Task lighting is often synonymous with office lighting where small shade fixtures on adjustable arms bring bright, direct light to reading and other close work. Although a utilitarian fixture, the humble task light can bring a touch of color and style to any desk whether at home or in the cube.
One of the newest offerings in our collection of Table Lamps is the Lovell Task Lamp which marries mid-century style with our own brand of American made, quality craftsmanship. This table lamp features a conical cup shade hand spun from commercial grade steel affixed to a brass or galvanized stem.Read More
Hoot Hoot Time for School Girl’s Room:
1) Owl Decal by Vinyl Wall Art 2) Ivanhoe™ Mig Porcelain Pendant in Yellow, White, & Jadite by Barn Light Electric 3) Whitewash 2×2 Bay Bookcase by The Importer 4) Dolomite Alarm Clock by Barn Light Electric 5) Decorative Metal Cabinet Basket by Barn Light Electric 6) Desk photo by Home Design Décor Plan 7) Decorative Wire Mannequin Table Lamp by Barn Light Electric 8) Sunshine Day Bedding by The Land of Nod 9) Owl Backpack by Skip Hop
Rustically Organized Boy’s Room:
1) Barn Light Bowie Sconce by Barn Light Electric 2) Bed photo by It’s Overflowing 3) The Drake Cord Hung Pendant by Barn Light Electric 4) Decorative Metal Cabinet Basket by Barn Light Electric 5) Hampton Tall Boy, White Wash by Noir 6) Desk & Shelving photo by A House Like This 7) Canvas Baskets with Handles by Barn Light Electric 8) Bubble Alarm Clock by Barn Light Electric 9) Beatrix New York Little Kid Backpack by Diapers.com 10) Canvas Handled Wire Baskets by Barn Light Electric
It’s that time of year again: Summer is coming to an end and kids are getting ready for a new school year. So, we decided to provide some helpful tips and adorable décor for girls and boys in this week’s Style Board Sunday.
In addition to purchasing pencils, paper, and notebooks, consider reorganizing or redecorating your child’s room for a fresh and organized start to the year. It is important that children have a space where they enjoy doing homework! Consider a brightly colored desk for a touch of fun, or a simple desk with shelving to avoid clunky hutches. Use wire and metal baskets with holes to store supplies and toys so your child can see what they’re trying to access.
Before the first day of school, spend some time with your child organizing their room. This will help them to know where everything is when it’s time to find supplies—and they’ll know where to put things back when it’s time to clean up.
For a fun touch to a girl’s room, add a mannequin lamp that your daughter can display a few necklaces on for easy access in the morning.
Last but not least, don’t forget to set your alarm. These alarm clocks are sure to look good in your child’s room while helping them get up on time, grab these cute backpacks and make it to class before the school bell rings.Read More
Decorating your home’s recreational space can be one of the most fun projects you’ll ever undertake. It’s got to be better than remodeling the bathroom, right? After all, no matter if you have a den, play room, home theater, or man cave, the end result will be a space where you spend many enjoyable hours doing what you love whether it’s watching the latest action adventure flick, playing five card stud, or destroying your next-door neighbor on Mario Kart Wii.
The big attraction in this elegant game room is obviously the pool table kept carefully under wraps, but we love the warm wood, the expansive bar, and the natural modern pendant lighting, something not usually found in rec spaces which are often relegated to the basement. This genteel space is further enhanced by the pendants overhanging the pool table. These closely resemble our Krishna Pendant, part of our ever growing collection of Modern Pendants. This line of lighting is identified by sleek lines and simple cylindrical shades and have been designed for contemporary tastes and spaces.
The Krishna Modern Pendant comes in three sizes from a medium sized 16″ to a very generous 30″ shade. The outer shade is augmented by a smaller, inner shade that adds texture and depth to the overall look of the fixture. The Krishna comes in two sleek, modern finishes — black brass with a bronze shade or satin nickel with silver shade. There’s also a matching Krishna Table Lamp!
