Wouldn’t it be great if a light came on when you opened your pantry? Like the light that comes on when you open the refrigerator? Wouldn’t you love to have a cabinet door light switch like the light switch in the fridge door? Continue reading
The January 2018 issue of Southern Living regular series Home & Garden, Beautiful Spaces – Inside and Out, Before & After shows how decorator Allison Allen transformed a 1951 Atlanta house in the article titled The Best Kind of Hand Me Downs. The article is by Elizabeth Passarella with photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez. Continue reading
Are you trying to get a lot of light where you want it in your kitchen? One option is track lighting.
Just replace whatever light is already there with track. You can aim the light wherever you want. You can even add more light.
You don’t want to overload the circuit. It’s not just annoying to be constantly popping breakers, it really is a fire hazard. Check how many things are already on that breaker. How many watts are on the light you are replacing? You know you can go that high. With new high efficiency LED lamps, you can get a lot of light with very little electricity.
The article Havens l Seaside Design in Coastal Living’s June 2017 issue shares designer Janie Molster’s secrets for outfitting a porch.
“The key to keeping them beautiful year-round, says designer Janie Molster, is using materials that stand up to salt air.”
She lists ten points and her second point is “Balmy days need good breezes. Even on the water, fans are porch essentials for good air circulation. Choose damp- or wet-rated ceiling fans in hues that blend with the architecture…”
The May 2017 issue of Coastal Living carried the article Coastal Twenty 1997-2017 What’s Classic Now by Betsy Cribb and Ellen McGauley. In it they say; “The coast has its own elements of style – a library of looks woven through the homes that rise up from the shoreline. Here, we’ve celebrated 20 enduring design ideas that define today’s most beautiful beach houses.” Continue reading
Take time to select exterior lighting that really enhances your home.
From the time you pull up to your home, your exterior lighting sets the tone. Modern or Contemporary to Beach, Rustic or Historic styles, your lighting reflects your personal style and taste.
What style is your home? Coordinate with the architecture.
Or add style and flair with the right lighting.
Fire Farm Mesh Collections; Ariel, Aurora, Cone, Crucible, Flute, Femme Fatale, Hazel, Jak, Little Sis, Mani, Splat, Square, Star and Maypole are innovative lighting that incorporate wire-mesh to create integrally lit light sculptures. Continue reading
Bright Ideas: Professional Lighting Solutions for Your Home by Sharon McFarlane stresses the importance of Ambient Lighting.
Commercial lighting designers use ambient lighting to create the right atmosphere. This books shows how these same techniques can be applied to your home.
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.
House Beautiful’s regular feature The Essentials; Solutions for the Busiest Rooms in the House tackles bathrooms in the February 2017 issue.
The article Renovating: Just Add Water states “Our primer on master-bath renovations has real talk on budgeting, who-knew insights, and a roundup of necessary luxuries.” It ranges from quick tips for a minor face-lift to sound advice for a total revamp. Continue reading