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5 simple tips for lighting a barn conversion home

5 simple tips for lighting a barn conversion home | @meccinteriors | design bites

Adaptive reuse and the conversion of older properties into updated, livable homes has become rather commonplace. But the architectural details of historic buildings often differ from more contemporary structures. Sally Storey of John Cullen Lighting shares simple tips for lighting a barn conversion home. Cross Beams Barns offer the most wonderful structure and fabulous opportunities …

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simple closet lighting guide

simple closet lighting guide | @meccinteriors | design bites

In most homes, especially older ones, closet lighting is an afterthought. Homebuilders tend to put a lot of emphasis on kitchen and bath lighting, but often overlook the closet and storage spaces. If a light is included in a closet, it’s often just a single overhead bulb with a pull-string. In newer homes, closets often contain a …

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5 expert lighting tips to make interiors shine

5 expert lighting tips to make interiors shine | @meccinteriors | design bites

We all know the purpose of lighting: to illuminate dark spaces. But how much is enough? And can there be too much lighting? Lamps Plus shares five expert lighting tips that will help you figure out exactly what your home needs. Contrast Over Brightness Good Lighting has very little to do with how bright you …

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#tuesdaytrending: contemporary pairings that make great accents

contemporary pairings that make great accents | @meccinteriors | design bites

Transitional and contemporary interiors have taken over more traditional styles in recent years. Mirrors and lighting are key finishing touches in creating polished spaces. But selecting the right mirror and sconce combination for your home can feel overwhelming. Lighting & Decor magazine has curated eight great contemporary pairings that will instantly transform any interior space. Do …

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led wallpaper helps you turn on the lights

led wallpaper helps you turn on the lights | @meccinteriors | design bites

Wallpaper is a relatively quick and easy way to instantly alter the look of any room. Meystyle takes it up a notch with their LED wallpaper which integrates lighting into the surface of the paper without adding thickness to the material. The technology used is such that adjacent sheets of wallpaper are intuitively connected via a …

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get playful with these interactive lighting fixtures

get playful with these interactive lighting fixtures | @meccinteriors | design bites

Interactive lighting fixtures are playfully interactive. If you enjoy refreshing your interior views, you can easily customise and change these lights to suit your space or your mood. By adjusting various facets, you have freedom to configure the shape, size and style of the fixture and change the overall look within seconds. Depending on the shape …

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#tuesdaytrending: bright ideas in lighting for 2017

#tuesdaytrending: bright ideas in lighting for 2017 | @meccinteriors | design bites

The following bright ideas in lighting are courtesy of Kitchen & Bath Design: Lighting continues to play a growing role in today’s kitchen and bath designs, with flexible options that allow for layered lighting, as well as clever interior lighting applications that enhance accessibility and function. Aesthetically, today’s fixtures run the gamut from understated, simple …

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smart home made easy with light bulb module inserts

smart home made easy with light bulb module inserts | @meccinteriors | design bites

With increasing frequency, we’re seeing light bulbs gaining functionality. Many LED bulbs, for example, have an expected lifespan of 20 or more years. There are also many lighting systems that integrate specific types of bulbs or fixtures with lighting controls, moods, motions, and natural daylighting. TEAGUE Labs‘ Filo takes it one step further by introducing …

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the out of this world lighting architecture movement project

the out of this world lighting architecture movement project | @meccinteriors | design bites

L A M P, or Lighting Architecture Movement Project, aims to introduce a broader audience to lighting design while promoting and connecting emerging talents to new markets. Looking for interstellar inspiration, this year’s theme was Cosmic. The designers, who are separated into Established, Emerging, and Student categories, are judged not only on their interpretation of out of this …

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15 bold interiors make statements with dramatic chandeliers

15 bold interiors make statements with dramatic chandeliers | @meccinteriors | design bites

Many elements come together to create a fantastic interior space. Even with many beautiful features and layers to capture the eye, it’s the dramatic chandeliers in these rooms that really capture your attention and draw you in for a closer look.

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