Here is a Landscape Lighting Plan provided by WAC Lighting. You can see that it has longer runs. With LED, you don’t have to worry about voltage drop. Continue reading
Deck and patio lights, path and spread lights are decorative, but the point of accent and in-ground landscape lighting is the light. You shouldn’t really notice the fixtures at all, just the effect they create. Continue reading
Looking for an oval blue willow flower bowl, I found these from Esschert Design. They are in no way Blue Willow, but the pattern is bold and would look great on the porch. They are made of metal. Continue reading
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 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
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
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.
Lightweight pendants can be suspended from cable. Some pendants come with the connecting components already part of the pendant. Any of the Tech Lighting pendants that have a product number starting with 700K can be used on cable without an adapter. Continue reading
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
The March Trend Issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine includes a full page spread on ’70s Glam. Continue reading
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”.
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