Glossary of Lighting Terms

Glossary of Lighting Terms

Lighting Terms from A to Z Use this as a reference to help you learn and understand the most commonly used lighting terms.  ADA Compliant Fixtures that adhere to the guidelines provided by the Americans with Disability Act, stating that

Design Services – A Look Back at 2016

Design Services – A Look Back at 2016

As our Design Services team continues to forge ahead in 2017, we would like to reflect on the many successful projects that we’ve worked on in the past year. We know that history informs the future, so we continue to nurture

Top Chandeliers Under $500

Top Chandeliers Under $500

If you immediately think “expensive” when you hear the word “chandelier”, this post is for you. What many people don’t realize is that you don’t have to break the bank and spend a fortune of a gorgeous chandelier. Stylish yet

Buying Guide for Switches, Dimmers and Outlets

Buying Guide for Switches, Dimmers and Outlets

Update your switches, dimmers and outlets in 3 easy steps! 1. Determine gang count. 2. Select items to upgrade. 3. Select device & wall plate. Chances are,  you use the light switches, dimmers, and outlets in your home multiple times

Light Bulb Guide

Light Bulb Guide

As technology improves, the number of light bulb options continues to increase. If you find yourself asking which light bulb is right for you – read on to learn about the different types of light bulbs. Light Bulb Types Incandescent

Four Tips for Decorating Your Beach House

Four Tips for Decorating Your Beach House

Whether you are beach-bound all year round, or taking a road trip to the coast, this time of year calls for seaside-inspired additions to your home decor. From shells to coral accents, it is simple and easy to capture the

Four Essential Pieces for Designing your Dream Home

Four Essential Pieces for Designing your Dream Home

We know how much effort goes into designing a home. From choosing the right cabinetry and backsplash to selecting the perfect granite and tile, the list could go on and on. One thing that all well-designed homes have in common

Ideas for Decorating Your Nightstand

Ideas for Decorating Your Nightstand

Who doesn’t want to wake up to a gorgeously styled bedside table? Not only do nightstands make a bedroom look complete, they also help you to stay organized. With the right decorative accents and updated lighting, your bedroom will instantly

Child-Proofing Lamps in Your Home

Child-Proofing Lamps in Your Home

When it comes to children, safety is always the greatest concern. Children love to run around and explore, and the world fuels their curiosity in every direction. That’s why it’s so important for parents to be watchful and aware of

Guide to Outdoor Lighting

Guide to Outdoor Lighting

The warmer weather has us thinking about how we can spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Whether you are revamping your entire outdoor lighting plan or just adding a few fixtures to the mix, this guide will help you efficiently

How to Decorate with Wall Sconces

How to Decorate with Wall Sconces

When space is limited and overhead light is too bright, a wall sconce can be a great option for dressing up your space. While they can be small in size, wall sconces can carry plenty of style. From up light

How to Choose Picture Lighting

How to Choose Picture Lighting

We often get questions about how to select the right lighting for artwork and pictures. From deciding on the type of picture light to figuring out the proportionate size, we’re breaking down the basics to help you choose the best

Classic Lighting Style Guide

Classic Lighting Style Guide

Timeless design has the power to endure. It incorporates designs, colors and styles that seamlessly transition throughout many decades. Traditional pieces have the ability to outlast trends and fads. It is important to invest in pieces that have longevity, such

How to Choose the Perfect Table Lamp for Your Space

How to Choose the Perfect Table Lamp for Your Space

The key to finding the best table lamp for your space is to look for the perfect combination of form and function. The style and design of the lamp is just as important as the light output. Here are some tips to help guide

Industrial Lighting Style Guide

Industrial Lighting Style Guide

In recent years, industrial style has taken the interior design world by storm. With raw beauty and edgy appeal, industrial style accents can have a big impact within modern and classic style spaces. Industrial elements in lighting allow you to

Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Deciding which ceiling fan is right for your space is no easy choice. You are probably wondering what size it should be and how low it should hang from the ceiling. You also want to know if the fan comes with

Ceiling Light Buying Guide

Ceiling Light Buying Guide

Quick calculations will help determine the right size ceiling light for you. Placement guidelines take the guesswork out of hanging the light. Consider the other layers of light before determing the wattage. ♦ Selecting the right size ceiling light is

Rustic Lighting Style Guide

Rustic Lighting Style Guide

Rustic lighting is a great way to achieve a warm and cozy feel in your home. If your interior style leans more modern, rustic elements can create the charming yet sophisticated look of modern rustic style (which is one of

Bath Vanity Lighting Buying Guide

Bath Vanity Lighting Buying Guide

You know how important proper lighting is for your bathroom. Here are our top tips for achieving the best light in your bathroom. Frame the mirror Measure for size Mimic daylight ♦ For the most flattering light, mount wall sconces

Modern Lighting Style Guide

Modern Lighting Style Guide

Modern lighting has its place in almost any space. No matter your interior design style, a cool modern light fixture can refresh the look of your space. Even if your style tends to be more classic or traditional, a modern