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Making an original theatre piece from scratch is hard enough, but to design a set and add creative elements when your designers are spread out around the world is, well, a real accomplishment.
Does wintertime leave your days stuck indoors feeling a little dull? Has the spark gone out of your love... for your decor? Without the radiance of summer sun, your interior might be suffering from SAD: Seasonally Affected Design! To help your space feel brighter and livelier any time of year, here's my guide to one of design's underused fix-everything tools: the simple sconce.
"Let there be light!" It's the third line in the Bible...so I guess it must be important. And perhaps at no time is it more important than right now, particularly in my hometown Montreal, where holida...
Walk into a hardware store these days and you'll find more varieties of light bulbs than ever before. Some may look a bit strange and cost a bit more than the incandescent bulbs that used to be the no...
Pendant fixtures are both a beautiful way to add a jewelry-like feature to your decor, and an important part of a well-layered light scheme. Whether you want to invest in some permanent home upgrades or just quickly brighten up a temporary space, this guide will help you determine what height is right for hanging your fixture in any situation.
Lighten up, for God's sake. Give your house a break. It's a basic decorating principle: good lighting will make or break your project. Set mood incorrectly, and you'll forever languish in under- or over-lit spaces.
With the wintertime coming, many of you reading this have probably already covered up the BBQ, put away the patio furniture, or closed up the balcony doors. To help make your basement (or any other chilly and under-utilized space) look and feel warmer, here are my tips for designing your way to a cozy interior environment.
Wendy's guest bathroom was completely washed out. Located prominently at the top of the stairs, this room was definitely a real eyesore. Complete with dim lighting, lack of storage and even a broken toilet, this bathroom was ready for renovation! Nothing a little mosaic tile, steamy lighting and glass accoutrements can't fix!