Guest Blogger – Adding Color to the Bath

August 25, 2011


Today’s guest post by Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a must-shop resource for beautiful light fixtures, is about ways to add color to the bath.  Whether you are redoing your bathroom top-to-bottom or wanting a quick and easy update, adding color to the bath can transform the look and feel of the space. From adding colorful tile to changing out towels and accessories, here are many ways of adding color, depth, and intrigue to the bath. Pinterest via There are many ways to add color to the bath: tile, paint, flooring, rugs, curtains, towels and accessories.  You can add a little or a … [Read more...]

Choosing and Installing the Best Lighting Fixture

August 8, 2011


Finding the perfect light fixture for a space is always so exciting!  But have you ever been confused about the right height to hang it or wondered if the fixture is too big or too small for the room?   Put those worries aside, because I've got the answers! How high should a chandelier be hung? Over a Table When hanging a chandelier over a table, it's important for it to hang low enough over the table, but not too low so it's blocking the conversation between people sitting across from each other. A fixture is best positioned about 30-32" from the bottom of the fixture to the table … [Read more...]

Dealing with a Design Dilemma and Creating a Smart Solution: Wall Sconces

January 14, 2011

Earlier this week, I briefly mentioned I recently scored awesome new wall sconces for my (mini) bedroom makeover.  The room configuration is a little difficult because of a poorly placed window....but with every design dilemma, there is a smart solution!  Instead of using lamps, I opted for wall sconces, which I could plug into an existing outlet. ~ NO WIRING REQUIRED!  The sconces freed up the side table surface and offered a resolution to my non-symmetrical bed wall. I scored these great sconces at JCP, where I was oddly pleasantly surprised to find nice lighting options.  In a prior … [Read more...]

For the Love of Sconces

November 5, 2010

I ♥ sconces...they fit in any decor  ~ traditional or modern, classic or contemporary ~ and there is a design for every style!  Wall sconces are ideal for any space that needs additional indirect lighting or any where you want to simply MAKE A STATEMENT.  Since the light provided from a wall sconce is usually minimal, it is just enough to create a soothing and relaxing ambience, but also negate unwanted shadows created by overhead downlight(s).The wall sconces above by Horchow are so stylish and their striking, but simplistic design, will complement any decor.  The … [Read more...]