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Washing walls with light has become a whole lot easier. Before LEDs came along, you were pretty much stuck with track lights, using flood bulbs or recessed fixtures with reflectors and spread lenses… more
Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks loves to bring the Southern California sunshine into his lighting designs, and while the styles in his new Point Dume Collection for Progress Lighting do have that SoCal… more
One of the best parts of being in the Lighting Showroom Coalition Facebook group comes from reading the oddball questions and answers the associates and managers receive from customers. I worked at… more
When he started working on this historic Hancock Park, CA, home, Steve Pallrand, Founder of Home Front Build, planned to remodel the kitchen, but zoning laws prohibited any additions. So Pallrand got… more
Whenever I return home to Chicago from High Point Market, the seasons appear to have changed since I left. This fall, I came home to find red and gold leaves on the trees and on the ground, and a… more
During a High Point Market discussion moderated by the Business of Home’s Julia Noran Johnston, designers Kerrie Kelly and Kimberley Seldon sat with Homepolish founder Noa Santos and pondered the… more
Good lighting design uses various types of illumination to create an inviting overall environment. As you have heard me say before, the best lighting happens when you layer different types of… more
Designer and co-founder of CIRCLE Design Studio Theresa Dorlini specializes in designing spaces from the ground up. In this Charlottesville, VA, home, Dorlini started from scratch to create a home… more
Last summer, AmericasMart Atlanta announced it would be redesigning Floor 5 of Building 1, dedicating it to commercial and hospitality showrooms. The floor is now open, and it includes a lounge… more
When news broke in September that a 10 percent tariff on Chinese imports would go into effect almost immediately, and on Jan. 1, 2019, that number would jump to 25 percent, a collective groan was… more
The type of lighting you use next your bed depends on how you want use it. For some people bedside lamps are used for reading purposes. These are the people that still enjoy the feel of an actual… more
At every High Point Market and local designer showroom, designers are faced with droves of patterns and motifs. How can we tell new from old? Where did textile and wallpaper patterns originate, and… more
Yes, I’m totally obsessed with LEDs. Admittedly, we got off to a rough start in the beginning. They got introduced onto the market a little too early. They didn’t have much lumen output, the color… more
Interior designer Denise McGaha would have felt right at home in Jay Gatsby’s mansion. The Dallas-based designer’s new collection for Currey & Company takes cues from the Art Deco and fashion… more
As we were creating editorial for this issue, a topic came up and the question stuck, leaving me pondering it for days and reaching out to people much smarter than I to gain clarity: What is the… more
City dwellers may not have acres of outdoor space, but they go all out with what they do have. In Chicago, outdoor design firm Urban Rooftops specializes in turning boring garage rooftops into their… more
Contemporary furniture is ever-changing to suit our needs and requirements. These days there are multi-purpose smart couches, transformable study desks and so many other innovative pieces of… more
When people are designing the lighting for their homes, they're thinking about lighting the art and the table tops or illumination for the bathrooms and in closets, but what they may not be… more