We love a good reveal, don’t you? And there’s nothing better than a reveal with great before-and-after photos depicting stunning wood floors, fresh paint, and a lovely brass wall sconce that brings warmth and elegance to the space!
Kirsten Grove, who writes the blog Simply Grove, posted her first renovation webisode last week featuring the transformation of her living room.
“This room is in the middle of the home and it’s the first space that you see when you walk in,” Kirsten says. “I wanted it to be bright and modern.” The above is a “before” photo of the space.
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If you’re a devoted follower of Houzz, a reader of design blogs, or even a Pinterest addict (yes, we know you are), then you’ve probably noticed that the days of matchy-matchy design are long gone. It’s perfectly acceptable to mix old and new, modern and traditional, bold and subdued.
In a nod to this blending of styles, we introduce two new additions to our line of Modern Wall Sconces. By combining an industrial mounting with classic Ball jars, we’ve created wall lights that marry vintage and modern styles into one happy and beautiful union.
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When we attended the Design Bloggers Conference a few weeks ago in Atlanta, we enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting dozens of new interior designers and bloggers. One new face belonged to Kevin O’Gara, an Atlanta native who created his own blog, Thou Swell, three years ago which has been steadily gaining followers ever since.
Did I mention he’s still in high school?
With a fresh eye for design and a passion for sharing home, garden and decor tips, Kevin will head off this fall to Cornell University’s Design and Environmental Analysis program. We asked Kevin to take over the blogger’s chair today and give us his thoughts on the humble... Read More
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Those words of wisdom from Leonardo da Vinci serve as the mantra for all those on board the minimalist train. For others who decry this pared-down styling in wall sconce lighting, we urge you to take a closer look.
Minimal is not synonymous with plain and boring. Your lighting is certainly one of the most functional pieces of home décor, but it has a rightful place in the overall design plan of your space too.
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The idea of the wall light has been around for centuries. From medieval days of glowing torches lining the castle walls to warehouse shades providing light to early 20th century barns, no fixture is more versatile in offering the perfect spot of light like the wall sconce.
While some light fixtures serve specific needs and spaces, the utilitarian wall sconce resides happily at the intersection of form and function. In small spaces like powder rooms and stairwells, the wall sconce can serve as the main light providing both safety and style with its compact design. In larger spaces, sconces add a layer of light to complement pendants, chandeliers, and floor... Read More
The inspiration for many of our lighting collections can be traced to a specific movement or era in the history of American lighting. Our Rustic Wall Sconces, for example, find their roots in the Atomic Age when vapor-proof designs offered a rugged alternative to the bare bulbs of the day.
For our latest offering, we turn to the Machine Age, a time that came on the heels of the Industrial Age when assembly-line production and the development of modern machines was at its peak. The Lang Machine Age 4-Light Vanity Light takes the ruggedness from Machine Age fixtures and embodies the imagination found in steampunk designs to create an industrial fixture with elegant... Read More