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Bathroom Lighting

Lighting for Today’s Bathroom Designs

A thoughtful, expertly designed lighting plan can provide years of beauty and functionality in your bathroom. As bathrooms gain popularity as a room designed to relax and retreat, planning lighting to complement this is more important than ever.  Here’s how to plan lighting for today’s bathroom designs. Create a Layered Lighting Design Bowman Collection Design […]

Lighting Tips

New Bulb, New Look

Exposed lightbulbs may have started as a fun trend in the design world, but it’s become a trend with staying power. The bulb has become more than a way to provide light.  Now, it is a part of the fixture design itself. “Lighting fixtures today often feature an open exposed lightbulb. You can express your […]

ceiling fans

Fashion-Forward Fans

Ceiling fans have evolved from being a simple appliance that cools the air to a statement of style that complements the décor of a space. For years, ceiling fans have been purely functional: they circulated cool air and reduced room temperature, keeping occupants comfortable. There weren’t many stylish designs or features to choose from. Today, […]

lighting lifestyles

Living the Lake Life

Summer fun can often include leisurely days at a local lake. If you’re lucky, like design influencer Melissa Tyler of Instagram’s @lakeandlumber, you might even be able to pick up a lake house in an estate sale! Melissa started @lakeandlumber just about a year ago. She already has 20,000+ followers, who are captivated with her […]

Outdoor Lighting

Lighting for Outdoor Living

Outdoor living is more than a trend: it’s become a new way of life. Private outdoor space is at a premium. The focus has shifted from outdoor entertaining to outdoor living spaces: areas that are an extension of the home’s interior and are broken into rooms that each have a different function. And just like […]

Kitchen Lighting

Designing a Well-Lit Kitchen

Over the past year, we’ve all had to re-evaluate how we live in our homes. It’s safe to say that more than ever, the kitchen is the hub of stay-at-home activity and the room where many of us are investing our renovation budgets in 2021. Whether you’re seeking a simple upgrade or a whole-kitchen makeover, […]

Lighting Trends

Not Your Basic Black

Black. It’s timeless, it’s classic, it goes with everything. And it has emerged as one of the hottest finishes for lighting, cabinet hardware, plumbing fixtures, and décor pieces.  There are many ways to incorporate black into home décor:   Taking its cue from fashion, a completely black piece epitomizes classic style. White and black offer a […]


A Perfect Blend of Old and New

Stephen Alexander Homes is known for luxurious Modern Farmhouse style, custom-built homes in Virginia and North Carolina. While their home designs lean towards clean and modern style, when it came to building his own home 13 years ago, principal Stephen Quick IV and his wife chose to go another route: they emulated the style of […]

Lighting Tips

Accent Lighting for Visual Appeal

It’s common to see beautifully lit home facades that wash light over the exterior of a house. But did you know these lighting effects can be used inside the home, too? We’ll show where and how to place accent lighting for visual appeal in your home.  One-Light Multi Directional Roundback Directional Lighting Directional lighting aims […]

Design Tips

Modern Organic Style: Get the Look

Warm. Cozy. Comfortable. Soothing. These are a few of the words that come to mind when describing the trend towards the natural, modern organic interior design style that is so popular today. Wood tones, greenery, natural textures, and calming colors from nature are some of the forms and materials used in this look. These tactile […]