Illuminating Your Yard

There are a number of reasons for illuminating your yard, such as security, safety, and ambiance.

Introducing NEW Ceiling Fan Collections

Introducing NEW Ceiling Fan Collections See the full details on our newest Ceiling Fan collections here!

Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Solutions for Small Quarters

This week the Remodelista editors discovered design hacks to add breathing room to small spaces: Wall-Mounted Shelving Smart Plugs Ikea Furniture You Can Paint Cord-Control Solutions Stealth Kitchen S

Object of Desire: Classic Black Wicker Furniture

Classic wicker furniture: it’s the little black dress of outdoor furnishings. New from Terrain, a curvy black wicker sofa and chair have friendly silhouettes to complement the rest of the furnit

Swimming Pool of the Week: A 25-Meter Lap Pool in a Former Water Reservoir in Rural Kent

Artist Dino Chapman and knitwear designer Tiphaine de Lussy took a chance on a de-commissioned water reservoir (8.75acres) and its industrial building in Harrietsham, Kent. The couple hired London-bas

Controlling Wasps In The Fall

This time of year wasps and bees are very active in Colorado, almost to the point of becoming a nuisance. They are attracted to water, flowering plants, and especially my doorway! As the nights are ge

Hardscaping 101: Wrought Iron Fences

During my stint living in London, I developed a crush. On wrought iron fences. Stately, strong, and secure, what’s not to like? But although it’s considered the king of fence materials, wr

Tales from Truro: An Untamed Landscape Channels Thoreau’s Cape Cod

“We reached the seemingly retreating boundary of the plain, and entered what had appeared at a distance an upland marsh, but proved to be dry sand covered with Beach-grass, the Bearberry, Bayber

Low-Cost Luxe: 9 Pea Gravel Patio Ideas to Steal

At a cost of about $5 a square foot, a pea gravel patio is easy on the budget (especially if you open the 50-pound bags and rake the gravel yourself)–and can be a surprisingly elegant hardscape

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the Italian Coast

Few gardens and landscapes conjure a more heightened sense of drama and intrigue than the lush and orderly gardens of the Italian Riviera from the north at Liguria down to the evocative villas of the

Outdoor Lighting | Better Buildings Initiative

Accelerate the adoption of high-efficiency outdoor lighting and improve system-wide replacement processes.

Gardening 101: Teasel

Common Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum: “Beauty or the Beast” In the right context, teasel is a charming plant in mid- to late summer, its glowing mauve flowers complemented by tall wiry stems a

Outdoor Lighting | California Lighting Technology Center

Advances in outdoor luminaires and lighting controls save energy while enhancing visibility, safety and security, protecting dark sky habitats, and improving light distribution outdoors. CLTC develops

Office Lighting Tips For An Efficient Workplace

Guest post by Arturs Smits of | September 22nd, 2017 The best way for any company or organization to improve their overall performance is to improve the work conditions for their employ

Reasons for Illuminating Your Yard

There are a number of reasons for illuminating your yard, and this article explains why.

Mix & Match: Glimmer & Bonita Collections

Mix & Match: Glimmer & Bonita Collections

Object of Desire: Rustic Planters from a British Potter in LA

Recently we posted on the woven lamps by Tracy Wilkinson of TW Workshop; today we’re admiring her hanging ceramic vases. Her hanging ceramic vases are punched with four holes and come with 20 in

Required Reading: The Hidden Life of Trees

The rather startling subtitle of Peter Wohlleben’s popular book  is What They Feel, How They Communicate, Discoveries from a Secret World.  This is a tip-off that this is not just anot

Your Ultimate Ceiling Fan Guide

By Clarissa Allison | May 27th, 2016 Choosing The Perfect Ceiling Fan Before purchasing a new ceiling fan, there are several factors to consider in order to ensure it will be the right fit for your ho

How and When to Deadhead Flowers

What is Deadheading? If you deadhead or prune your flowers regularly, most will continue to bloom throughout the growing season. Deadheading is a technique that is generally done to maintain a plant&r

Check List for September Yard Maintenance

Take Advantage of Fall Weather to Manage Your Landscaping Labor Day has come and gone, with the best weather of the year to follow, at least for the state of Colorado. With warm days and cool nights,

How to Relocate a Tree or Shrub Without Killing It

Most property owners spend a considerable amount of time and money on their landscaping. However, as the plants evolve and mature, you may need to make some adjustments. One option is to transfer esta

Trees and Shrubs That Won’t Overwhelm Your Yard

Nothing can make a yard look well-established like fully grown, majestic trees. However, many people make the mistake of planting trees that will eventually outgrow the area for which they were intend

Directional Spot Lighting

By Clarissa Allison | February 26th, 2016 By now you’re aware that lighting sets the tone for any space it inhabits. Dimension can be added depending on the direction  and color temperature

Benefits Of Shade Loving Plants

When you decide to shop for plants, one of the main factors you have to consider is the amount of sun required. Sun loving plants need more light to create chlorophyll, whereas plants that like the sh

Make Nursery Lighting Functional And Fun

By Clarissa Allison | May 15th, 2015 When you prepare for a new baby, it’s easy to become too preoccupied in making the nursery aesthetically pleasing. As you get to know what your little one ne

Differentiating Between Weeds and Flowers

For a gardener who is just getting started, differentiating between weeds and flowers might be a little tricky. My Dad used to tell me that any plant that wasn’t edible was a weed. (Of course, I

How to Pull Off the Edison Bulb Trend

By Contributing Writer Clarissa Caouette for | August 4th, 2017 The vintage look of the Edison bulb is all the rage right now. With the orange, candle-like glow these bulbs c

Ideas for Color Combinations In Landscape Design

The addition of color to your yard helps to bring it to life. A mixture of primary, secondary, and tertiary colors gives depth and texture to the design. Creating areas in your yard that you want to b

Common Lighting Terms Explained

By Clarissa Allison | September 18th, 2015 Shopping for new lighting fixtures for your home or business can be exciting. Most of us are preoccupied with thoughts of how the lighting fixtures will perf

Building a Bench for your Garden

When you create a beautiful refuge in your yard, you want to be able to sit in the midst of your oasis and enjoy it. You can always use portable lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the day but if you build

Tips for Midsummer Yard Upkeep

It’s hard to believe that summer is already halfway over, but the busy growing season will be winding down before you know it. Here are some tips for midsummer yard upkeep to preserve your beaut

Striking Lighting Under $150

By Clarissa Allison | July 14th, 2017 These days the potential we have to personalize our spaces is almost a competitive sport, and there are endless options illuminating our screens as we scroll thro

Transform Your Space With These 5 Pendant Lights

By Clarissa Allison | July 7th, 2017 Redecorating the home can seem like a daunting project to undertake. If you’re on a budget like many of us, the search for items that are functional, economi

Solar Lighting – The Green Solution!

  By Clarissa Allison | August 28th, 2015 If you are a homeowner considering outdoor lighting, then you have probably heard about solar landscape lighting. In addition to being environm

The Coolest Ceiling Fans By Monte Carlo

By Clarissa Allison | May 12th, 2017 Being in the Southwest is often a source of envy for those in colder climates, especially with the blizzards and artic breezes of the past winter. But oh, do we pa


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