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Off-Kilter Chandeliers Show Spot-On Style
Chandeliers have been breaking placement rules with happy results, loosening a room's symmetry and creating appealing visual tension
"that the light fixture, instead of dangling neatly over the middle, sits about 8 inches... and new lighting pieces. I find it jarring. It offends my sense of balance. I have... a fan/light ceiling fixture that's off-center in my living room, and it drives me... unique lighting placements! Love it! I just finished building a large chandelier out... center is best. A-symmetry is most pleasing to the eye, but it's a hard thing to grasp..."
Sleep Happier and Healthier in a Toxin-Free Bedroom
Light pollution, toxic bedding, wallpaper that off-gases ... if you're not getting good sleep, these bedroom blights might be to blame
"Light pollution, toxic bedding, wallpaper that off-gases ... if you're not getting... cleaning indoor air come with serious caveats, and some indoor-air experts argue that... of the best things one can do when suspecting indoor air quality problems is to hire... be your best guide in creating a non-toxic sleeping environment. ☺ I can't stand total... cleaning indoor air, I shy away from making that claim because the science isn't solid..."
How to Keep Your White Spaces Looking Great
Don’t let dinginess darken your door — or your walls, furniture, floors ... see the light with these cleaning and maintenance tips
"see the light with these cleaning and maintenance tips... can be light, bright and beautiful — but how do you keep them that way? If you’ve... cleaner. Best cleaner and best for you. Are you kidding me? Vacuum the walls? I cannot... of the best sheets to pill. I wash my white sheets in cold water with regular detergent... be the best grout cleaner. Just make sure you seal it afterward, so it doesn't stain... up, but lightly folded into as few layers as possible. Pour white vinegar over the..."
Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: Michael Symon Shares His Tastes
"appliances and lighting? Find out here... a 54" Best hood with the Best 1500 cfm external (mounted on roof) blower. I went... purchase the light over the island in the second picture? A very interesting interview... works best in this instance, he's right about them never being big enough. 2 sinks... the very best on the market. We purchased the large dutch oven and a saute pan and... over the light wood table with wood benches? It is exactly what I am looking for! Has..."
12 Great Decorative Alternatives to Curtains
Filter light and views while drawing the eye by dressing windows in specialty glass, artistic screens or snazzy shades
"ilter light and views while drawing the eye by dressing windows in specialty glass... manipulate the light coming in but create shadows as well.... amount of light and provide adequate privacy. The best thing about them is that they... maximum light. At night when the lights are on inside, the privacy is still there.... type of light material can be used. Something light wouldn't take much space. At... lot of light. I only have the one window, and we need all the light we can get!..."
Modern Metal Fireplaces Open World of Possibilities
Allowing way more natural light than traditional fireplaces, and with some not even needing a vent, metal fireplaces are a major improvement
"natural light than traditional fireplaces, and with some not even needing a vent, metal... now be light, thin and luminous instead of massive and monstrous. Important views... natural light coming in no longer have to be closed off. Rather, the new metal flues... - the best thing to do is go to a prefab fireplace manufacturer web site. try majestic... for the indoors, while the other side of the wall is outdoors? @greekbeachhouses -..."
10 Things People Really Don’t Want in Their Homes
No love lost over fluorescent lights? No shocker there. But some of these other hated items may surprise you
"fluorescent lights? No shocker there. But some of these other hated items may surprise... fluorescent lighting. I picked out the "sunshine" light (or something like that) and it's... fluorescent lighting under the cabinets in our kitchen. They work well, light up the food... fluorescent light with LED fittings, based on 'advice' from a lighting store. The kitchen... Accent lighting is nice but cannot be substituted for direct overhead work lights..."
10 Tips for a More Peaceful Home
Turn your everyday living space into a serene retreat by clearing visual distractions, softening your lighting and more
"with 4f Lighting, I too hate overhead lights. The only ones that get used regularly... find soft lighting. We still haven't replaced the recessed lighting in the basement bc... seat, the light at the end of the couch is on a light switch, as well as on the base... help me. Best of luck! This is one of the best article on this subject that I have read... string lights hung around our walls and one of my sea glass chandeliers to keep the..."
25 Ways to Stay Sane in a Small House
Get more storage, better light and a feeling of spaciousness with these savvy — and sometimes surprising — strategies
"better light and a feeling of spaciousness with these savvy — and sometimes surprising... remember, light walls doesn't mean just white. Bringing in a light color like a pale... tie the indoors to the outdoors as well. Good ideas and tips in this article. One... glamourous, or light and fresh as a breeze. Know dark colors, can often enlarge space, as... of your best friends, regardless of where you live. Like the granite Love the "furniture..."
10 Inspired Ways to Refresh Your Mantel Now
Postholiday blahs don't stand a chance on your mantel when you incorporate these ways to accessorize and light it
"twinkling lights. What's a mantel to do after the glory of Christmas? The hearth is... away my lights just makes it worse. So now I keep lights on my mantel and call them... winter. Best, Diane INSIDEOUT Modern and Traditional Thanks Diane for sharing your... Year's lights. This year I have a new bronze sculptured tree and I wove them through... and with lighting. I have posted photos below of our San Miguel de Allende home and..."
Meet a Long-Lasting Houseplant With a Forgiving Heart
Low light and little watering won't scar Zee Zee plant for life; this East Africa native has a tolerant nature and an exotic beauty
"Low light and little watering won't scar Zee Zee plant for life; this East Africa... in low light and rarely needs fertilizing. To top it off, it also seems mostly resistant... harsh indoors. :P All parts if this plant are poisonous And it is recommended that... not much light eiher. Looks exactly like the Cardboard Palms we grow outdoors around... article! Indoor plants make a house feel like home to me. We have a "project" 2nd home..."
Designing for Pleasure: Savor Your Natural Surroundings
Homes that allow us to experience the land, light, wind and water put us in touch with our primitive comforts
"land, light, wind and water put us in touch with our primitive comforts... natural light to the windows looking out on it. Awesome if you can have the best of... design both indoor and outdoor spaces, oftentimes for the same client, maximizing indo... balance of indoor and outdoor life. Its not fanciful to regard your 7 ideas as contributors... admit light not only into the porch area but the inner rooms. Also, having a hot..."
Guest Picks: Bathroom Remodel Items Worth the Plunge
"one the best. How lucky you are, Bobbi! I always tend towards the Walker Zanger price... vanities with light up sinks, marble walls and a large, glassed enclosure for the shower's... scared), the lights on the sink are very difficult to turn on (so what's the point), little... ed is best, but for us, we don't need it to be especially deep. If you have a mixer... limits light and casts a colored glow so not good for make-up application etc. I..."
25 Gorgeous Holiday Mantels by Houzzers
Laden with boughs, lights and even lemons, these decorated fireplace mantels show a festive Christmas spirit and a creative approach
"boughs, lights and even lemons, these decorated fireplace mantels show a festive Christmas... dried, a light coating of gold spray paint was applied. With all the lights off and... use the lights, I taped battery flickering tea lights to the backs, and it looks like... mine and Best wishes to you all for a Merry Christmas! They're so lovely and yet so... candle light tour of homes and my home was on the tour. This is one of my mantels..."
My Houzz: A Musical Couple's Home Strikes a Personal Chord
"Light, glass and many musical instruments animate this 1905 bucolic Washington farmhouse... "rooms with light coming from at least two directions." Both she and Hoskin needed an open... inspiration - indoor sunlight; light from two sides of every room; a good privacy gradient;... natural light is stunning, especially with the coloured glass accents- The window-shelves... bright light.I really love the kitchen! The only problem I can see in the kitchen..."