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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.

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More about Tidewater and Carla

Discover a thoughtfully curated lighting buying experience at Tidewater Lighting & Design. Our dedicated team provides personalized guidance, ensuring the size, style, and light output of your fixtures perfectly complement your space. With an on-staff Certified Lighting Consultant boasting over 30 years of expertise, you're in capable hands.

Explore our showroom, featuring an extensive selection of finishes, styles, and sizes, complemented by catalogs offering even more options. We accommodate various budgets and quality preferences with several price points. Our showroom and consultants go beyond the sale, assisting you in coordinating cohesive lighting designs throughout your home. Education is key - we empower you with knowledge before any purchase, ensuring you feel confident and comfortable with your final lighting selection.

Carla extends her design services by appointment to assist clients in building or remodeling their homes or businesses. Collaborating with Interior Designers and Builders, Tidewater prioritizes addressing clients' unique lighting needs. If you seek professional advice and a high level of service, visit Tidewater Lighting & Design today. Whether you're replacing fixtures or yearning for a unique look, our boutique showroom on Wall Street is a must-visit. Enhance your experience by dining at nearby restaurants or cafes and indulging in local shopping, as Tidewater is conveniently walking distance to downtown.

Carla Snowdon, CLC

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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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