Stone & Brick Featured on Houzz

I enjoy crafting articles on Houzz.com for a number of reasons, including having access to millions of photographs of beautiful projects.  When writing the most recent article (link below), I found dozens of examples of lighting stone and brick to include.  But my favorite aspects of the process are figuring out how to simplify my... Continue Reading →

Light for Knowing: A Great Room

The Gift’s second promise is that light can help us know where we are, where we are going, and who we are with.  Light for knowing may take the form of “ambient” light, which is soft, diffuse, general light that dimly fills a space.  But it may also be much more focused light that gives... Continue Reading →

Practical Advice: Choosing Lamps

Choosing a lamp can be just as much fun as choosing a chair...until you get the chair home and realize it doesn't fit/doesn't coordinate with the room/or isn't comfortable after an hour of reading.   Guess what?  A lamp can also be uncomfortable or not fit with the room and leave you wanting more. As... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Light

Author's note: I think of myself as a strange hybrid of wannabe tree-hugging liberal and stumbling follower of Jesus.  From time to time you may see one or more of my values and beliefs come to the surface in my blog, such as in this post.  Yet the only "religion" I will push on this... Continue Reading →

Practical Advice: Choosing Downlight Trims

Recently a reader posed a tough question following one of my articles on Houzz.com: "I am often stumped by the variety of sizes and baffle colors of recessed lights.  Any info regarding how to choose?" Hmm.  I had to think about that one, as I often make choices subconsciously from my own experience and preferences.... Continue Reading →

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