The Perfect Recipe for Kitchen Lighting
Recessed or Can lights are a popular lighting option for kitchens. Their ability to install within a ceiling allows for a smooth, seamless look that is appealing to many homeowners. Their inconspicuous design makes them easy to decorate around without being distracting or detracting from other design elements.
Track lights are a favorite among homeowners because they are versatile and easy to install. Unlike recessed lights that install in the ceiling, track rail lights are mounted flush against the ceiling in either T, L, or H shaped patterns. However, a flexible monorail track system allows you the freedom to bend the track into your desired shape.
Holiday Inspired Table Lamp: The Big Reveal
Indoor Photography Lighting Tips & Tricks
Interested in learning how to take indoor pictures like a professional? If you have yet to purchase an indoor photography lighting kit, have no fear. You can still take amazing photos with some simple home furnishings. Consider using the adjustable table lamp sitting on your bedside table or office desk for adding light to your set. Below are a few additional indoor photography lighting tips you can use to help get the most out of your indoor photos and take pictures like a pro.
Determining the type of color temperature you want your pictures to have will help you choose the right light bulbs to implement in your photo shoot. Have you ever noticed that the light your adjustable floor lamp produces is a soft, warm white? If so, it's most likely a result of the color temperature of the light bulb. The color temperature of light is measured on a scale of Kelvin that ranges from 2700K to 6500K. Using the Kelvin scale will help you determine the hue a specific light source emits, and understanding the Kelvin scale will help you customize the look and feel of your photo shoot.
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.