Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Ways to Recycle

The pictures above were from a Alice in Wonderland theme party the floral arrangements were done by Studio Stems, and the Picture was taken by Jason McGrew.
What a great way to use an old chandelier!

Place Cards from Ruffled Blog
All Photo's from Utah Bride and Groom Blog
I saw this last week and thought, that is such a cleaver thing to do with light bulbs. Around here we defiantly have a surplus of extra bulbs that have gone bad, so next time I throw a party I will gut a few and use them as table decor and Place Cards.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday's Favorite: LED TAPE

Outdoor Display

Indoor Display

This new LED tape is really something, I have seen endless applications where this double-sticky tape comes in handy. Under cabinet lighting is the most common use for the tape but as you can see in the pictures above it is great for other applications as well. The bulbs are available in red, green, blue, yellow, cool white, warm white and day light options.
It is the lowest profile lighting option I know of currently on the market. It is just like a piece of tape, you clean your surface and stick it where you wan the light, and for such a small unit it gives a surprisingly bright light output! Come check it out in our store I know you will be as impressed as I am when you see it!

As the weather gets cold you can stay warm here...

Find Lights HERE

I can't wait to get into a tub with a fireplace. It's the perfect sanctuary for this time of year when I can't seem to get warm.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Talk about Statement Lighting: Check out the Interior of Elie Saab's home

All Photos from Architectural Digest

Wow! Talk about statement lighting. The first three pictures are from Elie Saab's Paris apartment, and the last picture is from his home in Beirut. The aesthetic is different in the overall feel of the homes but the way he uses lights to make a statement is the same in both. I have to admit I have never seen such large tri-pod floor lamps in all my years in lighting, I love the reflection they make on the ceiling. The same lamp was used again in the bed room and the shade is the same, in a smaller version, over the bar area. I love taking a design element and carrying it throughout the house. Simply Stunning- I love every inch of what I see here! I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Home Fashion Forecast: The Dream Home

Outdoor Setting By Schmechtig Landscapes
Landscape Lighting found here, here and here

Bathroom By The Kohler Store
Find Similar Pendants here

Foyer By Summer Thornton Design
Similar Chandeliers in Store only by Martinez Y Orts

Dining Room By Simeone Deary Design Group
Find Chandelier here

Bedroom By Jeannie Balsam, LLC
find ambiance lighting here and here and table lamps here
All Photos From 2010 Dream Home

I got an email today on this Dream Home and wanted to share it with you. Designers in Chicago collaborated to make a temporary Dream home for the Merchandise Mart, the theme is Cool Elegance. Each space was done by a different designer/company. It is likely that buyers will be inspired by these rooms when they make their purchases. I of course can' t get enough of the chandeliers in the foyer and the Dining room, and the soft layered lighting in the bedroom is so calming and elegant!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fashion Inspiration: Arts and Crafts

Photo From Style.com Celine Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection

Access Lighting 50960 $88.20

Photo's from Style.com Celine Spring 2011 Ready-To-Wear Collection

Tech Lighting Pendant Cone $181.50

Tech Lighting Pendant Mini Melrose $222.75

Photo From Style.com Celine Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Forecast Lighting Pendant 5269 $311.85

Forecast Lighting Sconce Cambria F4330-36 $88.20

Forecast Lighting Sconce Bow $150.50

Photo From Style.com Celine Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Forecast Lighting Sconce Cachet 5561-36 $245.95

Access Lighting Chandelier 64016 $288.00

As I was looking through the Fashion Shows on Style.com I realized that there are some similar lines in lighting and in Celine 2011 ready-to-wear collection. It's fun to find inspiration for decorating from the runways.