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Spode Blue Room Georgian Plates

Spode Botanical, Floral, Girl at Well, Rome, Willow and Woodman Blue Room Georgian Plates Collection

Spode Botanical, Floral, Girl at Well, Rome, Willow and Woodman Blue Room Georgian Plates Collection

The Georgian collection includes patterns that have been most popular in Spode’s early years. Some of the patterns, like Blue Willow, continue to be popular. They mix beautifully with other Spode Blue and White transferware. You can display them or use them. Or both. They are dishwasher and microwave safe.

The Georgian Blue Room set of plates includes Botanical, Floral, Girl at Well, Rome, Willow and Woodman.
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Posted on September 26, 2019, in Lighting.

Spode Blue Room Zoological Plates

Spode Rhinoceros, Kangaroo, Camel, Tiger, Zebra and Ostrich Blue Room Zoological Plates

Spode Rhinoceros, Kangaroo, Camel, Tiger, Zebra and Ostrich Blue Room Zoological Plates

The Zoological Blue Room set of plates includes Rhinoceros, Kangaroo, Camel, Tiger, Zebra and Ostrich. They mix beautifully with other Spode Blue and White transferware. You can display them or use them. Or both. They are dishwasher and microwave safe.

When these patterns were first produced in the 19th Century, exotic animals were curiosities and not well known. These plates feature animals in landscaped gardens being admired by the visiting public.
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Posted on September 26, 2019, in Lighting.

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