Top 12 Pinners To Follow For Outdoor Decor Ideas

#1 – Anna Tausend

Spring is finally here and with that comes thoughts of flowers and beautiful outdoor spaces. Anna’s board is all about container gardening, which is a wonderful option for decorating your outdoor space. Perfect whether you have a small balcony or a grand entrance with a vast landscaping!



#2 – Lacy Macy

I’ll be the first to admit that most of these outdoor spaces are out of my reach, I don’t think I’ll be importing the Eiffel Tower to my backyard any time soon! However, there is something inspiring looking at opulent gardens and lavishly appointed lawns. Personally it gives me pause and makes me look at my own space a little differently and dream a little bigger than I had previously dared!

#3 – T. SeGuine

I love this little board by T. SeGuine. These fences and walls are gorgeous! Hardscaping is a wonderful opportunity to infuse your personality into your outdoor space! This board may be small but it offers a large amount of design inspiration!

#4 – Bjorn Mulder

For those of us who desire clean lines and serenity Bjorn’s board is for you. Many of these created spaces do not overwhelm the natural beauty around them. Rather they become a place to take in what surrounds you rather than creating a focal point.

#5 – Annie Ward

Annie’s board has some truly beautiful exteriors. Whether you are thinking of building or buying a home this board will give you some wonderful ideas for striking exteriors. Beautiful light fixtures, wonderful hedges, stately black shutters and welcoming front entrances, this board really showcases beautiful homes.

#6 – Jennifer Verbic

I am in love with Jennifer’s board! There are some truly whimsical and adorable ideas! An owl door! A lobster door knocker! So Charming! There are so many wonderful and creative ideas I could be here all day listing them. Rather than reading a long description click the picture below and check out this board for yourself!

#7 – Annie Johnson & Amy Cullen

Annie and Amy’s board is a dedicated study of the front porch and entrance of the home. This very vital, visible part of our exterior space should never be overlooked as it is one easiest places to give some pizzazz to your home! Your front porch can set the tone of what visitors will expect from the rest of your home so be diligent and consider what you want to say!

#8 – Amanda Snead

Amanda’s board is perfect for those of us who enjoy DIY projects. A lot of easy and tempting projects. Hiding dog bowls in pretty planters, homemade bird seed eggs, welcome signs and garden holders. All these little touches can add up quick!

#9 – Sandra Hartley

Sandra’s board gives us some wonderful ideas for the structures we may find in our yards. Whether it is an adorable greenhouse or an ornate gate she reminds us of all the opportunities we have to infuse design into our outdoor spaces.

#10 – Kelly Crawford

Kelly’s board is a treasure trove of backyard design and decorating ideas! It’s a great board infused with color, has many ideas that I would have never thought of and is just all around a fun, exciting board to view. Reminds us all that the decorating does not end with the interior of our homes!

#11 – Lara Hammon

Fire pits, DIY outdoor lighting, curb appeal. These are just some of the great ideas you will find on Lara’s board. I particularly love the idea of string lights to light a garden path- so romantic. And the fire pits! I can smell the marshmallows roasting! Smores anyone?

#12 – Catherine Kohler

Porches and patios. These spaces are where we gather in the warm summer months to enjoy corn on the cobb, grilled chicken, home ground burgers and delightfully rich ice-cream. With all the time many of us spend in these spaces it is important to design them for our enjoyment! Enjoy Catherine’s board and let your design juices run wild!

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Kitchen Lighting Ideas

Your kitchen is one of the most used homes in your house. So much goes on in there, from cooking to eating, to doing homework. Adequate light is needed in every room, since you and your family are always in the kitchen, why not make the most out of functionality and design?

Have a lot of counter space and want to make food preparation easier or just to add an overall light effect to your kitchen. You should install under cabinet lighting. You can install under cabinet lights, like the Progress P7017-30EBS right under the cabinets. Or if you don’t want something that bulky, there are puck lights, like the Maxim 87883BK Black Three Light Puck Under Cabinet or even strip lights.

 

Progress Lighting P7017-30EBS 1-Lt.

 

Maxim Lighting 87883BK Maxim 87883BK Black Three Light Puck Under Cabinet Light Kit

 

Do you have limited head room in your kitchen? Install a flush mount or a semi flush ceiling light to ensure you have one overhead light to provide general lighting in your kitchen without sacrificing space. Try Murray Feiss’ SF1890ORB Gravity 3-Light Wrought Iron Semi-Flush Ceiling Fixture.

 

Feiss’ SF1890ORB Gravity 3-Light Wrought Iron Semi-Flush Ceiling Fixture

 

Don’t just limit yourself to flush mount fixtures or recessed lights. Expand your horizons into hanging lights, like pendants and chandeliers.  The heights of these can be adjusted. Pendant lights even can help accent a chandelier. You can even put a row of pendants over your kitchen island, but be sure to to make sure you space them out correctly so you don’t over due it on the amount of fixtures you have in your kitchen.  Try the Emory Collection from Quoizel. You can mix and match a chandelier with different sized pendants for you kitchen.

