Posts Categorized: Interior Design

Layered Lighting 101: How to properly light a room for both style and function

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting.

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Lighting has the ability to make or break the look and feel of your home. Without the right lighting – focal points, architectural details, unique textures and even colors can be lost, overlooked or nullified. The key to a good lighting plan is a layered approach that combines three types of light: Ambient, task and accent [...]

Idea Board: A soothing master bathroom inspired by the sea

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bathroom Lighting, Interior Design.

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Imagine that every time you step into your master bathroom, the cares of the day behind and the day ahead melt away as you are greeted with the soft, soothing tones and elements of a calm misty day by the sea. We took a few hints from our friends at Stephen Alexander Homes – and [...]

What’s NEW from Progress Lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Dallas Market, Interior Design, Lighting, Progress Lighting.

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We are excited to be kicking off our week at the Dallas International Lighting Market with a round of new product introductions to better meet the design, efficiency and functional needs of our customers. From authentic decorative fixtures with raw elements to graphic, modern frames with bold styles – our newest products are designed to [...]

5 new, creative ways to light your dining areas

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting Trends, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles.

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In an age where the open floor plan and “open-concept kitchen” are top priorities for homeowners, the traditional dining room has evolved. There has been a distinctive shift in the generational culture as dinner guests are more likely to be helping to prepare meals, rather than waiting to be served. This trend has lead many [...]

Our 5 most popular pins on Pinterest

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Whether its to find inspiration by room, fixture type or decor style, Pinterest offers a wealth of resources to help you build, remodel and renovate your current home – or your dream home. From luxurious bathrooms to a country chic breakfast nook – see what our followers have been pinning the most from the Progress [...]

NAHB 50+ award-winning home tour

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Interior Design, awards.

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We are proud to partner with the top industry leaders in the homebuilding and design community, and want to congratulate designer Doris Pearlman who recently accepted an NAHB 50+ housing award for her work in a Toll Brothers community. If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we have had the pleasure to share [...]

How to achieve a layered lighting design in your home

Posted by kbanks & filed under Aging in Place, Interior Design, Lighting, Projects, lighting designs, remodeling, renovations.

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Layered lighting designs can be seen in a variety of both remodel and new construction home projects these days. Even designers who are certified in creating Aging-in-Place environments for the older population credit layered lighting designs to accomplishing both functional and aesthetic goals for a particular room. If you’re wondering how you can achieve a [...]

How to select the perfect size dining chandelier in 3 steps

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting.

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Chandeliers add beauty, ambience and functional illumination to your home. Perfect  for entryways, above dining room tables and as living room accents, the styles are far reaching – offering a widespread realm of design possibilities. When browsing through Houzz idea books, Pinterest pins or your favorite design magazine, the placement of chandeliers can often seem [...]

How to achieve an industrial look with lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Kitchen Lighting, Lighting Trends, remodeling.

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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 [...]

Home Tour: A dreamy coastal retreat

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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 [...]