Dining Room

Kitchen Pendants
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Kitchen Pendants

This months article the best of The Best in House Beautiful, November 2016 recommends: 79. Kitchen Pendants Statement-making versions are the new paradigm for lighting an island. There are so many styles to choose from! This eat-in kitchen with Tech Lighting Antique Bronze Two-Circuit Monorail with Tortoise Shell Ovation Pendants with Iron Wrap Accessories and…

Chinoiserie Style
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Chinoiserie Style

This beautiful dining room (House Beautiful December/January 2014) has hints of Chinoiserie Style with oriental lanterns in front of the mirror on the buffet. The china is a fanciful Oriental landscape and the flatware is gold bamboo. The lighting is a beautiful traditional crystal chandelier. There are a lot of options or Oriental, Asian and…

Orb Chandeliers – Orb, Globe and Armillary Inspired Pendants and Chandeliers
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Orb Chandeliers – Orb, Globe and Armillary Inspired Pendants and Chandeliers

Orb, Globe and Armillary inspired pendants and chandeliers are oh so popular right now. These chandeliers feature a sphere made of metal surrounding visible lamps. They add a lot of interest to a dining room, entry foyer or other areas. Orb Chandeliers > You have probably seen an armillary sphere in a garden, interlocking spheres,…

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…

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…

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….

More Uses for Picture Lights
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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 Get…

Six Steps to Your New Look – Step by Step Redecorating
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Six Steps to Your New Look – Step by Step Redecorating

Creating a beautiful comfortable home that reflects your taste and personality can be extremely rewarding. The secret is to take your time, make a plan and enjoy the process. 1-      What do you REALLY want? What do you want? If you don’t already have a file of pages pulled from magazines, start one now. Pull…

Oriental Style Lighting
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Oriental Style Lighting

Oriental Style Lighting can work in a variety of interiors.  “If you love to travel, or just have a taste for the exotic and unusual, then you will love an Asian interior design style in your home. It’s colorful, relaxed, unique and fun. Best of all, it can be whatever you want it to be…!”…