Top 5 Lighting Trends from the 2017 Parade of Homes

Top 5 Lighting Trends from the 2017 Parade of Homes

Every year, different areas of the country host their very own Parade of Homes. This event is an opportunity for attendees to collect ideas and to see what is possible with a remodel or a fresh build. The trends from this springs Parade of Homes include bright kitchens, dark walls and beautiful shiplap accents. What took center stage in this years event was the lighting. With a wide range of styles including everything from industrial to ultra modern, there was something that wowed every taste preference. We spoke with Laura Marrinan, the Twin Cities Parade of Homes Style Spotter along...

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5 Lighting Trends for 2017

5 Lighting Trends for 2017

If your perception is that trends in lighting design usually tend to be too whimsical, short-lived and perhaps not worth looking into when decorating your home, you should reconsider. The fact is that trends not only serve as a broad indicator of where the lighting industry’s at and where it’s headed, but they also reflect the latest creativity and technological advancements in the design world. As we move into 2017, here are some top lighting trends that you’ll want to pay close attention to in order to ensure that the design narrative of your home environment reflects the best of...

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7 Ways To Go Modern In Your Bathroom

7 Ways To Go Modern In Your Bathroom

Modern design is filled with clean lines, sustainable products, and the very cutting edge of style and technology. It also creates a beautiful, lasting design for the bathroom that could almost be considered a work of art. If you’re ready to go modern in your bathroom design, check out these 7 products as a way to get there. Any good design needs to be well-lit, so start your modern bathroom off right with some vanity lighting. The Sonneman Tubo Slim Polished Chrome LED Bath light sets the stage for a contemporary sink and vanity area. If you need more specific...

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10 Things To Know About Scandinavian Design

10 Things To Know About Scandinavian Design

Step into a Scandinavian interior and you’ll feel instantly at ease staring at a warm, uncluttered space. This refreshing style is somehow both striking and calm, helping you feel relaxed, energized and upbeat all at the same time. How can one look bring so much positivity into your home? Learn more about Scandinavian design with our helpful guide below.

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How Designers Really Feel About Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year

How Designers Really Feel About Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year

Drumroll, please. This year's Pantone Color of the Year is … we have a tie! Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520) and Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919), step right up. The crown is yours to share. Even Steve Harvey couldn't mess this one up, because both of these beauties are winners, the first two-color selection in Pantone's history. Technically, it's the blending of both shades, but "Quarenity" is a bit of a mouthful, so we understand why Pantone demurred on "shipping" the name. Initial Reactions We asked some of the experts to offer their opinions. Most seemed eager to use the new colors and...

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New Year, New Look:  5 Interior Lighting Trends for a Brighter 2016

New Year, New Look: 5 Interior Lighting Trends for a Brighter 2016

People have been making New Year’s resolutions since the days of ancient Babylon, and one thing the experts have learned is that small, manageable changes pave the way for success. For example, maybe you’re thinking about renovating your bedroom, bathroom or another space; rather than embarking on a complete overhaul, why not start with a simple lighting update? New lighting fixtures offer a great way to refresh your décor, reinvigorate your mood and infuse your life with a sense of renewal. Last year, a wealth of creative lighting trends emerged. 2016 carries them forward, with designs ranging from high-style to...

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Wit & Delight Top 12 Picks

Wit & Delight Top 12 Picks

Wit & Delight is an inspiring lifestyle blog created by Kate Arends. In 2009, at the age of 24, Kate started the blog as she had a love for beautiful things, but wasn’t sure how to harness it into a distinct sense of style. Wit & Delight became Kate's way of considering all areas where style is concerned, serving as a platform for her thought process in developing her own personal style. Today Wit & Delight has over 2.9 million followers and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Women’s Wear Daily, Fast Company, New York Times, and Elle Decor, among other...

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LED lighting ideas to illuminate your holiday display

LED lighting ideas to illuminate your holiday display

Festive garlands, fun inflatables, charming figurines — there are many different decorations available to design a dazzling holiday home display. No matter which accessories you choose, however, one thing is certain: no winter wonderland is complete without a little illumination. The right lighting in place makes sure your setup shines. And thanks to the invention of LED lighting, you won't have to worry about your decorations costing you a fortune each month. LED lighting not only lasts longer than alternative options like incandescent bulbs, but they use less energy as well. It's really one of the smartest ways to decorate...

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Less Is More: Energy Efficiency Begins with Interior Design

Less Is More: Energy Efficiency Begins with Interior Design

Before spending too much time, energy and cash investing in remodeling a home to be more energy-efficient, take a moment to consider what changes can be made to the building's interior. There are several options available to the energy-conscious homeowner, many of which take effect from the inside out. You'd be surprised at how much a simple change to your home's interior design could create a significant impact in your energy use. One of the biggest energy drains in any home comes from the air system. If you live in an area that suffers from muggy summers or sub-zero winters...

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Cage Lighting for Every Room

Cage Lighting for Every Room

Cage Lighting is a quick an easy way to add an industrial edge to your space. Dating back to 1972, cage lights maintain a lacy delicacy and a rough and tough edge at the same time. Since they don't have shades, these kinds of lights shine bright and feel more natural. While the name might suggest otherwise, cage lighting is very versatile. We'll show you how to set your home free with cage lighting solutions for every room. The Bedroom With its minimalist, sculptural shapes, cage lights add character to the bedroom and allow you to escape the usual bedroom...

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