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Achieving a Mad Men Theme in Your Home

Danielle Littman |  May 26, 2015

We here at Littman Brothers are obsessed with the AMC hit, Mad Men!  While excited and devastated at the series finale, we feel it is our duty to honor the fantastic show by highlighting its iconic, rich, retro style.  Throughout the seven seasons, Mad Men has elevated the 60’s look into a desirable style fit…

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Penthouse Tour: 5 Jaw-Dropping Mansions in the Sky

Danielle Littman |  March 11, 2015

Creating masterpiece mansions in the sky require immaculate attention to detail, a ‘less is more’ design approach and a ‘more is more’ is more approach in regards to the amenities.  The penthouse units below challenge the norm of square footage, custom designs, stunning materials and, not to mention, one view better than the next.  Take…

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Listing Your House

Danielle Littman |  October 27, 2014

Many things can effect a home sale. Houses tend to sell at slower rates in fall in winter and faster in spring and summer, but there are 12 must-do actions for listing your house that support home listings any time of year. For example, updating the kitchen island lighting or landscape lighting are often times…

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Golden Lighting Guide Rules

Danielle Littman |  October 3, 2014

Location may be the most important word to remember when it comes to buying or selling real estate, but remembering to focus on details may be one of the golden rules when it comes to interior design. One extra chair, an oversized sofa, or an unflattering or ineffective lighting choice may be all it takes…

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Wood Lighting – Rustic Modern Designs

Danielle Littman |  September 19, 2014

If you associate wood with outdated furniture pieces from the past, you may be pleasantly surprised by the effect that wood lighting can have on your room decor. Many people love a traditional or rustic look, but wood lighting works with modern and contemporary styling as well. Wood has always been a great choice for…

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Mix Things Up with Asian Style Lighting

Danielle Littman |  September 12, 2014

Surrounding yourself with decor inspired by Asian influences can add serenity and balance to your home, and you may be surprised at how Asian style lighting and other accents can complement traditional or contemporary furnishings. There are a lot of easy ways to create a soothing and inviting atmosphere in any room of your home,…

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Design Ideas for Small Spaces

Danielle Littman |  August 28, 2014

When you have a lot of stuff and little room to work with, use these design ideas for small spaces to help you get the best use out of every square inch. From inventive storage solutions to simple room dividers, learn how to make the most of your small-space. Establish every activity: eat, sleep, relax, work, and then…

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Outdoor Lighting for your New Deck or Patio

Danielle Littman |  August 22, 2014

Many homeowners are looking for creative ways to spend time outdoors. Adding a deck or patio to your home is a great way to increase the popularity of your outdoor living space. More than eighty percent of homeowners indicated that adding a new deck was a top priority when tackling outdoor projects and with the…

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Making an Impact with Chrome Lighting

Danielle Littman |  August 7, 2014

Gray has become associated with fashion, automotive, and literature trends in recent years, and chrome lighting has been embraced by many people as well. A smoky shade of gray adds an almost intangible extra to home and office decor, but chrome lighting can make an impact that is bold and complementary at the same time….

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Create Your Oasis With Outdoor Lighting

Danielle Littman |  August 1, 2014

Path lighting can be economical and easy, and creates a safer space for guests simply by adding lights around steps, walkways, and doors.  It is an essential layer in a well planned lighting layout.  Other elements to consider for outdoor lighting are key features like an automated control system that turns on lights with a timer, that allows the…

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Light Fixtures as Art

Danielle Littman |  July 23, 2014

It’s the Tiny Details That Make or Break Any Room Look at any room’s photo in a home magazine. What do you notice? The colors, patterns, unique furniture pieces and arrangements, probably. Do you know the one thing that pulls all of those designs you love together, but rarely gets its proper due? The light…

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LED Color Temperature in Your Home

Danielle Littman |  July 10, 2014

What kind of led color temperature should be used in a home? Many homeowners who want uniform LED lighting for their houses will frequently ask this question. The first thing to understand and answer for yourself is whether or not you are going for a single color temperature for all your LED fixtures. Many opt…