April 2018

While most of us crave larger living spaces, having a home with tons of space can bring its own disadvantages. Large, open areas can leave us feeling exposed and even vulnerable, affecting our sleep and make our homes feel colder than they should. Here are some ideas to help make a large space feel much more comfortable and cosy: For homes with very high ceilings, feelings of cold and hearing echoes can make a room feel less inviting than you want...

When thinking about Italian art, most of us tend to imagine the great names of Renaissance Italy – da Vinci, Michelangelo, Boticelli, Donatello, Titian and Raphael. While these artists were responsible for some of the world’s most awe-inspiring and beautiful artworks, they by no means represent the end of Italian art as something that happened that a long time ago. There are many examples of a continuous flow of creativity, design and style to emanate from the country, from the...

You might be surprised at how important the correct lighting installation for buildings really is. Have you ever heard of architectural lighting design? It’s a combination of different fields including electrical engineering, interior design and architecture. Whilst it isn’t necessary to be an expert in any of these fields when it comes to choosing your perfect lighting installation, it is still a fascinating subject to shed light on – pardon the pun! Architectural lighting design is the process of creating the...

Choosing the right style of chandelier for your home is a big decision. It’s a light fitting that will make a big impact and statement about your décor and style. Whether you want to add vintage glamour or a contemporary twist on a classic, there are various different attention-grabbing styles to consider. Chandeliers have been lighting up ceilings for centuries, fascinating, inspiring and bewitching beholders with their intricate beauty and reflective qualities. Here are some of the styles that are...

There are some places that you just wouldn’t imagine hanging a chandelier. When you hear the word, it conjures up images of French palaces and huge ballrooms, but probably not your bathroom! You might be surprised however, as we look at the myriad of possibilities when it comes to chandelier placement. So, you’re looking for a statement lighting fixture but don’t want to install something that seems over-powering or that will dominate a space? It is important to understand that in...