Flower power: Freshen up your home with on-trend florals

Flower power: Freshen up your home with on-trend florals

On the runway, at the mall and in the home, florals are one of the hottest trends of the moment. But these aren’t your grandma’s chintzes. From oversize patterns to mini prints, today’s floral flourishes are thoroughly modern, with varying degrees of femininity that can make them fit into any home (don’t fear the flowers, guys!). 1. Devale Accent Cabinet #793476 2. Birds & Flowers Accent chair #754062 3. Eurofase Pratolina Pendant #844242 4. Flowing Leaves & Flowers Mirror #802693 5. Flower Pattern Pillow #671598Adding simple touches here and there, through décor, accessories and lighting, will let you make the…

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The cluster effect: How to make it work in your home

The cluster effect: How to make it work in your home

From textiles to home décor, the cluster trend – layering and grouping décor elements – is here to stay. Now it’s easier than ever to implement this favorite strategy of interior designers into your home, no matter what your style preferences. Here are three ways to add the cluster effect to your favorite rooms. LIGHTING CLUSTERS Cluster designs can be found in various lighting pieces, but perhaps the most popular is in chandeliers. Add a cluster chandelier to your favorite room for an instant transformation from boring to beautiful. For example, the Corbett Big Bang Silver Leaf Sixteen Light Pendant…

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Inspirational lighting and how it transforms a space

Inspirational lighting and how it transforms a space

If there’s one décor element in a home where a dramatic effect is welcome, it would have to be lighting. The fixtures you select for your interior space can set the tone for the entire house. A functional focal point like a stunning chandelier can be inspirational and help you define a style for your home that is perfectly ‘you.’ Hence the term “inspirational lighting.” Whether sleek and modern, elegant and ornate, or rugged and rustic, chandeliers are available in numerous sizes and virtually unlimited styles. Narrowing down your options to just one favorite might be your hardest décor decision…

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Give your chandelier new life with a shade upgrade

Give your chandelier new life with a shade upgrade

Whether mini or massive, chandeliers provide a grand lighting statement no matter where they are located in a home. But as time passes, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to get a little bored with their lighting fixtures, especially the statement pieces. Before you check your budget to see if see if you can afford a replacement, consider revitalizing what you already have. If it’s time to breathe new life into your chandelier, simply swap out bland shades for beautiful modern options, and you’ll likely be astonished at the difference it will bring to your room. Fabric shades are a great…

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Bamboo – A Luxurious and Healthy Fiber

Bamboo – A Luxurious and Healthy Fiber

With so many fiber choices out there, how do you choose which one is best for you? Do you struggle with allergies? Is your skin sensitive? Are you concerned about bacteria that some fibers hold? Then bamboo might be the fiber of choice for you. Sharon Stuart, CEO & Founder of BedVoyage, released the following information about bamboo fiber production process: "The process of talking a stalk of any kind of tree (Bamboo, birch, Eucalyptus, etc) and turning it into a fiber that can be spun into a textile is called Rayon or Viscose. there is a solvent used in…

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Why Old World lighting fixtures are in style for all kinds of homes

Why Old World lighting fixtures are in style for all kinds of homes

Design inspiration can come from many places – and travel is one of the best sources for ideas. If you have fond memories of a trip through the regal courts and palaces of Europe – or even if a trip is just on your wish list – you can bring the Old World spirit of grandeur into your home with the right lighting fixtures. The good news is that the countless fixtures that embody that historic spirit can easily be adapted to all kinds of home interior styles. These three light fixtures are great examples of Old World styles that…

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Picture-Perfect Lighting: As Featured in Elle Décor

Picture-Perfect Lighting: As Featured in Elle Décor

Have you ever dreamt of making your entryway, dining room or bedroom look like it belongs in a magazine? Check out the May and June 2013 issues of Elle Décor. They feature two of our most exciting lights, and they’re now available to order for your home! Check out the magazine covers on our facebook page. The  Big Bang pendant from Corbett Lighting, featured in the May issue, is designed for maximum impact. A constellation of multi-color cut glass jewels illuminated by a smoked diffuser, this contemporary luminaire is a complemented by a silver leaf finish and polished stainless accents…

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Start seeing style: 3 things will make your closet lighting better

Start seeing style: 3 things will make your closet lighting better

The daily closet search can be a challenge. In the early morning hours before work, rifling through your closet without benefit of an effective light fixture is nearly impossible – and that can slow you down just when you’re trying to rush out the door. Spare yourself the squinting and update your closet lighting – you can even use the opportunity to turn a walk-in closet into a luxurious personal dressing room. When it’s time to update your closet lighting, keep these three ideas in mind: Adjustable light: You might think that closet lighting should only have one setting: ultra-bright.…

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Five must-have light fixtures for midcentury modern style

Five must-have light fixtures for midcentury modern style

There was something stylish in the air in the late 1950s – from clothing to décor, clean lines and chic simplicity were in vogue. While plenty of other retro trends have come and gone, mid-century modern still looks good, even to our critical modern eyes. For home interiors, mid-century modern is alive and well. Perhaps the best thing about the style is that it can be carried through an entire home without looking forced or too much like a theater set – it’s simply beautiful in its own right. From light fixtures to furniture, mid-century inspired pieces are readily available.…

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Lighting up your living room

Lighting up your living room

Photograph credit: http://bit.ly/1646d07 If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the living room would have to be the soul. It’s often the main space for entertaining, so it’s important to have lighting that’s both useful and attractive. Many people, however, don’t have ceiling lighting in their living rooms. If you decide you want this type of lighting, it’s highly recommended you hire an expert to install it. Not only do you need someone who is knowledgeable about installation processes and electricity, but you also want a professional who will not damage your walls or ceiling. There are many…

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