• Appealing Front Porch Design

    Spring is here and it's time to stop turning our attention inward to warm fireplaces and look outward towards our outdoor areas. You can start by paying attention to your front porch design. When it comes to designing an appealing front porch, you need to approach the design in the same way...
  • 3 Outdoor Lighting Styles to Boost Curb Appeal

    Nothing refreshes the look of your home like new outdoor lighting fixtures. Outdoor lighting for porches, patios and landscape areas are a great way to boost curb appeal. Here are 3 outdoor lighting styles that will help you boost the curb appeal of your home: 1. Outdoor Wall Lights Beautify...
  • Winter Getaway Gardens

    Winter is in full force so maybe it’s time to daydream a bit about getting away to someplace warm. Fantasizing about winter getaway gardens and pools is certainly one way to get through monster snow storms and freezing temperatures. If you are lucky enough to get away to someplace toasty...
  • Get the Look: A Mediterranean Patio

    While it might be freezing outside, in my wandering mind it is eternally summer-time. When I think about the perfect outdoor patio I think of a covered space where you can simultaneously gather, dine, lounge and hang. Comfort and durability are key, but just because it's the outdoors doesn't...
  • Welcome Guests with Perfect Outdoor Lighting

    You know how they say that your entry is the first impression that guests have of just what might be behind that front door? It's true. And whether your home has a grand entrance or a humble one, your entry is the first thing that guests see when arriving for a visit. And it isn't just...
  • Outdoor Lighting for Winter

    Outdoor lighting for winter can actually be different from lighting in summer. Snow covered walkways, yards and porches can pose safety risks, so it’s best to be smart and stylish when planning your exterior lighting scheme. Belgian Pearls tends to lure me in with its moody European aesthetic...
  • Winter-Ready Porch Design

    During the colder months, most people don't think about their front porch design. With fears of plants dying and winter elements coming in direct, daily contact with whatever you put on your porch, most people tend to leave their porches bare during the winter months. When you have a beautifully...
  • Colonial Christmas Design

    Colonial Christmas design is truly the classic, picture perfect way to decorate for the holidays. Steeped in tradition, the Colonial home exudes warmth and history. Now, if your idea of the holiday season is spending days on end watching TV on the old sectional, this look may not be for you. However...
  • Simple Welcoming Front Entry Decor Ideas

    A visit to the home starts at the front door. It's the first impression a home creates and the first place to create a warm and welcoming greeting for your guests. Greet visitors to your home in style from the first moment they arrive. Looking for inspiration and ideas to get started? ...
  • LED Outdoor Lighting Can Be More Delightful with Layering

    Let's talk about LED outdoor lighting... An outdoor room deserves the same kind of design attention as any other room in your home. Layering is not a new concept. Whether you are putting together an outfit or your living room, a much-talked-about technique to achieve a sophisticated look is through...
  • How to Light a Modern Patio

    Lighting a modern patio and yards should reflect the modern aesthetic of your home, so choosing the appropriate fixture is key. It’s simply not good enough to go the big box store and jam some solar lights around and call it a day. Rather, thoughtfully chosen modern outdoor lights should be...
  • 3 Outdoor Lighting Ideas

    If you are anything like me, you never want the warm evenings of summer to end! Hanging outside long after the sun has gone down with only a light throw blanket around your shoulders is a feeling like none other. As we creep into the early days of fall, I thought I would highlight some amazing outdoor...
  • Outdoor Wall Lights

    Outdoor wall lights are generally a necessity for most homes and urban terraces, but making sure they are stylish as well as functional is where we come in handy. While reading Remodelista I was inspired by the number of images that show what tremendous affect outdoor lighting can make to the facade...
  • Outdoor Space Design - Outdoor Wall Lights

    We just spent the last few days getting the outside of our house ready for summer and working on our outdoor space design. The back porch is spruced up and fluffed. The garden beds are weeded and mulched and full of blooming flowers. The house is scrubbed cleaned and ready to greet long summer...
  • Just Say No to Light Pollution

    Have you ever looked up at the night sky and not been able to see the stars? Yep, that's some serious light pollution. Too much or unwanted light shining into in terior rooms or light that creates a glare bright enough to temporarily blind people is also considered light pollution. Here are...
  • Outdoor Porch Design

    With spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, lets discuss your outdoor porch space. Everyone loves an indoor/outdoor space that feels more like a part of the house than a separate entity. Whether you have a full on outdoor porch or a sunroom with large windows this space is about to become...
  • Where to Place Landscape Lighting

    Although it might not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking about landscape lighting, safety is a really important aspect to keep in mind when coming up with your outdoor lighting plan. The most important areas to consider when placing outdoor lights for safety are paths, entries, driveways...
  • Modern Outdoor Lighting for Today's Home

    A bronze finish can make any modern outdoor lighting fixture feel more luxurious Bronze LED outdoor lighting designs can sound uber-traditional, but like most everything, it’s how you use it that sets its fate. Lighting designers and tech experts are exploring LED technology, pushing d esign...
  • Outdoor Dining Design - Get the Look

    One of the best ways to take advantage of gorgeous summer nights is outdoor dining. There are dining chairs and tables in every style imaginable, whether you are dining under a pergola or veranda, or under the stars, outdoor lighting is a key component of the experience. A Craftsmen-style lantern...
  • 4 Great Outdoor Lighting Ideas

    Outdoor Lighting at Thistlewood Farms Until recently the farmhouse has been covered in snow. But now the house is digging itself out (literally and figuratively) of a harsh, seemingly-never-ending winter. We've been planting bulbs and cleaning out flower beds and putting down mulch. All...
  • Nighttime Curb Appeal With Outdoor Lighting

    At night, lighting can have the most impact when it comes to your home’s curb appeal so I'm here to help you with some beautiful outdoor lighting ideas... As you can imagine, Winter is that magical time of year when we allow ourselves to eat a bit more, drink a bit more and decorate with...
  • Survive The End of Daylight Savings With Great Lighting

    There's lots of stylish ways to survive the darker months ahead. This weekend is that time of year again, when Daylight Savings will end. But don't worry, there's several different types of great lighting to help you survive these darker months. There are both interior and exterior...
  • Going Beyond Style For Outdoor LED Lighting

    Fall is finally here, but that doesn't mean our outdoor spaces cease to exist. Many of us still use different areas of our outdoors, especially if you're in areas with a mild Winter. As a follow up to my last post, Makeover Your Entryway With LED Lighting , today we'll go beyond selecting...
  • Makeover Your Entryway With LED Lighting

    Light up your home’s entryway this Fall with an outdoor LED light fixture. Whether it’s for safety, reliability or just style, it's always the perfect time of year to think about updating your entryway light. There's a checklist to follow when shopping for LED entryway lighting...
  • Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day! Are you in need of some last minute quick and easy outdoor lighting ideas for your Labor Day celebration? If so, check out the Lamps Plus You Tube channel . From fun party lights to brighten up any outdoor area to some super simple decorating ideas. There is something for everyone...
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