Monthly Archives: March 2016

5 ways to beautify your home office space and work smarter, not harder

Studies show that the design of your office space actually can have an affect on your mood, energy and even work productivity. If you have the freedom to work from home, the style and decor of your home office is about more than just preference – it can directly impact your workplace success! Here are some things to keep in […]

Give your home a facelift with these 5 designer-approved DIY projects

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With an abundance of resources at your fingertips – from home improvement blogs to endless Pinterest pins to how-to YouTube videos – DIY project ideas are anything but scarce. There are limitless ways for you to update your home atmosphere, with industry experts readily available to guide you along the way. DIY projects not only look great […]

5 tried and true bathroom color schemes (and fixtures to match)

Planning a bathroom remodel? Before you head over to your local paint store, take a look at some of the most popular color schemes for bathroom applications. Whether you’re looking for something that’s timeless and elegant or bright and quirky – these styles are all pulled from the portfolios of industry-leading interior designers, so you can rest […]

3 spring cleaning projects that designers are making top priority

Just two more days until it is officially spring – which means it’s time to create your “honey do” lists, pull out the cleaning supplies and bring your home out of hibernation with a little spring cleaning! There are hundreds of tasks that can be done to refresh your home to celebrate the re-birth of spring, […]

Refresh your home this spring: 5 amazingly simple designer secrets revealed

With an extra hour of daylight, colorful blooms taking shape and warm temperatures moving in – springtime really can feel like a breath of fresh air! As our natural surroundings get more beautiful and our days get brighter, it only seems fitting to carry that momentum into your home design. We talked to some of our designer […]

How to take on a Moroccan-inspired home design

  The Moroccan trend is a class of design not for the faint of heart. Bold, exotic and vibrant, Moroccan design is an enticing global movement that has heavily influenced today’s most on-trend interior settings. Positioned in Northern Africa bordering the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, Morocco embraces many cultures, civilizations and religions, resulting in a […]

Your Pictures, Our Fixtures: Spring Refresh!

Spring is just around the corner – and what better time to give your home a refresh than with the changing of seasons! We’ve been following our friends, fans and customers on Instagram and we love seeing how you’re designing your spaces to look more and more like your dream home. It’s amazing how new lighting can really […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Lighting Your Dining Area

Our trend report shows that the formal dining room has evolved. Oversized pendants are taking the place of traditional chandeliers; mixed materials are being used for tables and chairs; modern floor plans are eliminating a segmented, formal dining room altogether. Even with the evolution, gathering together with friends and family to partake in meals – to visit, […]