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How to Choose a Ceiling Medallion

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-11-15

Ceiling medallions can often times seem like an afterthought in homes but, when the right medallion is chosen, it can truly tie the whole room and lighting scheme together to create that decorative touch to your space; ceiling medallions don’t have to be overlooked either as there are plenty of attractive moldings out there that…

Chandeliers

What does it mean to Layer Lighting?

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-10-18

A room cannot be properly lit using one light source; different sources provide proper lighting for specific uses. Light layering is a design method in which a number of different light sources are blended together to create a cohesive and inviting design. Think of lighting as a wedding cake: three tiers with a little frosting…

Chandeliers

Chandeliers and their Functions

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-08-30

Chandeliers have multiple functions; they add a beautiful light source, decoration and define an area while adding interest to a space. The most common area for chandeliers is the dining room. They are also perfect for foyers, breakfast areas and bedrooms. The mini chandelier is also a great way to dress up a space; the…

Contemporary Lighting

Pendant Lighting Functions

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-08-16

Pendants are truly the jewelry of your home as they make for beautiful accents and supplemental lighting. Pendants are fixtures that hang from the ceiling, suspended by a cord, chain or metal rod. They are often hung in groupings, layered throughout a space like over you’re your kitchen island or highlighting your dining room table….

Contemporary Lighting

Mercury Glass Pendants Offer Custom Beauty

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-07-25

Mercury glass is now having resurgence in fun pendants in all shapes, sizes and colors – it first made its appearance in the 1840s in Bohemia or now known as the Czech Republic. Originally, these mercury glass pendants were hand blown double walled pieces. The space between the walls was then “silvered” with a silver…

Lighting Brands

Nautical Style Lighting for Your Home

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-07-19

Nautical style lighting is great for any home and if you live near a body of water then it’s even more fitting to go for the nautical style lighting – whether you are from a New England beach town, have a lakefront property in the Hamptons or you just are craving some nautical flavors in…

Lighting Brands

Pick of the Week: Lodge/Rustic Style

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-07-12

Lodge and Rustic styles can encompass a few different varieties of techniques in lighting – whether you want to create the woodsy appeal of the Northwoods of Wisconsin or a rustic home in Colorado, you will need to find lighting with heavier lines.  Most of these rustic pieces are defined by their heavier “weight” and simple…

Art Deco Lighting

Pick of the Week: Art Deco/Retro Style Lighting

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-07-08

Retro style lighting has seen resurgence this past year; these lighting pieces are glimpses backwards in time, best described today as “old school.”  Different from vintage pieces, these Retro lights are recreations.  They are modern fixtures that play off of trends from the past – they do not have to be circa 1940s although many…

Contemporary Lighting

Pick of the Week: Cluster Pendants

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-06-21

Modern Pendants are definitely in this year and we love all the styles that are popping up around the industry.  They can be displayed in one line to accentuate a linear space like an island or long dining room table or a single unique pendant can create interest over a kitchen sink or vanity pedestal. …

Home Decor

Lighting Your Fireplace Properly

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-05-03

A Fireplace is a highly desired feature in any home; it creates a warm and welcoming ambiance even when it is not lit.  The hearth should be the focal point to any room that it inhabits and accent lighting is a great way to highlight this architectural feature.  The most common form of accent lighting…

Interior Home Lighting

Lighting Solutions for High Ceilings

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-04-19

When lit and decorated correctly rooms with high ceilings can be the most beautiful space in your home.  Although, the sheer size often presents some challenges in lighting; a large room with high ceilings requires layers of light that create depth and make the space feel inviting.First, some overall general lighting will be needed –…

Home Decor

Weekend Lighting Tips

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-02-22

One of the things we’ve stressed so much here is the fact that lighting is such an important role in your home’s décor.  It is an essential element to have and it truly has to be something great that you enjoy just as your guests do.  Here are a couple fun tips for you to…