The days when people used to manually switch on or off lights are over. Embracing this technology will not only make your house safer, but can also create a great ambiance and enhance the energy efficiency in your environment.Read More
Dec 3, 2013 11:00:00 PM
Nov 26, 2013 11:00:00 PM
Architectural lighting can be described as the Illumination of buildings not just to attain enough light for the building, but also for the aesthetic appearance it creates. It necessitates an understanding of art history, architecture and physics.Read More
Oct 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM
Variations of modern indoor lighting that can change your whole home experience.
If the rooms in your home are starting to bore you, stop and take a look at your lighting. The kind and quality of light in a home, as well as the fixtures from which it shines, has every bit as much to do with the level of comfort and aesthetic ease as fresh color and lavish furnishings.
Oct 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM
Ongoing medical advances provide opportunities for healthcare lighting systems to be updated, tweaked, and even entirely remodeled. Given the variety of things taking place in a healthcare environment, it’s important to take all of them into account, in order to provide maximum comfort of patients and medical staff.Read More
Oct 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM
Here are a few simple reasons why you should choose an LED lighting solution, over traditional lighting options for your hotel lighting needs.
This lighting option is sure to help keep operating costs down for many years - decrease your energy costs, cut down the costs of maintaining and yet they are appealing to the eyes!Read More
Oct 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM
With contemporary bedroom design, the most important thing is the needs of yourself.
Light, space and lines, subdued colors - all in service of creating space appealing to you, modern bedroom design will lift you up when you need a lifting, and will give you a space to read that book you have always wanted to read.
Oct 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM
Each year there are elements of home décor that come in and out of style. This year, there are a couple of trends that will come back in style that have not been a big seller for a little while. Some of the trending items will surprise you; however, and it is important to be aware of these items so that you know what to look out for to augment your home design with.
Oct 4, 2013 7:52:06 AM
Many people fail to recognize one of the most important aspects of interior design, and that is our lighting. How do we decide was is good lighting? It all depends on our needs. Some important questions to ask ourselves: What is my budget? What style am I going for? Is energy efficiency important? How much light do I need? All these questions will help you figure out what is best for you and your design project.Read More
Sep 25, 2013 7:26:07 AM
There are some really big core differences between modern lighting design and Tuscany lighting design. Modern lighting design includes a variety of lighting fixtures that accent a simple and basic interior design of the room as a whole. The goal of modern interior design is to eliminate any excess elaboration on room design and stick to the simple basics of building a universal foundation of a room. Modern lighting design is intended to create an interesting perception of the room through the use of lighting.Read More
Sep 20, 2013 7:54:52 AM
Interior design is a specific field of design that requires all elements of a room to be connected together in a central theme. As such, finding ways to incorporate everything a room needs into the design can sometimes be difficult, but not impossible. One part of room design that is not always easy to incorporate is when trying to tie lighting elements into a room’s theme. The illumination source not only has to reflect the theme but also not overtake the design.Read More
Sep 11, 2013 11:19:39 AM
One of the best Swedish designers of the 20th century was Greta Grossmann, who came to be a major furniture and interior designer during the 1930s. According to Wikipedia, She was born in Sweden and her major studio was in Stockholm, until the 1940s when she moved with her husband to Los Angeles. Her main products were lamps, and Swedish-inspired furniture and other home products. Her clients included several famous furniture companies, and from the 1940s to the 1960s, she was at the forefront of the experimental architecture world. She would attempt to build homes on difficult terrain and find a way to make it work, architecturally and artistically. She became famous for a villa built in Beverley Hills that was published in several magazines.Read More
Aug 28, 2013 8:38:37 AM
We live in a more environmentally responsible society. We strive to use less energy in our everyday living. We no longer live in a world of perceived endless amounts of energy thus people are encouraged to be mindful of what they are doing, how much they are using, if they are recycling, and when to adjust their lifestyles to be more efficient. There are many different ways that people can engage in the “green” lifestyle every day and not lose the freedom to take full control of their everyday life needs.Read More
Aug 20, 2013 12:39:04 PM
Architectural lighting is a method of illuminating a space that focuses on accenting the architecture of the room. Some of the most common lighting fixtures used for architectural lighting is under cabinet lighting, recess lighting, sconce lighting, down lighting, valance lighting, and a luminous ceiling. Each of these different types of architectural lighting sources has a different benefit to each individual space.Read More
Aug 13, 2013 10:56:11 AM
When remodeling or designing your home one of the biggest elements of interior design that will compliment your personal style is lighting. It is not enough to simply pick the fastest, easiest and cheapest lighting solution and simply throw it in to the design of your home. You have to take your personal style and theme of your home into account and choose the lighting system that will work best within your style and budget. One of the greatest brands of lighting solutions is Foscarini lighting.Read More
Aug 9, 2013 11:39:39 AM
When redesigning your home, there are two things often overlooked in interior design; lighting and hallway décor. Hallways are often considered “not important” to design, and are overlooked, while comtemporary lighting is perhaps one of the last things people think about when designing a room. However, they are both important features of a house that need to be designed properly to achieve an overall look and theme.Read More
Jul 29, 2013 10:54:01 AM
Yes, you can create just the right atmosphere for each and every room in your house by addressing the lighting. Accent lighting is becoming one of the most popular ways to create the mood of a room or “set the tone” by illuminating certain features of the room. Accent lighting is not for the purpose of lighting a reading space or workspace but solely for creating the sense of warmth and comfort in that space.
