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Chandeliers for the Bathroom
"Fanciest of LIghts Where You Least Expect It... ) and for an out-of -the-ordinary lighting surprise for a small space, I capped it... bog-standard lighting for our bathrooms over here. I have had clients who have "retro-fitted"... chandelier for my dining room there on sale for $350. which I thought was alot of $$ for... a can light above our tub. I will save the money and put it elsewhere in the bath... picture of a light fixture that has all the hanging glass globes at various heights that..."
10 Chandeliers for People Who Don't Like Chandeliers
Get all the chandelier benefits without channeling Liberace, thanks to wood, paper, wire — and even a surprising old-fashioned staple
"pretentious for my taste. But chandeliers actually play a valuable role in an interior... ample light (often quite flattering), provide an anchor and a focal point in a room... design our lighting fixtures to fit the room size and provide adequate light for any space... Thanks for the post. I have a great passion for lighting and totally get the "without... lighting. For those looking for more chandelier or ceiling light ideas I recently finished..."
Water-Saving Landscaping Ideas for Traditional Homes
Who says you need a lawn and roses in front of your traditional house? Try some of these drought-tolerant beauties instead
"need a lawn and roses in front of your traditional house? Try some of these droug... sport lawns with vast swaths of grass, hedges, rosebushes and other water-hungry... options for grasses, shrubs and plants with lots of color that create beautiful landscaping... even for traditional styles, and they won't suck your water system dry.... correct lawn (a one grass lawn is from the imagination & marketing of the petro based..."
Gardening for Happy Kids
"front, the lawn by the front door or even my mother’s garden or the calm water down the... places of lawn and lake — at the bottom of maples and birches that created a cathedral... dappled light as my feet were washed in the dust of leaves, snakes and mushrooms.... For a child the greatest places of creativity and discovery are in the margins... world for kids who are learning who they are.... space for children & adults...thank you for the article Benjamin! Before & after..."
16 Secrets to a Soothing Home
Create a haven for yourself with light, color, the sound of water — a reminder to stop for a while and breathe
"haven for yourself with light, color, the sound of water — a reminder to stop for... ton-1-Light-Outdoor-Lantern-traditional-outdoor-lighting- OK, a comment for a debate... Thanks for the inspiration! Hi tresidder! I'm so glad you liked it! It's great to... the lighting on 12th photo (outside porch, unpainted) is great - do you have s... searching for. I love waking up in the morning and looking out over a beautifully manicured..."
Guest Picks: Outdoor Lighting for Summer Nights
Layer your light sources on the deck or in the garden with lanterns, string lights, fire pits and more
"your light sources on the deck or in the garden with lanterns, string lights, fire... Outdoor lights, while often overlooked, can make a world of difference in creating... These lighting picks give you plenty of options to brighten any occasion, from large... tio-Lighting I love the globe lights and so many of the lights shown here! I love... Target for that. My great hack has been running them through our porch light so I..."
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Family Home Opens to Views and Light
With spaces for hanging together and going solo, this energy-efficient house works on multiple levels
"spaces for hanging together and going solo, this energy-efficient house works on multiple... project for Dettrick, but that was overcome with some clever split-level design strategies... all the light . Cool design! Well done. clear！ I'm curious about the floor drains in... drain for water disasters. Nicely laid out floor plan. It subscribes to the design... a must for my comfort level. Great job! Love the kitchen layout and how it wraps round..."
Little Free Libraries Take Manhattan
"standing in for front lawns and cul-de-sacs.... teams for the New Museum's Ideas City festival. The Little Free Library project... doors; but for many people who live in Manhattan, the city streets replace front yards;... too long for this. I am saddened and looking for something to do with these books no... some made for our very small community. We may only have one stop light in our town,... shelf is for children's books whereas the upper two shelves are for all ages. Great..."
Ten Tips for Planning Your Modern Landscape
"treats for you in this area. 1) Start inside. What are your views? Where are the... of the light you can get or are you in a hot southern climate where shady trees will... building for maintenance. With a modern structure, make sure to play with geometry and... expanses of lawns, etc. Play with the geometry of the house in plan. You may want to repeat... would for a living room, but instead of fabric, carpet, and paint swatches, think..."
5 Questions to Ask for the Best Room Lighting
Get your overhead, task and accent lighting right for decorative beauty, less eyestrain and a focus exactly where you want
"accent lighting right for decorative beauty, less eyestrain and a focus exactly where... whether your lighting works. Lighting is a telltale sign of design quality and one of the... composition of light, layers, direction and flow. If your lighting choreography consists... years, the lighting trends change," says Melissa Kilgore, a lighting specialist at Ferguson... space a light makeover. So if you're wondering if it's time for an update, ask yourself..."
Dramatic Lighting for Low Ceilings
"room for a big chandelier? See how your overhead lighting can still make a statement... overhead lighting is finding the right fixture for your ceiling height. Lower ceilings... play with for a dramatic light fixture. Most gorgeous chandeliers and interesting light... can make for a dinky light fixture in a larger room. I've created a roundup of some... of the light fixture should be hung no lower than 6'8" above the floor to avoid hitting..."
Universal Lighting Design Strategies for 4 Key Home Areas
Brighten the way for eyes of any age with ambient and task lighting that supports safety and imparts beauty
"the way for eyes of any age with ambient and task lighting that supports safety and... Lighting can create drama by accentuating dark areas and creating bright focal points... balanced lighting levels. All rooms — and ages — can benefit from this simple lighting... having lights on both side of the mirror provides better lighting for shaving and... to make for a nice surprise. I researched a lot of lighting options for my house and..."
Light Your Landscape for Drama and Function
New project for a new year: Install outdoor lighting to highlight special features and keep nighttime walks safe
"project for a new year: Install outdoor lighting to highlight special features and... landscape lighting might be the most overlooked. It is, however, one of the least-obstructive... landscape lighting. We called a landscape lighting company for our project and these... upward light, and only using the wattage necessary to light paths, etc. Lighting shouldn't... avocate for picking downward-facing lights as much as possible. That way you get the..."
Smart Kitchen Investment: Lighting for Function and Good Looks, Too
Save your eyes, lift your spirits and give buyers what they want with proper kitchen lighting. Two designers share their insight
"kitchen lighting. Two designers share their insight... art to lighting a kitchen, though lighting usually goes unnoticed unless it’s planned... excuse for that anymore, thanks to the vast array of lighting options and industry... proper lighting plan, and how to design the best scheme for any kitchen.... Lighting tends to be one of the most overlooked and underappreciated aspects of a... custom plan for your kitchen. I spoke with two such experts, interior designer Katie..."
Universal Bath Design: Light Your Bathroom for All Ages and Abilities
Learn about uplighting, downlighting, visual cueing and avoiding glare for a bathroom that's safe and works for all
"glare for a bathroom that's safe and works for all... universal lighting scheme for your bathroom doesn't mean it has to be dull. Here are... includes lighting. Younger homeowners might like the vibe and ambience of colored LEDs... need more light to make their space work. While so many of us love the crisp bathrooms... examples of lighting techniques and material selections that can make your bathroom sparkle..."