Five budget-friendly master bathroom upgrades you'll love for years.

What does your bathroom mean to you? Is it an oasis, a place to unwind, relax and let the cares of the day simply melt away? Or is it just another room in your house?

If your answer is the latter, then your bathroom isn't doing everything it could. The good news is, getting your space there doesn't have to break your bank or signal a months-long remodeling process. The truth is there are plenty of unique, invigorating ways for you to reinvent your bathroom space - some of which you can tackle yourself, and all of which can be budget friendly.

So if you're ready to turn your master bathroom from a simple location to a desired destination, do so with any or all of these five projects.

1) Repainting in your image. When it comes to affordable projects that redefine the look of a room, it's hard to beat a fresh coat of paint. Changing the color of your bathroom changes the entire appearance, and if you're ready to strap on some clothes you don't mind destroying, th…

Bring The Scandinavian Style Decor To Your Home

As homeowners look for ways to refresh their spaces, the Scandinavian style has become ever more prominent and popular among designers and interior decor experts. The clean, modern, minimalist aesthetic shows up in interiors and exteriors, from streamlined furniture to low-maintenance landscaping. Here’s how to achieve a Nordic look in your own home:

“Slow design” and minimalist decor

Perhaps the most common association with Scandinavian style is minimalist decor. Less is more when it comes to decorating, and the concept of “slow design” focuses on fewer, higher quality pieces collected over time.

Melding indoors and out
The Scandinavian style incorporates materials that meld indoors with outdoors — natural woods, slat walls, leather accents and greenery. “Cottage culture” architecture style draws on these influences and makes interiors feel like cozy cabins in the woods.

Functional furniture: Storage and good looks
Another key aspect of the Nordic style is hardworking, functional furni…

Ralph Lauren Lighting

I just came across these photos I took a few years back. Here are some fine products Ralph Lauren Lighting as seen in the High Point Showroom.

Ralph Lauren Lighting

Lamp and Lampshade Style Tips

Lamp and Lampshade Style Tips

1) The Lampshade color and material construction will determine the amount of ambient light the lamp casts.

2) The shade should never extend past a tables diameter. So check the lamp size and lampshade size before purchasing for small end tables.
3) Remember lamps are a half function (light) and half decor. So choose colors, textures, and designs that will stimulate and compliment the room.

Here are some of my favorite lamps from Regina Andrew Design:

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Hinkley Lighting Be inspired to transform your favorite spaces

Be inspired to transform your favorite spaces. Discover how Hinkley Lighting brings lighting, design and fashion together.

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Foyer Tips Choosing a Light Fixture

A factor in determining whether to hang a flush mount, semi-flush mount, pendant or a chandelier is to make sure the bottom is at least 7 feet from the floor.

For multi-story foyers with a window above the front door consider centering the chandelier so it can be seen from outside.

If you have a foyer that is very large you may want to add wall sconces. Sconce should be installed about 60" off the floor and be 6 to 8 feet apart.

There really is not a set rule for the diameter of a foyer fixture.  We like to see a visual balance without overwhelming the space.

Photo courtesy of Studio Steel Lighting

Customer installed photo of Currey and Company chandelier.

Customer installed photo of JVI Designs Semi-Flush Bell Jars.

Customer installed photo of Vaughan Designs

LED Bulbs Now in a 3-Way!

LED Bulbs Now in a 3-Way!

This is something new just out from Bulbrite.

A 3-Way LED bulb for your 3-Way Table and Floor Lamps!

Available in warm and cool white color temperature. These are 5-year bulbs that will cut your electricity usage big time.
Available on our Website today!

Save 10% on any LED bulb order with Code: BLOG-LED.

Bulbrite 3-Way LED | Lamp Robert Abbey 1780

How to choose the right size outdoor lantern.

First Impressions are lasting impressions. 

The entrance to your home or property is the first and last impression your guests will have about their visit. Lighting that entrance sets the style and mood for its owners.
Choosing a fixture that is properly proportioned to its surroundings is critical. The following series of photographs are used to illustrate this point. Your local lighting showroom can offer expertise in helping you select the correct fixture for your application.
This diagram has helpful hints for sizing and outdoor lantern:

Pier mount configuration on a 30" square pier, size, and scale of the fixture to its environment is crucial. If you still have doubts or questions, your local lighting showroom can help. Click the photos for a larger look. Our choice is the largest peir mount lantern.
Home owners often make the mistake of selecting outdoor lighting fixtures that are too small. The photos above show different size fixture of the same design in the identical i…