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Getting The Hang Of It

posted by Bonnie @ 11:13 AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You have a beautiful sitting area in your home and you’ve just purchased new artwork to dress up the room. Easy as this sounds, it is a very challenging project. Hanging the artwork at the right height, ensuring it is straight and avoiding the “extra” holes in the wall from the project can be challenging.

Using templates is the easiest way to hang artwork. Simply trace the outside of your frame onto paper or cardboard and use painters tape to temporarily attach the template to the wall. This way you can play with the placement and get a clear picture of the finished product. This works really well if there are multiple pieces to be arranged. This allows you to step back and take in the entire view rather than lean back with one hand holding the frame in place while eyeballing the placement from an angle.

Once you are happy with the placement, hang the actual frames one at a time and remove your template in the process.

It isn’t essential to have a wall stud behind each piece of artwork, as there are different metal and plastic anchors that can be used to stabilize the hanger. You should certainly try to locate a wall stud for very heavy items though.

Keep these pointers in mind when you hang your art.

  • Always hang pictures at eye level.
  • When hanging artwork over a sofa, leave only a few inches to make the picture the focal point.
  • Don’t put one small picture on a large wall, or a large picture on a small wall. Keep scale in mind.
  • If you hang a picture over a piece of furniture (table, chair or settee) the length of the artwork should not be longer than the width of the piece of furniture below it.
  • Coordinate colors in your artwork to your current decor.
  • Illuminate the artwork with an up-light, tastefully done with a tiffany style torchiere floor lamp

Remodeling the Office

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 8:06 AM
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Making the office a comfortable environment for employees can increase productivity and ensure they’ll stay at their desks longer, and work more. One idea to consider is to bring in plants or small trees. This not only makes the office more aesthetically pleasing, but increases the production of oxygen, allowing for more oxygen to reach the brain, and increasing mental productivity. Another idea is to replace your existing lighting panels with sky-scapes, which have colored prints of the sky, ocean, or popular characters like Dilbert. While having no scientific benefit, these add an artistic appeal to the office. You can enhance the ambiance even further by strategically placing a Tiffany floor lamp or two around the main areas of the office.

I also invested in some wholesale fragrance oil so that the office always smells great. In addition, simple changes like free coffee a couple days of the week or doughnuts from the bakery on Mondays never hurt.

Lighting Shows Off Your Space To Its Best Advantage

posted by Bonnie @ 1:19 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2010

How many hours did you spend picking out the paint for your room? Now, how long did it take you to decide on the lighting? No other single element influences what we do and how we feel, yet we overlook this element of design.

Each room in your house is unique and needs to be illuminated to  meet your needs day and night.

Ambient lighting is the base from which all lighting is layered. It is the natural light from windows and those lights that fill the space with an overall glow. These usually include ceiling fixtures, pendant, track, recessed lights and wall sconces.

While a pendant light might be your first choice for over the breakfast bar, don’t forget what they can add to a living area, entry or stairwell. Pendants can be hung in pairs or groups for added effect.

Tiffany Table LampTask lighting is illumination for a single activity. This is achieved by using desk lamps, table lamps, under-counter lights, pendants and swing arm lights. You should use this type of lighting near your sewing machine, office desk, kitchen counter or any place you may sit to read.

Accent lighting will give you shape and depth. This type of lighting may show off a particular piece of artwork or lighten a dark corner. Wall sconces, torchieres and pedestal lamps would be appropriate fixtures for this type of lighting.

Chandeliers and wall sconces with dimmer switches can provide accent or mood lighting as well.

Decorative lighting is a design element. It is meant to look good while providing a little light as a bonus. Unique candle stands and novelty lamps work well here. Your choices are almost unlimited.

Beware of the common mistake of using one overpowering bright overhead lamp. That is usually harsh and unflattering to your decor. Instead, use a varity of lamps and lighting fixtures that will give you soft and warm light.Punch Pattern Lamp

If you have high ceilings and want to cozy up the room, use light shades with pierced patterns that will cast patterns on the wall or tiffany style lamps that throw off varying colors.

Your Home Provides Glimpses Of Your Interests.

posted by Bonnie @ 11:11 AM
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Victorian Tiffany Style Floor LampThe way you arrange your furniture and light a room gives others a glimpse at your personal interests. You can be assured that comfortable chairs, shoulder-high lighting and book cases full of books will alert a visitor to your passion for reading. Why not do it in style?

Tiffany style floor lamps come in a wide variety of colors and shapes and are the perfect height for reading. Since floor lamps use very little floor space, they can be conveniently placed next to any sitting area.

The right tiffany lamp along with a good imagination can place you directly into the story. Whether you are reading a love story taking place in an elaborate castle or reading a biography of  your favorite author,  you alone set the scene in your mind.

I guess that is why I like to read the book before seeing the movie.

The Timeless Appeal of Tiffany Lamps

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:23 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Today, an original tiffany lamp is considered antique and very expensive. Reproductions of Tiffany lamps have revived the Art Nouveau movement. Tiffany style floor lamps capture the artistic talent of Louie Comfort Tiffany. Stained glass artistic design is the signature style of a tiffany.

Each piece of stained glass is intricately connected using welded copper foils by a well-skilled artisan. Each lamp is individually handcrafted and not mass or machine produced. Tiffany style floor lamps are innovations of the original. The shade stained glass is a classic Tiffany signature and the Manhattan style lamp captures it in a modern design.

Color Dimensions And Our Natural Reactions To Color

posted by Bonnie @ 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

There are three dimensions of the colors on the color wheel.

Dimensions_hue_valueHue refers to the pure spectrum colors in the color wheel.

The value of a hue is determined by adding white to create a tint, black to create a shade or gray to create a tone.

Saturation is the purity of the hue. The colors on the color wheel are considered to be in their purest form. Looking at the graphic, you will noteDimesions_saturation that the saturation lessens as the colors move towards the center. They are considered to be desaturated when no hue dominates.

Colors are tied to natural elements like fire, water, sky, all evoking responses as if you were experiencing these elements firsthand. Reds in a room will make you feel warmer than light blues or greens, which cool or soothe your mind, body and spirit.

Rooms that you want to provoke serenity and calm, such as bedrooms and baths are often done in the cool colors like blue and green. Rooms like the kitchen or exercise and play area are best done in warm colors like red, orange and yellow. These colors stimulate you and make you want to be active. There is one exception to this idea, the color orange increases your appetite, thus you may want to steer clear of vivid orange walls for the kitchen.

When you are trying to decide a room’s color palette you need to consider not only your personal preferences, but also how the space will be used, it’s lighting and architectural detail.

Be careful how much bright color you place into any one room. Though initially exciting, too much color can become exhausting over time. Complementary color schemes will help with this issue because this color scheme will always balance a warm hue with a cool hue.Victorian Rose Tiffany Style Floor Lamp

Infuse color into your rooms using accessories such as tiffany lamps or large colored vases or statues. Remember the 60-30-10 rule we spoke of prior.

Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:56 AM
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Apartments are getting smaller and smaller, and more expensive! The cost to live in the city far outweighs the cost of living in the suburbs or rural areas. Many people are still willing to pay these outrageous costs in order to take advantage of the benefits that come along with living in an urban area.

Museums, restaurants, theater, and shopping are all widely available in large cities like New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle. With so much shopping around it’s not hard to find the perfect items to decorate your apartment. If your apartment is small like so many city apartments are, you may need to be creative with you decorating space. If you need extra lighting, try a couple Tiffany floor lamps. These lamps are perfect for cramped spaces because they won’t take up any valuable floor space.

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