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Make the Most of Landscape Water Features

Kichler Underwater and Water Accent Lighting

Underwater lighting highlights a waterfall

There are three ways to make the most of any water feature you have; reflecting, highlighting or underwater lighting.

Reflecting with Landscape Lighting

If you have still water, a pool or a pond, use lighting to create a reflection on the water. Reflecting or mirroring can be really dramatic. Use the accent spots and spreads to light what you want reflected. Continue reading

Farmhouse Style Lighting from Kichler

Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with Brinley Pendants - Farmhouse Style Lighting from Kichler - My design42

Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with Brinley Pendants

Farmhouse Style means different things to different people.

There are a lot of variations on Farmhouse Style. Modern Farmhouse Style incorporates comfortable Farmhouse pieces into a Classic Modern interior. Cozy Rustic Farmhouse has the appeal of a log cabin with perhaps farm elements like chicken wire. French Farmhouse or Farm Cottage styles have colors and details that bring a vintage look. Continue reading

DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light

Beach House with Tech Lighting Kable cable lighting running wall to wall. The lights are K-Hello fixtures. - DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light – My Design42

Beach House with Tech Lighting Kable cable lighting running wall to wall. The lights are K-Hello fixtures.

Cable lighting is really pretty simple. It is just two lengths of metal braided wires attached to the walls or the ceiling. A transformer connects to both wires to provide low voltage power. Lights attach to both wires and light up. That’s it. Continue reading

Cable Lights – DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light Part 2

Looking down on K-Hello cable lights. This installation is in a restaurant. - DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light – My Design42

Looking down on K-Hello cable lights. This installation is in a restaurant.

There is a huge variety in lights available for cable systems. They come in different widths, for cable separations from 2″ to 36″.

You can also adapt lights for other systems to work on cable using a Freejack connector from Tech Lighting or a uni-plug adapter from Bruck Lighting. Because the cable is the same size, the lights are compatible. However, if you want a very consistent look, choosing lights all from the same company will make sure they all have the identical finish. Continue reading

Arc Lamps for ’70s Glam

The March issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine is the Trend Issue with a trend report on “What’s next in Home, Garden and Food”.

Every year we see a parade of exciting trends in products, colors, and decorating ideas. We’ve narrowed our favorites to the 22 ideas that are making us especially happy right now.

Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

'70s Glam The Trend Issue of Better Homes & Gardens, March 2019 - Arc Lamp - '70s Glam

’70s Glam
The Trend Issue of Better Homes & Gardens, March 2019

The March Trend Issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine includes a full page spread on ’70s Glam. Continue reading

Posted on February 24, 2019, in Lighting.

Besa Lighting with Iridescent Dicro Swirl Glass

Effervescent Iridescence Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

Effervescent Iridescence
Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

This month is the Trend Issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. It has about a dozen pages about “What’s next in Home, Garden and Food”.

Effervescent Iridescence

We’ve always been drawn to the bright and shiny. The rainbow-esque look of iridescence improves everyday items and our mood.

After the warm, serene rose gold trend, we’re ready for light and lustrous. Iridescence is the science behind the sheen of peacock feathers, abalone shells, and bubbles.

Better Homes & Gardens March 2019

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