Don’t you love the lighting at Pollo Tropical?! Continue reading
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.
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
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
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…”
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.
I watched them changing the park lighting to LED.
Public lighting matters. It’s not just for safety. The right lighting makes an area more appealing. Public lighting can combine form with function for aesthetically pleasing lighting that invites you into the park.
Many cities are investing in changing their lighting over to LED. The economics just make sense now.
The pineapple has been a decorative motif for centuries. Continue reading
One Easy Fix for Safety, Style and Security
The front door—the gateway to your palace, casa, crib—Your Home for pete’s sake! How many hours are spent choosing the perfect color, hardware, doormat even? All with the desire to welcome,impress, and please those who enter. Lighting seems so mundane, practical, necessary… Exactly!
The single pendant light above the front door is inviting. Your needs have been met. Until the evening you hear a knock on the front door. You turn on said pendant light to see “who’s there”. You can see the outline of said door knocker—but not their features. Simply put, you can’t see who it is. You realize you are a victim of inadequate lighting. Continue reading
Oriental Outdoor Lighting & Oriental Landscape Lighting: Photos from Fine Art Lamps Black & White Story Collection, Fine Art Lamps Singapore Moderne Collection, Uttermost Cantello Bamboo Glass Buffet Lamp, Fire Farm Tokyo Table Lamp, Fine Art Fusion Collection, Fire Farm Kyoto Ceiling Pendants in 3 Pendant Configuration and more… Continue reading
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