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Favorite Lighting Finds from Angersteins Home


Take a peek inside Dallas Shaw’s home featured in Domino Magazine highlighting Angersteins ‪‎lighting. Dallas indulged Domino the the skinny on the favorite lighting items from around her home.

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This light is possibly my absolute favorite item in my home. I got it at Angersteins in Delaware and it’s by Arteriors. It’s on a dimmer so even though it’s low and the bulbs are exposed we can change the brightness level. This room acts as our dining room, but also as a creative space for my team, and the scalamandre wallpaper, from Aubusson Home, is so perfect for us. We paired it with a jute Rugs-USA rug and a danish-style table from Ikea to keep the rest simple.


This is also a piece I found at Angersteins. The room has a few metallic touches throughout so the light compliments those. It also keeps the other elements like the Nina Campbell Aubusson Home Shades, and the tufted velvet couch from feeling too glam. I’m all about a good mix and this light was the answer to pulling this room together.


The Pettinaro Family Shops Angersteins


The Pettinaro Family have all worked with Angersteins over the years. This month we thank them for their years of dedication from one family owned Wilmington business to another.

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photo: Ben Fournier

Kristen and Sandy worked with Stephen Mottola and Cindy Wilkinson on the lighting design of her home.  Cindy’s design philosophy of “Art does not have to match the furniture” and the contents of one’s home should never be themed or matchy matchy; instead there should be an elegant and cohesiveness design that ebbs and flows in a well balanced and harmonious rhythm throughout the entire home.

Angersteins also worked with Cindy to select the outdoor furniture and fireplaces around her pool area.

Patio design

Summer Classics Sale

Summer Classics Patio


The Crowley Family wanted a Kitchen and Great Room where they could relax, dine and entertain family and friends.  Sandy Conley and Kristen Ursomarso of Angerstein’s helped Tracy pick out all of her lighting that best suited her needs.

Kitchen Lighting

A few other lights Tracy used in her home from Crystorama:



Vicky Martelli: Vicky made a bold statement with this stunning three-tier, oval pendant by @StonegateUSA Designs. The kitchen, a combination of white and chocolate brown sleek, designer cabinets, was the perfect backdrop for this raw silk beauty.

Lighting at Angersteins  

April Anniversary Giveaway: Don’t miss the Ultimate Backyard Party! To celebrate our anniversary, each month, we will give away a key component to creating the ultimate back yard. We will giving away grills, patio furniture, EP Henry pavers and more–all FREE! Like our Facebook page, sign up on our website or come into our store to enter!

Summer Classics patio set retail value $3900.

Summer Classics

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Interior Design Trends


Hues of blue fuse with green tones, morphing into one of the most sought-after colors of the season: Teal. Pantone notes that the shades of green so popular earlier this year are evolving into these deeper, luxurious shades of teal, embracing a soft, versatile look for Fall.

A sophisticated and refined addition to any room, teal embodies elements of simplicity and discriminating taste. At the same time, teal offers a vibrant pop of color that can enhance an otherwise lackluster neutral-based space.

Arteriors Viola

source: Arteriors  Home

Kitchen Lighting Tips – Angersteins


Island counters and breakfast bars demand a combination of task and general lighting. A very good solution is to add a group of miniature pendants.

Mount each pendant so that the bottom of the shade is approximately 66″ above the floor so it is possible to look across the room below the pendants. If the shades are not very deep and there is seating at the kitchen island or peninsula, install the pendants a few inches lower (60″ above the floor).

In general, you should install one pendant for every two feet of counter space and try to use an odd number of pendants to create better balance. Thin, narrow pendants, however, might look more pleasing with the addition of one or two extra fixtures.

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Summer Sale on Grills, Patio and More!


Start your Grills! Everything you need to get your Summer started!

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If you are in the Milton area stop by at 10am for our FREE EP Henry seminar tomorrow!

How To Design A Well-Thought-Out Pavingstone Patio


It all seems so simple. Pick a contractor. Select a color and style of E. P. Henry paving stone, and continue enjoying your summer while the works begins on your patio. However, to make sure there are no surprises and that you will love your new outdoor space forever, follow these tips to designing a well-thought-out paving stone patio.

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1.)   Do your research. Find the best hardscaping manufacturer with the best warranty and reputation in your region. For the Northeast, that is E. P. Henry. EP Henry provides a Lifetime Warranty on the structural integrity of our paving stones and wall systems for residential use. At no cost to you, EP Henry will replace paving stones and wall system products whose structural integrity is found to be defective under normal use, only if properly installed according to EP Henry standards and guidelines.* Terms and conditions apply.

2.)   Purchase through a reputable, long-standing company that you can depend on – for their service and their knowledge. Angersteins, family-owned and operated since 1924, is the most experienced and respected hardscaping supplier in the area.

