Michael McHale's lighting is a unique mix of industrial style and cool elegance. By pairing plumbing pipe fittings with crystal embellishments, Michael has created light fixtures that walk the line between bohemian and luxury.
Lately we've been seeing lots of unexpected lighting choices in the bedroom — and we've found that ditching the standard ceiling fan/light combo or boring flush mount fixture can work miracles with the overall feel of your space. Chandeliers aren't always budget-friendly; however, we've rounded up five inspirational spaces, five moderately-priced selections, and five DIY options.
Q: I've seen a number of questions on here dealing with how to update a "boob light", with great responses. But I have a bunch of these fixtures in my new apartment, and they don't have anything to screw into! Any ideas on creative ways to make them prettier and not just "leave them turned off"? Thanks!
I recently discovered that if you are renter, like me, one of the easiest ways to make a space feel more personal is to change the light fixture. It can change the overall mood of a room and it also gives you the opportunity to select the kind of light you want in your home. Of course, in my case, the change was extreme as we only had bare bulbs to begin with, but it's incredible how a relatively simple task can make such a difference!
The 80 degree weather we're having here in Chicago (in March?!) is making me feel a little Alice-in-Wonderland, like suddenly, oddly neat things are possible, like say, Mandi from Vintage Revivals turning old, mismatched thrift store lamps into something utterly modern and so very cool. Only there's no weirdness in Mandi's delightful creations; the weather, on the other hand...
As a mother of two young girls, I get exhausted by pink and lavender and the frilly silliness that usually accompanies it. Instead I tend to opt for bolder, brighter primary colors and more gender-neutral patterns and styles. That said, a little girliness can be a lot of fun in a girl's room — or in any room in need of a little dose of old-fashioned femininity.