May 12, 2017

Crystorama Lighting Provides Pizazz to Seven One Room Challenge™ Projects
Innovative Luna Collection Proves to be Especially Popular Choice with Designers

Westbury, N.Y. - Crystorama Lighting fixtures added spunk and shine to a variety of room transformations in the latest One Room Challenge design contest that wrapped up this week.

J & J Design Group, photo by John Woodcock Photography

Seven participating designers used Crystorama’s fashion-forward lighting to add a special touch of glamour and sparkle to their total room makeovers this season. These designers include J & J Design Group, The English Room, Lark & Linen, Christine Dovey, Centsational Girl, Erica Reitman and The Pink Pagoda .

“It’s always so exciting to see how these amazingly creative designers use our unique lighting fixtures to transform and energize their rooms,” said Brad Kleinberg, president of Crystorama Lighting, a challenge sponsor for the third straight year. “The gorgeous designs created by this season’s talented group show how the right lighting adds zest to any room setting — from traditional to contemporary and everything in between.”

Now in its 11th season, the One Room Challenge is a biannual design challenge organized by Linda Weinstein of Calling It Home, a leading do-it-yourself blogger with more than 17,000 followers on Pinterest. Twice a year in April and October, Calling It Home challenges 20 top designers and design bloggers to transform a room in their home, or the home of a client, over a six-week period and document their makeover process in a series of weekly online posts.

Each Wednesday during the six-week challenge, the designers provide an online update on their progress, sharing photos, advice and insights with a loyal following of design enthusiasts through their websites as well as social media. Then, in the sixth week, the completed makeovers of all 20 rooms are unveiled across all the participating websites in a much-anticipated “reveal.” This season’s reveal took place on May 10, with participants sharing their posts with millions of followers on various blogs and social media channels.

This season, Joanna Gick of J & J Design Group in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kate Riley of Centsational Girl (, in Petaluma, Calif., both selected Crystorama’s large-scale Lunachandelier in a trendy matte white-and-antique gold finish for their projects. Riley redesigned her bedroom, and Gick’s project involved the remodeling of the dining/living area. One of Crystorama’s best-selling models, Luna features a series of bold, spherical shapes created with bands of sleek metal reminiscent of ribbon.

L-R: Centsational Girl, photo by Kate Riley; J & J Design Group, photo by John Woodcock Photography

“I am so excited to install this beauty I found at Crystorama! I just love the mix of the white and gold in this fixture,” wrote Gick on the blog, a partnership with fellow designer Jennifer O’Dowd. “I feel like lighting is the jewelry to the perfect dress. It can really make or break a room.”

Gick added that is important to use the correct scale when choosing lighting. “You don’t want to have a large table with a tiny chandelier. Luna was the perfect size for her table,” she added. “It has the most beautiful gold finish on the inside and white finish on the outside. When you move around the room, the look of it changes and adds so much interest.”

Riley of Centsational Girl also was excited to use Crystorama’s Luna chandelier in her project. “The elliptical gold-and-white rings make my heart swoon!” she wrote on her blog. “When I had a chance to get my hands on it and use it in this space, I had to have it.”

Another designer incorporating Crystorama Lighting in her project this season was Holly Hollingsworth Phillips of The English Room ( in Charlotte, N.C. Known for her elegant, eclectic approach to design, Phillips chose Crystorama’s Drake fixture for her project — a bedroom and closet remodel. Drake’s sophisticated modern design features a bold fusion of solid chunky lucite and geometric crossbars in a sophisticated nickel finish.

The English Room, photo by EA Decker Photography

“I am thrilled to replace that (previous) wretched cloud fixture (that was in the space) with something as chic as this lantern in polished nickel and acrylic,” Phillips said on her blog. “My closet deserves better and this stunner is classic and bright while being a ceiling mount, which is hard to find.”

Other Crystorama fixtures featured in this season’s One Room Challenge included:

For the second year in a row, House Beautiful magazine provided coverage of the One Room Challenge through weekly postings at as an official media partner. In addition, the One Room Challenge included a program of online linking between participating designers and design enthusiasts, providing a lively conversation about the room makeovers and a source of ongoing encouragement, support and recognition. To date, more than 1,250 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge.

Other designers participating in this season’s One Room Challenge were Erin Williamson, House of Brinson, Chris Loves Julia, Suburban B’s, Sketch 42, House Updated, Glitter Guide, Rambling Renovators, Dwell with DignityGordon Dunning, Old Home Love, Old Brand New, The Nester and Abby Manchesky.

About Crystorama

For more than 50 years, Crystorama has been a leader in the lighting industry, recognized for distinctive lighting creations that are exceptional in quality, design and craftsmanship. The company was honored by the home furnishings industry as the top lighting fixtures manufacturer at the 2015 ARTS Awards. Drawing upon its depth of knowledge and expertise and inspired by fashion and art, Crystorama continues to innovate with modern shapes, materials and colors.

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