3.)   Visualize your outdoor space and collect pictures. Not everyone is good at visulaization, so here are several things you can do to …………

a) Write your ideas on paper. It does not have to be pretty, but making it two-dimensional helps you see the big picture.
b) Cut out pictures from magazines.
angersteinsboxwoodAngersteins - Patioc)  Print pictures for websites specializing in patio design such as,
d)  Visit displays at the store from which you are purchasing your materials. Many have the colors, styles and features – walls, stairs, firepits, kitchens, water fountains and more – so you can see it before you buy it.EP Henry _ Wilmington, DE
e)  Ask your contractor if he or she has a previous customer that will allow you to look at their completed project. If the homeowner is there, it will be the perfect time to ask about the contractor’s work and professionalism.

angersteinsdrawingf) Check out what your neighbors have done in their back yards. Call them and ask if they don’t mind if you stop by for ideas. Please don’t sneak around and peak through the trees without their permission.
g) Contractor’s brag books can show numerous layouts and creative ideas

h) If you don’t have the time or inclination to go it on your own, hire a designer. They can visualize!

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4.) Select the “floor” pattern for your patio. To select a pattern, again, work with your style. Refer to the patterns available such as herringbone, modified herringbone, 45 degree herringbone, I-pattern, random, soldiered, running bond and more. The EP Henry catalog has all of these styles pictured. You can find even more on their website. Consider scale when selecting your pattern too. For most patios, from 10ft by 12ft up to 20ft by 30ft, you can successfully use any brick-sized, 6×6, 6×9, or similarly sized paver. For really large patios, the homeown needs to consider using paving stones with larger stones in the mix, such as Coventry and Devonstone.

5.)   Pick an aesthetic or style. This can be another tough thing to do. When we cut out all those pictures we love, they might not work for our style home. Make sure to pick an element from your home and repeat in the patio. Most of us do this with color. If the home is red brick, often we use Autumn Blend pavers because there is a beautiful red in the paver, as well as browns and beiges. Or for cream stucco homes, many homeowners select Dakota Blend, a neutral blend of khakis and brown. But what about the style of the pavers. Today there is a bountiful selection. Here a few from EP Henry and some direction towards home style:

  1. French Country – use a paver that looks as old and beautifully worn as the streets of Paris, like Coventry II. Distressed on the edges as well as the surface, this gives the appearance of age and gracious living.
  2. Modern – many modern homes are of sleek and simple design, which lends itself well to a more vibrant pattern for the patio. For a modern, retro vibe, consider using Symmetry pavers that have a parquet-like pattern.
  3. Cape Cod – for the traditional American home, try the traditional paver, Coventry I, with a little distressing on the edges.
  4. Ecclectic – the sky is the limit, try mixing different paver styles. However, staying with the same color-family will keep your patio style harmonious.
  5. Arts & Crafts – this type of home would look wonderful with the large, Devonstone pavers, which mimic the look of slate and bluestone, but they are less maintanence and more affordable.

6.)   Measure your space. This way you will begin to prioritize your needs versus your wants. Using graph paper is great, if you have the time and the patience. Also, a trick of the trade is to purchase a can of orange spray paint, and actually mark (on the grass) the shape and size of your patio.

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7.)   Select the features you need.

Here’s a list to work from:

  • a.)    Consider privacy when locating the patio
  • b.)   How does the traffic flow to the other areas outdoor – pathways, steps, entrances to your home, to the shed with your gardening tools, where the kids play so you can keep an eye on them, etc.
  • c.)    How many people do you need to accommodate
  • d.)   Place to dine
  • e.)   Place to sit or lounge
  • f.)  Will you be entertaining
  • g.) Will you be cooking outside
  • h.) Do you need shade
  • i.) Do you want all spaces on one level or more
  • j.) Lighting – traditional, low-voltage landscape or LED
  • k.) Walls
  • l.) Planter Boxes

7.)   Features You Want: 

Here’s a list to work from: 

  • a.) Patio furniture that’s fun, functional cool. Instead of all stationary chairs, add swivel and/or gliding chairs at the head of the table, or for all of them
  • -A fun round sofa or loveseat that encourages coversation and coziness
  • -Sectionals are really popular right now, and seat more people then a traditional sofa
  • -Check out the Orbit Lounger, a round chaise with two head rests that raise and meet in the middle
  • – Ottomans that act as storage
  • -Several small ottomans – instead of one large one –  look really cool, and are more flexible
  • -Look for an outdoor console table to hold plates, napkins, utensils, etc.
  • -Add a bar – the one at Angerstein’s is made of recycled milk jugs (good for environment), comes in a rainbow of colors (fun) and is as sturdy as an ox (practical)
  • -A cabana with sun shade, Skyline has some of the most creative ones we’ve seen! Available through Angersteins,
  • -A beverage cooler allows you to have drinks handy for your guests,  no more back-and-forth trips to the refrigerator inside
  • b.) Fireplace
  • c.) Firepit, gas or wood
  • d.) Water feature
  • e.) Outdoor kitchen with refrigerators, ice makers, kegerators, sinks, bar caddies, blenders, doors, cabinets and more
  • f.) Pizza oven
  • g.) Pergolas & Arbors – We have a great selection in store!

Arbors Direct

The sky is the limit when it comes to Outdoor Living. So the one rule you should always abide by is do what you love. Enjoy being outside!

