that. This customer was ready to purchase cabinetry from a box store and thankfully a friend suggested she also get a bid from our small business. And we got the chance to sell her this amazing kitchen!

Two color kitchen in Moline IL with Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets.
Two color kitchen in Moline IL with Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets.

How gorgeous and on trend is this look!? The Savannah doorstyle from our Koch Classic line of cabinetry is installed with a painted gray “Fog” finish on the base cabinets and “White” paint on the upper cabinets and floating shelves. The old kitchen was original to the home and needed a wall removed to create a much more functional layout. What an update!

Moline IL kitchen remodel before and after story from Village Home Stores.
Moline IL kitchen remodel before and after story from Village Home Stores.

A wall once divided the kitchen from the dining room and now a peninsula with counter-height stools offers added seating. Hanstone quartz in the “Speechio White” design dazzles and sparkles. Across from the U shape kitchen, the refrigerator is recessed into the wall and a pantry and coffee bar area has been installed. Anyone with a KitchenAid mixer will be envious of the cabinet shown below:

Kitchen cabinet with KitchenAid mixer lift shelf.
Kitchen cabinet with KitchenAid mixer lift shelf. Koch Cabinetry and Hanstone quartz available to the Quad Cities from Village Home Stores.

Mixer lift cabinets can be a great storage solution for bakers because they free up countertop space and offer a sturdy location for your stand mixer that tucks easily out of sight when not in use. Notice the cord in the above image. We always recommend you install an outlet on the back end of this cabinet interior so you can always have your mixer plugged in and at the ready without having to bend down.

Full height door base cabinet with pullout spice rack in Moline IL.
Full height door base cabinet with pullout spice rack in Moline IL.

We also included a pull out spice rack in the kitchen near the range. Pull out cabinets can be ordered in many sizes and even have options for other storage besides spices and cooking oils. Ask a Village Home Stores kitchen designer about pull out knife racks, towel bars, pegboard utensil holders, bin utensil holders, tray dividers, and more! The new kitchen layout in this Moline home includes a peninsula with an extended countertop for casual counter-height seating. A large stack of drawers spans most of the peninsula area with a blind corner cabinet at the turn. This is the second kitchen feature we have shared in this new year to include a blind corner cabinet.

U shape kitchen with peninsula seating in Moline IL. Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets paired with Hanstone Quartz counters.
U shape kitchen with peninsula seating in Moline IL. Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets paired with Hanstone Quartz counters.

This wire blind corner insert is the ultimate use of space. A factory-installed slide and pivot wire rack system allows you easy access to the usable storage space of this cabinet. Ask a kitchen designer at Village Home Stores about all of your corner cabinet options from Koch Cabinetry. Press play below to see this cabinet open and operate.

Another storage area we love was installed by the customer in the small hallway near the kitchen. A narrow section of wall was converted into a lighted bar area with a small beverage cooler. It is now the perfect location to store and display bar items right within reach of the kitchen, dining room, and nearby sunroom when entertaining.

What a fun use of this small space! Check out this customer's bar area in a hallway near the new kitchen.
What a fun use of this small space! Check out this customer’s bar area in a hallway near the new kitchen.

We can handle your remodel from start to finish but that is not every customer’s need. This customer arranged for their own demo and installation and Village provided the cabinetry and countertop surfaces. Village can help as little or as much as you want for your own project. We also want to remind you that we carry a wide variety of products that can compliment all project needs and budgets.

Koch Cabinetry and Hanstone quartz available to the Quad Cities from Village Home Stores.
Koch Cabinetry and Hanstone quartz available to the Quad Cities from Village Home Stores.

See more photos from this finished kitchen space here on our Best of Houzz 2020 award-winning profile. We were so thrilled to hear last week that we were awarded this badge for the 6th year in a row. If you are working on any projects in your existing home or planning on building a new home you need to check out Houzz. It is a fantastic way to find inspiration and organize your ideas into usable notes. You can even collaborate with your designer at Village Home Stores by sending them ideas you find on Houzz in shared ideabooks. See all of our projects and browse our categories of ideabooks here at houzz.com.

Two color U shape kitchen and peninsula in Moline IL with Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets.
Two color U shape kitchen with peninsula in Moline IL. Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets paired with Hanstone Quartz counters.

