Choose the Right Size Chandelier for Your Entryway

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You only get one chance at making a first impression.  When your guests enter your home, the foyer fixture will set the tone for the rest of your home, so what impression do you want to give. When choosing a fixture for your foyer, size and scale are both very important considerations.  Selecting the wrong size chandelier for the space, may have the fixture … [Read more...]

How Color Affects the Mood of Your Room

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Do you realize that lighting can dramatically change the overall mood in a space?  Use decorative lighting to set the tone and atmosphere of each room in your home. Soft warm white is the most common for home lighting, but warm yellow, blue and pink tints are also being used as technology changes. The warm white light or even pink tint can be soothing or … [Read more...]

How Lighting Affects Alzheimer’s

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As America ages, the diagnosis of Alzheimer's is becoming more prevalent. Research continues on both the cause and treatment of the condition, focusing on the best methods for increasing Alzheimer's patient care and comfort. In a recent article by Residential Lighting, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lighting Research Center has done extensive research showing … [Read more...]

What is Americana Style?

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If you like to tweak your home décor on a regular basis, then odds are you’ll be taking advantage of the long Labor Day weekend to get ready for autumn. You can do this by introducing some Americana style elements to your home. Americana style tends to use the red, white and blue colors of the American flag as well as classic American farmhouse and colonial … [Read more...]

Escape the Heat to a Basement Retreat

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When the weather is hot and you need a place to go to keep cool, a basement will usually give you some relief.  The days when basements were dark, uninviting spaces where the kids kept their toys and you stored tools......are over.  These days homeowners want to make the most of all their available space, and the basement is the perfect place to escape the … [Read more...]