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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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Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books

One of my favorite decorating books is Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books.

The book is about finding your own approach to design. All of the interiors are Traditional, but the eight different designers have very different approaches.

There are a lot of photos, as you would expect. But the designers explain their process. They let you know what to look for in each photo. Continue reading

Table Lamps for Your Porch

Just as the weather cools down and we want to spend more time on the porch, the days get shorter and it’s too dark.

Kenroy Home 32203BRZ Sunset Outdoor Table Lamp - Table Lamps for Your Porch - Deep Discount Lighting

Kenroy Home 32203BRZ Sunset Outdoor Table Lamp

If you haven’t already, now is the time to add comfortable lighting to your outdoor living space.

Wall lighting is fine for safety. And ceiling lights or lighted fans can give good overall lighting. Continue reading

Ship Lights – Three Styles

Summerhouse Style Guide Coastal Living July/August 2008 - Ship Lights – Three Styles - myDesign42

Summerhouse Style Guide
Ship Lights
Coastal Living July/August 2008

Ship Lights

Maritime-style is a brilliant character builder. Metal cages protected the glass in rough seas, but they come in handy in family retreats, too, where beach gear and games roll in and out like the tide.

Summerhouse Style Guide
Rachael Burrow and Ellen McGauley
Coastal Living July/August 2008

This month’s issue of Coastal Living has a great article, Summerhouse Style Guide, “From pretty painted floors to colorful marine collectibles, here’s a look at some of the classic ingredients of these nostalgic weekend retreats.” Continue reading

What is the difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau Lighting?

Reproduction Emile Galle Style Double Lit Clarissa Flower Table Lamp - Emile Galle designed and produced classic Art Nouveau glass, pottery and furniture in the late 1800s.

Reproduction Emile Galle Style Double Lit Clarissa Flower Table Lamp – Emile Galle designed and produced classic Art Nouveau glass, pottery and furniture in the late 1800s.

Art Deco and Art Nouveau are related styles. Both styles were popular when interior gas and electric lighting first became more easily available. Continue reading