Casual and Stylish Lighting Choices

Casual and Stylish Lighting Choices

Continuing the thread from my February blog, here’s a look at some of the casual and rustic light fixtures that I selected for a farmhouse style home construction project. The project features horizontal shiplap instead of formal wainscoting, for areas such as the...
Beautiful & Smart Lighting Choices

Beautiful & Smart Lighting Choices

I’ve been working on specifications and design details for a couple of beautiful new home projects in Lexington. One house is formal and elegant, and the other is a much more casual farmhouse style. Items such as lighting, cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures...
I Love Pendant Lighting!

I Love Pendant Lighting!

Pendant lights add a great finishing touch to kitchen islands, peninsulas, dining areas, bar areas, reception areas and retail counters or displays. They take a lighting plan to the next level by adding lots of interest and pop, and they add a little whimsy or...
Dark Sky Compliant Lighting

Dark Sky Compliant Lighting

Although I’m an interior designer, I frequently select exterior items for clients including roofing, siding, doors, decking and exterior lighting. An important category for exterior lighting, especially in areas that are home to wildlife such as sea turtles, is “dark...
Beautiful Lighting Options

Beautiful Lighting Options

For new construction and home renovation projects, lighting such as chandeliers, pendants and surface mounted fixtures (sconces, vanity lights or ceiling lights) can add a wonderful finishing touch to overall project success. A key to lighting design for interiors is...
LED Lighting

LED Lighting

I attended a seminar today on LED Lighting at Wolfer’s Lighting in Waltham, MA (part of the Boston Design Week program). Because I work on both new construction and renovation projects, I’ve been keeping up with progress and changes in LED lighting, but it’s always...
Great Lighting Selections

Great Lighting Selections

This summer I’ve had the opportunity to specify some wonderful lighting products for a kitchen and bathroom renovation. On many projects based in New England, traditional styles prevail. In this case, the client lives in a classic New England colonial home but opted...