Posts Categorized: remodeling

How to achieve an industrial look with lighting

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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 [...]

5 bold, beautiful and unexpected ways to light with pendants

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Pendants are a style of lighting that everyone can agree on – mainly because there is such a wide selection of colors, materials and sizes to choose from. There’s truly a fit for every design taste. When it comes to placing pendants, we’ve noticed that designers are thinking outside the box (or outside the kitchen [...]

5 questions to ask for the best home lighting

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Are you feeling dissatisfied with your current home decor? Is the wall decor or color scheme you originally chose not what you thought it would be? Before you change out the furniture, paint your walls or upgrade your floors, it’s important to make sure your lighting plan is one that complements your home’s current set-up [...]

3 new ways to use tape lighting

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Tape and strip lights bring design flexibility, efficiency and beauty to your home lighting plan. Designed with LED sources, strip lights offer optimum efficiency to meet your green design goals. Read on to learn 3 new ways you can incorporate the versatile tape light to enhance your home’s functionality and beauty. Use LED tape lighting: [...]

Quick and Easy Bedroom Makeovers

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Dreaming of a gorgeous bedroom? We know how you feel. All too often, living rooms and kitchens take priority when it comes to decorating, and bedrooms can wind up in a perpetual state of blah. Check out these simple ideas for giving your sleep space an upgrade in no time at all. Paint Don’t be [...]

Trend Talk: In the Bathroom

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

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In last week’s Trend Talk we unpacked the top kitchen trends affecting the home design industry. It only seemed fair to give some love to your bath areas this week – since these two rooms are the top remodel areas for 2015. Here’s what you can expect to be the “hot items” in the bathroom [...]

Trend Talk: In the Kitchen

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We’re back with Trend Talk Tuesdays, and today we’re taking a closer look at trends influencing the heart of your home: the kitchen. Get the skinny on the looks, finishes and designs that will make up this year’s most on-trend kitchens. One-level workstations: Say good-bye to your high-low islands with a bar and counter at [...]

Trend Talk: Invigorating colors

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We’re excited to launch “Trend Talk Tuesdays” in which we bring you the latest and greatest in home design trends. We recently had the privilege to sit down with design experts at Masterpiece Design Group and learn a little more about the trending wants and needs of today’s homeowner. Today, we’re talking colors. And not [...]

Incandescent sources in residential design: Yay or Nay?

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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 [...]