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A Relaxing Porch Swings That Fits Your Budget and Style

How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to fit your style

Nothing says Summer in the South like a glass of lemonade on a porch swing. No matter where you live, a porch swing creates a stress-free zone where you can take a little “me time.”

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing - This porch swing has the look of traditional wicker made of resin at a very affordable price. It is smaller. More of a love seat size, at 43 inches. - How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to fit your style – mydesign42

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing

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Monorail Track Lighting – The Basics

Flex Track or Monorail Lighting Systems are a type of Track Lighting. A continuous rail conducts electricity from a single source. Pendants or fixtures may be attached anywhere along this track. There are a lot of choices in track, fixtures and pendants.

Track lighting fixtures for standard track lighting and monorail are available in incandescent, fluorescent, halogen and LED. Fixture extensions can be added to bring a fixture lower. Line voltage fixtures must be used on line voltage track. Low voltage fixtures with incorporated transformers may be used on line voltage track as well. Low voltage track uses low voltage fixtures.

A wide variety of filters, lenses, shades, shields and accessories are available.

Monorail Kits

Complete MonoRail Kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.

Complete MonoRail Kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.

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More Uses for Picture Lights

“For the San Francisco designer, a multipurpose room doesn’t always have to be TV-centric. It can be a tranquil retreat or a great place to entertain.
“Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware.”

Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine

"Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware." Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine

Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware.”
Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine

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Desk Lamps

The right light makes all the difference in your home office. You need a desk lamp that is truly adjustable. When you adjust it, it should stay adjusted! You need to be able to position it to easily see your papers without glare and without reflections from your monitor. You should be able to adjust it without burning yourself. The light should not shine directly into your eyes. The right lighting in your office can keep you from getting headaches and eyestrain. Continue reading

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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The Basics of Track Lighting

The Basics of Track Lighting

Track Lighting Heads

Various Track Lighting Heads

Track Lighting consists of a continuous track that conducts electricity from a single source. Fixtures may be attached anywhere along this track.

Track can be mounted to

    • Ceilings
    • Walls
  • Drywall
  • Plaster
  • Wood
  • Suspended Ceilings
  • Along architectural elements
  • Suspended from rods or cables
  • Sloped ceilings

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Bruck Lighting’s New GalaxZ Simplifies Daylight Harvesting

Bruck Lighting’s New GalaxZ Simplifies Daylight Harvesting

Daylight Harvesting means using as much natural sunlight as possible instead of electric lighting. Of course this uses less energy and costs less money. Win-Win! Continue reading

Landscape Lighting for Winter

Isn't this a welcoming site to come home to? Landscape lighting is easy to install and makes your home safer and more welcoming.

Isn’t this a welcoming site to come home to? Landscape lighting is easy to install and makes your home safer and more welcoming.

Landscape lighting isn’t just a Spring project. The longest night of the year is December 21/22. It is dark already when you come home and often still dark when you leave in the morning. Here are some ideas for outdoor lighting for safety and security that are easy to install and don’t use a lot of electricity to operate.

Create a landscape lighting plan. Draw a sketch or map of your yard.

Be sure to position fixtures so lights won’t shine into people’s eyes, into windows or into other people’s yards. Continue reading