All Blogs

The Lighting Doctor, Randall Whitehead, Artistic Lighting
The Citizen M hotel in New York is a good example of how lighting creates the ambience of a space.

In the Citizen M hotel in NYC, the thoughtful lighting casts warmth and comfort for visitors.

Image by Bob Dmyt from Pixabay
Image by Bob Dmyt from Pixabay

The home design community can work together so everyone can thrive.

LED Lighting, Randall Whitehead, The Lighting Doctor
LED lighting as decorative elements provide the right light and energy-efficiency.

Energy-efficient LED lights have come a long way.

In her July editorial letter, Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey discusses June markets and the issues currently impacting the industry.

Melissa Galt consumer home trends 2021
What do consumers want in their homes in 2021? Melissa Galt shares her thoughts.

Hint: It's not about trends. 

Randall Whitehead, the lighting doctor
The addition of landscape lighting subtly blends interior and exterior spaces.

To create a truly functional space, it's important to consider decorative, ambient, accent and task lighting. 

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that we have to be ready for any challenge.

Lighting Doctor, Randall Whitehead, Lighting Traditional Spaces
Progressive lighting can warm up a space that is otherwise more traditional.

Keep the upgrades subtle so that wall colors, floor finishes and well-integrated lighting can enhance the existing architecture.

Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay

From supply chain issues to staffing shortages, retailers have recovered quickly from difficulties this past year.

mark richardson, post covid home renovation
What should we be paying attention to as we move to post-COVID in home renovation best practices?

How consumers handle home renovations affects builders, designers and retailers. What should we be paying attention to as we move past more than a year of pandemic-related changes?

Randall Whitehead, ambient lighting, the lighting doctor
Ambient lighting sets the tone in this San Francisco space. Photo: Randall Whitehead; Interior Design: John G. Martin, Turner Martin Design

Ambient lighting is crucial to the comfort of a space, as shown in this San Francisco interior design project. 

Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash
Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash

For home furnishings industry professionals, the end of the pandemic may mean another revamp of your business.

Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash
Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash

Customers and clients are reasonable as long as they are kept in the loop and know what to expect.

Randall Whitehead, layered lighting, lighting doctor, box lights
Luminous box-shaped pendants descend from the ceiling, creating a festive atmosphere. Photo by Randall Whitehead

Layered lighting in this restaurant adds to the ambience and helps reduce noise as well.

Outdoor Kitchen design, Kerrie Kelly
Kerrie Kelly shares the basics of good outdoor kitchen design.

Designer Kerrie Kelly shares her must-haves for a functional outdoor kitchen.

How are you moving your design business forward? See what mindset you fall into and see strategies that can move your business into a growth mindset. 

The Lighting Doctor, Neon Lighting, Randall Whitehead
The Light Inside by James Turrell, Houston Museum of Modern Art. Photo by Randall Whitehead

Neon lighting reminds us of days gone by and the bright lights in cities like Las Vegas. They also have a place as art, even in residential settings. 

Interior Design, Client Communication, Nancy Ganzekaufer
Use these tips to increase confidence when communicating with clients.

Dealing with clients can lead to challenging conversations. Engage with clients with confidence with the following tips.