Monday, March 3, 2014

Shades of Soho Voted Best of Bergen 2014

Shades of Soho has done it again, earning the Best Home Decor award from (201) Magazine’s Best of Bergen County. This makes it the fourth consecutive year we have won this distinct honor. The public vote makes the award more meaningful to all of us here at Shades of Soho. As written in (201) Magazine,

"Shine a little love on your life with a statement lampshade from Shades of Soho. Give your table or floor lamps a touch of glamour and make them literally the life of the party in your home. This specialty home d├ęcor shop has every shade you can imagine, and plenty you haven’t even thought of. Inconceivable, but true. Silks and trims, baubles and beads adorn these sophisticated and chic home accessories.”

We have also received New Jersey Monthly’s “Best of New Jersey Award” for Lighting. We are so grateful to all of our loyal customers and fans for choosing us as the best lighting store in North NJ. We take pride in the quality and craftsmanship we put into each of our products and services, and we are thankful for the recognition.

We will continue with this level of quality and service that you have come to expect in 2014 and many years to come! If you would like any more information on any of the products or services here at Shades of Soho, please visit our website or stop in our North NJ lighting store

Shades of Soho
175 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What to Check if Your Lamp Isn't Working

Our daily lives rely heavily on lamps, but their ubiquitous light is sometimes forgotten until a problem arises. These are some of the more common problems your lamps may encounter.
  • If the light bulb will not light – Check the bulb first. This is always an easy first step. The bulb may be burnt out or just loose in the socket. Check that it is plugged in, as silly as it sounds this may be the only problem. Energy-efficient CFL light bulbs tend to last longer than traditional filament light bulbs.
  • The light turns on, but it flickers – This is either the sign of a dying light bulb or a bad connection somewhere in the circuitry. If you change the bulb and it still occurs then the problem is most likely with the wiring. This is when it is important to call a lamp repair shop.
  • The turns on and off – Check the wattage of the bulb in the socket, and the wattage of the socket itself. Often, this means that the wattage of the bulb exceeds the wattage of the socket. The maximum wattage will be listed on a tag attached to the socket.
  • Check the chord – Not just to see if it is plugged in, but check that it isn't frayed at any point. A frayed wire can cause a bad connection between the wall outlet and the lamp itself.

Try plugging an electrical device into the outlet where the lamp was connected. If this item doesn't work when connected, then check your homes fuse box. If you believe that it is something internal to the wiring in your lamp then bring it to Shades of Soho. We are a New Jersey lamp repair company that specializes in repairing lighting fixtures and antique lamps.  

Shades of SOHO
176 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Monday, August 26, 2013

We treat our store like a Bridal Shop for Lampshades

Since 2009, we've built Shades of Soho, our home lighting business, around the idea of a bridal shop. Our talents are focused on helping an individual translate their hopes and dreams into lighting - the same way people embody who they are with the details they choose for their wedding. Customers come from far and wide with their lamps to our store, sit down, show us swatches and pictures of their rooms, and we dress their lamps with many lampshade options that include: shape, size, fabric and trims.  The client can either buy a shade off our shelf, or we can customize anything that they would like and make it for them right in our store. We do not charge extra for custom creations, but the price is the same as if it was already made and sitting on our shelves.

The same principal applies to our signature custom chandeliers, sconces and lamps. We cast our own metals and offer crystal choices and a full color wheel of options for the finish of our product. At Shades of Soho you can get a base model, or we can design with you to create something one-of-a-kind. We have plenty of styles that customers can choose from so that they don't have to reinvent the wheel, but for someone who wants to add a little extra something, having the option to be part of the process is actually very exciting. Working with items of sentimental value is probably one of the most rewarding parts of our day.  Just freshening up a favorite lamp passed down from Grandma with a new, stylish, better fitting shade, or rewiring it to get the lamp in safe, working condition again is something we take great pride in doing. Most manufacturers incorrectly shade a lamp just to save a dollar, but we will always do the job correctly. There is nothing more satisfying to both the customer and the Shades of Soho staff than when a customer brings in something old and neglected that we can turn into functional, lighting art. Our most recent example is a changelier that a customer brought to us.It belonged to her great aunt, who was like a second mother. Her fiance insisted on throwing out "that piece of junk", but she wanted to save her great aunt's chandelier because it was one of the few things she remembered in her great aunt's house while growing up. After consulting with her on the many options that we had to offer, we decided to take the chandelier apart, coated it in our metallic root beer finish, rewired it, redesigned it and dressed it with a pleated out-scallop drum shade.  We took a sentimental piece and turned it into a functioning, one-of-a kind piece of art.  Hearing an emotional, “You just gave me a piece of my aunt back and I can’t ever thank you enough" was a huge bonus and just an example of the unique service we provide.

 Most people come into Shades of Soho and say they've been trying to find lampshades for months or years. These individuals have gone to the typical lighting store or the big box discount store, searched online, and have been overwhelmed by everything looking the same with nothing feeling quite right for a home. They finally buy something online just to get the task out of the way. Most recently, a customer kept walking by our store window and looking up at the chandeliers.  She had fallen in love with one from our selection, but purchased a different chandelier from another store instead. She felt like she should just be able to live with her choice because the chandelier was up already. In her head she kept telling herself, "It's just a chandelier" but in her heart, she just couldn't reconcile paying good money for something she didn't absolutely love. It nagged at this customer until she finally came to Shades of Soho, stood under the chandelier she had fallen in love with, and just HAD to have it. She bought the item and even called us after it was installed to express how much she loves getting up in the morning and having her coffee under the light of that chandelier. She finally feels her room is now complete and feels like home.

