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Get the Look: Layered Lighting to Add Dimension to Your Kitchen

Adequate lighting is important for a room that sees as much daily use as your kitchen, especially in a home with a less-than-ideal window setup or long seasons where there isn’t much natural light. The best way to achieve that is through layered lighting, using different types of lights throughout the room to increase the […]

Building A Better Reading Nook: Illuminate Your Space With Swing Arm Lighting

I’m a big fan of reading nooks. As an avid bookworm, they’re a comfy, cozy spot to curl up and read; as an interior designer, they’re an ideal way to fill up an odd spot: functional, visually appealing, and flexible enough to work with the size and style of whatever space you happen to have […]

Light Up Your Living Room: Six Innovative Ways To Beautify Your Space With The Right Lighting Fixtures

A lot of talk about living room design is dedicated either to the big ticket items – like your sofa, accent chairs, and entertainment system – or to the big surface areas – walls, flooring, and area rugs. But while these elements combined make up the lion’s share of your living space, it ignores the […]

Layered Kitchen Lighting: How Doubling Down On Your Lighting Fixtures Can Make A Big Difference

The difference between a kitchen that looks good and a kitchen that looks great isn’t how you decorate the space, it’s how you light it. Even the best designed kitchens feel lackluster with inadequate lighting, while a few stylish, well-placed lights can make even an ordinary kitchen come alive. And, of course, good lighting plays […]

Arc Lamps: A Cool Modern Twist On The Traditional Floor Lamp

I’ve never been a big fan of floor lamps. I mean, I understand the utility – every room needs light and not every room has it built in. A floor lamp bridges the gap without taking up any surface space, all while staying more or less out of the way. But as with your run […]

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 […]

Cluster Pendant Lights – A Modern Twist On Exposed Bulb Lighting

I’ve mentioned elsewhere that reclaimed industrial furniture is starting to make a big comeback in the design world. Maybe the most widespread and universal example of this is the resurgence of the light bulb pendant. The decorative equivalent of a bare bulb on a string, antique models sport beautiful sockets attached to long cords, often […]

Floral Lighting Fixtures – A Great Way To Bring Nature Into Any Room

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a big fan of lighting. Lots of light, lots of light fixtures, lots of different kinds of fixtures, and most especially lights with a lot of style. There are all kinds of lighting fixtures out there. From modern pendants to elaborate crystal chandeliers, it isn’t hard […]

Foyer Lighting – Chandeliers And Pendant Lights To Make Your Entryway Inviting

Choosing the right lighting is incredibly important to giving your home a look and feel that’s all your own. With so many lighting fixtures out there – literally thousands of designer sizes, styles, and types of lights – the lighting fixtures you choose are a chance to showcase your unique personality and style. Nowhere is […]