Posts Categorized: Interior Design

Incandescent sources in residential design: Yay or Nay?

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, LEDs, Shopping for lighting, energy efficiency, remodeling, renovations.

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Although LED and more energy efficient sources are on the rise, incandescents are still commonly used in home lighting applications. If you’re planning a remodel or a lighting upgrade, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of going with incandescent lamps. Here’s a few to start the conversation. Pros: Low initial cost (note: high [...]

5 bathroom designs we love

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

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A recent study conducted by the home design site Houzz reported that homeowners are undertaking remodeling projects with the intent to stay in their home for the long term. The number one motivator for renovations? To improve the look and feel of the space. Additionally, bathrooms came out as the highest priority (by room) on [...]

The Fab 5: Top interior design trends, predicted

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If we had to choose a certain word that involves all of the top interior design trends of 2015, we might settle on the word “simplify.” Today, individuals are looking for ways to de-clutter and de-stress, to unwind and remove themselves from the daily “wear and tear” of their fast-paced lives. With this in mind, [...]

Designer Series with Possibilities for Design – part 3 of 3

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

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As our Designer Series featuring highlights from an interview with Possibilities for Design comes to a close, we thought it only fit to ask about inspiration. And we were excited to learn that the Possibilities for Design team like to stay current with hospitality design trends. As hotels are challenged with offering a “home away [...]

Designer Series with Possibilities for Design – part 2 of 3

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Yesterday we were pleased to share insight from our conversation with Doris Pearlman, president of interior design company Possibilities for Design. As her team works to create a vision that fits with the buyer concept profile, they like to explore how to incorporate fixtures in unexpected, non-traditional ways. We love how mini-pendants from Progress Lighting’s [...]

Designer Series with Possibilities for Design – part 1 of 3

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

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Ever since we caught a glimpse of how Possibilities for Design incorporated Progress Lighting into their residential applications, we knew we wanted to interview them as part of our Designer Series – to tap into and learn from their expertise. For more than three decades, Possibilities for Design has specialized in creative interior design and [...]

4 ideas that will light up your kitchen island

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

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Kitchen islands are a top trend among homebuyers. Islands provide a natural place for guests to gather, while facilitating a natural flow in kitchen areas. With islands being a “must-have” for today’s homeowners, this brings up the issue – how do you properly light this area? We were pleased to hear our friends at Modernize [...]

Home trend report: Color! | Q+A with Kolter Homes Interior Designer Alissa Bennett

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Keeping up with the latest home trends can help you make selections that will enhance the perceived value of your home. Today on the blog, our special guest and Kolter Homes Interior Designer Alissa Bennett shares her insight on the top home color trends (and how she keeps up with design trends herself!). WHAT ARE THE [...]

How to create a successful lighting design | Q+A with Kolter Homes Interior Designer Alissa Bennett

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Whether purchasing a new home or renovating your existing one, lighting is a crucial part of the design process. Lighting not only impacts the functionality of a space, but also helps further the overall style and personality of your home. It’s important when selecting your fixtures that you carefully examine both your functional and fashionable [...]

Glam up your home for the holidays

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting Trends, holiday lighting, lighting designs, special events.

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‘Tis the season of friends, family and entertaining! If you’re planning on bringing guests into your home – whether for an entire week of family fun or a one-night celebration – now’s the time to get your home in the holiday spirit. Stylish, decorative chandeliers offer a beautiful way to glam up your favorite spaces, [...]