Ready to start your own before and after story with our team? From just new countertops, to a complete new space and everything in between. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help. You can call us at 309 944 1344 or come visit our showroom at 105 S State in downtown Geneseo, IL Monday-Friday from 9am-5pmor Saturdays from 9am-noon. Learn more about our store and even text with our team from our website at villagehomestores.com

2020 Q.C.B.R Home Show at the Rock Island Expo Center

February has began and that means it is time for the Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Annual Home Show at the Quad Cities Expo Center in Rock Island, IL! You can find Village Home Stores there February 7-9th for the 43rd year of this event. We will have a large booth set up with members of our staff on hand to answer you questions.

What Are the Show Hours and Where is it?

  • Friday Feb. 7th from 12pm-8pm Seniors (60+) $5.00 ALL DAY FRI!
  • Saturday Feb. 8th from 10am-8pm
  • Sunday Feb. 9th from 10am-4pm

The QCCA Expo Center is located at 2621 4th Ave in Rock Island, IL. There is FREE parking at the QCCA Expo Center lot or use the shuttle service from the Rock Island parking ramp during the event. Shuttle buses will run all during the event days/times from the RI Parking Ramp to Expo Center. Don’t worry if you can only stop through during lunch or dinner because there are full concessions available within the event. This year we will have experts on hand from all departments from our store and showcase new and exciting products available. We promise our staff is fun and friendly to work with. We should also mention they are SO TRENDY! Just look at how Cubby and Lucas matched their delivery uniforms to our booth this week! Haha.

Modeling the 2020 “Color of the Year” Cubby and Lucas match the QCBR Home Show Booth display from Village Home Stores.

Our main goal for the Quad Cities Home Show is for you to have the opportunity to meet our team and ask us questions in person. Building or remodeling a home is a big deal and we want you to work with a team you are comfortable with. Stop by and see if Village and the Village process is right for you. Our process at Village Home Stores is in place for you to get a fair and accurate estimate in a timely way. If you are curious about what these steps are or where to even begin, just stop by and say hello. If you come to see us this weekend be sure to ask a Village team member about what Home Show Exclusive specials we are running.

Want to see more than what we brought to the Expo Center? Then come visit our award-winning showroom in Geneseo IL! Just a short drive from the metro Quad Cities, the Village Home Stores showroom will also be open our normal hours during Home Show weekend. Stop by Monday-Fridays from 9am-5pm or Saturdays from 9am-noon t 105 S State in Downtown Geneseo (right across from Geneseo Brewing Company). Please remember we are closed on Sundays.

Grab a Coupon For Your Ticket!

The cost of entry is $8 at the door but don’t pay full price for your admission to the QCBR Home Show! Snag a coupon here for $1 off your entry. The coupon and all needed 2020 show information can be found at that link. Seniors (60+) only pay $5.00 ALL DAY on Friday 2/7! Admission is FREE for kids under the age of 16 with a paid admission all weekend. We hope you will make plans to attend this great Quad Cities area event and stop by and see us!

Rock Island Kitchen Remodel With Blue Accent Island

This home in Southwest Rock Island was ready for a more updated and opened up design. While the home had an interesting layout, the kitchen still seemed separated from other nearby rooms because of a dividing wall. The Village Home Stores design and project management team took the original U-shaped layout and replaced it with a spacious new L-shape and large island. Take a look at this amazing new kitchen!

Rock Island Kitchen remodel featuring Acacia floors and painted Oyster and Charcoal Blue painted cabinets.
Rock Island Kitchen remodel featuring Acacia floors and painted Oyster and Charcoal Blue painted cabinets.

The large kitchen island has an overhanging countertop with space to seat four comfortably. Nearby is a dinette area where we built in a bench seat below the window. This new bench includes added storage drawers that match the kitchen cabinetry. Now these customers are shopping for a new casual dining table that can use in this corner. Many of our remodel customers want to maximize storage as much as possible with a new layout. Including bench seating within your island design or along a wall is a great way to create a seamless and custom look while adding storage.

Kitchen bench with storage drawers below a dinette window. Kitchen design and complete remodel in Rock Island Quad Cities by Village Home Stores.
Kitchen bench with storage drawers below a dinette window. Kitchen design and complete remodel in Rock Island Quad Cities by Village Home Stores.

