• New! Rustic Wall Sconces and Bathroom Lights

    Now available, some excellent new wall sconces, bathroom sconces and bathroom light fixtures . If you're a fan of the rustic, lodge style and the look of crafted metal, we have you covered! These fixtures feature forest and mountain scenes with majestic creatures like bears, elk, and salmon. Many...
  • Questions With: Minka-Lavery

    One of the most respected names in the lighting industry, Minka-Lavery is part of the Minka Group of companies (which also includes Minka Aire ceiling fans). The Minka-Lavery lighting collection centers on ceiling lighting and wall lights featuring strong, elegant designs. We spoke with company rep Tim...
  • Adjusting to the Early Time Change

    Since we shifted over to daylight savings, I have been having trouble getting up in the morning. My room is so dark that I would rather keep on sleeping than start the day. And it's a blaring shock to the system when I turn on the nightstand light. I need some kind of in-between light for those...
  • Lighting by the Stars -- Astrology for Aquarius

    Happy birthday Aquarius ! Now through mid-February is party time for our visionary friends (this blogger included!). The original Aquarian was Ganymede, a fetching young Trojan prince who caught the eye of Zeus. The king of gods made Ganymede royal cup-bearer. In that spirit, let us fill your cup with...
  • Tip for the New Year: Outdoor Lighting Collections

    If you've been needing to add more light to your home's exterior and resolved to tackle the issue this year then I have a quick tip. Shop for outdoor lighting here! Symmetry goes a long way in creating curb appeal so find matching wall lights to flank your garage or front door. Use post lights...
  • Rethink the Look of Your Guest Bath

    The bathroom needs plenty of even, shadow-free lighting for shaving, grooming, and applying makeup. In a smaller bath, mirror lights will illuminate the entire room, but in larger spaces an additional ceiling fixture is needed for general lighting. Placing light fixtures on each side of the above...
  • Show Off That Work of Art

    Wall art is a big part of interior decorating, and it's a wonderful chance for us to express our tastes and personality. Everything from photography to original paintings, pop art to multi-media designs ... it's like jewelery for your living areas. Unfortunately, some of these gems are left...
  • LAMPS PLUS Sconces on HGTV's "Rate My Space"

    Lighting from LAMPS PLUS recently popped up on the popular HGTV show " Rate My Space ". The show has a cool premise -- fans upload pictures to the website where they rate each others' rooms and submit ideas for possible makeovers. In last week's episode, Kathy Ireland wall sconces...
  • Ooh La La! Limoges Porcelain Wall Sconces

    Looking for a stunning wall sconce , created from fine materials, skillfully crafted, unique but not flashy, intricate but not gaudy, available in a range of designs to fit your particular taste? Meet the Limoges Collection of porcelain wall sconces . Named for the French city famous for...
  • Lighting by the Stars -- Astrology for Capricorn

    It's time once again for our monthly astrology feature, and this month we wish a happy birthday to Capricorn ! These folks are sensible and organized, and they prefer friends and mates to act accordingly. Capricorn is embarrassed by extravagence and shows of ego. If you want help planning Elton John's...
  • Lighting Tip: Use a Plug-In Wall Lamp and Avoid Wiring

    Plug-in style wall lamps are a great way to add lighting to a room without having to go through the hassle of hard-wiring a fixture. J ust hang the lamp on the wall, plug it into any standard wall outlet, then stand back and enjoy the view. These plug-in lamps are great for use in bedrooms on either...
  • New Martha Stewart Swing Arm Wall Lamps

    Swing arm wall lamps are a great solution to task lighting in a variety of settings. They're perfect flanking the couch or beside your favorite reading chair. Put one on either side of the bed, and you've got adjustable reading light at your fingertips. Plus, it frees up a cluttered nightstand...
  • Design Idea: Large Contemporary Wall Lights

    Large contemporary wall lights are everywhere and I am excited that they are getting more daring by the day. What I love is that they have become decorative works of art. In times past it seemed that people would invest in a fancy dining room chandelier that guests might see once a year and then just...
  • Decorating the Outdoor Terrace

    I suppose you can gather from the past few posts that I am itching for summer. That said, I have put together some musings on outdoor terrace must-haves. Please pardon me if you are an apartment dweller with no outdoor space, but I hope to offer you some inspiring posts soon. From the smallest front...
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