Outdoor

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Well done exterior lighting draws people to a home without visually overpowering the architecture or the landscaping. Photo by Misha Bruk.

Exterior Lighting Techniques

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…

4 Key Takeaways from the 2018 Houzz & Home Report

Each year, Houzz.com releases its annual report on home renovation trends, and its 2018 Houzz & Home Report delivered key findings and helpful insights as to what homeowners are renovating and…

Ode to Outdoor (Lighting)

If interior lighting is the delicious strawberry cream cheese filling between the perfect layers of sponge cake, then outdoor lighting is, of course, the icing on the cake. (Or maybe we’ve just been…
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Steve Elton (left) and Larry Smith

ICFA Announces 2018 Lifetime Achievement Recipients

Steve Elton, Chief Brand Curator for Brown Jordan, and Larry Smith, owner of Village Green Home and Garden in Rockford, IL, are recipients of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the…
Patio with furniture and fireplace overlooking golf course at sunset
Photos on this page: Wendy McEahern Photography; architect/builder: Woods Design Builders

Last Look With Violante & Rochford Interiors

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…

Castelle, Biltmore Partner For Giveaway Promotion

Subsequent to the recent debut of the Biltmore® by Castelle outdoor furniture collection, Castelle announced the sponsorship of a giveaway promotion being held in connection with the unveiling of the…
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Traditional step lights don’t light stairs evenly, but there are newer options available now that do. Photography by Randall Whitehead.

Best Practices for Stairwell Lighting

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…

5 Good Reasons to Leave the Outdoors Out

Designers and their clients continue to pre-occupy themselves with bringing the outdoors in, and it’s not really hard to see why. Fiddle-leaf fig trees and split-leaf Philodendrons, floral motifs and…
Mark Stephens Pride Family Brands
Mark Stephens

Pride Family Brands Promotes Mark Stephens to President

Pride Family Brands announced this week that Mark Stephens has been promoted to President of the company based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Stephens will take over the leadership role previously held by…
Stratus Outdoor Wall Light with three silver rings surrounding an LED light from Troy Lighting
Troy Lighting Stratus Outdoor Wall Light

Stratus Outdoor Wall Light

Three circles surround the glass shade of the Stratus outdoor wall light from Troy Lighting. Measures 15 by 8.5 inches and finished in Polished Stainless.