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Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Fixtures: Sizing and Hanging Guidelines

Summer is almost here, and so are leisurely evenings spent outside on your porch or patio. Today’s outdoor living spaces look as beautiful and feel as comfortable as indoor living areas, and new, outdoor-rated lighting options abound. These outdoor pendants, chandeliers, hanging lanterns and wall sconces are a must-have to create the ideal ambiance for […]

ceiling fans

Fabulous Fandeliers

What is a Fandelier? A relative newcomer to the ceiling fan marketplace, fandeliers are unique ceiling fans designed with all the style of an overhead light. On the outside, fandeliers look like a pendant or chandelier – but their stylish frame encloses fan blades and a light source. By selecting a fandelier, you’ll never have […]

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 […]