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Mixing Old and New in Your Design

how to mix old and new in your design

Some of my favorite projects are those where I am incorporating a client’s existing furnishings in the “new” design. Mixing old and new is so much more interesting than starting from scratch! Old pieces add character, record history, and tell your story. This client moved into a charming home in an historic neighborhood after many […]

Overhead Lighting – You Need a Plan

If you’ve ever built a home, you know that choosing overhead lighting from scratch can be a tricky thing. So many options, so many styles!   Your overhead lighting needs to work well together, but you don’t want a matchy-matchy lighting that look like it came in a boxed set from Home Depot. And what […]

Ceiling Light Dilemmas: How’s It Hanging?

Don’t you wish builders would use a little forethought when they install ceiling light fixtures?  Aargh.  Most builders hang ceiling light fixtures in the dead center of each room.  Is that where they should be hung?  Not always.  source   Just because someone installed the light in the middle of the room doesn’t mean that’s […]

How to Hang a Drum Shade

Hanging pendants and drum shades are everywhere.  They’re stylish and usually a quite inexpensive way to introduce a little pop into your lighting.  Hanging drum shades is a great way to cast a warm glow in any space.  The resulting light is warmer and less harsh than your typical overhead lighting.  But sometimes it’s difficult […]