Our talented team is comprised of husband and wife, Bryan Kule and Tara Diamond, as well as Bryan’s college roommate and best friend Sam Picken.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Repair Your Lamps At Shades of Soho!

Lighting fixtures come in all shapes and sizes, and they each provide rooms with a certain type of energy that can help bring all of the elements of a room together. If you have a fixture that is broken, Shades of Soho can provide you with services for lamp repair in NJ.

At Shades of Soho, we are a boutique lighting store with a showroom located in Glen Rock, NJ. From lamps and chandeliers to portable interior lighting fixtures, we provide unique products for sale, as well as our in-store lamp repair services in New Jersey.

Combining years of experience and a passion for lighting solutions, our skilled professionals work to provide products and services that suit the lifestyle and personality of each individual customer we work with.

When it comes to New Jersey lamp repair services, we can do everything from a quick fix to more extensive repairs. We understand how delicate and sentimental your lamp may be, so we work carefully and efficiently to repair it. We also provide complete customization options for all lamp repairs.

Our professionals also specialize in working with elaborate, antique and ornate lamps. No matter what type of lamp you have, we will take good care of it and return it back to you in better condition than it was in at the time you brought it to us.

For more information about our showroom, or to find out more about our services for lamp repair in NJ, contact Shades of Soho at 201-785-SOHO (7646) today!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quality Lamps and Lighting in NJ

This lamp was made for our customer from a glass vase!
At Shades Of Soho, we specialize in imaginative and creative innovations for lamps and lighting in NJ. Our team can help you with designing your very own lighting fixture, or provide you with a lighting fixture that is unique and sure to impress!

There are no limits when it comes to what we do with lighting fixtures at Shades of Soho. As a boutique lamp and lighting store in Glen Rock, New Jersey, our professionals understand that lighting fixtures truly have the ability to enhance the atmosphere of any room. With functional, unique and elegant design options available, we provide a variety of lighting fixtures that will complement any setting.

We have an extensive list of services at Shades of Soho. These services include creating stock and custom lampshades, lamp and chandelier wiring and repairs, lampshade recovery and creating finials accessories for lamps. All of our services are custom-tailored to each individual customer.

If you are in need of lamp repair services in NJ. we can tighten or even completely rewire your existing figure. In addition to portable fixtures, we also work with chandeliers, sconces and antique lamps.

As the authority on lamps and lighting in NJ, we provide more customizable solutions for our customers. We provide customers with the opportunity to make any design changes they see fit to their existing fixture.  Our customers even have the opportunity to meet with us to design their own lighting fixtures from scratch.

We make it our mission to help our customers redefine the light in their lives. From our lamp repair in NJ to creating a brand new fixture that is completely unique, the sky is the limit for the New Jersey lamps and lighting at Shades of Soho.

For more information on our services, contact us today at 201-785-SOHO (7646).

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Custom-Made Lighting Fixtures Available at Shades of Soho

If you are searching for a way to incorporate style, functionality and beautiful designs in your home, Shades of Soho is a chandelier shop in North Jersey that can help you accomplish just that.

Shades of Soho, located in Glen Rock, NJ, is a boutique lighting store that provides much more than your typical lighting fixtures. We offer one-of-a-kind custom fixtures that are not sold anywhere else except directly through us. Every product sold in our NJ chandelier shop is American-made and handcrafted to each individual customer's liking.

We firmly believe that lighting is the focal point in any room, and the moods of people truly can be changed when they are exposed to different types of lighting. We do everything we can to not only make sure that your lighting fixture fits seamlessly into your home, but also that you are completely satisfied with the fixture that you purchase.

At our North Jersey chandelier shop, you have the ability to choose the fabric, colors and finish that will be combined together to provide you with your ideal lighting fixture. Whether you want a more classic or elegant design, or if you want something that is funky and unlike anything else you have ever seen, our professionals will design and make a product that will fulfill your exact specifications.

Whether you design your own fixture or purchase one of our in-store designs, each lighting fixture is individual in some way. We will work with you to help you determine the best way to illuminate your home and your life. For more information about our chandelier shop in North Jersey, contact Shades of Soho today at 201-785-SOHO (7646).

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief at Shades of Soho

At Shades of Soho, we are all doing our best to return to normalcy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and we know it is not easy. So many people have been impacted by this storm and it really hits close to home. Our lamp shop of NJ is home to so many long-time customers who have experienced first-hand the devastation and loss that has followed the hurricane. Sam and Bryan are native New Jerseyians themselves. The Garden State has served as the backdrop for their upbringing, education and business. We know that this is a troubling time for everyone, but we want to take action and give back in some way.

For the remainder of this year our NJ lamp shop will be offering 10% off all of our in-house products and services as well as 10% off any items on the Shades of Soho website. We will be donating 5% of all sales to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. At a time like this, we are proud to say that at Shades of Soho we design all of our own lighting products, which means that every lamp shade we sell is 100% New Jersey made. Our operations and flow of sales have been greatly impacted, leaving us also negatively impacted in the wake of the storm so we need all the help we can get.

When you purchase a lamp or chandelier from our lamp shop of Bergen County, you are not only helping our business stay afloat, but also contributing to Hurricane Sandy Relief. Our lamps come in a multitude of different shades and styles and our chandeliers are unique in design and feature beautiful beadwork and bright pops of color.

By posting this blog post on social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and more, you are helping our shop see another day and supporting the victims of Hurricane Sandy. To learn more about Hurricane Sandy Relief, check out Tara's blog post: In The Wake Of SandyWe thank you in advance for your time and support! For more information, contact Shades of Soho at (201) 857-2266 to learn more about what our Bergen County lamp shop has to offer.