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Using Lighting Fixtures To Add Definition To A Large, Open Kitchen

In a large kitchen, it’s important to have multiple sources of light, not just to ensure that the whole kitchen is illuminated, but also to help define different areas of the kitchen. A wide open space can feel very welcoming, but if you aren’t careful, it can also feel oversized or even overwhelming. Choosing the […]

A New Twist On Exposed Bulb Lighting – Unique Antique Lights For An Industrial Style

Exposed bulb lighting fixtures are hugely trendy right now, with everyone from homeowners to restaurateurs rushing to incorporate these unique, industrial-inspired lights into their decor. But as stylish as these sleek, minimalist fixtures are, they have the distinct disadvantage of being visually a little glaring. Even lights that feature antique replica Edison bulbs, which have […]

Exposed Bulb Lighting Fixtures For A Modern Or Industrial Style

Usually when you talk about decorative lighting fixtures, there’s a pretty strong emphasis on the “fixture” part. After all, most lights cover up the bulb, and standard light bulbs all look the same anyway; it’s the body and shade of the light that define its style. But lately designers have been discarding this notion entirely […]

Top Trends: Modern Rustic And Reclaimed Chandeliers For A Contemporary Restoration Style

Chandeliers are the go-to lighting fixtures for large spaces. They’re the only type of light that’s big enough to stand up to a very high ceiling and hefty enough to hold its own in a spacious room. That said, the word “chandelier” often conjures images of very traditional fixtures – ones made of elegantly wrought, […]

Restored And Re-Imagined Factory Lights For A Chic Contemporary Table Lamp

It used to be that an “antique lighting fixture” was just an old fashioned chandelier or wall sconce that swapped out real candles for flame-shaped light bulbs. But while these big, ornate fixtures have certainly stuck around, lately there’s been an increased interest in more recent designs. Early electric lights – particularly turn of the […]

Why Choosing A Lighting Fixture From A Big Collection Is Almost Always Better

Choosing a new lighting fixture can be a somewhat daunting process. Even if you have a good idea of the style or type of light you want, the sheer number of options available can be a tad overwhelming. A good way to start narrowing down your options is to look for brands that offer large […]

Choosing The Right Lighting Fixture For A Hallway

Choosing the right lighting fixtures for a hallway can be particularly challenging. Unlike most rooms, hallways usually don’t benefit from any natural lighting, and often there isn’t enough space to simply set down a lamp. That means any lighting in a hallway needs to be built in, but finding fixtures that fit the narrow width […]

Seven Simple Ways To Update Your Kitchen On A Budget

Right now, having an up-to-date kitchen is one of the most desirable features in a home. But getting an open floor plan and all the modern conveniences doesn’t come cheap – to say nothing of some of the high end, luxury items you’ve probably seen on TV. But just because you’re on a strict budget […]

A Quick Introduction To Steampunk Style In Home Design

“Steampunk” is a term that was coined in the late 80’s to describe a certain kind of science fiction. Namely, stories set in an alternate 19th century, usually Victorian England, the American wild west, or a futuristic/fantasy world that resembles one of the two, where steam power is the primary source of energy. These worlds […]

Kitchen Lighting Fixtures To Dress Up A Modern Kitchen

Modern kitchens are sleek and sophisticated, and often have a professional, restaurant style air. But unfortunately that means that all too often modern kitchen lighting is extremely industrial and utilitarian. Rather than elegant or decorative, most modern kitchen lights are stark, made of sharp geometric shapes and simple, bold lines. Traditional pendants and chandeliers look […]