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How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover
Don’t look now but we’re on the downhill side of July.  Seriously. If you haven’t tackled your summer remodeling projects yet, we understand. Traveling, spending time with the kids, and being outdoors is way more fun than refinishing cabinets or painting the guest room. But you can still work some makeover magic in your home without spending a lot of time or money. An easy way to spruce up a room and give your space a fresh look is with lighting. But don’t worry about scheduling the electrician (he’s probably at the beach anyway). We’re talking about some of the most stylish, easy-to-customize, plug-in lighting you’ve ever... Read More

Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand
Nightstands are a small, but mighty spot in any bedroom. They act as a frame for your bed, and provide balance, color, texture, and personality to your space. Too often, though, bedside tables become cluttered drop-zones, effectively eliminating the functional and aesthetic purposes they serve. But with these 10 simple steps, you can create a beautiful tablescape that makes bedtime a dream. Start with lighting. Whether you opt for a curvy lamp, a sleek pendant, or a bold swing arm sconce, lighting is perhaps the most important aspect of your bedside styling – so it’s exactly where you should begin. ... Read More

Entryway Envy! How to Make a Great First Impression

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Entryway Envy! How to Make a Great First Impression
Even with summer in full swing, one of my kids reminded me yesterday that Christmas is only six months away. Seriously?! I suddenly feel the need to get outside and enjoy the weather with family and friends. Informal gatherings on the back porch are perfect for the summer, and while these times are meant to be low stress, you still want your home to look its best. So what kind of statement does your entryway make? Even if everyone is headed to the kitchen, first impressions are made at the front door. Take a look at some of our favorite customer entryways we’ve shared in the past and the lighting they chose to say welcome! ... Read More

How To | Light Up Small Spaces with Color & Style

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Light Up Small Spaces with Color & Style
In case you missed Wednesday’s post, we’re celebrating Kim Lewis’s newest tiny home which is making its debut this weekend at the Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles. Kim is an expert at making the most of every single inch of a tiny home, but she refuses to sacrifice on color or style. Small spaces can be especially difficult when it comes to lighting. Oh sure, you could pop in a can light which takes zero space, but how boring is that?! ... Read More

Lighting Lingo | Understanding the Anatomy of Stem Mount Lighting

Posted by on May 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Lighting Lingo | Understanding the Anatomy of Stem Mount Lighting
In a recent product review for the Primary Schoolhouse Stem Mount Pendant, a customer bestowed an Excellent rating on her new pendants and wrote that the fixtures were “beautifully crafted and well packed.” She noted, however, that she misunderstood how to calculate the stem length measurement. So today we’re offering a quick primer on the parts of stem mounted lighting and how to accurately measure the size of stem you need for your space. ... Read More

How To | Top Questions About Caring for Porcelain Enamelware

Posted by on May 15, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Top Questions About Caring for Porcelain Enamelware
Our recently expanded Porcelain Enamel Dinnerware Collection has been getting a lot of buzz lately in blog posts and social shares. The heightened interest always stirs up lots of questions! Today our sales staff share the most often-asked questions about our enamelware. Q: Can I put my Breakfast Set into the dishwasher? A: Porcelain enamel is handcrafted from commercial grade steel thus it’s very durable. And while these plates, cups, bowls and serving pieces are dishwasher safe, we suggest you avoid harsh detergents and give the pieces plenty of space so they don’t rub together during the cycle. Hand washing your enamelware, on the other hand, with a... Read More