Tag Archives: lighting

The Decorologist’s Call to Ban the Boob Light!

You know how much I want to help you. I consider this a public service announcement, really. There ARE alternatives, affordable alternatives, to the boob light fixtures that have been prevalent in homes across the land for the last couple of decades. The time has come to BAN THE BOOB LIGHT once and for all! […]

Improve Your Performance in the Bedroom (and Be Safer, Too)

A while back, I helped a friend choose new paint colors for her home. The previous color of her bedroom made for a bold and dark space, which isn’t always bad for a bedroom – but it was time for an overall update.   A lighter color palette was in order, and I also suggested […]

I Will Never Settle for Fluorescent Light Bulbs Again

I have never been able to abide fluorescent light bulbs and the horrible flickery blue light they emit.  I unequivocally hate them, mainly because I specify paint colors every day.  Fluorescents can ruin your perfect wall color – it’s that simple.  And now there’s simply no reason to settle anymore.

How to Update When Your Hardware is All Brass

One of my favorite new clients and her husband just bought a large 1970’s home with TONS of potential. The architecture and floorplan of the home is amazing, but because it was built in the 1970s, there are a few quirky things we are going to have to work on. before 

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 […]

An Explicit Discussion About Lighting by The Decorologist

Many clients I work with are very interested in my helping them with color (primarily wall color) and accessories.  Furniture can be expensive, so it’s not in everyone’s budget to go there.    source   Sometimes clients want help with lighting, but I usually am the one to bring up the subject.  Why?