Waning daylight hours and falling temperatures have many of us wishing for a long winter’s nap this time of year. But since we can’t hibernate the cold, dark days away, what’s the next best thing? It’s as simple as letting the light in.
With the festive season just around the corner, many of us will have plans for family and friends to stay with us over the holiday period. With this in mind, how can we make the guest room feel as comfortable and welcoming as possible–simply with a few select lighting choices–so that the space reflects the design of a bedroom within a high end, luxury hotel?
When it comes to choosing a chandelier for a dining room, you will find that there are a few more unique considerations than when choosing lighting fixtures for other areas of your home.
If you’re shopping for track lighting, it’s easy to find yourself confused or even a bit overwhelmed by all of the options. But a properly designed track system has function and versatility that serves many parts of the home very well, like kitchen islands, art lighting, hallway lighting and others. We’ll break down the process to help you get your system installed in three simple steps.
The dining room is one of the most important rooms in the home. While retaining its primary function for entertaining guests, it has developed into a space intended for daily chores as well. Because of this, getting the lighting design right is key to maintaining a balance between the room’s traditional hosting function and its modern-day use as a frequently used common area.
One of the most defining accents of a dining room is the chandelier. It’s all that glitters, the mood setter of the room, and sometimes a conversation piece among your guests. You need one, but there are so many to choose from. So, how do you start on this enlightening journey?
LED lighting used to be considered for commercial use primarily. But, as the technology has advanced, it has quickly become more popular in residential homes as well. As LEDs continue to gain share of the lighting marketplace over incandescent and fluorescent options, it’s important to know what LED terms mean so you can understand the advantages and select the best LED options for your home.
The living room is one of the most dynamic spaces in a home. As its name suggests, it is where most of the “living” happens. The room is used for a variety of things, including lounging and hanging out, entertaining family and friends, and relaxing by watching TV or reading a book. However, to keep up with how functional the space is, the living room lighting needs to match.
Like many of us, you’ve probably invested a whole lot into the design of that beautiful home of yours. During the day, it looks absolutely cozy and inviting—and that magic shouldn’t fade away when the sun goes down.
A ceiling fan’s top qualities lie in its ability to cool down a room, circulate the air and provide charming ambiance. In cases where air conditioning is not available—or walls—an outdoor fan is an outstanding option for cooling an outdoor space.
Every spring I get an itch for change, major change. Being cooped up inside during the winter will leave any sane person with cabin fever, and I am no exception. It’s that time of year again, and I have been looking for ways to make major changes to my home without breaking the bank or putting in a ton of manpower.
“I love a good dinner party,” says Seattle and Marin County, California–based interior designer Caitlin Jones Ghajar. “Everyone’s excited and relaxed, you can sit with your friends, have real conversations, and nourish your bodies with lovingly prepared food, and generally feel lucky to be exactly where you are in that moment.”