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1501 cottage lighting Ideabooks
Houzz Tour: Seeing the Light in a Sydney Terrace House
A narrow row house gains lots of interior sunshine and a connection to the outdoors without sacrificing privacy
"shows how light and framed views define a space. When architect Matt Fearns of Fearns... natural light in a narrow Victorian terrace house, he resolved both issues by confining... natural light to the ceilings. Like moths to a flame, in this house you can’t help... toward the light. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A young man who shares his home with... full of light without any artwork. It's nice but so completely devoid of personality..."
Dark Curtains See the Light
For a cozy feel or a visual trick for ceilings and windows, dark, moody curtains and drapery treatments have a bright outlook
"like light, airy interiors, and my inspiration rooms usually include breezy white... against light walls. Dark walls plus dark curtains equals a movie theater effect, which... gray, light tan and even smoky blue walls. Another design trick is to use dark... Open for light, close to watch TV or for night. The way curtains play with light and... rustic cottage to something darker, more polished. I changed the wall color from Olympic's..."
Light Wood vs Dark Wood
"Cave. And light wood with light colors may feel more cottagey than you're wanting. Here's... Going light or dark with wood can create an entire vibe throughout, and determines... open and light, yet warm and cozy. beautiful floors. Love the light wood laminate flooring... elegant. Light wood floors look can look contemporary or more cottage or beach house... medium to light woods for cleaning and EZ living. Are medium shade woods the safer option..."
Guest Picks: Gilding the Lighting
Get your subtle-shine fix with pendants, sconces and floor lamps in antiqued brass or other warm metals
"vision, light fixtures are an accessible way to get my brass fix. Check out these... love the light,where can I buy one? Beautiful pendant lights! Pendant lights are very... pendant lighting. Pendant lights create a focused source of light that hangs from above... beautiful lights all day. Here are my current top picks. Love my new kitchen light made... simple, light, spacious & clutter-free, but lighting fixtures are the exception; pretty..."
How to Use Mirrors for More Light and Style
A well-placed mirror gives a room sparkle, surprise and a bright, open feeling. Here are 15 clever ideas to try in your own house
"natural light, enhances views, opens a small space and adds oomph to decor. The key... northern light only, and it does absolutely brings in 'double' the light I have two... on the lights... Stunning! Small rooms really benefit from mirror treatments. My... evening light and just adds another dimension to the room. Since I chose really large... ceiling lights! A full mirror like the one shown expands the full room and all the..."
All-White Gardens Light Up the Night
Lustrous blooms in white, cream and the palest ivory enchant in the landscape at night — and can be practical too
"really light up the night! Mary, your garden is stunning!! ...and Natasha your garden... stone cottage and I think this concept of an all white garden would be perfect.... Night Light, Inc. love the effect created by white flowers and shiny leaves after... architect and lighting designer working in the Chicago area, I know there are plenty of zone..."
Houzz Tour: A Jersey Shore Beach House Breaks Free
Shedding its dismal and oppressive rooms for a gloriously radiant outlook, this weekend home finds the light
"natural light, providing lots of storage and bringing in the coast via textures instead... contemporary cottage style that's subtly beachy and makes the place look and feel much larger... were kept light and neutral-- it will be so easy to add a pillow or a throw whenever... beautiful, light, bright home at the Jersey shore. Sigh...... Would love to know the... is so light, bright and airy. Congratulations! Beautiful This transformation amazes..."
Room of the Day: Going Moody in the Master Bedroom
Dark paint and antiques mix with newer pieces and light bedding for a sleeping space that appeals to him and her
"pieces and light bedding for a sleeping space that appeals to him and her... Mosher’s cottage bachelor pad, in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles, “the whole... downstairs (light really does make a difference), it does nothing for me here. I had the... of the lighting, but on my computer the walls look blue to teal. I never would have... bright light it goes blue-green. http://www.houzz.com/projects/8982/Vermont-Lake-House..."
Guest Picks: Set Up a Comfy Reading Corner
"good lighting and other cozy niceties, you may never want the story to end... great lights and a beautiful wallpaper with a nautical theme. One thing that has... good light, lots of books nearby, and a cozy afghan.... lovely light is a great choice if you are short on floor space. How about one on each... reading light. This floor lamp has a bronze finish and an adjustable arm for positioning... g the light just where you want it to be. Of course you’ll need an end table. I like..."
15 Creative Lamp Bases
"Lighting is one of the most important elements of design, but sometimes we get so... sources of light for reading and general glow, but their bases are also a big design... Quite the Light Shop Eclectic Table Lamps This base cleverly took a lantern form, modernized... quirky cottage. I don't know what the story on this lamp is, but I've noticed this..."
Are Ceiling Fans the Kiss of Death for Design?
Ceiling fans get a bad rap for being clunky and outdated, but these streamlined styles and a bevy of pros beg to differ
"trim? Lights or no lights? Five blades or four? HELP! All of us who watched Trading... fan has lights people will use that as their ONLY light source because hey, the light... into the light fitting! We bought one recently for our living room. Of course, the... of the light fitting may not be to your taste, but that's another argument!! Thanks... blades, no light and white to match the ceiling. The Modern Fan Company has some wonderful..."
Guest Picks: Chandy Eye Candy
"boring light fixtures is one of the easiest ways to freshen up your space, whether... the new lighting with you if you move later. Use a chandelier to define an open dining... statement or light a reading nook. With all the different shapes, materials and textures... ahead. Light your way. — Dana from House*Tweaking... Pendant light is deLIGHTful!!! LUV it! franki I think Overstock have a great selection... house have lighting from them. Prices are generous on the wallet as well What kind of..."
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Holiday Mantel
Do reindeer prance or lights dance above your fireplace during the holidays? Share your decorated mantel with us
"prance or lights dance above your fireplace during the holidays? Share your decorated... you? Are lights involved? Please tell us about and post pictures of your holiday mantel... small lights (from Restoration Hardware - love their "starry lights"). The tree... smaller lighted trees on the other side, creating a beautiful Christmas atmosphere... bubble lights, peacock and ostrich feathers (our tree is done the same way) Thanks..."
10 Easy Decorating Ideas for a Festive Entryway
"special lighting and plenty of comfy seating... and some lights? Love the door numbers. I've agonized over them and finally decided... lots of lights in the flower beds and along the picket fence. We have a decorative... have hung lighted garland around the front door inside as well as the stair railings... small lighted tree on the front porch. I do not put anything else outside as my Christmas... large lighted colored balls sitting in a bay window facing the street. Candles (fake..."
14 Tips for Decorating an Attic — Awkward Spots and All
Turn design challenges into opportunities with our decorating ideas for attics with steep slopes, dim light and more
"to low light and hard-to-dress windows. Here you'll find help for some of the most... much more light to the space. And, at it was mentioned, we had to use custom made shelving... plenty of light. Love those quirky attic spaces but they are challenging. Like many... little cottage, and right now, although the sellers' contractor did an amazing job... visible light fixture is the east facing future kids' bunk room/playroom, the other..."