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No one puts designer Celerie Kemble in a corner. Her new collection with Arteriors, which makes its debut at the spring High Point Market, feels at home in a coastal setting or an urban loft. Check… more
Alden Parkes chair set
Alden Parkes keeps its upholstery manufacturing stateside.
Heard of Brendan Ravenhill? What about Rich Brilliant Willing? Or Tracy Glover Studio?  Besides the fact that they’re all talented designers with beautiful product, they also have another connection… more
Recessed fixtures have become a standard part of home interiors. Since the 1990s, people have been stuck with what I call the "contractor’s special," which is a grid of 6-inch-diameter downlights per… more
Corey Damen Jenkins traditional sitting parlor
Photo by Werner Straube/Traditional Home
New Trad designer Corey Damen Jenkins kicked off 2018 with the debut of a new lighting collection for Hudson Valley Lighting, and he’s not slowing down. Here the Michigan-based designer explains how… more
Lisa McDennon
Lisa McDennon
Three years ago, interior designer Lisa McDennon pitched a lighting collection to Hinkley and they loved it. When it made its debut at Lightovation this January, Hinkley’s showroom became a must-see… more
How do you know when to use a clear bulb or frosted bulb? There are no hard and fast rules, but luckily you’ve asked somebody who has strong opinions. First off, just to be confusing, light bulbs… more
Lisa Melone Cloughen Manhattan apartment design
Lisa Melone Cloughen's Manhattan apartment design. (Photo: Melone Cloughen Interiors)
Lisa Melone Cloughen, Principal Designer at Melone Cloughen Interiors, believes traditional design exudes a sense of timelessness — without being a slave to the past. Here she unpacks her design of… more
Tempaper Kimono wallpaper
The Kimono wallpaper from Tempaper channels a vintage chinoiserie look.
At a time when contemporary furniture, edgy LED fixtures and minimalistic, modern style has permeated mainstream home decor, there is a still a yearning for traditional design. In fact, all signs… more
Worlds Away Luisa chandelier
The Luisa chandelier from Worlds Away.
Each season, busy designers work tirelessly to bring new products to NY NOW. Before you hit the show Feb. 4-7, go behind the scenes with designers at Bungalow 5, Made Goods and Worlds Away to… more
Light dining room in open floor plan
With open plan living, dining rooms need to learn how to join in. Photo by Dennis Anderson.
Rethinking How We Light Dining Rooms When I was growing up, the dining room was reserved strictly for company. As a family, we always ate in the kitchen. We rarely ventured into the dining room — it… more
April Force Pardoe Interiors living room
(Photo: Vince Lupo, Direction One)
As the winner of our inaugural First Look at Last Look competition, April Force Pardoe, owner and Principal Designer at April Force Pardoe Interiors, wowed our editors and social media followers with… more
LED shelf lighting undercabinet lighting
This collection of Fiestaware is best illuminated from the front because it is solid. Photo by Randall Whitehead.
Q. What is the best way to light shelving? A. First off, you have to think about how translucent or opaque the objects are that you’re trying to illuminate. Solid items, like chinaware and books,… more
Sue-Thomson-Naples-Bathroom
Photo: Richard Quindry
A designer with interior decorating in her blood, Sue Thomson, Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.) and owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Naples, FL, started her career designing kitchens,… more
Floatation-Ingo-Maurer-Living-room
The four pendant fixtures (Floatation by Ingo Maurer) provide both a decorative element and a source of ambient light for this living room. Recessed adjustable LED fixtures highlight the art, tabletops and sculpture. The two Tizio table lamps by Artemide create little pools of illumination, which draw people up to the seating area. (Photo: Dennis Anderson)
TIP 1: Start with basic biology People are drawn to light like moths are drawn to flame. So, the first rule of thumb is to make the living room the brightest space in the house. Many times, everyone… more
Bolando-Cop-table
Metallic finishes like the one on this Bonaldo Cop table are still on the rise.
All of a sudden I looked up and it was December.  OK — not really, but that’s what it felt like. This year, the first year of Lighting & Decor, has flown by, and now at the precipice of a new… more
A New York loft with deep browns and leathers designed by Glenn Gissler
(Photo: Gross & Daley Photography)
Clients come to Glenn Gissler for his style, but they stay for his art expertise. The New York-based designer goes above and beyond to help his clients choose artwork for their homes and has sage… more
Christian-Wright
All four light fixtures have had all of their bulbs replaced with LED versions. Clear filament LEDs, used in the pendant fixture, help create the interesting pattern of light on the ceiling.
Tip 1: Know what to ask for Before you decide whether to replace bulbs or replace components, it’s important to know what to be looking for. These points I’ve mentioned before, but I think it’s very… more