Monthly Archives: April 2015

Lighting lingo made simple

Lighting Types

Affecting both the aesthetics and functionality of a space, most people can agree that lighting is a very important part of the homebuilding and home design process. Today, there are many factors that go into creating the perfect lighting plan that fits your lifestyle. If you’re not in the lighting industry, the terms used to […]

Why LED lighting is best for 55+ housing

Why LED is best for 55+

Energy efficiency is important to the older buyer because of the impact on the environment and especially the impact on their wallets. In fact, 90 percent said they would purchase energy-efficient products if it would lower their energy bill. Long-term financial security is a primary driver for this demographic, so they are willing to invest […]

One Fixture, Four Ways: Equinox

The versatile Equinox light fixture in your home's decor

Orbs and circular fixtures are at the top of the list of today’s trending lighting designs – which explains why Equinox is one of our most-loved families. But we’re learning that it’s not just it’s distinctive rings and memorable shape that makes this fixture so attractive to designers and homeowners. We are constantly amazed by […]

How to achieve an industrial look with lighting

Achieving an industrial look with lighting

Vintage, industrial looks are making their way into today’s most on-trend interior settings. When done right, interior designs with an industrial influence can create a sophisticated atmosphere with distinctive character. Attention-to-detail is key with this design style – and a good place to start is your lighting fixtures. Lighting has the ability to transform your […]

Preparing for warmer days: How to install a ceiling fan

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Spring is in full swing – and summer is just around the corner. Get your home ready for the hot months ahead by installing a ceiling fan. Nearly every room can benefit from a ceiling fan – but consider adding a fan in your most commonly used living areas such as a guest bedroom, living […]

Home Tour: A dreamy coastal retreat

We’re ooo-ing and ahh-ing over Stephen Alexander Homes‘ Coastal Virginia Idea House – the epitome of coastal luxury. From the color scheme (defined by a calming neutral and nostalgic sea foam palette), to the decor (complete with rustic elements and dark wood undertones), to the over-the-top amenities (which are luxurious to the core) – the […]

Simple Ways to Make Your Guests Feel at Home

Spring in in full bloom which means some favorite family holidays (Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day) are just around the corner. As you prepare to host guests and family members in your home in the coming weeks, enjoy some tips from our friends over at Modernize.com on how to make your overnight visitors feel […]

5 bold, beautiful and unexpected ways to light with pendants

Pendants are a style of lighting that everyone can agree on – mainly because there is such a wide selection of colors, materials and sizes to choose from. There’s truly a fit for every design taste. When it comes to placing pendants, we’ve noticed that designers are thinking outside the box (or outside the kitchen […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of cleaning your light fixtures

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the days are lengthening – ah, yes it’s that time of year! Spring is finally settling in. And as we all wake up from our winter haze, we may also be awakening to the need for some routine maintenance around the house. That’s right – it’s time […]

The Do's and Don'ts of cleaning your light fixtures

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the days are lengthening – ah, yes it’s that time of year! Spring is finally settling in. And as we all wake up from our winter haze, we may also be awakening to the need for some routine maintenance around the house. That’s right – it’s time […]