All posts tagged: lighting

Is your house having a mid-life crisis?

We often find that people who haven’t updated their homes in a while feel overwhelmed, don’t know where to start and end up doing nothing.  This can lead to a serious mid-life crisis for your home.  The good news is that this kind of mid-life crisis can be relatively inexpensive and easy to fix. I have some suggestions for updates that are actually very wise investments in your home.  Investments, why?  Because these are things that will make your home look not only more beautiful, but also up-to-date and cared for.  And homes that are cared for hold their value.   It’s just common sense. Here are 3 very important things to consider when investing in updates for your home.  Of course there are more, but these will get you off to a great start. 1.  Replace dated brass light fixtures and ceiling fans. Brass is coming back in in a huge way.  The new brass has a softer patina, a more vintage feel and looks something like this gorgeous thing: I’m taking about getting …

Let there be lamps

We need to have a talk about lighting and how it can change your life.  Seriously. You know that feeling you get when you walk into a room.  The good feeling, the feeling that you want to sit and stay a while.   You feel happy, content and even cozy?  Believe it or not, it probably has a lot to do with the lighting. Lighting is one of those things that if done well, you don’t even really notice.  It makes pictures look perfect and rooms glow.  If done poorly however, it can really ruin everything.  It’s one of those things that may have you really stumped about a room – everything else can be in place – it should look great!  But something is off.  Lighting! Lighting comes in many forms. Most of us have some of these in our homes:   And these: Images via Lowe’s And probably  one of these: Image via Zgallerie But what you REALLY must have for good lighting are lot of these: Image via Target Lamps, really?  Why lamps …