Light up a Historic Home with Contemporary Lighting

September 18, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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Historic homes generally don’t have a lot of natural light, but this is all part of the charm that draws us to them in the first place. With the vast choices available today, it’s possible to bring modern lighting into a historic home without compromising the architecture’s character. Recessed lighting, with its unobtrusive design, is a popular choice when subtle light…Read More

Bringing Transitional Lighting into a Grand Foyer

September 16, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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Since your foyer is the first room to make an impression on family, house guests and visitors, it’s important to make a bold statement with the right design. Whether your style is modern or you’re re-creating a look from days gone by, the lighting plan you choose for your foyer is a fundamental step towards achieving your…Read More

Sustainable Architecture 101: The Utility of Salvaged Wood

September 10, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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An important facet of sustainable architecture includes using building materials that are not harmful to the environment, as well as reusing materials whenever possible. Salvaged wood can be upcycled and used in many applications that meet both of those criteria. Considering the beauty, uniqueness and historical quality of reclaimed wood, you should not overlook its…Read More

Selecting the Right Lighting can Actually Boost Productivity

September 8, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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Although it may not be an obvious priority for your business, commercial site or home office, lighting design is a critical element in any work space. It can encourage sales in a retail environment and boost productivity in the office. Since lighting a work space consumes so much energy, upgrading to energy-efficient light sources is a great investment that can encourage production.…Read More

Lighting We Like: Hammerton Studios

September 4, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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As the leading American custom lighting designer, Hammerton Studios knows a thing or two about creating gorgeous light fixtures. Combining old-world artisan techniques with modern design and manufacturing, we can count on them to produce the best lighting solutions for the most refined New England designs. With their entire operations situated in a 50,000 square foot facility in…Read More

Illuminate Your Home with Efficient Lighting Solutions

September 2, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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Lighting is often overlooked as a factor that can help homeowner’s save a significant amount of money over time. From complete renovation projects and sustainable architecture to simply replacing bulbs, there are benefits to illuminating your home with efficient lighting solutions. Incandescent lighting consumes roughly 15 percent of your electricity usage. By replacing traditional lighting with…Read More

Working with an Architect: Choosing a Floor Plan

August 20, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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Just because you’ve decided to build a two-story Cape Cod home doesn’t mean it’s all settled when imagery of your future home surfaces in daydreams. If you’re working with an architect, he’s going to need a bit more tangible information before construction can begin!   This means meeting and brainstorming with an architect to choose…Read More

Light Up a Transitional Room with Schoolhouse Lights

August 18, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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When designing a transitional room, finding the right balance of new and old furnishing while maintaining an uncluttered space can be a difficult accomplishment. This can be especially true when you are trying to add task or ambient lighting. New updates to timeless schoolhouse lights are an excellent way to add a vintage appeal to…Read More

Flex Rooms: Maximizing Space in Any Home

August 14, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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TMS architects is always keeping track of the most popular home design trends, from building materials to market trends. And today, we will be taking a closer look at flex rooms in houses and lofts, which are becoming particularly attractive to homeowners and potential buyers. Flex rooms are not a new idea in home design; they surge in popularity every…Read More