Entries by Mary Lu

Swing arm lamps instead of table lamps

Looking to make your bedroom more organized, de-cluttered, and more efficient? Without sacrificing style in any way, a great alternative to the table lamp is the wall mounted swing arm lamp. These effective, out-of-the-way lamps come in a myriad of designs to suit just about everyone. Some of the most popular designs are the traditional […]

The proper height for mounting foyer pendants

A single pendant light is often the choice and only lumen for a foyer or stairwell area. Since the light is the single source for lighting a high ceiling and descending stairway, it should hang at least 45-48 inches away from the walls. Pendant fixtures should hang low enough so that the entire room is […]

Mounting Interior Wall Sconces

Mounting heights when installing interior wall sconces can vary with the ceiling height. The higher the ceiling, the more flexibility you’ll have for the placement of the sconce.  Also, the placement of the sconce always depends upon the style or type of sconce you’ve selected and whether it is operating as an indirect light source […]

Choosing the Right Size Chandelier

One of the key specifications for designing a chandelier is to determine the correct size for the area. If you make the chandelier too large, it can overwhelm a room. Too small and it will just look out of place. To choose the right dimensions for your chandelier, you can do some of the following […]

Choosing the Right Size Lantern

Here is a very good question I’m asked often. When purchasing an exterior lantern, how do you select the correct size so that it’s in scale to your home’s dimensions? The answer is quite simple. If the location is your front door entry and you are looking at a single lantern, then the scale should […]