This Homeowner is Ready for the Holidays…are you?

With the holiday’s right around the corner, it’s a great time for this Bergen, NJ homeowner to show off their beautiful new renovations!

Designer, Emily Wallach, transformed these uninteresting rooms into a place that is both dramatic and breathtaking.  A Parsons educated Interior Designer, Wallach says whether a living space is 250 or 10,000 sq ft, we all just want to feel proud of the place we call home, and every space should provide the essence of living well.

Featured is Quoizel’s Voyager light fixture.   This fixture which was supplied by Lamp & Shade Works in Sewell, NJ has an elegant look that is influenced by Moorish, Spanish and Gothic styles. The intricate metal scroll work is made of hand-forged iron and the stunning malaga finish completes the design of this stately piece.  This three-tier light adds an impressive statement to the room.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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