• Inspired by London - Old World Decor

    Who said that London in the winter time was gloomy and grey?! Having the opportunity to spend some time in London recently has really opened my eyes to just how beautiful architectural details and elements can be. While our country has gorgeous architectural history, there is no comparison with structures...
  • Focus On: Kitchen Pendant Lighting

    Style #N2141 Good lighting in a kitchen is a necessity. Kitchen pendant lighting, a source of ambient lighting, is definitely more visually interesting compared to its workhorse cousins task lighting and under cabinet lighting. Kitchen pendant lighting brings style and personality to your kitchen...
  • Merry Christmas 2015!

    Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas full of holiday cheer! Image source: Lamps Plus
  • Tastemakers Tell Us What They Think of Pantone's Rose Quartz and Serenity

    Last week Pantone, the world's authority on color, broke with tradition and named not one, but TWO colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quarts and Serenity. We wrote a post about Pantone's Color(s) of the Year after the announcement that included our take on the colors, but we were curious.....
  • Add Holiday Style with Contemporary Light Fixtures

    I’ve spent the last few weeks decking the halls. There are sparkles and pattern and color and ornaments and trees and snowflakes and reindeer. I’m getting the house ready for guests and family and I’m making my list and checking it twice and updating a few things to treat my home...
  • It's Twins! Pantone's Colors of the Year for 2016 are Rose Quartz and Serenity!

    For the first time, Pantone has named not one, but two colors as "Color of the Year." This year they are Rose Quartz and Serenity, which are also part of Pantone's spring palette for 2016 that was previously announced. While your mind is probably going to baby pink and blue, Pantone...
  • Glamorous Interior Design for the Home

    We’ve always loved watching movies from the 1940s and 50s. Starlets dressed in head to toe silk and satin, their bedrooms dripping in crystal chandeliers, there was always a chaise lounge nearby to recline upon, mirrored furniture reflected light and of course a well stocked bar cart was always...
  • Thanksgiving Table Decor

    Thanksgiving is all about food unless you ask a designer. Designers will tell you it’s mostly Thanksgiving table decor that matters most. Style Carrot had great pictures of Thanksgiving table decor in a variety of styles. From rustic and sparse to abundant and monochromatic these pictures show...
  • Quick and Easy Bathroom Updates

    Does your bathroom feel special? When you think about design do you include your bathroom design? A quick bathroom update might change your mind. Often times, people think they can only decorate their bathroom with a major renovation, not a few quite facelifts, which couldn't be father from the...
  • How to Select the Perfect Dining Room Chandelier

    So, you're ready to buy a chandelier for your dining room. With 1000s of chandeliers to choose from, how do you know which one is right? There are a few steps to finding the perfect chandelier for your space. Before you even start looking, decide on a style. Are you going for a more contemporary...
  • Mood Lighting & Dining Room Design

    Mood lighting in dining room design can be achieved in a multitude of ways, but I’m loving the effect certain drum shade chandeliers have on these rooms. Images from Remodelista show that drum shades are as varied as people and that the basic cream shade is not the only game in town. Take red...
  • An Interview with Lighting Designer Sergio Orozco

    Meet Sergio Orozco, an award winning furniture and lighting designer based in New York City whose designs are inspired by his international travel experiences. Recently we had the chance to interview him about the effect lighting has on our mood and how to select lighting for every room. ...
  • Small Kitchen Lighting Ideas

    Do you need kitchen lighting ideas to make your small space look larger? Let’s talk LED lighting tips. It’s a myth that only recessed lighting is the perfect pick for a small space. Lighting can become your best friend in a small kitchen. When I’m choosing lighting for a small...
  • Ombre Design for Interiors

    I am a huge fan of the ombre design trend, in fashion, style and of course interior design. It reminds me of a watercolor interpretation of a happy, flowing moment. While Ombre has been on trend for a while, a resurgence of the trend in other facets of style have made it more prevalent in interior...
  • Looking for a Showstopper? Try an LED Chandelier

    Where should you start when you are looking for a fast DIY makeover? A delicious bowl of fruit is outshined by the Ramona LED chandelier by Possini Euro Design that has fifteen frosted glass orbs extending from its chrome arms. Designers usually say paint your walls, change out throw pillows...
  • Dining Room Updates

    Dining room updates can be done quickly, and most importantly, inexpensively. Quick fix decorating does not mean you will sacrifice style or sophistication, rather it’s a way of refreshing a room with a simple plan and limited budget. House Crush featured several dining rooms that were quite...
  • Creating a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

    Gone are the days of ordinary kitchens and boring design. Even the farmhouse kitchen has taken on a modern flair with style. In most houses, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It's where homework is done and stories are shared and families gather around the table for a meal full of laughter...
  • Energy Efficient Lighting (That Actually Looks Good)

    We all know energy efficient lighting is a good thing. But sometimes the designs are just... so... ugly . (There. I said it.) Thankfully as technology advances, so do the looks of these energy efficient fixtures. In honor of Earth Day, I've rounded up a few of my favorite light fixtures...
  • Coastal Style Lighting

    Coastal style lighting always appears fresh and cheerful. I immediately turned to Shorely Chic for inspirational images and a glimpse into great looks for the coming spring and summer. It’s never too early to get a jump start on warmer weather decorating. While I can’t even begin to...
  • Romantic Crystal Chandeliers

    The word c rystal originated in the mid 18th century from the Latin candela meaning to glisten and from the French chandelle meaning candle. Traditionally when we think of crystal chandeliers we imagine just that, glistening lights that sparkle and possess classic elegance. Today’s crystal...
  • Luxurious Crystal Lighting

    Luxurious crystal lighting is no longer a design necessity for Grandmother’s dining rooms. Posh living is back and crystal, might I add, embodies luxe living to the max. I love the fact that crystal lights can be traditional as well as contemporary...thank heaven for lighting designers who have...
  • Get the Look: A Colorful and Eclectic Living Room

    Thank you, Pinterest, for your abundance of gorgeous interiors that inspire me. My jaw dropped when I discovered this colorful and eclectic living room by San Francisco designer Gary Spain. It's weird and wonderful, with layer upon layer of color and pattern that totally works . (Throw some deer...
  • 1 Room 4 Ways with Ceiling Lights

    The transformative power of ceiling lighting is pretty amazing. It can either be a subtle design element that recedes into the background, or a statement-making centerpiece that garners mega-attention. Take a look below at how 1 room can have 4 different looks with ceiling lights. Pictured: Possini...
  • Statement Kitchen Island Lighting

    Kitchen island lighting has the opportunity to create the 'wow' factor you're looking for. One of the first things people comment on when they walk into my kitchen is the lighting. A nod to my love of wine, two huge glass demijohns hang over the island. Pair two glass pendant lights...
  • The Romantic Vintage-Inspired Closet

    With Valentine's Day around the corner, I am all over dreamy, romantic images with unobtrusive uses of blush pinks and floral accents. When I came across this image from House Beautiful I immediately knew I wanted to figure out how to recreate this look. This is the perfect, vintage-inspired dream...
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