interior design

Gothic Revival and Other Medieval Styles
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Gothic Revival and Other Medieval Styles

Hard to believe, but there are styles other than Mid-century Modern. One of my favorite Decorating books is Decorative Style by Kevin McCloud, a set designer turned interior decorator. “The most original and comprehensive sourcebook of styles, treatments, techniques, and materials.” It covers forty styles; Classical Town Styles, Country Styles, Medieval Styles, Renaissance Styles, Victorian…

Early Electric Meets New Technology – WAC Lighting’s Early Electric Pendants

Early Electric Meets New Technology – WAC Lighting’s Early Electric Pendants

The new Early Electric Collection of pendants from WAC Lighting look like vintage lighting, but can use just 5 watts of energy. They all use an LED light source. They are available as single pendants, multiple pendants or with quick connects to suspend from  Track Lighting or Monorail. Socket Set & Lamp Information LEDme® Low…

Step 2 – Six Steps to Your New Look – Step by Step Redecorating

Step 2 – Six Steps to Your New Look – Step by Step Redecorating

So, you have an idea file. You know what you like. You have walked through furniture stores and gotten ideas. You have inventoried what you already have and decided whether it is staying or going. 2-Develop a plan. Measure your room and put it on graph paper. Mark in the windows and the doors. Make…

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…!”…

What Size Should My Chandelier Be?
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What Size Should My Chandelier Be?

When choosing your chandelier, scale matters a lot. There are a lot of factors to think about, but here is an easy way to calculate the best size for your dining room. The first guideline is: Measure your table. Divide that number in half. That’s your smallest chandelier width. So, a 48″ table gets a…

Simple Kit to Convert Recessed Lighting to LED
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Simple Kit to Convert Recessed Lighting to LED

Convert your existing recessed lighting to super energy efficient LED with a new easy-to-use kit from Eurofase. The kit includes everything you need to convert a typical 6 inch recessed can that uses a 150W Incandescent R40 to PAR 38 bulb. The LED driver is powered by screwing into the bulb socket. The 14W LED…

Well Planned Lighting

Well Planned Lighting

Don’t think of lighting as an afterthought. The right lighting is one of the most fundamental elements in interior design. The wrong lighting can completely destroy the impact of even the most well thought out design. Good lighting makes your room more functional and more beautiful. Providing the right lighting allows you to enjoy using…