10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids & Adults
According the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), residential electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. The numbers nearly double during the busy holiday season. Being well-informed about electrical fires can help you and your family prevent any injuries and damages. Examples of electrical fires include: faulty wires chandeliers, overloaded outlets, frayed wires, and more.
Nearly half of all home electrical fires are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions such as:
- Faulty electrical outlets and outdated appliances
- Light bulbs that exceed the recommended fixture wattage
- Damaged or misused extension cords
- Dirty or poorly positioned space heaters
- Outdated wiring
Twenty percent of home structure fires include lighting equipment such as lamps, flush mount lights, and light bulbs while six percent include ceiling fans.
Holiday Inspired Table Lamp
In lieu of the up and coming holidays, we challenged 5 designers to compete in our Home for the Holiday Design Challenge. Each designer will have free range to create one holiday inspired table lamp. We let the designers loose with the stunning Kichler Annaleigh and the gorgeous Murray Feiss Modello. May the best one win!
Kelly is a lover of all things pretty. Her style is “classic with a twist” and she has a natural ability to add pops of colors or patterns to spruce a design up. We’re a big fan of how she combines style and décor in her “Wear This Room” features, and we greatly appreciate her “Objects of Affection”. Kelly is the type of best friend everyone covets and vies for. Where else are you going to find a girl who’ll go to brunch with you and then match your bedroom to your outfit?
Angela is an interior stylist with an eye for design and is currently residing in Dallas, Texas. Her unique sense of décor style has gotten her featured on a multitude of reputable design sites such as I.O. Metro and Houzz- where she is a contributing writer and photographer. Being an avid traveler has not only worked to further her love of design, but it has also helped her hone in on a style that’s all her own as well as a reflection of her work motto: “sophisticated simplicity”.
Camila is an interior stylist living and designing in New York. Her effortless style leads us to believe that she was born with a pair of fabric swatches in her hand. Her natural knack of pairing bright colors with bold patterns makes her a fierce force to be reckoned with. Camila’s “can-do” attitude coupled with her belief that good design doesn’t have to cost a fortune makes her a designer that people can relate to.
Festive Outdoor Lighting
The holidays are officially upon us! For many of us, much of the pleasure of this time of year comes from getting into the spirit by decorating your home with all your favorite festive touches. Whether you add a bit of sparkle to your space or incorporate seasonal family heirlooms into your decor, filling your house with holiday accents brings warmth and cheer to the chilly, long nights. And don’t forget your yard and porch as well. As you prepare for the hustle and bustle that the season will bring, decorating outdoors as well as in will have maximum effect!
One of the easiest ways to prepare your home for the holidays is to add some festive outdoor lighting. Creating a glistening scene will give guests an inviting welcome when they arrive for dinners or parties you may be hosting. As well, your neighbors will appreciate your tasteful, glowing setting as a cheerful addition to the neighborhood! Finally, you yourself can enjoy your outdoor lighting every time you look out the window and see it sparkling as the sun sets on a cold evening.
The 4 Best Types of Chandeliers
Chandelier styles have changed dramatically over the years; they’re no longer the gaudy, old-fashioned light fixtures of the past. The best types of chandeliers are ones that act as a direct representation of your personal style and taste.
Before the invention of electricity, people burned candles in order to illuminate their homes. Candle chandeliers were a popular light source then and they are still popular today. These classic chandeliers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and many offer the unique feature of lights that imitate flickering candles, resulting in an extremely realistic portrayal of burning candles. These classic chandeliers will add an element of character and charm to your home, and would look stunning displayed in your foyer or dining room.
Add some glamor to your home with elegant crystal chandeliers. Choose a chandelier dripping with crystals for a dramatic effect or choose a more modest one with fewer crystals to act as a simple décor accent. Use a large crystal chandelier in your foyer as a statement piece, or place a petite chandelier in your dining room to add a little something special. Refined crystal chandeliers will add a richness to your home that will surely impress your friends and family.
Harvest Home Decor: DIY Fall Lamp
Fall is my favorite time of the year. It's a time to gather with family and friends and share our favorite memories while creating new ones. This fall, we're using our favorite autumn elements to create warm and cozy table lighting for our Thanksgiving dinner. We've transformed the Kichler Birchfield table lamp into a fall-inspired centerpiece that is sure to charm and illuminate our family and friends.
Making your own fall lamp is easy, affordable, and fun. Gather natural seasonal materials like dried leaves, pods, and pine cones. Don't be afraid to use your kitchen as a resource, cinnamon sticks and whole nutmeg add a homemade charm and warm aromatic notes. Follow the steps below to make your own.