Tips and tricks to freshen your entry.


Spring has sprung! Now is the time to freshen up your entry.  We have added this short video from Kichler detailing entry lighting and other small ways to create a fresh new look for your entry.  This being the first impression most visitors to your home see, it’s easy to tackle a quick update in a weekend.  Check out the video for more information. Great Holiday Gift Great Holiday Gift ideas abound at Atlantic Lighting Studio. Our Virgin Lambs wool cleaners make it easy and efficient to dust your light fixtures, chandeliers and virtually any other surface in your home. No need to wash, simply twirl outdoors to shake the dust loose! Follow us to get updated on the next promotion as we will be adding one daily through the holidays.

It’s Time for a New Switch

Attention, attention! You need to check out this collection available at Atlantic Lighting Studio!

Adorne is a new collection from Legrande of innovative swtiches, dimmers, outlets, wall plates and also wireless systems for the home. The Adorne collection shows off its incredible and efficient technology that makes you feel like you jumped into the future. With just a tap of a finger, a wave of a hand, or even your presence in the room can control the lighting of your entire home.

Have you ever imagined an outlet that could do more than just be plugged into? From an outlet that hides until you need it, to convenient in-wall smart device connections, Adorne has taken the ordinary to an extraordinary level.








Adorne also has 32 beautiful wall plate options for you to choose from. No matter what decor your room has, Adorne has a switch for you so you can add a little fun to your home. Check out the Product Visualizer on Adorne’s website allows you to make sure your wall plate suits your look:

Nightlights come in all shapes and sizes – but finding a sophisticated nightlight that hides itself proves to be a difficult task. Adorne took the standard nightlight and converted it to pure brilliance. With a simple touch, the nightlight appears. With a simple push, the nightlight detaches from the wall and can be used as a portable flashlight.










Enjoy the living space of the future without rewiring the entire house. Adorne’s Wireless Home Systems feature devices that “talk” to each other and you can control wirelessly. Now, you can create lighting scenes that put your home in the very best light. Take a look at Adorne’s “Tricks of Light”:

Want more fun? MeeIntercomDoorbell_Webt the revolutionized peephole. The Adorne Wireless Video Intercom Kit includes one exterior video doorbell camera and one interior intercom unit to receive camera images, so you can see who’s at the front door from multiple locations in your home.




The best part about the Adorne collection is that you can order everything from Atlantic Lighting Studio and you can also check out the beautiful display in our studio!

Goode Fun

Creating a lighting plan and helping select lighting for Kerri and Jeff Goode was a blast! They walked into the showroom with open minds and good humour and it wasn’t long before I discovered their new home would be touched here and there with whimsy and imagination.  The lighting programme for their new ultra energy efficient home called for energy efficiency, uniqueness that reflected their taste and sense of fun, and as low budget as we could manage.

To meet the objectives of their programme, I focused on selecting fixtures and locations that would provide the maximum amount of light in the best possible locations.  I specified omnidirectional fixtures that would reflect additional light off the ceilings and used energy efficient LED and CFL bulbs throughout.   I made certain not to over light, but did ensure that the lighting plan provided a generous amount of light for tasks, accent and ambiance.


Once we were all clear on the plan and the types of fixtures required at each location, we were free to have some fun, selecting from a mad array of lighting options.  We met in person, emailed and made full use of Pinterest to assemble all ideas.

Here’s a photo the Goodes presented early on which speaks volumes on how they envisioned the lighting for their new home.  It wasn’t necessarily to be taken literally, but it told me a great deal about the look and feel they were seeking.


These curvy pendants were the catalyst that led the way to the choices of dining room chandelier, living room pendant, hall, bedroom and bathroom vanity lights.

LivingRoomThis gorgeous green pendant, nicknamed “Race Day Hat” by Kerri and Jeff, graces the coffered ceiling of their living room in the open plan.  The curved form works splendidly with the kitchen island that’s in full view and a few feet away.

The dining room, also in full view of the kitchen, livingroom and front entry, has windows on the south and east and Jeff really wanted the sunlight, streaming in, to dazzle and play off surfaces.  What better way to create movement and colour and sparkle than to add some crystal bling!

