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bT2sday: Clear Gourd Table Lamps

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Clear gourd table lamps are very popular right now and we are LOVING this look here at BTD. Today’s bT2sday is dedicated to these simple yet chic lamps! We’ve picked several different lamps ranging from high-end to super affordable. Enjoy!  

Clear gourd table lamps are very popular right now and we are LOVING this look here at BTD.

Today’s bT2sday is dedicated to these simple yet chic lamps! We’ve picked several different lamps ranging from high-end to super affordable. Enjoy!

 

Visual Comfort $750

Visual Comfort $750

Ballard Designs $249

Ballard Designs $249

Shades of Light $219

Shades of Light $219

West Elm $169

West Elm $169

Lamps Plus $99.99

Lamps Plus $99.99

World Market $49.99

World Market $49.99

Tricks to Successful Kitchen Lighting

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Figuring out the perfect amount of light for your kitchen can feel like a huge task…but it’s not! We’re here to help you reach the perfect amount of lighting for  YOUR kitchen. 1. Crunch the numbers: Start by finding your kitchen’s square footage (length multiplied by width). A View More

Figuring out the perfect amount of light for your kitchen can feel like a huge task…but it’s not!

We’re here to help you reach the perfect amount of lighting for  YOUR kitchen.

1. Crunch the numbers:

Start by finding your kitchen’s square footage (length multiplied by width). A kitchen that is 12 feet wide by 18 feet long covers 216 square feet. Next, multiply the square footage by 1.5 to figure out the wattage needed to properly illuminate the room (216 x 1.5 = 324 watts). This number is now your guideline for the number of watts needed to light your entire space. This includes overhead lighting, task lighting, accent lighting and ambient lighting.

2. Layer the lighting: 

*Ambient lighting: This provides an overall lighting that creates a warm glow and softens shadows. To achieve this you can use a ceiling fixture or lights placed above upper cabinets.

*Task lighting: This illuminates workspaces and can be created with lighting under upper cabinets.

*Accent lighting: This is a great way to add depth to your space. You can use adjustable recessed fixtures or lighting inside of glass-front cabinets.

3. Take control:

Dimmers are very important in a kitchen space. This will allow you the flexibility to adjust lighting to the task at hand- full lighting during food preparation and a softer one for early mornings or after dinner.

4. Be GREEN:

You can have a fabulously lit kitchen while saving the world one light bulb at a time! Regardless of what you decide to use (fluorescents, compact fluorescents, LED, or halogen) look for the Energy Star label when shopping for fixtures.

Happy lighting!

via HGTV

via HGTV

Via HGTV

Via HGTV

Via HGTV

Via HGTV

 

Canadian Lights…

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Montreal Lighting Designer Samuel Lambert left his full time desk job to open Lambert et Fils where he designs and makes wonderful modern lighting as you will see.   Look and see some of the magic…..                  Be sure and click View More

Montreal Lighting Designer Samuel Lambert left his full time desk job to open

Lambert et Fils where he designs and makes wonderful modern lighting as you will see.

Lambert and Company

 

Look and see some of the magic…..

 

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     Be sure and click here to see video via House & Home and learn more!

We love beaded light fixtures!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

We love fun lighting, especially lighting made with beads! Not only are these light fixtures a beautiful addition to any home, but they also add character. Here are a few of our favorite beaded light fixtures!

We love fun lighting, especially lighting made with beads! Not only are these light fixtures a beautiful addition to any home, but they also add character. Here are a few of our favorite beaded light fixtures!

Elena Wood Bead Flushmount- Pottery Barn

Elena Wood Bead Flushmount- Pottery Barn

Turquoise Empire Chandelier- Marjorie Skouras Design

Turquoise Empire Chandelier- Marjorie Skouras Design

Malibu Chandelier- Serena & Lily

Malibu Chandelier- Serena & Lily

Scalloped Wood Bead Chandelier- Regina Andrew

Scalloped Wood Bead Chandelier- Regina Andrew

Lighting Inspired by Household Items

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

While at market, we saw several unique light fixtures inspired by everyday things, commonly found around the house…inspiration is everywhere!

While at market, we saw several unique light fixtures inspired by everyday things, commonly found around the house…inspiration is everywhere!

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Light fixture made of fencing

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Light fixture made of fencing

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Chandelier made of spoons

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Chandelier made of spoons

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Light fixture made of plates

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Light fixture made of plates

Adding Color & Mood to your home with LED lights

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Want to add a pop of color and warmth to your modern space? Use LED lights!    

Want to add a pop of color and warmth to your modern space? Use LED lights!

ledneonlight.com

ledneonlight.com

Modern Apartment w/ LED mood lighting by Joel Sanders

Modern Apartment w/ LED mood lighting by Joel Sanders

LED lights used in Bathroom- Trendzona

LED lights used in Bathroom- Trendzona

 

 

Holiday Decorating Tip

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

  We all love decorating with Christmas lights during the Holidays!  We often find these lights over the fireplace on the mantle…in addition to a very obvious cord hanging down the side.   Here’s a product by IKEA that will make decorating your mantle with lights much easier… View More

 
We all love decorating with Christmas lights during the Holidays! 

We often find these lights over the fireplace on the mantle…in addition to a very obvious cord hanging down the side.
 
Here’s a product by IKEA that will make decorating your mantle with lights much easier…
STRALA light chain with 10 bulbs, battery powered
comes in red or white
Uses LEDs, which consume up to 80% less energy and last 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs. 
STRÅLA Light chain w 10 bulbs, indoor IKEA Uses LEDs, which consumes up to 80% less energy and last 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Chinese Proverb

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

  SCONCES:   Early sconce lighting was used to light long dreary pathways in many castles and palaces.  Today they are used not just for function but have evolved to become quite decorative.  They can be used to add an interesting detail to an uninteresting wall, light artwork, to light a stairwell, or placed View More

  SCONCES:   Early sconce lighting was used to light long dreary pathways in many castles and palaces.  Today they are used not just for function but have evolved to become quite decorative.  They can be used to add an interesting detail to an uninteresting wall, light artwork, to light a stairwell, or placed beside furniture pieces. Sconces have become a wonderful accessory while continuing to be another ambient light source.

All  of the lighting shown is from Currey & Company