Blue and White French Bistro Chairs

French Bistro Chairs

French Bistro Chairs were traditionally made of bentwood, bamboo or rattan with a cheerful woven back and seat.

Newer versions can be found made with aluminum frames and PE (polyethylene) wicker that looks like wicker but can live outdoors without fading or rotting.

In blue and white, these chairs are country, coastal or traditional. Continue reading

Octopus Lighting

Blue and Purple Octopus Tentacle Coming Through a Porthole Wall Sconce Light

I was trying to find an octopus chandelier. I saw one, but I could not find it for sale anywhere. But, I found many octopus wall sconces and octopus table lamps in two styles and four variations.

There are a lot of octopus wall sconces available, but they all seem to be these three variations. Continue reading

Thomas Paul Octopus Area Rugs

nuLOOM Thomas Paul Octopus Vineyard Area Rug in Multi

Adding an octopus or three is a fun way to add some personality to your home. Whether they are realistic or futuristic, fanciful and colorful or something from a Jules Verne illustration, there are so many ways to add character to your home with an octopus. Continue reading

Octopus Wall Art and Wall Sculpture Décor Trends

Giclee Print of Octopus Artwork by Jennifer Goldberger in Oyster Shell Speckled White, Gray and Pink Mat with Cape Cod White Wash Wood Frame from Amanti Home

Octopus prints are easy to find in every color and every style. Not just for a coastal house, these can enhance anything from eclectic to traditional style. You are sure to be able to find something to work with your home.

Framed or unframed, an octopus print adds fun and color. Continue reading

Octopus Furniture Trends

CJ Online Creatures of the Sea Octopus End Table with Glass Top
24” wide x 21.5” high

A few years ago octopus images started showing up at the furniture markets. Both Las Vegas and High Point, N.C. had octopi on fabric, furniture, tableware and pillows.

This trend shows no sign of going away. Here are some ways to add this look to your home. Continue reading

Get Rid of Dimmer Buzz and Hum

Is there an annoying buzz or hum in your house?

Do you have a buzz or hum? Here’s how to track it down and get rid of it.

I want control over my light levels and I love dimmers. I have them all over the house. But one problem with dimmers can be buzz. Even if the buzz doesn’t sound like it comes from the dimmer, the dimmer most likely is the culprit. Continue reading

Antler Chandeliers

Jonathan Y Eldora Antler Chandelier
Cast Resin hand finished to look like natural antlers

I overheard a couple in a lighting store super offended about an antler chandelier. It wasn’t even natural antler, it was made from cast resin.

They thought that deer had died to make the chandelier.* They compared it to killing elephants for the ivory. Continue reading