• LED Outdoor Lighting Can Be More Delightful with Layering

    Let's talk about LED outdoor lighting... An outdoor room deserves the same kind of design attention as any other room in your home. Layering is not a new concept. Whether you are putting together an outfit or your living room, a much-talked-about technique to achieve a sophisticated look is through...
  • Outdoor Lighting & Curb Appeal

    Well-planned outdoor lighting is essential to curb appeal. The right combination of outdoor lighting fixtures highlights architecture and showcases landscaping, creating an appealing and welcoming sight to both passersby and guests alike. Besides being attractive, outdoor lighting fixtures provide...
  • LED Wall Sconces in Red, White and Blue

    LED wall sconces can elevate your room’s style. Is this an off the wall idea? No way. Easily add some razzle dazzle to your wall with a plug-in wall light. This Possini Euro Glitz 9-inch wide sconce has a chrome finish and an adjustable swing arm. Sconces can be mysterious, yet a...
  • Novelty LED Lights Make Any Room More Fun

    If you are thinking that novelty LED lights are something just for a funny present for a bachelor or college grad, you might want to peek at these more sophisticated novelty lamps. Novelty in this case is just unconventional or unusual. Think Betsey Johnson. If she were to design LED novelty accent...
  • 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...
  • Modern Options Do Exist for Tall Landscape Lights

    ….aka Sometimes size really does matter. (Like with tall landscape lights, for example.) Landscape lighting can completely transform the look of your home’s façade and yardscape beyond what is possible during the daylight hours. Depending on what kinds of landscape lights you...
  • Modern Outdoor Lighting for Today's Home

    A bronze finish can make any modern outdoor lighting fixture feel more luxurious Bronze LED outdoor lighting designs can sound uber-traditional, but like most everything, it’s how you use it that sets its fate. Lighting designers and tech experts are exploring LED technology, pushing d esign...
  • 4 Great Outdoor Lighting Ideas

    Outdoor Lighting at Thistlewood Farms Until recently the farmhouse has been covered in snow. But now the house is digging itself out (literally and figuratively) of a harsh, seemingly-never-ending winter. We've been planting bulbs and cleaning out flower beds and putting down mulch. All...
  • Have a bathroom romance with the perfect LED light fixture

    Bathrooms can be one of the most sensual rooms in a home. Just like everything else in your home and in your life, planning and effort are essential to make sure you achieve your ideal romantic bathroom. For my lighting 'romance' meter to register, LED bathroom lighting should be dimmable...
  • LED Lighting: Backlighting Basics

    Lighting is my favorite way to change the mood in a room. Unlike fabrics, furniture, plants, and anything else that you have to actually carry into a space and arrange, lighting can always be there ready for you to turn it on. While dimmers and programmable lighting seems to be gaining popularity, I’ve...
  • LED Desk Lamps: Why You Need One

    If you don’t have an LED desk lamp, here’s why you should. Desk lamps are work essentials. As an important part of your day-to-day, a desk lamp shouldn’t be overlooked with just any old light fixture you can pick up at an office supply store. And here’s why.... The warm...
  • LED Light Bulbs Offer a Warm Glow

    If you love a warm light, you’ll love these LED lighting options. ‘Those lights make everything look blue.” Ugh. I’ve heard that remark about LED lighting too many times to count. For me, as a designer (aka home-problem-solver), it’s frustrating to hear friends reminisce...
  • Gifts for College Students - Creature Comforts

    Gift ideas for the college student in your family. Once your kids are away at college, their Christmas list changes drastically. We're here to help you fulfill it. The best gifts for college students are things they can actually use in their dorm room. Meaning, stuff they really need that they...
  • Nighttime Curb Appeal With Outdoor Lighting

    At night, lighting can have the most impact when it comes to your home’s curb appeal so I'm here to help you with some beautiful outdoor lighting ideas... As you can imagine, Winter is that magical time of year when we allow ourselves to eat a bit more, drink a bit more and decorate with...
  • LED Night Lights & More

    Night lights aren’t just for nyctophobics (people afraid of the dark) and nurseries. The dim light that a night light creates can be perfect for overnight guests navigating to the bathroom and providing a bit of style through colored light and finish. The new styles and technology with LED night...
  • Makeover Your Entryway With LED Lighting

    Light up your home’s entryway this Fall with an outdoor LED light fixture. Whether it’s for safety, reliability or just style, it's always the perfect time of year to think about updating your entryway light. There's a checklist to follow when shopping for LED entryway lighting...
  • Ideas For LED Landscape Lighting

    Light up the night—and your daytime look too—with LED landscape lighting in your favorite style. Summer might be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your outdoor parties have to set with the sun. Invest in the perfect landscape light that’s more than just an excuse to extend...
  • Cool Off With Refreshing LED Lighting

    Summer might be winding down, but it’s not too late to cool off your space with stunning LED lighting fixtures. A dip in a perfect pool of water might be the most refreshing break during a hot Summer day. Water soothes our minds, our bodies, our souls. So why not bring that refreshing...
  • Small Space, Smart Style

    Shop smarter for a new LED desk lamp by cutting through the tech talk, and looking at these six important tips that will make-or-break your relationship with your desk lamp. Wait... Relationship with your desk lamp? Yes, an LED reading lamps could be part of your desk-scape for 20 years or more. With...
  • LED Lighting – Debunking the Myths

    Curious about LED lighting, but hesitating to buy because you're unsure about the technology? We’re investigating and helping to clarify the top 5 LED lighting myths. Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has evolved quickly over the past decade or two, and is a smart contender in today’s...
  • The Minimalist Terrace Design

    The minimalist terrace is a way to enjoy your outdoor home design with little fuss or expense. The other great thing is that this look can be achieved on a small scale, so apartment dwellers can have just as much style outside as people with yards. Both Vosgesparis and Daniellawitte had cutting edge...
  • LED Landscape Lighting

    It’s a perfect time to upgrade your exterior lights to LED landscape lighting . As the Summer months rapidly approach you may want to take stock of how your home looks from the outside. DIY Network had some inspiring pictures of landscape lighting and ways to make your exterior stylish, safe...
  • Fun with Bright Neon Interior Design

    Neon has been relevant in fashion for a bit and neon signs are all the rage in interiors, but it's finally time to embrace neon in actual furniture and accessory design. These vibrant colors are so fun and versatile, and while they are not for everyone, the way neon is being used in interior design...
  • An Insider Look at the Hong Kong Lighting Fair from Sergio Orozco

    Award-winning lighting designer Sergio Orozoco joins us today to share an insider look at the Hong Kong Lighting Fair. You may remember Sergio from our recent profile on his design work . Welcome, Sergio! The explosive growth of the lighting business in China was visually confirmed at the 2013...
  • Sleek and Contemporary LED Wall Lamps

    While LED technically means Light Emitting Diodes, it’s the high style of LED wall lamps that caught my eye when looking through the amazing Swedish blog, Victor Blogg. There are times when all I crave are simple, contemporary design and this blog delivers - not to mention it makes you think about...
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