The main kitchen includes an L-shape layout with the cleaning, cooking, and refrigerator zones. The new wall cabinets stretch to the ceiling and include a stylish crown molding detail. Crown molding, undercabinet molding, and added details like the fluted columns framing in the microwave space all help to create a stylish take on a traditional kitchen design.

Kitchen featuring Acacia floors and Koch cabinetry in painted Oyster finish with Smoke highlight and Charcoal Blue painted kitchen island.
Kitchen featuring Acacia floors and Koch cabinetry in painted Oyster finish with Smoke highlight and Charcoal Blue painted kitchen island.

Not every kitchen layout can allow a corner lazy susan cabinet. In the case of this kitchen, a susan in the corner would have moved the kitchen sink away from the center of the window. A “blind corner” cabinet can be used in this instance to allow usable space on one side, and a standard cabinet on the other. Our cabinet vendors offer many specialty options to help maximize your accessible storage. Press play below to see the swing out shelving option we included in this kitchen corner cabinet.

White painted kitchens remain to be a best-selling choice across all regions in our industry. Of course if you have ever gone to select a white paint for a project, you quickly realize there are MANY shades to choose from. The same is the case in our cabinetry selections. A stark “White” paint may not be what you are after. We have some that are a warmer Ivory or Pearl finish, and others that lean toward a cooler gray tone. This kitchen is the “Oyster” painted finish from our Koch Cabinetry line. In this home, the Oyster paint has been given a “Smoke” highlight to enhance the edges and molding details. We love the look of this finish. The Smoke highlight is such a great compliment to metal finishes as well.

Koch Cabinetry Legacy door in painted Oyster finish with Smoke highlight.
Koch Cabinetry Legacy door in painted Oyster finish with Smoke highlight. Complete kitchen remodel by Village Home Stores.

The long kitchen island is installed in the same Legacy doorstyle as the kitchen perimeter. The “Charcoal Blue” paint is a rich contrast to the Oyster kitchen. This Charcoal Blue painted cabinet finish is among our top selling accent colors for cabinets. We have sold many kitchens, bathrooms, home bars, and laundry spaces in the Quad Cities area in this finish. Take a look at the hardware selected for this kitchen. How perfect are the stacked edges of the “Calloway” handles with the edge profiles of the cabinet doors and drawers!?

Koch Cabinetry in the Legacy door and painted Charcoal Blue finish. JA Calloway Satin Nickel handles are the perfect pairing with the door edge details.
Koch Cabinetry in the Legacy door and painted Charcoal Blue finish. JA Calloway Satin Nickel handles are the perfect pairing with the door edge details.

The blue accent color was also used on the wall surface of the kitchen. Elongated glass tiles from Glazzio’s Aristocrat Harbor Series are stunning! The “Dim Afternoon” color takes the tone of the blue cabinet finish and adds a glossy finish and texture to the overall kitchen. A beveled edge to the tiles bounce and reflect light and shadows and add a lot of style to the space without introducing multiple new colors.

Stainless Steel Whirlpool appliances including low profile microwave hood in a Rock Island Quad Cities kitchen.
Stainless Steel Whirlpool appliances including low profile microwave hood in a Rock Island Quad Cities kitchen.

The cabinet handles are a Satin Nickel finish and that is a perfect compliment to the Smoke highlight of the cabinet paint and the Whirlpool Stainless Steel appliance suite in the new kitchen. A new Whirlpool dishwasher, beverage cooler (in the island), electric range, microwave hood, and refrigerator have been installed in this new kitchen. The microwave hood included is the new low profile model available from Whirlpool. This hood takes up a similar height footprint to a standard under-cabinet range hood, but includes a 1.1 cu. ft. microwave in it! Wish your current hood was a microwave? This may be the model for you! Contact a team member at Village today!

Stainless Steel Whirlpool appliances including the new short, low profile microwave hood in a Rock Island Quad Cities kitchen.
Stainless Steel Whirlpool appliances including the new short, low profile microwave hood in a Rock Island Quad Cities kitchen.

The refrigerator in the new kitchen is surrounded by a great pantry cabinet on one side, and an end panel on the other. To assure that the space between the kitchen island and this refrigerator was as open as possible, a counter-depth model was purchased. Counter depth refrigerators can save you space in your layout and give you a cleaner look. “Standard” refrigerators can stick out an added 4-6+” deeper than a kitchen cabinet so be sure to discuss this depth with your designer at Village Home Stores.