Emery Mini Pendant
Quoizel Lighting ER1508PN Emery Mini Pendant
Emery Island Chandelier
Quoizel Lighting ER353PN Emery Island Chandelier

 

 

Emery Dinette Chandelier
Quoizel Lighting ER5103PN Emery Dinette Chandelier Emery

 

Bonus Light! You should find a range hood that has lighting elements to help you see what you’re doing as you toil over a hot stove. Like the Cavaliere Hoods SV218D-30 Stainless Steel Wall Mount Range Hood, which has 4 35W Halogen Lights.

Stainless Steel Wall Mount Range Hood
Cavaliere Hoods SV218D-30 Stainless Steel Wall Mount Range Hood

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Top Picks for Mothers Day Gifts!

Mothers Day is coming sooner than you think. On May 10th give mom something she’ll love and will use every day for years to come.

Give Mom a Maple Tree Photo Collage from Uttermost (SKU # 13725) where she can store all your precious memories and show them off for everyone to see.
Made of hand forged metal, this collage provides numerous openings to display your favorite photos. Finish consists of aged chestnut with antiqued verdigris details and burnished edges.

 

Give Mom a chandelier as pretty as her that she can put in her study, closet, or a powder room.
Charlene 3 Light Single Tier Chandelier from Murray Feiss (SKU F2756/3IV)

Add a glow to your home with this beautiful ivory chandelier.

This Beaded Wall Mirror from Basset Mirror (SKU # M2546BEC) would be a great gift for Mom. While you appreciate her beauty, she will see what you see.

The Leaning Wall Mirror features a beveled-glass mirror within a wood frame with a silver leaf finish. The frame features silver beading along the inside and outside borders, giving it the look of an heirloom classic.

Does Mom always complain about how cluttered her kitchen is? Get her a Rectangle Pot Rack with Grid from the Gourmet Collection from Rogar (SKU # 4147).

Gives Kitchen a Warm and Homely Feel Items included: 4 metal slats, 4 corner brackets, grid, 4 pcs 18″ chain, 8 regular hooks & 4 grid hooks, 4 ceiling hooks

Mom’s are always on the go. Help her keep track of time with a beautiful and contemporary Starburst Wall Clock in Silver Black from Modway Furniture (SKU EEI-761).

Charged metal silver-toned rays meet planet-like objects on the pathway toward outer worlds

 

Find the perfect Mother’s Day Gift and more at EliteFixtures.com !

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Cool Product Alert: Philips Portable Light

Way back in 2014 Philips introduced the HUE system to the public. It’s a nice and nifty system that allows you to control your LED lights wirelessly through your home via an app on your smart phone.

All thats needed is an the bridge (the controller that links the lights to your phone), the compatible light bulbs (BR30, E26, GU10 AND PAR 16) and of course your smart phone.

The HUE system has progressed since its initial launch that it has many different settings that you can link up to your lights. You can set the lights in your room to go with the beat of the music that is playing in your smart phone, you can even control the mood of your room. The different settings can allow you to create a suspenseful lighting scene or you can even set up the lights so that you can have strobe lights to imitate a dance floor.

 

Image provided from http://www2.meethue.com/en-us/the-range/hue-go/

Philips just released a portable light bowl that is compatible with the Hue Go System and it has been garnering positive reviews from the web.

The bowl is large enough to fit in the palm of both hands and it completely portable. Working with the Hue System, you can control it directly from your smart phone. One full charge will allow you to transport that light wherever you go for almost three hours.

Image provided from http://www2.meethue.com/en-us/the-range/hue-go/

It’ll be great to illuminate the places where your stationary lights can’t reach. Or even a backup light when you go camping or stay outdoors to help illuminate your path or to just help you see the general area. When paired with the different interfaces, think of all the fun situations you can have with this light.

It’s a fun light to have, like the rest of the product offerings in the Hue System, you can change the color of the light. Also what makes it great is that you can just put it wherever you want because it will stand on its own.

 

 

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Get the Look for Kitchen – Quoizel

This three light chandelier from the Emery Collection by Quoizel is a unique chandelier to add to your dining area. Put it over a kitchen island or breakfast bar.

It has the industrial look and feel to it, which is on trend right now.  It comes in (3) great finishes: Palladian Bronze (ER3353PN) (shown below), Brushed Nickel (ER353BN), or Imperial Silver (ER353IS)

 

Quoizel Lighting
Image Provided by Quoizel Lighting: Quoizel Lighting ER353PN Emery Island Chandelier

 

The Emerson Collection also has other types of lights all available in the three finishes.

Emery Island Chandelier
Image Provided by Quoizel Lighting

Find the Emerson Collection and more at EliteFixtures.com

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Bedroom Furniture Ideas

Fact: The average person spends almost about 26 years of their lives sleeping.

You spend so much of your life sleeping, might as well do it in  a bedroom that comfort and style. In addition to sleeping, your bedroom can serve so many purposes: a place to study or do work, get ready for the day and relax.

