What I’ve Learned the Past 15 Years at The Lighting Gallery

It was never lighting. I don’t know how I got into lighting … well, yes I do. But, it was going to be a clothing store. I went to college for fashion merchandising and I wanted to be a fashion buyer. That was going to be “my thing,” and never did I think I’d end up in lighting for nearly

Wall Décor Tips for Beautiful Spaces

Perhaps you’re looking for something new to update the décor on your walls. Maybe you’ve moved into a new space that needs personalization and your individual touch. Or … decorating and hanging things on your walls has been on your to-do list forever, and you just haven’t got to it yet. No matter the reason, I have some tips and

Contractors & The Lighting Gallery: The Perfect Pair

I recently shared a blog on my 15 years with The Lighting Gallery. I mentioned how integral my contractors were at the time of my career shift from employee to business owner, and how today they’re still as important. That led me to think about contractors in general, and how important we are to each other, and how people might not

The Lighting Gallery Celebrates 15 Years!

On July 1, 2000, The Lighting Gallery opened its doors. The original space held 1,500sq ft. of showroom, and a whole lot of promise for a new, small business in Grand Forks, ND. Sonia Roberton was at The Lighting Gallery’s helm as it debuted, as she still is today. More has changed than the square footage of space over the

6 Benefits of Partnering with a Lighting & Home Décor Pro

There’s no doubt about it; working with home décor and lighting pro will ensure your project goes well. For consumers and builders looking for a way to know they have only the highest quality of products professionally installed, it just makes sense to hire a team known for their abilities in this area. Why do you need a lighting partner?

Purchasing Lighting in Bulk vs. One Light Fixture at a Time

Should you purchase lighting materials in bulk? Should you spend the time and effort purchasing individual lights for various areas of a specific space? Many factors play a role in creating the perfect space. In some situations, there is a need for an experienced professional to aid in every facet of the design. In other cases, though, the project may

What’s Your Unique Lighting Style?

Lighting elements possess a particularly enchanting quality, and part of the charm of lighting fixtures is their blend of artistry with functionality. Lighting fixtures can be as much an artistic expression as paintings that grace the walls of a space, and can easily be considered functional sculptures. Each lighting fixture has the ability to make a fashion statement in its

5 LED Kitchen Lighting Solutions

There’s nothing that can light up your kitchen more than a carefully chosen set of LED light fixtures. For most homeowners, anything that lights up kitchen space is fine, but to people who want to create elegance and style, while saving significantly on energy costs, LED kitchen lighting cannot be an option, it’s a ‘must-buy.’ In the kitchen, many activities

6 Tips for Great Garden Lighting

For most homeowners, maintain the look of their property is a top concern. The first thing many people notice when seeing your home is the condition of its exterior. One of the best ways to liven up the outside of your home is by planting aesthetically pleasing plants, flowers, and shrubbery. With all of the hard work you put into

Top Summer Decor Trends for 2015

You can’t love great lighting as much as I do and not love great décor as well – they go hand in hand! That’s why I love being able to carry great home décor items and accents in my gallery, along with stunning fixtures. Many of you have asked “Sonia, what are some of the fun, top decor trends for