Stainless Steel Whirlpool appliances in a Rock Island Quad Cities kitchen.
Stainless Steel Whirlpool appliances in a Rock Island Quad Cities kitchen.

At the very center of this incredible new kitchen is a large island with seating. This island is of an enviable size and also has no sink or cooktop in it. That makes it an incredible versatile surface for prep, entertaining, dining, and more. A slight arch detail has been applied to the overhang area for added interest. This arch also helps soften the look and scale of the large island.

Kitchen featuring Acacia floors and Koch cabinetry in painted Oyster finish with Smoke highlight and Charcoal Blue painted kitchen island.
Kitchen featuring Acacia floors and Koch cabinetry in painted Oyster finish with Smoke highlight and Charcoal Blue painted kitchen island.

Engineered quartz countertops surfaces in the Carrara Marmi design are an instantly classic surface choice. The look of a polished marble, with the hassle-free appeal of a quartz counter, these surfaces will look incredible for many years to come. A stylish “Ogee” edge was applied to all of the countertop edges in this kitchen. This one detail choice makes such a huge impact in the completed space.

Carrara Marmi Quartz countertops with an Ogee Edge style applied.
Carrara Marmi Quartz countertops with an Ogee Edge style applied. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores.

This remodel project involved removing a wall. That means of course that ceilings would need to be worked on and of course a new flooring surface to tie the new open space together. The solid 3/4″ Small Leaf Acacia flooring that was selected is absolutely stunning. When you walk into the home now you are greeted with the gorgeous warm flooring stretching all the way through the kitchen. We just love how it looks against the blue cabinetry. Ask a flooring expert at Village today about Acacia wood flooring for your home.

Kitchen island in the Koch Legacy door and painted Charcoal Blue finish.
Kitchen island in the Koch Legacy door and painted Charcoal Blue finish. Complete kitchen remodel by Village Home Stores.

Do you have a wall (or walls) in your home that seem to be boxing you in while you work in the kitchen? Curious if all, or some of it can be removed? We can help design a new kitchen for your home and arrange for experts to get to work for you. Check out this past episode of our TV show where we removed a wall and also unpack our remodel process for you in detail. What does your dream kitchen from Village Home Stores look like? Let’s find out! Reach out to us by phone at (309) 944-1344 or message us here on our website. Or your can always come visit us at 105 S State in downtown Geneseo, IL.

Village Home Stores Conference Room Update

One of our goals for the 2020 year is to improve the Village Home Stores showroom experience even more. We are located in downtown Geneseo, IL and we understand that isn’t right in the neighborhood for a large percentage of our customers. But those that choose to come and see us find that we are worth the short trip! When you choose to work with Village on a project in your new or existing home we want the entire process to be as enjoyable as possible. We offer many departments of products all in one convenient location to make the selecting, estimating, and buying process easy on you. It had been a long time since we updated our presentation and conference room in the showroom so it was atop our list for updates entering this new year. Check it out!

The conference room of kitchen design experts Village Home Stores at 105 S State Geneseo IL.
The conference room of kitchen design experts Village Home Stores at 105 S State Geneseo IL.

Our showroom includes more than a dozen installed kitchen displays that each help us showcase the many departments we have all under one roof. If you visit us, then you may find members of our team meeting with clients throughout the showroom in one of these spaces. During the design and selection appointments of our process, we find it is best to be out in the showroom near samples and examples so we can help guide our customers best. But for those meetings that involve personal and private information (like pricing), we have this presentation and conference room space available.

The presentation room at Village Home Stores. The Quad Cities destination for all things kitchen and bath design.
The presentation room at Village Home Stores. The Quad Cities destination for all things kitchen and bath design.

What do you think? We think it turned out so amazing! We want to thank all of our on staff carpenters and subcontractors who were able to fit this project in among our already busy schedules to get this project done during the Holiday season. This project is part of an overall effort to make it easier and more comfortable to shop with Village. Entering into 2020 we have made our website villagehomestores.com easier to shop and even added a feature that allows you to text with our team! Now our website, front entrance, and showroom all should give you the same impression (and we hope it’s a good one) of the quality products we offer and the quality of work we do.

