Have you ever purchased a piece of dècor for your home — whether a new sofa, a painting from a local artist, or perhaps upgraded flooring in the kitchen only to find that it doesn’t look quite right?
The problem may lie, not with your taste in tile or art, but in the kind of lighting you’re using. Many people focus on paint, texture, and color when designing a room with lighting nothing more than an afterthought. But in reality, the type of lighting you choose can make or break a space.
The amount of natural light in a room can make a difference in what type of lighting you choose as do the materials on the walls and in the furnishings. Dark paint or... Read More
Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! We hope you’re finding a special way to welcome 2013. This Style Me Sunday is all about celebrating the glitz and glam of New Year’s celebrations.
Here, retro glam meets industrial style. The Restoration Industrial Factory Side Table makes a statement as its masculine wooden surface juxtaposes with a finely crafted Modernist Champagne cooler. Sparkling light fixtures like Barn Light Electric’s Tubular Linear Iron Chandelier look elegant year round. If you lack the space for a large lighting fixture, try a petite pendant like the Indy Pendant. You can dress it up with a variety of bulb styles, or even use a porcelain socket!
While you... Read More
If you haven’t noticed the nip in the air, the red-tipped leaves, or the refreshing absence of humidity, check your calendar. The official start of fall is upon us this weekend, and it’s time to relish the season of harvest with all its splendor and comfort. Thinking ahead to the holidays and the myriad family and friends who will land in your living room, isn’t it time to do a little updating? Maybe some shiny new house numbers out front so Cousin Fred won’t circle the block three times looking for your address. Changing up your lighting is also a great way to give a space a whole new look. And now is the perfect time to shop as our Fall for... Read More
One thing we tend to love about lighting is that one fixture can change the look and feel of an entire room. Direct, overhead lighting placed in the middle of a room can make the mood very intense while accent lighting, provided by wall sconces and floor lamps placed around the perimeter of a room, softens the look. Diffused lighting or fixtures with dimmers can create a more intimate space while bright, overall lighting is task oriented and usually focused on a certain spot such as the kitchen counter.
Chandeliers are often thought of as more “formal” lighting but this beautiful fixture adds a wonderful rustic touch to the soothing palette of this living... Read More
The word “chandelier” may intimidate some who think the fixture belongs only in stately, ornate entryways or in dining rooms with over-dressed, Downton Abbey types sitting round the table. Not so! With vintage industrial pieces popping up all over the place from farmhouses to downtown lofts, it was only a matter of time before chandeliers took a rustic turn.
We love this simple and sleek chandelier that has found a home on a screened-in porch. While charming by day, this fixture would provide plenty of illumination over card games, conversation, and mint juleps on a hot summer night. This chandelier is similar to our Mystic Seaport Chandelier, part of our... Read More
Drawing home inspiration could come from anything. Maybe it’s your favorite television show with a phenomenal set, or perhaps you just love a the simplicity inspired by a small coastal town. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina is located on the Outer Banks, and was once home to the Wright Brothers. While the Wright Brothers were primarily focused on flying, this town definitely has a nautical vibe to it.
Seeing this photo from House Beautiful’s bedroom design gallery instantly brought to mind this eastern seaside town, as well as our aptly named Kitty Hawk Nautical Lighting Collection. The wall sconce and either of the two complementing chandeliers would make a great... Read More