Author: Carla

Pendants – “Jewelry for the Room”
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Pendants – “Jewelry for the Room”

All Eyes on the Lights “Pendants over the counter or island are a beautiful place for your eye to linger when you’re looking into the kitchen. They also act as a decoy, drawing your eye up and away from the clutter! Group three together – a large pendant adds balance and drama. Think of it…

Glossary of Lighting Terms

Accent Lighting Light that aims at something. For example recessed lights that graze a wall or picture lighting. Ambient Lighting General overall lighting. Basic background lighting. Baffle Something that shields a light or directs it. Beam Spread The width of the light aiming out of a bulb. Contrast The difference between the color of something…

Chandeliers – Not Just for the Dining Room
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Chandeliers – Not Just for the Dining Room

Chandeliers aren’t just for the dining room. Hanging a chandelier in a living room or great room is a great way to express your personal style. “You can have a big, bold chandelier in a small room if you choose the right one. An all-glass or thin-frame chandelier is striking without taking up a lot…

Kichler Design Pro LED 12V Hardscape Deck, Step and Bench Landscape Lighting

Kichler Design Pro LED 12V Hardscape Deck, Step and Bench Landscape Lighting

Kichler Design Pro LED 12V Hardscape Deck, Step and Bench Landscape Lighting Discover LED like you’ve never seen it. Unique Hardscape LED light fixtures that are: Available in multiple Kelvin Temperature options; warm white 2700K, pure white 3000K and cool white 4200K Available in 1, 3, 6, and 9 LED fixtures Long-life LED light source…

Kitchen Lighting – Is your kitchen bright enough?
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Kitchen Lighting – Is your kitchen bright enough?

Is your kitchen bright enough? “Many older kitchens aren’t bright enough after the sun goes down. The most pleasant kitchen lighting comes from several sources. Lighting designers classify kitchen lighting as either task lighting, general – or ambient lighting – lighting, or accent lighting. That doesn’t mean you need three different types of fixtures; many…

Kitchen with Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants
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Kitchen with Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants

Kitchen with Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants This contemporary kitchen uses a variety of lighting sources. Recessed Lighting is over the sink. The countertops are with undercabinet lighting. Over the island, two Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants provide a focal point, while adding task lighting. The Bi-pin Lamps provide plenty of light while the Tahoe…

Make any room feel bigger
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Make any room feel bigger

November 2014 Redbook has a great article in the Design School series. Make any room feel bigger Tiny space? No problem. Listen to this wisdom and you’ll swear that someone snuck in and added some serious square footage to your home. Opt for a dark accent wall-it will make that area recede and the room…

Dining Room in The 2014 Southern Living Idea House
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Dining Room in The 2014 Southern Living Idea House

The 2014 Southern Living Idea House is Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina “In perfect tandem, architect Ken Pursley and interior designer Suzanne Kasler work together to write the next chapter of southern style. It’s lighter, fresher and more livable than ever before.” I love the whole house. The over-sized pendants make the dining room….