Modern white bi-fold closet doors with gold hardware in the Village Home Stores showroom.
Modern white bi-fold closet doors with gold hardware in the Village Home Stores showroom.

Of course we always want to take any opportunity we can to remind you that overall we are a small business and we know our customers choose Village for our amazing staff and team. Please don’t think that this gorgeous award-winning showroom means that we are stuffy or expensive. We promise we are a very fun team to work with and remain laser-focused on getting you the competitive price you deserve with our wide variety of products. Speaking of products, this room features a new cabinetry line to Village Home Stores: Wynnbrooke Cabinetry!

Wynnebrooke full access cabinetry available at Village Home Stores
Wynnbrooke full access cabinetry available at Village Home Stores

This cabinet is the Frost White finish and the image above shows you that the Wynnbrooke cabinet line is a frameless or “full access” cabinet style. This cabinet style is clean and offers you maximum interior storage capacity for a cabinet. Learn more about Wynnebrooke cabinetry here on their website or stop in and see our samples today! Wynnbrooke Cabinets come already built with with many features that are considered upgrades from other lines. Full access construction,¬†dovetail drawers and soft close door &¬†drawer hardware to name a few. We chose to install more of our bestselling quartz surface line in this new space. Cambria Quartz is always first to launch dynamic and eye-catching new surface styles and colors.

Skara Brae Cambria Quartz available at Village Home Stores. Shown on display in Village showroom in Geneseo, IL.
Skara Brae Cambria Quartz available at Village Home Stores. Shown on display in Village showroom in Geneseo, IL.

The main cabinet wall of the presentation room has been fit with a Cambria Quartz top in the Skara Brae design (shown above). This natural marble veined style pattern with a blend of warm grays adds drama and style to any space. The large conference table in the room has been built with a tabletop of Golden Dragon Cambria Quartz (shown below). Black, whites, and a sparkling shimmering gold all blend to make a statement surface. You have to see this Cambria color in person to fully appreciate it.

Golden Dragon Cambria Quartz installed as a tabletop in Village showroom in Geneseo, IL.
Golden Dragon Cambria Quartz available at Village Home Stores. Shown installed as a tabletop in Village showroom in Geneseo, IL.

This cabinet design is specific to our conference room needs. But it’s difficult not difficult to imagine a version of it in a home. In this showroom space we require storage and display areas. The main focus of this back wall is the TV where we mirror a customer presentation. We chose to include some glass door cabinets in a new updated “X” style mullion and surrounded the TV with floating shelves.

Floating light Oak shelves in the presentation room at Village Home Stores.
Floating light Oak shelves in the presentation room at Village Home Stores.

The back wall of the design has an extra element of texture with the applied wood flooring as the wall surface. We used a light oak finish on the shelves to contrast the Frost White cabinets. One of the most exciting details of our new conference room is another thing you must experience in person. We are installing our stylish Legrand Adorne series of switches and outlets along with a whole new lighting plan for the room. The exciting part is that the lighting will be voice controlled! Smart home and connected tech investments for your new or existing home continue to be a trending category of product and prove to be a wise investment to increase the value of your home.

Legrand Adorne collection wall switches with dimmers. Shown installed in Village showroom in Geneseo, IL.
Legrand Adorne collection wall switches with dimmers. Shown installed in Village showroom in Geneseo, IL.

We are so thrilled to have this new space to meet with our customers. What’s next for our showroom updates? Our largest display in the store is getting a whole new look so stay tuned! Curious what steps go into our remodel process at Village Home Stores? Check out this past blog post that walks you through some of the key elements that set us apart from the rest. We hope you plan a visit to see us and meet our team in person soon. You can find us M-F from 9am-5pm or Saturdays from 9am-noon or by appointment at 105 S State Geneseo, IL. Reach us by phone at 309 944 1344 or message with our team here on our website. We cant wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help.

Lighting Trends for 2020 Spotted at Lightovation Dallas

modern chandelier light with village home stores logo overlay

Keri and Natasha just got back from attending the Lightovation 2020 event at the Dallas Market Center and we are so thrilled to share what they saw! If you have ever worked with either of these two designers you know they are absolutely obsessed with lighting and their industry so this “work trip” was pretty fun for them.

