The Many Designs of Track Lighting

The design of track lighting has evolved over the last decade. It is no longer the simple straight line on the ceiling with oversized “coffee can” lights. It has become streamlined and interesting incorporating curves and a variety options. In some cases then end result is only limited by your imagination. Track lighting today is easy to install and very flexible allowing light to be directed to the desired location. You can even combine spotlights with decorative pendants to light multiple applications in the same room. This versatile alternative to traditional light fixtures can provide light to any kitchen, game…

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Ceiling Lighting: What To Consider When Choosing a Lighting Fixture

When picking out light fixtures for our homes, it is important not to overlook ceiling lighting as an option because of the variety this category has to offer. We will review some of the different types of ceiling lighting such as chandeliers, pendants, flush mounts, and semi-flush mounts. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, a chandelier is a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling. Perhaps this is the reason why people are intimidated by chandeliers. There are many chandelier designs that are far from ornate, and can be fun and fabulous when complimented by other décor items…

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Candleholders for Every Style

If you’re like me, candles are a must have decorative accessory in your home. They are a charming way to quickly add ambience and warmth to any space. However, I sometimes struggle with choosing the right candleholder or candle lantern to fit the style and feel of my home. There are so many types and styles of candleholders I could chat about it forever, so I’m going to highlight a few of the styles and designs that caught my attention. Contemporary Style – Usually boasts clean lines, a smooth and polished surface with a few intricate details.  Contemporary design is…

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Finding Your Style with Minka Lavery

Minka is a name I’m sure you recognize.  Their reputation for quality, style and value is well known here in the United States, but also in Europe.  They produce classic lighting that will be in style – whatever your style – for years.  With operations on 2 continents, they continue to exceed customer expectations. The Minka Group includes Minka Lavery, Metropolitan, Ambience, Minka-aire, and George Kovacs, among other private labels. Their product line includes thousands of items from ceiling fans to accessories and lighting. Does this seem like too much to look through?  Let’s try and break it down a…

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Chandeliers, Area Rugs, & Color: Transform Your Entryway With These Simple Tips

Chandeliers, Area Rugs, & Color: Transform Your Entryway With These Simple Tips

As one enters your home, it’s the first thing that they see; your home’s entryway. If your house or apartment could say “hello” this is where it would happen. Unfortunately, the entryway is often overlooked as an important part of the home. Shoes and coats are scattered here and there, lighting is mediocre at best, and the day’s (or month’s) mail sits unorganized on your entryway table, maybe on top of a couple unused phone books. It’s not a very welcoming greeting and it leaves guests with a bland first impression of your home. Thankfully, all is not lost. There…

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Dark Space Dilemma

Don’t we all that have that room in our house that just isn’t bright enough? It doesn’t matter what kinds of lighting fixtures you use, you’re always looking for ways to bring in more light? For me, this room is my family room. It is a large room in the basement of my house—but since this is a rambler style home, there are little to no windows to allow in natural light. And since this is the room we spend the most time in, we want it to be comfortable for all activities—we went on the hunt for the best…

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Bedding for Your Home

Do celebrities really check the thread count of their sheets when visiting hotels? Maybe their “people” do it for them…who knows?  Well, you don’t have to be rich and famous to enjoy the luxurious comfort of new bedding set. Your bed sheets shouldn’t make you feel as if you just got out of fight with a crazy cat, or if you’re sleeping on sand! Replace your old, scratchy sheets, with soft cotton, silk, or one of the many cotton/polyester blends that are available. Whatever your preference, Bellacor has a variety of affordable fabrics and styles, with thread counts ranging from…

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