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Featured Customer | Task Lighting Both Functional & Stylish for Quilt Studio

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Task Lighting Both Functional & Stylish for Quilt Studio
The older I get, the more I appreciate good task lighting. And the smaller the task, the more focused the lighting needs to be! Debbie, an obsessed quilter, (her words, not mine) built a studio next to her Outer Banks home where she and her friends could quilt. Bright, direct lighting was imperative to the space. “Our house is an Old Nags Head-style shingle house, and we designed the studio to look like a logical addition,” Debbie says. “We wanted an old-style building with bright colors, especially red. I wanted lighting that would work with the old-school exterior and the reclaimed wood floors.” ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 10 Easy Home Updates for the New Year

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 10 Easy Home Updates for the New Year
For many, the new year signifies a time to freshen things up at home, and what started as a hopeful wish list can quickly become a daunting inventory riddled with dollar signs. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Here, 10 easy home updates that you can tackle in 2016 without having to call an expensive contractor. Change light fixtures: Lighting is one of the most important elements in any room, and changing up or adding new fixtures can have dramatic results. This year, add pendants over your kitchen island, a chandelier to your dining room, and wall sconces wherever your home needs extra illumination. An electrician is cheaper than a contractor! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Industrial Flush Mount Pendant a Stylish Update for CA Home

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Industrial Flush Mount Pendant a Stylish Update for CA Home
When Jordan, of Mill Valley, California, went on the hunt for a new entryway light for his home, he had several items on his wish list — functionality, aesthetics, style, and, above all, something that would fit in the covered space which has a low ceiling. He satisfied all of his requirements with the Sydney Flush Mount Pendant, an RLM-inspired warehouse shade that hugs the ceiling and draws from both industrial and nautical styles. ... Read More

Lighting Lingo: Light Bulb Choices, Changes, and Challenges

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Lighting Lingo: Light Bulb Choices, Changes, and Challenges
When Congress passed the Energy Independence Act in 2007, its purpose was to encourage consumers to switch over to more energy-efficient light bulbs. At the time, compact fluorescents, called CFLs, and LED light bulbs were considerably more expensive to buy than standard incandescents, but in recent years, costs have come down. Consumers are realizing the savings on their electric bill and these savings can be substantial in commercial spaces. ... Read More

Top Ten Reasons to Make the Leap to LED Lighting

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 | 0 comments

Top Ten Reasons to Make the Leap to LED Lighting
Call me nostalgic, but I miss the days when the biggest decision you faced in the light bulb aisle was whether to buy 60 or 100 watts. Have you looked at light bulbs lately? There are literally hundreds to choose from with differences not only in wattage but in color, brightness, life expectancy, efficiency, and, of course, cost. You can find plenty of information online about what all of these differences mean, but the one thing experts agree on is that LED lighting is, by far, the most efficient and longest-lasting option on the market. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Deep Bowl Porcelain Pendants Add a Spicy Perspective

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 | 2 comments

We just love a good reveal, don’t you?! Today, a kitchen reveal in Asheville, North Carolina, has captured our attention and not just because our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendant takes a starring role. One of our favorite food bloggers is Sommer Collier, author of A Spicy Perspective where you can not only find fabulous recipes and cooking tips but some good conversation too. Sommer has been living without her kitchen for the past few weeks as it underwent a complete makeover right down to the hardwood floors. Here is a shot of Sommer’s kitchen before the demolition crew came in. ... Read More