Lightovation 2020 at the Dallas Market Center. Image via Lightovation

Attending market events like this really keeps our lighting team ahead of the game. We can be more efficient and helpful for our customers having seen these fixtures in person vs. as just a page in a catalog.

-Keri Swanberg of the Village Lighting Team
Keri and Natasha from the Village Home Stores lighting team at Lightovation 2020 in Dallas, Texas
Keri and Natasha from the Village Home Stores lighting team at Lightovation 2020 in Dallas, Texas

Our team met with many of our current vendors one on one and took time to walk through and see as much product as possible. So many exciting new fixtures were introduced at Lightovation and our team members were among some of the first designers to see them in person. Here are some of the trends that they spotted while browsing our vendor booths at market:

Feeling Blue

We’ve got the blues big time and we are not sad at all about it! Shades of blue were spotted everywhere. For those who follow our Village blog this is no news to the Cabinet industry. Our painted Charcoal Blue finish remains as one of our most requested accent cabinet color. With the announcement of Pantone’s color of the year to be a shade of blue, we were expecting to see some response to that… but WOW! Blue was everywhere and in every category of lighting.

Kuzco Lighting pendants with matte blue, white, and black painted finish options.
Kuzco Lighting pendants with matte blue, white, and black painted finish options.

Not just shades of blue, but a variety of sheen to those blues. Most were showcased in a matte finish texture. Imagine how great the dome pendants shown above would look above a kitchen island! We loved seeing some blue lighting options in a high-gloss lacquered look as well. Check out these glossy outdoor sconces from the Kichler Lighting booth:

Blue glossy outdoor wall sconce by Kichler.
Blue glossy outdoor wall sconce by Kichler.

Bright White

Of course nothing is as classic as a white finish… but on light fixtures? You bet! We spotted bright whites everywhere we went at market. Some of our favorite fixtures were a combination of those whites with a metal finish. This new Minka Lavery series combines white and a gold finishes:

Trending at Lightovation 2020: Combination white and gold finish lighting. Shown here on Minka Lavery fixtures available at Village Home Stores
Trending at Lightovation 2020: Combination white and gold finish lighting. Shown here on Minka Lavery fixtures available at Village Home Stores

Peek-a-Boo Interiors

Have you ever walked into a space and fell in love with it from a distance… only to enter in and start noticing even more reasons you love it? Usually that is the case. Great design happens in the details. We had this experience a few times last week when the interior of a light fixture surprised us! This peek-a-boo effect is most commonly executed with a gold finished interior showcased below in this collection from our Quorum line.

2020 lighting trend of gold peek a book interior. Quorum pendants with blue painted finish options.
Quorum pendants with blue, white, and black finish options and gold peek a boo interior.

And how about a fixture that combines multiple trends in one! This Kuzco pendant combines the bright white, blue colors, and peek-a-boo interior looks. How fun!

White Kuzco dome pendant lights with playful peek a book interior colors.
Kuzco dome pendant lights with playful peek a book interior colors. Lighting available at Village Home Stores.

Straps, Buckles, and Braces

This stunning chandelier shown below included the white trend as well as another we saw on home accessories and lighting. Leather straps! Leather and faux leather can add such tailored texture to any item. It can also help some styles lean to a more masculine look.

Polished chrome finish chandelier with white leather strap detail. Light by ELK Group International available at Village Home Stores
Polished chrome finish chandelier with white leather strap detail. Light by ELK Group International available at Village Home Stores

Also note that with all the gold, brass and brushed brass finishes we were seeing, we still spotted plenty of classic finishes like polished chrome. Light fixtures have always been referred to the “jewelry of a room” and this trend of adding and emphasizing joints and construction with straps, buckles, and braces is very fun! Instead of blending in the hardware for a fixture, these elements are celebrated!

Detail of buckle and brace detail trend on a weathered wood finish light fixture by Capital Lighting. Available at Village Home Stores
Detail of buckle and brace detail trend on a weathered wood finish light fixture by Capital Lighting. Available at Village Home Stores

We also got to preview the new Lauren Lighting collection available from our Generation Lighting line. This lighting series shown below rock the buckles and braces trend with a nod to the equestrian style Ralph Lauren is known for. Ask out team to see more of this amazing collection. The pieces are truly stunning investments for your home.

