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The Combined Power of Home Automation, Lighting Control, and Interior Design

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Interior Designers Use Lighting Control Systems to Add Beauty and Functionality

A growing number of luxury homeowners have different expectations than they did just a decade ago. As many of you know, today’s clients are looking for automated technology that enables them to control their homes with ease and enjoy the many conveniences home automation brings. 

One of these automated features is a lighting control system. Homeowners are looking to control their home’s lighting with just one tap on an in-wall keypad or touchscreen. Some expect their lighting to automatically transform throughout the day, correlating with the changing hue of natural daylight. 

Incorporating this type of technology while maintaining your design and aesthetics is where we come in. At Avidia, we partner with interior decorators in Glencoe, IL, and throughout the Chicagoland area. Our job is to ensure the technology exceeds your client’s expectations and is easy to control while adding to instead of detracting from your design. 

Let’s see how today’s lighting controls add beauty and functionality to your client’s homes. 

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Why Chicago Interior Designers Should Partner With a Lutron Installer

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Interior designers in Chicago have faced a popularity surge, as many people have renewed interest in decorating their homes. Having to live, work, exercise, eat and play within the same four walls motivated Illinois homeowners to revamp their home design for both form and functionality. Wellness trends also spurred the interior design boom, bringing lighting control to the forefront of this initiative, as phrases like “human-centric lighting” and “circadian rhythm” sparked curiosity with both wellness-driven buyers and wellness-curious newcomers who simply wanted better sleep and greater productivity throughout the day.

As an interior designer, how can you keep up with the market demand for wellness-focused lighting for your clientele? Start by working with the area’s most trusted Lutron installer, Avidia! We’ll share why we recommend a partnership with a certified installer, so keep reading to see how working with us could give you a competitive edge.

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What Is Ketra Lighting and How Can It Transform Your Home?

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You’ve Never Seen Home Lighting Like This Before

What’s the primary purpose of home lighting? Most would say functionality. After all, you need light to see and perform tasks. But to say lighting is only a mere utility would be selling it short. Lighting is capable of much more! It can add creative design to your interiors and even aid in wellness.

For light without limits, turn to Ketra lighting. Ketra is a leading manufacturer of tunable LED light solutions that are designed to enhance the human experience. Ketra, a Lutron company, pairs transformational tunable lighting with world-class controls to make home light personalized to you.

Keep reading to learn what’s possible when you bring Ketra lighting to your Chicago, IL home.

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Beginner’s Guide to Lutron Home Lighting Control Solutions

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Lutron Lighting Enhances Comfort and Convenience in Any Home

When it comes to home technology, smart lighting control is one of the most desirable solutions for homeowners who are interested in adding convenience, comfort, and energy efficiency to their life. Who wouldn’t love to automate their lights and control them from anywhere?

If you’re interested in smart lighting control for your new or existing home in Highland Park, IL, you’ll find everything you could need and more from Lutron, a leader in intelligent lighting systems since the 1950s. Learn about Lutron lighting by reading our beginner’s guide below.

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5 Lighting Best Practices to Consider for Your Home Theater

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Check Out These Expert Tips from Our Home Theater Designers

To create an epic home theater, you must think beyond the display and speakers. A well-designed theater room features many unsung heroes that help make it great: acoustic treatments, custom theater seating, strategic lighting, integrated room control, and more.

In this blog, we’re focusing on home theater lighting. When lighting is an afterthought, it can destroy an otherwise awesome movie-watching experience. If you’re building or revamping a theater room in your Chicagoland home, follow these key lighting tips from the home theater designers at Avidia!

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Tired of Uninspired Controls for Your Lighting?

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SEE ALSO: Tunable Lighting is the Hottest New Feature of Residential Lighting Control

 

It’s All About Design

Crestron Horizon keypads are a cut above any other smart controls on the market. Horizon keypads are offered in a wide range of luxurious materials and colors, including wood, marble, and leather looks. The custom etched buttons are LED-backlit with a choice of programmable colors. When you press a button, it can even light up more so you know it’s working. The buttons' tactile feel and operation are carefully engineered to give you a feeling of quality. In keeping with Crestron’s unique custom approach, the company offers a service to complement the keypads with your décor, matching colors and trims like wood, metal, marble, and engineered stone - no other home automation manufacturer does that.

Is each room in your home unique? Your control keypads can be too – no need to choose from only three basic colors and materials. With Crestron Horizon, you can personalize the controls in each room for a perfect complement to your décor. What's more, the Crestron Horizon EX models work wirelessly, allowing even more flexibility in installation locations.

 

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Transform Your Home with Lutron Lighting and Shading Solutions

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SEE ALSO: How Many Ways Can You Control the Lights in Your Home?

 

Tailored Lighting Solutions for Any Size Home

Start small in one room or integrate smart lighting control throughout your entire home with Lutron lighting systems. Lutron offers multiple lighting control solutions perfect for any space and budget. Plus, their control systems are easily scalable, so if you want to begin in the kitchen and bedrooms but expand to other areas later, you can.

Wired and wireless dimmers, switches, and keypads make commanding single or grouped lighting fixtures simple by replacing standard wall switches with dimming and integrated control capabilities. Lutron also works seamlessly with your Control4 home automation system so you can integrate your lights with other devices and control everything from the same interface.

Reap the benefits of tunable lighting that changes in color temperature and intensity to mimic natural light. Ketra tunable LEDs, now part of the Lutron portfolio, can be fine-tuned to color temperatures ranging from 1,400K to 10,000K, bathing your home in the perfect lighting for any task or time of day.

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