1. CREATE A COZY HOME WITH HYGGE

    Want to make your home as cozy, calm and relaxing as possible? Try hygge (pronounced: hue-gah), a Danish lifestyle trend that has captured the imagination of the interior design profession. More than just a décor trend, hygge is a state of mind – one of cozy contentment while appreciating the sim…Read More

  2. WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN SHOPPING FOR LED BULBS

    Today, LED bulbs are the most efficient, longest lasting, and often the most suitable choice for residential lighting. However, the slightly higher upfront cost, along with the variations in light output and color temperature, can make the switch to LEDs feel somewhat daunting. The best place to sta…Read More

  3. FOLLOW THE TREND: NEW WAYS TO LIGHT THE BATHROOM

    While functionality is still key, stylish and unique bathroom lighting designs are becoming increasingly popular. To meld the two, we recommend utilizing creative ways of installing fixtures and layering light. The bathroom is used for various, task-oriented activities from applying makeup, to shavi…Read More

  4. REARRANGE FIXTURES TO CREATE A UNIQUE LOOK

    Many of today's light fixtures lend themselves to various types of installations. Some fixtures have multiple lights that can hang clustered together or, with the addition of a support frame, can be spread out in a more traditional chandelier fashion. Pendants can be grouped in a number of ways with…Read More

  5. THE LATEST IN LIGHTING TRENDS

    Good design begins with a great lighting plan. From ambient lighting, to statement chandeliers and trendy LED fixtures, layering your home with light is the key to creating spaces that welcome, comfort and inspire. Recently, Executive Editor of Lighting Magazine and The Meredith Luxury Home Portfoli…Read More

  6. 4 WAYS TO ADD FUNCTIONALITY TO YOUR HOME WITHOUT SACRIFICING STYLE

    When it comes to lighting and connectivity at home, everyone has pet peeves. Whether it’s lights being left on in an empty room or the phone charger somehow always magically disappearing, high-tech, yet stylish and functional controls offer several solutions to help combat these everyday problems.…Read More

  7. LAYERED LIGHTING LOOKS LOVELIEST

    When it comes to outfitting a room with lighting, most homeowners start with the overhead lighting – either one main fixture or a grouping of pendants. From there, lighting experts suggest adding two additional layers: task and accent. Task lighting can be achieved with sconces, portable lamps or …Read More

  8. LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

    Lighting a sidewalk or other pathway is attractive and a safety feature of outdoor lighting. Make sure any outdoor fixture casts its glow downward, so that is does not obscure the vision of you or your guests. Another key tip for outdoor lighting is to avoid pushing light into a window – yours or …Read More

  9. FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING OUTDOOR FIXTURES

    Outdoor spaces are no longer afterthoughts in a home's design and decor plan. The outdoors set the stage for the rest of the home, create a welcoming ambience, and provide a space to relax, gather with friends and family, or steal a few quiet moments away in the midst of a hectic day. An outdoor are…Read More