Put Yourself in Your Guests’ Shoes

With the holidays upon us, take a look at what your guests will experience when they arrive at your doorstep! Put yourself in their shoes from the time they enter your home to preparation of the meal, dining, resting to relaxing by the fire.

You want your guests to arrive safely to your door with a well-lit path.  This classic Arts & Crafts style goes well with traditional, transitional and contemporary decors. The translucent linen glass softens the light, reducing glare and hot spots.  The Hillcrest Collection is offered in flush mount, hanging, post and several lantern sizes to meet all your lighting outdoor needs.


Three is Not a Crowd!

Ever notice that architecture, landscaping and objects that appear in threes are more memorable.  In fact they are more appealing and effective than other numbers of objects.

Two of the same object simply means two. Three, of the same kind of object instantly means collection without looking cluttered.

The rearrangement of a grouping of threes can entirely alter the flow and aesthetic of a room. This holds true especially in design and specifically in home accessories and lighting.

This charming kitchen was provided by Webster Interiors, located in Webster, NY.  Their design inspiration has always been tailored to the individual style of their clients.  The three combination features Quoizel’s Steadman Collection.  This traditional mini pendant gives the exterior of your home both beauty and an industrial sense of design.  It features a vintage bulb for an historic look and is enhanced by the clear seedy glass.


Create a Comfy & Cozy Castle

With shorter days and colder nights upon us, now is a great time to make your castle a comfy and cozy place to retreat to…

Selecting warm colors like pale yellow, shades of orange, glowing golds, rich browns and soft reds will create a peaceful space. The lighting, furniture, accessories, wall colors, flooring and its textures all contribute to the feeling of being warm and intimate.

The Pomez table lamp with genuine Agate stones featured in this setting shot provides a twist on traditional natural materials. Each shade is made by hand by skilled craftsmen. This piece is dramatic yet makes the room look and feel cozy.


Don’t Overlook Your Lighting When Selling your Home!

Americans are spending again, and that’s a good sign for the economy.  After the recession in 2008, people cut back heavily on their purchases.  As more people are finding jobs and incomes have been slowing rising, this trend translates to an increase in consumer spending which is good news for the auto and housing industries. If you’re about to put your house on the market, you’re probably wondering, “How much can I get for it?” Selling your home requires a keen eye to make it appeal to a wide audience. It’s careful planning and knowing how to spruce up your home that will get you the most money for your home. There are a lot of things that affect potential buyers when they are taking a tour of your home.  Poor lighting can make a home look dingy and dirty.  Here are a few tips to help your home look bright and marketable:


Bright Ideas for a Productive Home Office

Kids are back at school so time to trade in that beach chair for a comfortable office chair.  Also, time to spruce up your home office and make it a place you want to work in every day.

Creating a lighting scheme that successfully produces an environment that is easy to work in should be top on the list. Bringing as much natural light as you can by setting up your home office space near a wall with windows will make you more productive to handle the tasks of the day.

Adding ambient and task lighting will help supplement the natural light especially as the days and sunlight hours shorten. A well-lit room will visually enlarge your interior and make you want to linger in it longer especially on those days when deadlines have to be met.