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Lighting Tips for Open Floor Plans

Many home designs incorporate an open floor plan, where cooking, dining, and entertaining are enjoyed in the same space. Even a small space can feel bigger and brighter when walls are opened up, and the light is let in.  Planning

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Hubbardton Forge Iconic Products| Famous Maker Monday

Celebrating over forty years of creating handcrafted lighting, Hubbardton Forge is one of the most respected brands in the industry for award-winning designs, uncompromising quality, unsurpassed project management and a genuine commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes.

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Hinkley bath sconce | Favorite Fixture Friday

Meridian features minimal transitional styling with clean lines, soft curves and low-profile faceted 1/2″ thick glass. This simplistic design will add a crisp focal point to any decor.

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Telluride chandelier fusion by Hammerton Design

A signature Hammerton design, the Telluride chandelier features a fused crystal glass bowl suspended in an organic hand-sculpted steel armature. Available in several sizes, a variety of fused crystal glass colors and 20+ finishes. American handcrafted to order.

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Hammerton design | Famous Maker Monday

ABOUT HAMMERTON Hammerton is a leading U.S. custom lighting designer and manufacturer, but like many notable businesses it started with two young men in a garage. One of those men, Levi Wilson, had grown up in his father’s ornamental iron

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Minka Lavery | Favorite Fixture Friday

Morrow Farmhouse Island Chandelier Lighting, 5-Light, 300 Watts, Harvard Court Bronze w/Gold

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LED fairy lights

Candles create a romantic air for your outdoor dining table but there’s always the risk they’ll get knocked over and set something alight. These tiny fairy lights are one of our favorite outdoor lighting ideas. Scrunched up inside glass domes they

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Onion Collection Wall Sconce | Favorite Fixture Friday

This handcrafted design brought to you by Northeast Lantern. Over 20% of their lanterns are custom pieces, made especially for your unique needs. If you can dream it, they can make it.

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Double Axis LED Outdoor Sconce | Market Finds Monday

The Double Axis LED Outdoor Sconce by Hubbardton enhances any exterior design and adds cultured styling. A single, handcrafted aluminum arm angles around to hold the glass at either end with a wider band bisecting the center

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Task Lighting | Hubbardton Forge

This is a smaller more concentrated light. You want task lighting around when you’re working. In fact, some people call it office lighting. Task lighting is meant to help you see when you’re doing projects in which you need a finer

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We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.

Bill Bryson