5 Ways to Light Up Your Holidays

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Lighting plays an important role during the holidays.  Lights are used to decorate our homes and to set the mood for our holiday gatherings.  Here are five ways to light up your holidays! LED candles give your home that soft, warm glow and are safe to use around children, in enclosed areas, and near Christmas … Continued

Your home is not an airport runway (and other common landscape lighting mistakes)

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We’ve all seen it. . .  homes that have a straight line of evenly spaced landscape lighting fixtures placed along the walkway to the front porch.  Unless you’re planning to land a 747 in your front yard, this is not the best way to illuminate your property. Here are 6 tips for creating the perfect … Continued

Product of the Week – Spring Pendant

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Ahh, Spring. . . the hours of daylight are getting longer, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and there’s a freshness in the air!  It’s a time of renewal and inspiration!  The inspiration behind the Spring LED Pendant from Hubbardton Forge is raindrops cascading down a trellis.  The glass “raindrops” capture light to create unexpected … Continued

Product of the Week – Roundout Collection

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The Roundout Collection from Hudson Valley is an example of this year’s hot geometric trend.  It features overlapping cubes in mixed metals surrounding a modern-style lighting cluster.  This sculptural series has Aged Brass or Polished Nickel finish options, and is available in four sizes.

Product of the Week – Calypso Chandelier

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The holiday lights may be packed away for another year, but you can still add some sparkle to your home!  This contemporary chandelier from Crystorama’s Calypso Collection features clear teardrop crystals suspended from a metal frame.  Available in bronze or polished chrome.  The collection also includes pendants, ceiling fixtures, sconces, and vanity lights — perfect … Continued

Lighting Makes a Big Difference

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You may not realize it, but lighting makes a big difference in your life.  It helps you see better when you’re cooking dinner or helping with homework.  It provides safety around your yard and to a child who’s afraid of the dark.  It helps set the mood for a festive holiday party or an intimate … Continued

Product of the Week – The Gemma Collection

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Lighting is often described as jewelry for your home, and looking at the Gemma collection from Fredrick Ramond, it’s easy to see why!  This contemporary collection features stunning rectangular prisms of amber pearl and clear crystal set within a frame of Vintage Bronze or Silver Leaf.  In addition to the chandelier shown left, the collection … Continued

Product of the Week – Calistoga Outdoor Wall Lanterns

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Your fun outdoor get-togethers don’t have to end just because summer is over.  Fall is a great time to gather around the fire pit, roast some marshmallows, and tell ghost stories!  Make your outdoor living space more inviting with the Calistoga Collection from Maxim Lighting.  This contemporary style lighting is made of Die Cast aluminum … Continued

What’s Your Design Style?

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When it comes to interior design there are as many styles as there are personality types.  But what if you don’t know what your personal style is?  Here’s a brief overview of some design styles to help you decide which one fits your home the best. Art Deco design has an air of glamour and … Continued

Product of the Week – The Jonas Collection

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The term “steampunk” began as a reference to a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy literature that incorporated technology and designs inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery.  These stories are often set in the British Victorian era or American Wild West.  More recently, steampunk has extended from literature into art, fashion, and home decor.  In … Continued