Dining RoomWe all agreed that this combination of chrome, rows of circles and the decidely modern form would present chandelier sparkle without looking too grown up.

This puffy, donutty shape was little pricy for the budget, but it did inspire the hall and bedroom lights.

inspiation3Inexpensive plug-in rope light went into the coffered ceilings in the livingroom, dining room and master bedroom, with the plan to switch it out for LED in a couple of years when budget allows.

A row of these fun little ceiling lights, at $53 and only 5.75″ diameter, light up the galley kitchen as well as halls and doorways.

Kitchen and Hall

MasterBathThis bathroom vanity light (one for either side of the mirror) picks up on the shapes of the lighting throughtout the home and provides just the right amount of sparkle to compliment the mini crystal chandelier over the tub.  Best of all, the frosted inside of the glass diffuses the light for good grooming.

Here are a few photos of the finshed results.


Two small and one larger pendant provide ample task light over the island, while ceiling-mounted lights illuminate the cabinet faces and ceiling.  These were a more budget-conscious option compared to recessed lighting in this insulated ceiling.  There is undercabinet task lighting and a receptacle in place so Kerri and Jeff can add over-cabinet lighting when the budget allows.


Notice how the curves in the chandelier over the bathtub mirror the curves of the faucet and even the tub!  Oh my! and the bathroom scales, as well!P1013466P1013469P1013472
Wall-mounted, puffy, cloud-like fixtures light the way in the short bedroom hall, rather than the usual ceiling lights.P1013478P1013473I feel a deep gratitude toward Kerri and Jeff who were delightfully fun to work with, but more importantly, invited me to share my lighting knowledge and considered all ideas.  I’m honoured to have had the privilege of getting to know them and seeing their dream home come to life.  Here are Jeff and Kerri’s thoughts on their experience which they so generously and thoughtfully recorded for me:

“The lighting in our home is a source of pleasure for us each and every day and we cannot begin to express our gratitude to all the staff at Atlantic Lighting Studio. We are now your biggest fans and cannot recommend or speak highly enough of you!  Thank you so much for all your help!”

Kerri and Jeff Goode

Overheard in the Showroom…

“The Lighting Specialists are not afraid to say no, that won’t work for your lighting situation.”

Interested in a Career in Lighting Sales and Design?

Lighting Sales and Design

Lighting is our business and our passion

Atlantic Lighting Studio is a successful lighting retail and design business located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  We pride ourselves on our comprehensive lighting expertise and excellent service provided to both our residential and commercial clients.

There is now an exciting opportunity for an entry level position to join our Sales and Design team.

In this position your key responsibilities will be to assist clients in purchasing the most appropriate lighting for their project, as well as assisting in all aspects of the show room operation.  As your experience grows you will become involved in lighting design for our clients.

As the successful candidate, you will possess strong communication skills to deal professionally with all clients.  You will be an organized detail-oriented individual able to work both independently and as a positive member of the team eager to see your lighting knowledge grow through courses and hands-on experience.


  • Knowledge of Interior Design
  • Retail experience
  • Post-secondary education
  • Strong skills in MS Word, Excel, and some Photoshop
  • Social media savvy

Sound like the career for you?  If so, please email your resume with a covering letter to Chris MacQuarrie at

As featured by Rooftight

We just wanted to share this wonderful piece from Rooftight, one of our favourite commercial clients.We are continuing to feature some our key partners. It is only fitting to give Mike Butler, from Atlantic Lighting, the “Stage”. Mike’s passion for life and work is infectious. “I can feel the smile on his face even when we are communicating through email!” says Michelle.

“He understands the importance of customer service and that is one of the reasons why we work so well together. “Mike is from the Annapolis Valley and has spent the last 8 years in Wolfville. He’s been with Atlantic Lighting Studio for over ten years and loves it. Retail is his life. He has the patience and personality for it. He lights HOMES, how can you not love a job like that. Mike’s been a Certified Lighting Specialist for two years and he is also a Certified Landscape Lighting Technician. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his partner Ian, reading, writing for the local paper and he does tons of community theatre (25 productions in 36 months). 
He loves to travel, listening to music (everything from Patsy Cline to the Eagles to ACDC) and sipping coffee at ANY coffee shop socializing with friends.

Mike rooftight blog