Prefer something a bit smaller over the pool table or bar? Check out the Globe 1-Light Pendant which is fine flying solo or even better hung in pairs. The Globe Pendant features etched white glass to provide a soft glow of light within its 7″ diameter shade. It is available in a polished nickel or satin nickel finish to complement any modern home décor scheme.
Memorial Day is the perfect time to purchase new lights for your space during our annual Memorial Day Sale. Use the discount code MEMORIAL12 to take 10% off any applicable fixture. See website for details!
Top photo courtesy Johnson & Associates Architects, Inc.Read More
It’s mid-January, so at this point you should have moved out of your holiday, sloth-like funk. You’ve enjoyed the company of family, as well as more than enough holiday decorations throughout the neighborhood. With that being said, it’s time to start thinking forward to the future and updating your home for the years to come.
Thinking about the upcoming years may leave you wondering, “What will be popular for that long?” After all, why open up your wallet for something that will be out of style before you even get it home? We’ve done the research for you and put together a few of our favorite pieces seen in stores right now. The 2012 Summer Olympics being held in London are sure to bring people from all over the world with their individual cultures and beliefs blending in one area. This wouldn’t be the first time a sporting event inspired interior designers. Expect to see the re-emergence of bright colors associated with mid-century, retro decor. This trend will last well into the autumn and winter months, then throughout 2013. Get on top of things now with our trend spotting guide, and you’re sure to be the envy of the block.
Retro patterns reminiscent of the Art Deco era from Ocean Drive, South Beach are popping up everywhere. Check out the White Lacquer Headboard along with the brass Sunburst Mirror. Along with the bright and cheery colors in the duvet cover, it wouldn’t be surprising to spot this bedroom all over Pinterest and the blogosphere. A modern floor lamp finishes up the space. The Disco Round Floor Lamp with a yellow spandex shade brings in the last touch of mid-century appeal as well as a functional lighting choice. Since it is a floor lamp, it can be moved throughout your home, transitioning with the design trends you’re expecting in the future.Read More
Thursday we presented you with a simple bedside vignette; it had stark white walls that made a big impact using three accent colors. Today we feature another bedroom photo from Apartment Therapy, but this one is definitely not lacking in wall color. Normally design experts will tell you to avoid sticking to one color in a room, but we couldn’t resist this suite, bathed in all sorts of green shades. There is nothing better than a tastefully decorated bedroom that showcases different design styles, right?Read More
Is your home a little kitschy – in a good way? Maybe you’re a renter with unfortunate guidelines about painting, so instead you decorate with bright and bold colors? Judging by this little bedside vignette, that looks like just the scenario today.
Whether intentional or not, the tenant followed a basic design principal, using groups of three’s. Instead of using objects though, they used three key colors: yellow, blue and black. Bright blue striped bedding makes a statement against the sterile white walls, and their goldenrod yellow accents flood the corner with additional color. The little side table is packed with items to get the most out of the surface area – leaving not much room for a table lamp, hmm? Unless you plan on reading by flashlight, lantern or candle light, nearly everyone needs a little extra something by their bed – just like this renter.
A retro, yet contemporary style wall sconce was chosen to hang over the corner of the bed. Our Saddlebred Sconce has the same unconventional, rounded shape as this one today; the dome-like shade directs light downwards over your shoulder. Any further left or right would put the spread of light too far out of reach – ideally, a second sconce would be mounted in the same location on the opposite side of the bed too. One should also point out that the bedside light acts as a modern piece of décor – such a simple alternative to wall art, right?
The Saddlebred Sconce can be ordered in the same sleek Black finish as this one today. Unlike store bought lights that fall apart in no time, you can pair the Black finish up with our 10 inch shade and you’ll have a stylish, long lasting bedside lamp for under $160. Have a different color scheme in your bedroom? Select from funky finishes like Cruiser Green or Yellow, or go elegant and traditional with Vanilla Creme or our beautiful Raw Copper.
Top Photo Courtesy of Apartment TherapyRead More