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Bathroom Lighting

What are my lighting options for my bathroom mirrors?

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-11-01

The most flattering and efficient lighting for a vanity mirror is at about 5 feet 6 inches off the ground or approximately eye level. How you achieve this will vary on your bathroom layout and overall style preferences. Wall sconces placed approximately three feet apart from each other on either side of the mirror are…

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…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Light Fixture Types and Their Purposes: LED Tape

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-10-11

LED tape has made it possible to add clean and seamless lighting to any location. It is so small at one-eighth inches tall and a one-quarter wide. Many LED tapes can be cut every two to three inches so they can fit into any space from small accent cubbies to long runs of crown molding…

Lighting Basics

Light Fixture Types and Their Purposes: Wall Sconces

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-09-20

Wall Sconces are mounted on the wall usually between 5 feet to 6 feet off the ground – they are perfect for many locations within the home, some prefer to mount them as a form of accent lighting in a living room, next to a fireplace or artwork. Wall sconces can also serve to light…

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….

Flush Mounts

Flush and Semi-Flush Mounts and their Functions

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-08-09

Flush mounted fixtures are a great source of ambient lighting – they are especially practical in high activity areas with standard ceilings; foyers, bathrooms, laundry rooms and hallways are all high activity areas with lower ceilings and would be great areas to install flush mounts as well as they do not typically have tables to…

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 –…

Lighting Basics

Line-Voltage Pendants vs. Low-Voltage Pendants

Interior Lighting Style |  2013-03-22

There is a common debate among customers remodeling their kitchens.  Should I choose pendants? What kind of pendants? Low-voltage or line-voltage? How many pendants? What size should my pendants be?  All this can seem over whelming but if you start with the size of your space and island you want to light, you can easily…

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…