Make Your Home the Next North Pole With Indoor Christmas Statues

Christmas–if you celebrate it–is right around the corner, and decorating for the most wonderful time of year can feel intimidating even if you started hanging your stockings early in October, let alone waiting last minute and not knowing where to start. Thankfully, Toscano has a wide assortment of jolly indoor statues to represent what you […]

Building A Better Reading Nook: Illuminate Your Space With Swing Arm Lighting

I’m a big fan of reading nooks. As an avid bookworm, they’re a comfy, cozy spot to curl up and read; as an interior designer, they’re an ideal way to fill up an odd spot: functional, visually appealing, and flexible enough to work with the size and style of whatever space you happen to have […]

Chandeliers For Every Room: Using Classic Lighting Fixtures Elevate Your Decor

Lighting design has come a long way since the invention of the light bulb, but while these days it’s possible to find lighting fixtures in almost any shape or size, sometimes sticking with the classics is the best way to make a statement. Crystal chandeliers with old-fashioned, candle-style bulbs have their own iconic charm, and […]

Get The Look: Using Decorative Lighting To Add Definition To Your Greatroom

The last few years have seen an overwhelming trend toward open, barrier-free spaces in interior design and architecture. But one of the oft-overlooked consequences to knocking down a lot of walls and merging multiple rooms is that there isn’t much to distinguish between the different areas of the resulting space. There are plenty of tips […]

Light Up Your Living Room: Six Innovative Ways To Beautify Your Space With The Right Lighting Fixtures

A lot of talk about living room design is dedicated either to the big ticket items – like your sofa, accent chairs, and entertainment system – or to the big surface areas – walls, flooring, and area rugs. But while these elements combined make up the lion’s share of your living space, it ignores the […]

Easy Landscape Lighting: Garden Lanterns And Illuminated Statues To Brighten Up Your Space

Good landscape lighting is easily one of the best ways to beautify your outdoor spaces, but hardwiring your back yard for electricity is far from a DIY weekend project. That said, adding little light to your outdoor spaces doesn’t have to be a big ordeal. Solar powered LEDs and candle-lit garden lanterns don’t require any […]

Gorgeous Outdoor Lamps That Let You Take Your Interior Design Outside

The line between indoor and outdoor spaces has been blurring for a while now, first with the advent of outdoor kitchens and now with the rising popularity of multi-season indoor/outdoor rooms, covered or partially enclosed patios, and folding glass walls that effectively let you join your living room and patio. But that doesn’t just mean […]

Cozy Lighting for the Perfect Reading Nook

It’s the time of year where nature motivates you to stay inside and curl up with a good book or twenty until the ground stops being coated in ice. This is where a good reading nook comes in, a secluded space all your own that is comfy, filled with books on your to-read list, and well […]

Closet Lighting: A Few Simple Ways To Beautify Any Size Closet

Unless your closet is really roomy, chances are it probably doesn’t have any lights in it – or at most maybe a single bare bulb overhead. But adding in just a little bit of light can actually make your life a whole lot easier. Whether your closet is narrow or deep, barely big enough for […]

Under Cabinet Lighting: A Simple, Subtle Way To Beautify Your Home

I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog talking about how important it is to have lighting fixtures that look good as well as providing the light you need, but today I want to talk about lighting fixtures that work best when you don’t even realize they’re there at all: under cabinet lights. If […]