Lighting Trends from Elk January 2016 Market

The Elk Lighting showroom at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (Atlanta market for short) is a big one with lots of different little corridors to explore. That's partly because the Elk Group includes so many brands--Elk, Sterling, Alico, Dimond and Dimond Home are the ones we sell, but they also own C...

Our Favorite New Savoy House Collections

Savoy House just introduced almost 50 new or expanded collections at the January Lightovation market in Dallas--and guess what? We have them available now on Lights Online! There are lots of really cool new looks, so I chose a few that I really like and want to tell you about. Ballard: The Ballard collection has a sleek d...

Lighting Trends from Cyan Design January 2016 Market

Another of my must-visit showrooms at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (Atlanta market for short) is Cyan Design! Its showroom features a variety of rooms that generally have a uniting color or style theme. It's fun to go through all of them and see what each one has to offer. Here are some of my fav...

Lighting Trends from Currey & Company January 2016 Market

Visiting the Currey & Company showroom at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (Atlanta market for short) is always a great experience. There is always a huge variety of fixtures representing a great spread of styles and trends--this market was no different. Here are pictures of some standout items ...

December Lights Online Bestsellers

Here are the 5 bestselling items from the month of December 2015 on LightsOnline.com! 1 Savoy House Monroe 20" Wall Sconce in Polished Nickel If this looks familiar, that's because this sconce was the second bestselling item last month. With its slim, stylish silhouette, it's easy to see why Monroe is on a streak. It...

Lights Online November Bestsellers

One of the many cool features of the new LightsOnline.com is the ability for us, in the site's back end, to take a look at what items are our bestsellers. I can see daily and monthly best-selling items! It's always interesting to see what items are moving the most--here are the 5 bestsellers from the month of November. 1 Sav...

A Look at 2016 Colors of the Year

If it's December, it's time for leading paint, color and interior design companies to come out with their predictions for 2016 Color of the Year! This year saw one big surprise (ahem, Pantone, we'll get to you soon) and a few unsurprising choices--unsurprising because we're already seeing so much of them in the world of interior...

The Right Way to Light a Bathroom with Sconces

We often sing the praises of lighting a bathroom by using sconces flanking the vanity mirror on either side. It's really a great way to get the best, and most flattering, light. But, as with everything else, there's a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. Advice for using sconces in bathroom lighting comes from our pop...

Galley Kitchen Lighting Looks

Not everyone has a large, expansive kitchen! Many people (yours truly included) live in homes with much smaller galley kitchens. But just because your kitchen is slimmer and more diminutive doesn't mean it can't be lit well. Let's check out some galley kitchen lighting looks and break down what makes them work. I'll also provide...

How to Light Your Home for the Holidays

Don't worry, we're not going to go Full Christmas here on the blog just yet. It's early November--we have to have Thanksgiving first! But that's the thing: Thanksgiving is up soon! Are you hosting dinner this year? Take a look around your home, especially the spaces where guests will congregate. Do those spaces need more lightin...