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A Bulb Isn’t Just A Bulb – Know the types!

Danielle Littman |  2015-09-20

A light bulb is just a light bulb, right? You buy it, screw it in, and it works. Yet bulbs are designed differently for different uses. The brightest light possible in a surgical room isn’t necessarily what you might like shining in your eyes when you wake in your master bedroom. Each type is created…

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Basement Blahs – 4 tips for lighting up the lower level!

Danielle Littman |  2015-09-14

Man cave. Gym. Home theater. Kid’s space. Stuff storage. No matter what purpose your basement serves, homeowners love the extra living space it provides. We’re not all lucky enough to have a daylight basement, or walkout basement, that takes advantage of natural lighting. Sun streaming in during the day provides light rather than turning to…

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Light Work

Danielle Littman |  2015-08-11

Lighting is an important feature when designing a room.  Lighting is far more than simply illuminating décor, the styles and types of light affect the way we work and feel in that room.  Certain lights can be straining, both on the eyes and the mind.  Light can be both too much and too little, and…

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Storage, Storage and More Storage

Danielle Littman |  2015-07-28

Storage is non-negotiable.  From books, to movies, to documents we all need storage in our homes.  Storage becomes especially important as our family grows.  Throughout our lives we live in an array of spaces, from our houses to dorm rooms and apartments.  While our clutter will change and evolve throughout our lives, the fact that…

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Exploring the Caves, Designing a (Wo)Man Cave

Danielle Littman |  2015-07-21

Most of us have heard of “The Man Cave.”  If you haven’t, it’s an adult version of a “No Girls Allowed” Tree house.  Men have been designing their sweet escapes for years, draping walls in animal pelts, sports memorabilia, gigantic televisions and beer décor.  Who says men are the only ones allowed to have club…

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Vamos A España! Spainish Interior Design

Danielle Littman |  2015-07-14

From the Mediterranean shores to the Pyrenees, Spain is a gorgeous country.  Throughout history, Spain has been concurred by multiple empires, causing the style and architecture to range incredibly.  The countryside of Spain features sturdy Ancient Roman aqueducts, luxurious Arabic mosques, colossal Gothic churches and so much more.  Artists, such as Dali, El Greco, Gaudi…

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A Rustic, Countryside Dream

Danielle Littman |  2015-07-07

When I was a little girl I used to love my grandmother’s house.  She lived in the countryside, right next to a small farm that raised 2 cows and a few pigs.  We used to walk along the country lanes, smelling buttercups and looking for rabbits.  Her house captured the essence of the country side,…

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Less Is More, a Minimalist Approach

Danielle Littman |  2015-06-23

Drowning in clutter?  We’ve all been there.  You first look at a new space all clean and empty and think “potential!”  You paint the walls; add some furniture, décor, situate plenty of shelves for storage.   You think, “I’m going to keep this room clean and organized!  I don’t have much stuff, it’ll be easy!”  Then…

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Inviting “Downton Abbey” Into Your Home

Danielle Littman |  2015-06-16

Whether you’re strict like Mr. Carson or free spirited like Sybil Crawley, the show Downton Abbey will send you on an enticing and dramatic thrill ride.  The British Masterpiece Classic takes place in early 20th century England, starting the day after the Titanic sinks.  Downton Abbey sends you on a roller coaster by following the…

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Designing Your Perfect Backyard

Danielle Littman |  2015-06-09

This week at Littman Brothers we decided to step outside the office and focus on landscaping and backyard designs!  Host outdoor parties, provide a play area for your kids or give yourself a place to unwind, all while improving your property value.  Your backyard is full of potential to be your personal oasis.  Take advantage…

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Creating a Unique Bedroom for your Child

Danielle Littman |  2015-06-03

Whether you have one or a dozen, a child’s room is an excellent way to let out your wackiest and craziest ideas.  Nothing is over the top for a child’s bedroom.  You want a circus themed bedroom?  Go ahead, paint a mural of all the animals and show-goers, install a pinstripe tent over your little…