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Fine Wire Lighting

The lighting shown is battery powered, fine wire that is very flexible and so small that you notice the light and not an unsightly cord that has to be camouflaged!  Purchased through Amazon, the white is year-round versatile and other color options are seasonally available.  An inexpensive way to add to your decor and showcase an object that needs a pop of light!  #lightupyourlife #lighting #interiordesign

Valentine’s Decor

Light up your Valentine’s day!  The lighting shown is battery powered, fine wire that is very flexible and so small that you notice the light, not an unsightly cord that has to be camouflaged!  Purchased through Amazon, the white is year-round versatile and other color options are seasonally available.  #ValentinesDay

Island Design

The island combination of heavy, clean air that you want to breathe deeply to purify your lungs is the beginning of the relaxed feel the blue-green water and blue sky create.  Can the furnishing be anything but casual, relaxed and inviting?  Pops of bright color – orange and yellow can add a livelier dimension – but the cool colors are sooooooo relaxing.  The photos on the LuxeSpecs.com Pinterest board reflect a recent trip with additional pictures added.  

 

How is island design different from the typical southern California beach look?  The Hawaiian Islands are surrounded in many cases by a darker hue of water that has a green undertone so the overall look or fabrics reflects this darker color.  The bright colors, therefore, have more depth as well.  Enjoy the Island look and transport to drinks with umbrellas, Kahula pork nachos and honeymooners of all ages soaking up the breathtaking beaches.

Love to read in bed?

The typical height for a swing arm lamp is 42” from the bottom of the shade to the floor. Both Christopher Norman and Hinson-Hansen have good choices. Also Consider adding a dimmer to make the light easier on your eyes.

Trash your Trash Can

371Rev-A-Shelf has a soft close for heavy loads. These drawers keep the trash out of site and the base works with 35 qt. and 50 qt. containers.  A recycle, waste drawer has been a staple in the kitchens I have designed for over 15 years, so let’s make it one that isn’t seen!

Stability Ball VS Office Chair

TechnoGym-stability-ball-300x143Do you spend long hours sitting at your computer? And would like an easy way to get more exercise? Stability balls have been around for some time, but computer use is making them more popular. The Technogym, Wellness Ball, Gaiam, Buoy from Turnstone, Muvman and Swopper from Aeris are some ergonomic options for increased well being. Here are some reasons you may want to consider switching your chair for a stability ball.

Turnstone-Buoy

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

smoke-detectorDoes your home have a Carbon Monoxide Detector? Carbon Monoxide can be very dangerous as it doesn’t have a sent to it, and it can make you very sick.  Nest has a  that is both a smoke and carbon monoxide detector.  The best part about it is that you can connect it to your smart phone and it will notify you when the batteries are low, and also you can silence it by waving your hand which can come in handy for false alarms.

Light Dimmers

Night scene in hotel room: prepared fresh bed

Who knew having dimmers on your lights had so many benefits?! Check out this list of 8 Reasons to use Dimmers.

Countertops That Fit Your Lifestyle

When selecting new countertops you not only do you need to consider the look they will give your kitchen but also the upkeep and how they will function with your family. Right now light countertops are trending for example the white marbles are very popular, but they can stain very easily.  So if your family cooks in your kitchen a lot you may want to consider a countertop that is more durable and has less upkeep like Quartz.  Fit the design to your lifestyle not your lifestyle to the design!