July Progress:



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Patio is complete!

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Lighting Tips


Lighting your entry area, don’t just concentrate on the inside lighting. The lighting outside your entry area, as well as the way the inside light is seen from outside your home, combine to create your home’s welcoming appeal. Be sure to direct some of the outside light downward to illuminate walking paths. And once inside, provide some overhead light to eliminate unwelcoming shadows.

Outdoor Lighting

Some favorite chandeliers from Currey & Co:

Delaware Lighting


Keep in mind that light that shines upward or directly toward people’s eyes can create uncomfortable glare. Sooner or later, some of your guests will visit the powder room. Everyone feels better when they like what they see in the mirror, so choose light bulbs that flatter skin tones. And fixtures with an unexpected pop of texture and pattern can turn an otherwise ordinary space into an interesting private retreat.

In the living area, whether enjoying family time or entertaining, proper lighting makes every activity more enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing. An important element to a perfectly lit living area is proportion. Add the number of feet in your room’s length, width and height. That number (in feet) should be approximately the same as the number of inches of your light fixture’s height. Also, that fixture should hang 78-84 inches from the floor (as measured from the bottom of the fixture).

Favorite chandeliers from Crystorama:


Our favorite picks from Troy! Shop our website or showroom. Tax free and free shipping over $50.

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Angersteins Lighting Center


If you are remodeling or building a new home and wish to find unique home decorating ideas and products, you’ll find an exciting array at Angersteins Design Center!  You will also find some great ideas to update your office or workplace. Our selection of chandeliers, fans, table and floor lamps, outdoor lighting, pendants, bath lighting, prints, mirrors, fireplaces, patio furniture and grills will help make your home comfortable and inviting.

Whether it’s a fireplace, a shower door or an entire house of lights, let Angerstein’s staff provide the expertise for all of your interior and exterior home improvements.

Amazing new arrivals in the store and on line.

Visual Comforts now for sale on our site!

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We are now carrying Madeli Vanities and
Moen Faucets in the design room








Kitchen pendant lights by Kichler Topiaries on mantel by K&K


  Summer Classics outdoor furniture in the Rustic collection.
The Rustic collection is on display at Angerstein’s in the weathered gray finish.
Shown here in walnut is a sofa and two slipper chairs with Sunbrella fabric in Papaya.
Bronze and Stainless Steel patio heater
Fanamation Belleria outdoor ceiling fans with Antique Woven Bamboo in all-weather composite


Currey Oval Scroll iron chandelier with 5″ linen drum shades

It’s Time to Take Advantage of the Savings with LED Lighting


The benefits of LED lighting in your home or office are being heralded everywhere – the local papers, magazines, blogs, websites, and just recently in the New York Times – see our post on  So, what are you waiting for? Now is the time. And here are the reasons why you should start changing out your inefficient lighting for the rightfully popular LED.

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1.)   Long-lasting – LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as compact fluorescents, and far longer than typical incandescent bulbs.

2.)   Durable – since LEDs do not have a filament, they are not damaged under circumstances when a regular incandescent bulb would be broken. Because they are solid, LED bulbs hold up well to jarring and bumping.

3.)   Cool – these bulbs do not cause heat build-up; LEDs produce 3.4 btu’s/hour, compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs. Common incandescent bulbs get hot and contribute to heat build-up in a room. LEDs prevent this heat build-up, thereby helping to reduce air conditioning costs in the home.

4.)   Mercury-Free – no mercury is used in the manufacturing of LEDs

5.)   More efficient – LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity – that is 1/3rd to 1/30th of what an incandescent or CFL bulb uses. LED bulbs save electricity, remain cool and save money on replacement costs since LED bulbs last so long.

6.)   Low maintenance – since LED last so long, there is no climbing on ladders to constantly change bulbs

7.)   Cost-effective – although LEDs are initially expensive, the cost is recouped over time and in energy savings. The cost of LED bulbs has gone down considerably in the last few years, and is continuing to go down. Today, there are many new LED light bulbs for use in the home, and the cost is becoming less of an issue.

At Angerstein’s Lighting we see these benefits helping our customers every day. At local clothing and shoe boutique, Peter Kate, they had problems with the halogen bulbs giving off so much heat that they had to keep their doors open – even in the winter months. Replacing the very hot and inefficient halogen lamps with LEDs made the store much more comfortable. Sandy Conley, manager of Angerstein’s Design Center, often works with local churches, such as Limestone Presbyterian, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and St John’s Episcopal, to replace their inefficient lighting in the naves and sanctuaries. Lowering their energy costs allows them to give more to their community outreach programs. Brenda Robinett, who at Angerstein’s works with many of the local landscape designers, has noticed a huge increase in the sales of LED landscape lights. “Landscape light bulbs go out quite frequently for many reasons – heat build-up, bad electrical connections causing shorts, lawnmowers hitting the lights continuously. With the prices of LED landscape light fixtures coming down, it is easier for us to sell the low-maintenance benefits to the customer.”

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