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light play and shadow
This perforated metal fixture by Susan Durazo (suesilluminationscreations.com) adds a lot dimension to the walls and ceiling. It's amazing how something so simple and beautiful can have such impact.
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
Designer Kerrie Kelly’s new South Beach Collection for Coyote Outdoor Living is bringing beach vibes to the backyard. The six-piece set, featuring a loveseat, two lounge chairs, two side tables and a… more
Fauzia Khanani kitchen
(Photos: Garrett Rowland)
New Yorkers in Greenwich Village are used to doing more with less space. For Fauzia Khanani, Founder and Principal Designer at New York-based Studio Fōr, less space means a more design-centric… more
People may not realize it, but lighting fixtures do fall in and out of fashion, just like clothing. I look at the light fixtures that I had hanging in my house in the 1980's and I shudder. Some… more

Fairfield Chair targets aging Boomer demographic.

2018 Showroom of the Year
2018 Showroom of the Year recipients celebrated their wins at Dallas Market Center.
If I’ve gotten to know one thing about attending the magnitude of shows and conferences that our industry participates in — besides the inevitable need for a foot rub — it’s that without fail, I’ll… more
Christina Henck Philadelphia bedroom design
(Photo: Sean Kane)
When a young couple asked designer Christina Henck, owner of Henck Design, to tackle their home in a historic Philadelphia neighborhood, she pulled out all the stops. See how her approach to this… more
outdoor lighting ideas house facade
Well done exterior lighting draws people to a home without visually overpowering the architecture or the landscaping. Photo by Misha Bruk.
To most homeowners, outdoor lighting means a pair of decorative wall sconces by the front door, a few lights along the walkway and perhaps floodlights for security. Exterior lighting can do much more… more
Marble coffee table from Palecek
Big news from the market centers this month. Don't miss Palecek at Last Vegas Market at the end of the month.
It’s July, which for us is synonymous with summer Atlanta and Las Vegas markets. But this time around, things will have a different air because back in May, International Market Centers and… more
living room and dining room in house designed by AphroChic
Photos: Patrick Cline
In 2007, then-lawyer Jeanine Hays launched AphroChic, the design blog that celebrated modern decor and Hays’ African heritage and culture. Two years later, Hays and her husband Bryan Mason… more
bedroom linear cove lighting
Bedside lamps are beautiful, but can be uncomfortable for the other person in bed who is trying to sleep. Photography by Dennis Anderson.

The right bedroom task lighting can make reading in bed more enjoyable and easier on the eyes.

Shay Geyer shares her insight on the world of faux flowers in advance of the launch of her new collection with The Botanical Mix.

Patio with furniture and fireplace overlooking golf course at sunset
Photos on this page: Wendy McEahern Photography; architect/builder: Woods Design Builders
Santa Fe-based designers Michael Violante and Paul Rochford share more than just a firm — they’re also married. For this patio, the duo, owners of Violante & Rochford Interiors, balanced beauty… more
outdoor LED stairwell lights
Traditional step lights don’t light stairs evenly, but there are newer options available now that do. Photography by Randall Whitehead.
Lighting stairways has always been a bit of a challenge. There are many more choices to make today than there used to be. This is a good thing. Which one is the right one for you, though, is the real… more
Designer Dann Foley never shies away from a challenge. When asked to design his ideal “smart” living room, Foley combined rich colors and sumptuous materials and finishes to create a room that feels… more
Back in March, I attended the bi-annual Light + Building fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The show’s tagline, “digital future meets hotspot for design,” accurately depicts the emphasis on both… more
Arianne Bellizaire bathroom
Photo: Chad Chenier
When Arianne Bellizaire creates a powder room, she designs for the current owner, not the next one. Discover the Baton Rouge, LA-based designer’s approach to packing a lot of style into a small space… more