Earth Day-Inspired Home Décor Brands for Sustainable Living

Earth Day-Inspired Home Décor Brands for Sustainable Living

Does it ever seem like hardly a day goes by when you don’t hear a report about how a product or material is causing harm to the environment and/or your health? Being conscious of sustainable and healthy living standards and practices is more important now than ever, and home décor brands have a responsibility to ensure that they are creating products that are ethically made and environmentally sustainable. Fortunately, there are a number of such brands that are doing things like using energy-efficient LED lighting options, implementing materials harvested from sustainable resources and recycled goods, and focusing on fair trade...

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How to Use Natural Materials In Your Home

How to Use Natural Materials In Your Home

Bringing a natural aesthetic into your home can either be a full style choice, where the entire feel of a space is earthy-neutrals, or it can be a way to bring hints of nature into a specific design. Incorporating natural materials into any home is all about paying attention to the texture or pattern of a particular material. Woven Textures Many of the textures of natural elements come from the weaving of materials to draw the eye. As you design your space, you can either play up the woven texture of a single item by making it a larger piece...

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10 Designers Share the 10 Trends They’re Most Excited About This Year

10 Designers Share the 10 Trends They’re Most Excited About This Year

New year, new trends. It seems there are always exciting new shifts and changes in the design world and 2019 is no exception. Here 10 designers share the trends they’re most excited about this year. Going Green 1. In 2019 it’s all about green, says Kate Spiro, an interior designer based in New York City. “Where bright blue dominated living rooms for a while, dark and rich green tones will be the new go to, providing a nice pop of color to your space while still feeling refined,” says Spiro. “Dark green pairs nicely with many colors so it is...

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The Look We’re Loving Lately: Botanical Decor

The Look We’re Loving Lately: Botanical Decor

You’ve seen those beautiful home photos with indoor jungles or corners of greenery in every room. Or maybe you’ve read a few articles about how plants help to purify the air in your home. Either way, it's no secret, botanical decor is in right now. With the variety of plant types, sizes, and decor options, you can easily incorporate this hot trend into your home – with or without live plants! Planters and Plants: The Easiest Way to Go Botanical The most obvious way to bring a botanical look into your home is to place living plants throughout. Succulents and...

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2018 Outdoor Lighting Trends for the Early Bird

2018 Outdoor Lighting Trends for the Early Bird

Maybe there’s still a chill in the air, but a season of patio parties, barbecues, car washes, and gardening lies ahead. If you’re excited and want to start early, think about upgrading your home’s exterior lights. To make the most of warm weather, you’ll need a well-lit yard, driveway, porch and sidewalks. Proper outdoor light fixtures also keep suspicious activity away from your house and prevent trips and falls as you’re bringing in the groceries and party supplies. 2018 Outdoor Lighting Trends Many homeowners neglect to explore today’s lighting options, allowing their exterior fixtures from decades past to rust and...

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Top Lighting Trends from Lightovation 2018

Top Lighting Trends from Lightovation 2018

If you want to glimpse into the brightest minds and trends in lighting design and technology, there’s only one place you need to go: Lightovation, at the world-renowned Dallas Market Center. With a focus on innovation and design, the revelations at Lightovation are a key part of the lighting industry's core evaluations and measures of excellence. From decorative to architectural lighting and everything in between, this event is the ultimate, high-energy trade show where you get a sneak peek of the fixtures — many of them as-of-yet unreleased — to look forward to in the coming year. This year’s Lightovation...

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7 Shining Pendant Lighting Trends for 2018

7 Shining Pendant Lighting Trends for 2018

Each year brings new trends in every category, and lighting is no different. We’re seeing beautiful new options across pendant lighting trensd that will work in any room of your home. We love that many of these trends translate across different styles and aesthetics, so it’s not hard to mix and match. Some trends have carried over from 2017, but many are new and surprising. You’ll continue to see vintage bulbs, since that trend is still going strong, but mixed materials and unique textures soften the look. Some trends seem to contrast, like warm metals versus polished nickel, but this...

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8 Chandelier Trends for 2018

8 Chandelier Trends for 2018

If this year’s lighting trends are any indication, the future is most certainly looking bright. Case in point: the chandelier. This classic fixture is taking center stage with contemporary updates, fresh finishes, and a few blasts from the past. We’re shining a spotlight on the eight hottest chandelier trends for 2018 and covering what styles you can expect to see in the months ahead. (One other prediction: You’re going to want them all.)

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Four Exquisite Lighting Trends for 2018

Four Exquisite Lighting Trends for 2018

Another year is upon us and based on what we’ve been seeing in the world of lighting design, there’s no other way to say it: 2018 is going to be an absolutely stellar year for lighting with big and bold changes in store from the previous year. While the lighting trends of 2017 were exquisite and transcendent in their own right, in 2018 the industry is pushing the boundaries of lighting design in numerous ways. Top lighting designers are at once gorgeously refreshing the styles of bygone eras and leading you on a journey into the latest iterations of modernity...

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