1. Using Black to Blend Fixtures and Decor

    Lighting is one of the most impactful elements in home décor. When it’s time for an update, many homeowners find they can make the biggest impact by replacing all of their old, outdated lighting. That’s great advice for those who can simply replace all of their existing fixtures with new ones. But what if you don’t want to replace all of your fixtures and worry that bringing in one or two n…Read More

  2. July 2017: Selecting the Right Chandelier

    A longtime lighting staple of dining rooms and foyers, chandeliers are gaining popularity in unexpected places. This classic lighting piece can be found in kitchens, bedrooms, walk-in closets and even bathrooms. Not only are these eye-catching fixtures a great source of ambient light, they can also serve as a focal point around which you can build the design of an entire room. If you’re consider…Read More

  3. June 2017: Watts up with Lumens?

    Until recently, shopping for light bulbs involved primarily focusing on wattage. After 2012, when the Department of Energy set standards specifying how much energy light bulbs can use, things became slightly more complicated. Surprisingly, the tried-and-true wattage measurement we were all using to shop for light bulbs really wasn’t telling us about the most important aspect of the bulb – …Read More

  4. May 2017: Using Wall Sconces for Style and Function

    Wall sconces are incredibly versatile lighting fixtures. While they are often used to add flare to a room, they can also serve very practical purposes. As a result, they are a great choice to add anywhere in your home. Where to hang wall sconces Where you hang your sconces depends on the lighting design you hope to create and the space in which you’re working, as they can be used for ambient lig…Read More

  5. April 2017: Tips for Lighting Your Outdoor Spaces

    As we welcome longer days and warmer weather, now is the perfect time to start thinking about updating your outdoor space. Outdoor lighting serves a variety of purposes, from safety and security, to adding style and interest to your home or garden. While daylight saving time means more hours of sunlight in the evenings, it is still important to consider your outdoor lighting design, especially if …Read More

  6. March 2017: Lighting with Layers

    When developing a lighting plan for any room in your home, it is important to consider the three basic types of light – ambient, task and accent. The best lighting plans combine all three types to light an area according to function and style. Ambient Lighting Ambient lighting, or general lighting, provides an area with overall illumination. Ambient lighting radiates a comfortable level of brigh…Read More

  7. March 2017: Tips for Picking a Light Bulb

    With the options available today, choosing a light bulb has become slightly more complicated for the average homeowner. If you find yourself wondering what bulb you need, here are a few tips to consider. Know What’s Available There are three basic types of light bulbs available today: Halogen Incandescent CFL (Compact Fluorescent) LED (Light Emitting Diode) The halogen incandescent is very simil…Read More

  8. February 2017: Rethinking Your Bathroom Lighting Design

    Your bathroom is where you typically start and finish your day, so creating an inviting space can set the tone for a great day and a restful night’s sleep. Unfortunately, many homeowners are left uninspired by their bathroom lighting design. Where to Start With bathroom lighting, you need to first think about the types of lighting fixtures you want to use. Many home designs use recessed LED ligh…Read More

  9. January 2017: Room with a View

    Room with a View A family room that doubles as a media room requires lighting that can be adjusted to minimize glare and shadows while providing ample illumination for varying activities. RIGHT LIGHT: Lighting mixed-use spaces can be tricky. The holiday season is right around the corner, making this the perfect time to get ready to entertain family and friends. Whether those guests are coming just…Read More

  10. October 2016: Latest Looks in Lighting

    Four styles dominate lighting design in 2016. Your home is an expression of who you are and is meant to be a haven for family and friends. To create your special place, consider the four most popular 2016 lighting trends: • Unexpected shapes. New and unusual designs turn standard fixtures into statement pieces. • Industrial style. Equal parts vintage and modern come together with charming char…Read More