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About  Tidewater

A 3200 sq ft showroom, nestled on the Connecticut shore in the picturesque town of Madison offering lighting fixtures, lamps, home accessories and lighting design services. Founded by Certified Lighting Consultant Carla Snowdon, a seasoned Lighting Professional with over 30 years of lighting industry experience.  Carla offers a selection of products with many distinguished but practical styles of fixtures.


More about Tidewater and Carla

Carla’s design services are to assist customers with building or remodeling a home or business and are on an appointment basis only.  Tidewater also works with Interior Designers and Builders to help focus on their clients lighting needs. Customers seeking professional advice and want an experienced level of service should stop into Tidewater Lighting & Design to shop for and discuss their lighting needs today.  Looking to replace fixtures in a home and desire a unique and different look, then Tidewater is a must see stop to view your light fixture options in this boutique showroom.  Enjoy dining at a nearby restaurant or café and enjoy shopping in the area, as Tidewater is walking distance to downtown located on Wall Street.

Carla Snowdon, CLC


Carla believes good customer service encompassed with enthusiasm and a strong knowledge base is what is important when selecting your retailer.  It is important to build trust with your customers and make them feel comfortable when working together.  The key to a long lasting relationship is a good foundation and this is accomplished by listening to the customers needs and finding a solution that is appropriate for them and their lifestyle.  Over the many years that Carla has been working in the Lighting Industry she has assisted numerous clients with their lighting needs and continues to assist them long term.  Carla's approach is to first educate the consumer and then sell the consumer last.  With so many options in Lighting today it is best to discuss with Carla all of the various options one may have to gain a better understanding of what is available in today's market place before finalizing your selection. Come create a well lit home and tell Carla about your project needs.

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