The lighting of a home is chosen on the basis of what it will be used for. For example, if you are adjusting the lighting of a room where work is done, a kitchen for example, the lighting you install will certainly be focused on lighting the workspace.
Jul 24, 2013 8:05:36 AM
Almost all homes have a room or some place in a room reserved for working at home. The changing attitudes that have developed about how we work and where we work make it necessary to give considerable thought to make your home office as productive an environment as possible. Properly modern lighting your work area at home is important. At home you have the advantage of creating the perfect lighting that fits your needs.Read More
Jul 18, 2013 11:04:44 AM
If you’ve browsed the bedroom lighting options available at your local home improvement store, you probably realized that there’s much more to choosing the right lighting for your bedroom than picking a certain color or finish. While choices used to be limited to ceiling lights, ceiling fans and table lamps, manufacturers are giving homeowners more options with bedroom lighting options that suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the right bedroom lighting.Read More
Jul 16, 2013 11:58:34 AM
Compact Florescent Lights are prevalent in most contemporary lighting fixtures now-a-days. They fit in your standard light bulb socket so they are a popular choice. Chances are you use them in many rooms and may be interested in what to do in the event a fluorescent light bulb breaks, wears out or needs to be disposed. There are a couple of things that you need to be aware of so you can properly recycle them.Read More
Jul 12, 2013 8:37:33 AM
In your journey to choose a style for your home and designing all of the appropriate elements to achieve that perfect style it’s important to fully understand the style so you can get to that point successfully. There are very specific elements to each type of style. In a modern home, for instance, there are very definitive modern bathroom lighting options that will add to the design which are absolutely necessary to achieve the style. Here are some lighting tips to achieve help you reach your goal.Read More
Jul 9, 2013 12:26:41 PM
Black and white, although they are contrasting in nature, always work in harmony. Combined, these colors have somethingdramatic and exciting. Neither of them is considered a color. They are therefore referred to as non-colors, or achromatic colors. Black and white, as different as they may be, both signify elegance, noblesse and luxury. Whether in the roaring 20s or in the jazzy 80s – following the colorful 60s and brown 70s – black and white appear as trendy colors time and time again.Read More
Jul 2, 2013 8:09:54 AM
Table lamps are fascinating in that they serve the functional purpose of adding illumination, and they represent the artistic tastes of individual by serving as a type of sculpture or centerpiece in the room where they stand.
Not every room uses table lamps, but where they are used, they are an important element of design. They have the power to affect tone and mood, creating environments that are cheery and bright, mysterious and sultry, or some sweet, strange combination somewhere in-between. Take care when choose table lamps for your office or home. These are some things you should considerRead More
Jun 27, 2013 7:49:30 AM
Many aspects of modern life are undergoing facelifts in this modern day and age, and the lighting industry is no exception. Research labs, executive offices, and investors are all beginning to rethink the fundamentals of lighting, in no small part because it is a $100 billion industry worldwide. Such seemingly fundamental aspects as color, control, and function are all being reassessed and new players are emerging to rival the big guys.Read More
Jun 25, 2013 8:05:48 AM
The dinning room of a house is typically used for a variety of purposes. First and foremost it’s probably used as a dinning area. But at some points people use it as a resting place for newly purchased groceries, laundry, or as a temporary desk to accomplish paperwork or school work. There are dozens of uses for a dinning room table. Therefore, it’s important to have appropriate lighting to optimize the space and its many uses. Here are three dining room lighting tips that will truly allow you to make the most of your dining area.Read More
Jan 13, 2012 12:16:25 PM
Indirect and Direct Lighting techniques
In terms of lighting, nothing is more pleasing to the eye than indirect lighting due to it's ability to create beautiful moods in any surrounding. This is probably why it is one of the most popular types of light. Read MoreRead More
Aug 17, 2011 1:45:18 AM
Modern suspension lights are new ways to add beauty to your living room. Contemporary homes have these suspended lights to make a style statement. It has the characteristics and feel of the chandelier but with little modifications. They are not bulky but yet can run into competition with the chandeliers. They give an elegant and classy look to your house no matter where you install them.Read More
Aug 17, 2011 1:32:57 AM
Old World lighting is meant to give natural nostalgic tones into modern décor so sensitively, that you would not understand just where the charm of the room is. You could spend hours admiring everything from the furnishing to the light design, but if you really aren't into core designing, distinguishing Old World styles is not that easy! This is why interior designers like to play with such designs in different variations and combinations to add an enigmatic elegance to a room.Read More
Aug 17, 2011 1:20:05 AM
Among all the different models of chandeliers available in the market, Tuscany and Mediterranean lights are known to be the most classic kinds. These are made keeping the yesteryears in mind for a nostalgic elegance, along with modern tones and light textures to match modern interiors. Many interior decorators like working with Mediterranean lighting chandeliers because they are so beautiful and yet simple in design. These are all hanging suspension lights or multi lamp chandeliers, and are mostly used for large halls or living rooms.Read More