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Use a Lantern Over a Table

House Beautiful October 2017 Article The Experts: Instant Room quotes Richard Keith Langham, author of About Decorating on his design for a “mountaintop spot for fall fetes.”

House Beautiful issue for October 2017 feature The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room

House Beautiful issue for October 2017 feature The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room

“A copper lantern illuminates an octagonal wooden table.”
The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room
Richard Keith Langham
House Beautiful October 2017

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Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install!

Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install! Fits together easily, without completely removing your light, chandelier or ceiling fan. Simply slip down the canopy and secure the medallion.

Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install! Fits together easily, without completely removing your light, chandelier or ceiling fan. Simply slip down the canopy and secure the medallion.

If you’ve ever wanted a ceiling medallion, now it is easier than ever to install one! With new two piece ceiling medallions, you no longer have to remove the light or ceiling fan! Continue reading

Coordinate Your Metal Finishes

From traditional to eclectic, no matter what style you choose, coordinating your metal finishes can make all the difference in pulling a look together.

There are more choices than ever in metal finishes. Brass, bronze, chrome, nickel and stainless in bright polished or matte brushed finish, each sets its own style.

Then there are custom painted finishes to really personalize your look.
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How to Easily Install a Ceiling Medallion

Ekena Millworks Ceiling CM19SP/162957 Ceiling Medallion painted and faux finished

Ekena Millworks Ceiling CM19SP/162957 Ceiling Medallion painted and faux finished

I love the look of traditional plasterwork and millwork. Now, you can get the look of fragile plaster in molded polyurethane – lightweight, easy to install and surprisingly inexpensive! You can install a ceiling medallion as an architectural focal point to your dining room, entry, bedroom, even over a bath!

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Bath with Glass Chandelier

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier. These chandeliers are absolutely timeless.

“A midcentury Murano smoked-glass chandelier at the bath room entrance sets a glam scene.”

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier.

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier.

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Chinoiserie Style

Chinoiserie Style Dining Room

This beautiful dining room (House Beautiful December/January 2014) has hints of Chinoiserie Style with oriental lanterns in front of the mirror on the buffet. The china is a fanciful Oriental landscape and the flatware is gold bamboo.

The lighting is a beautiful traditional crystal chandelier.

There are a lot of options or Oriental, Asian and Chinoiserie Style. Continue reading

Tech Lighting Multi-Pendants and Pendant Clusters

Tech Lighting Line Voltage or Line/Low Voltage Multi-Pendants and Pendant Cluster Canopies

Create custom chandeliers and multi-pendants with these canopies that can suspend up to 11 pendants, fixtures or both. Use Line voltage, Low voltage or a mix of Line and Low voltage pendants in a wide assortment of shapes, sizes and finishes. The possibilities are limitless.

Tech Lighting Line-Low 11-port canopy with Low Voltage Fire Pendants and Line Voltage Fire Grande Pendants

Tech Lighting Line-Low 11-port canopy with Low Voltage Fire Pendants and Line Voltage Fire Grande Pendants

The Basics of Tech Lighting Pendant Cluster Canopies and Multi-Port Chandeliers

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Chandeliers – Not Just for the Dining Room

Chandeliers aren’t just for the dining room. Hanging a chandelier in a living room or great room is a great way to express your personal style.

“You can have a big, bold chandelier in a small room if you choose the right one. An all-glass or thin-frame chandelier is striking without taking up a lot of visual space.”
HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip, HGTV Magazine

Allegri 022951 Anastagio Crystal Pendant

Allegri 022951 Anastagio Crystal Pendant

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Log Cabin Lighting – Rustic Chandeliers

Log Cabin Lighting – Rustic Chandeliers

You really don’t have to follow any rules when decorating a log cabin.

“Until the 1930s, most  retreats in the Rocky  Mountains were decorated with either mission or Victorian furnishings.”
Rustic Traditions by Ralph R. Kylloe

Just as now, people followed their taste. Often lighting was designed by the architect to fit the proportions and scale of each room.

Monte Carlo 52

Monte Carlo 52″ Great Lodge Rustic Ceiling Fan with the look of rough hewn pine logs with pine cone accents and Lodge Pine Blades

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How High Should My Chandelier Hang?

hookThere are a lot of opinions about what height your chandelier should hang. Your chandelier is the focal point of your dining room. It should not be too high. If you often move the table and you are afraid people will hit their heads on the chandelier, don’t permanently raise the height of your chandelier. Simply pick up an inexpensive S-Hook or Chain Quick Link at Lowes or Home Depot. When you need it raised, just loop up the chain.

Fine Art Lamps 815940 Chandelier from the Villandry Silver Collection

Fine Art Lamps 815940 Chandelier from the Villandry Silver Collection

“Hang at the right height. The bottom of a chandelier should hit about 30″ (36″ at most) above the tabletop. That brings the light close enough for tasks, clears the view for conversation and avoids unflattering shadows.”
Decorating Dos Womans Day February 2012

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