New Ralph Lauren lighting collection by Generation Lighting available at Village Home Stores.
New Ralph Lauren lighting collection by Generation Lighting available at Village Home Stores.

Over-sized and Unexpected Shapes

Scale can make is such an impact on a design. Sometimes at a market event like this, the size of the light fixtures can seem to be lost among the tall ceilings and overall giant scale of the event. But there is no avoiding some of the massive fixtures that we saw! Village Home Stores truly does have a light for any size project and budget. Don’t forget that we provide lighting for homes and businesses so if you have a restaurant, bar, office, boutique, or other setting in need of lighting impact give us a call.

Large 40" diameter pendant light by Hudson Valley and unique spiraling ladder fixture from ET2. Lighting available at Village Home Stores
Large 40″ diameter pendant light by Hudson Valley and unique spiraling ladder fixture from ET2. Lighting available at Village Home Stores

We saw lights of all sizes and shapes at market. Not just playful new geometric shapes but so many organic and unique shapes. You can shop our lighting online anytime here on our website and even select and filter by category and finish. Something to note is that there are now so many exciting light fixtures available that don’t technically belong stuck in just one category. Many of the fixtures we suggest for our clients aren’t technically straight-forward “chandeliers” or “foyer” lights. That is why working with a lighting expert opens up your search into our own expert experience to think outside of the box for you.

Weathered Oak

Another home trend that has crossed over to multiple departments at Village Home Stores is the use of weathered woods. Of course our cabinetry department has offered many versions of this trend for long time, but every year more and more become available. Weathered finishes are a great way to add a wood tone and texture without fully committing to one wood and color for everything. What do we mean? Well consider this weathered oak fan below. It could be used in a room that includes gray or brown wood-tone furniture or all white furniture.

Trending at Lightovation 2020: Weathered Oak fan blades. Shown here on a Quorum ceiling fan. Available at Village Home Stores
Trending at Lightovation 2020: Weathered Oak fan blades. Shown here on a Quorum ceiling fan. Available at Village Home Stores

Weathered finishes take on their own unique and “storied” place in a design. We are loving the outdoor pendant lighting we spotted in the Savoy House booth. Imagine these weathered wood shutter pendants in your cozy outdoor patio space.

Weathered wood outdoor pendant and ceiling fan by Savoy House. Lighting available at Village Home Stores.
Weathered wood outdoor pendant and ceiling fan by Savoy House. Lighting available at Village Home Stores.

Cone and Dome Shapes

With so many fixtures to see it was interesting to notice that most of the new product launches introduced were either a cone or dome shape. While some lean heavily toward contemporary others are more transitional in style. And all seem to be available in such a variety of finish options and light styles.

Hudson Valley and Golden Lighting pendants showcasing the cone and dome shape trend.
Hudson Valley and Golden Lighting pendants showcasing the cone and dome shape trend.

Multi-Finish Fixtures

So many of the lights we viewed at market were not just a one note finish. Two-toned / multi-finish fixtures were everywhere. Many dipping into the other mentioned trends of blues and whites. We love any part of an overall design concept that can introduce many finish options to the finished look. It makes selecting hardware, plumbing fixtures, and accessories exciting and more open to possibilities.

Trending at Lightovation 2020: multi finish pendant lighting. Shown here on Quorum fixtures available at Village Home Stores
Trending at Lightovation 2020: multi finish pendant lighting. Shown here on Quorum fixtures available at Village Home Stores

Seeing fixtures and glass illuminated in person just helps us out so much as designers. Seeing the quality of the brands we carry compared to those we don’t helps us to assure our customers and contractors that we curate our lighting brands for a reason.

-Natasha Byers of the Village Lighting Team
The Mystic Luster finish available on select Capital Lighting.

Are you looking for interior or exterior lighting for your Quad Cities area home? Village is the region’s home lighting destination. You can shop our lighting selections online and in store. Partnering with one of our lighting experts in our award-wining showroom helps you to see the best options for your personal style and budget. After a brief consultation our team can help narrow down your options for you to make the shopping experience easier and enjoyable. The Village Home Stores lighting showroom is located at 105 S State St in downtown Geneseo, IL. You can reach us by phone at (309) 944-1344. Lighting for your home is such a fun category of product and there are so many exciting new options out there. Contact our team today! We can’t wait to hear what you are shopping for.