After a long and exhausting day, your first thought would be to hop in your bed and stay under the covers to sleep the day away. You should invest in a bed and mattress that you would would dream about going home to.  This Charlotte Queen Bed Frame in Gray from Modway will have you wishing were at home.

Modway Furniture MOD-5045-GRY-SET Charlotte Queen Bed Frame in Gray

Your bedroom is also where you stash away all your personal possessions. Unless you have a huge walk in closet, you should make sure that is adequate storage space for you to keep everything so that its not all over your room creating clutter. You can have add bed side tables, dressers or add a nice decorative trunk to the foot of your bed as a storage box. These Covered Travelers Trunks from sterling Industries  will provide a cohesive storage solution if you use all three in your room.

Sterling Industries 170-002/S3 Linen Covered Travelers Trunks

Mirrors are essential for every bedroom for its functionality. Not only can you check your appearance as you get ready for the day, a mirror can help make your room seem bigger than it is by reflecting light. Try this full Beaded Leaner Mirror from Basset

Bassett Mirror Co M2546BEC Beaded Leaner Mirror

If space permits, you can always add a desk or a reading area where you can get your work done or relax so you do not have to do it in bed. This Castro Armchair from Zuo Modern can a perfect addition to the sitting area in your room.

Castro Armchair Charcoal Gray
Zuo Modern 98081 Castro Armchair Charcoal Gray

And of course, you need to have your room lit properly, but have stylish fixtures at the same time. Check out some of our bedroom lighting tips and some of our suggestions in our Bedroom Lighting Tips post.

Check out EliteFixtures.com for your bedroom needs and more.

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Product of the Week: Kichler 42940CLP Classic Pewter City Lights 3-Tier Chandelier

This Kichler 42940CLP Classic Pewter City Lights 3-Tier Chandelier was designed with the Modern Art Movement of the 1920s in mind.

Constructed of steel with rectangular shaped glass shades, this light fixture will ensure years of performance.

 

Kichler 42940CLP Classic Pewter City Lights 3-Tier Chandelier with 7 Lights - Stem Included - 23 Inches Wide

The chandelier would look great in a modern kitchen or any room because it features an asymmetrical design that will add elegance to any room. .

Image Courtesy of Kichler http://www.kichler.com/products/family/city-lights-collection.aspx

Also featured in the City Lights Collection is the Linear Chandelier and a Wall Sconce 

Shop more from the City Lights Collection and more at EliteFixtures.com

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Our Newest Product in The Elite Fixtures Line.

For Immediate Release: The NEW Incredible DressLamp

Contact: EliteFixtures.com
Email cs@elitefixtures.com
Phone: 800-921.4162

Hillsborough, New Jersey – After realizing a market opportunity of the impressive magnitude of chatter caused by a dress, EliteFixtures.com has decided to enter this lucrative market effective March 9, 2015. Science apparently has narrowed down exactly why the dress appears to be different colors, but people still can’t believe their own eyes! Introducing ‘lighting meets couture’! Elitefixtures.com has forged an agreement with an international manufacturer of lighting products and has designed its own exclusive lamp. This lamp, like no other, is fabricated from the same material the ‘famous color changing dress’ is made of. Is it Black and Blue, White and Gold, Blue and Gold? You’ll need to read the product details for more information.

Our Newest Product in The Elite Fixtures Line.
Our Newest Product in The Elite Fixtures Line will be available Q2 2015.

Elitefixtures.com has been retailing lighting for over 10 years featuring literally hundreds of thousands of designs and finishes across all categories for the home. Dan, head of product development states:

“Today we feature a design that has never been seen before! We hope to bring this product across the globe as the new lighting phenomenon of 2015. First there was incandescent, then fluorescent, then we discovered the efficiency of LED lighting and now this!”.

He further stated,

“This lamp is so unique that it could almost decorate any room regardless of your interior colors. When placed in a room, your visitors may not think it is color coordinated. However, the joke is on them… Just tell them they’re color blind!” he said with a chuckle.

EliteFixtures begins production of this highly anticipated lamp in the second quarter of 2015 in order to keep up with forecast production levels from pre-orders. For more information please visit www.elitefixtures.com or call 1.800.921.4162.

*This satirical article courtesy of Elite Fixtures content team :)

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Decorating With Clocks

In the 21st century, we are living in a digitized world. The time is literally at our finger tips and we can whip out our cell phones or just glance down at our watches to find out what the time is. You can even substitute your cellphone for a regular alarm clock these days.

While clocks may seem to be losing their functionality, they can be used as great accent pieces in your home. Also, a great feature about clocks is that the majority of them are battery powered, so in times of power outages, you will always know what time it is when your electronics shut off.

Clocks come in all shapes, sizes and designs that could compliment any room’s decor. There’s are so many places where you can add a clock to accent the current decor in the room or it can act as a stand alone feature.

This Modway’s Furniture Starburst Wall Clock in Black Silver  would look great mounted on top of a fireplace or as a statement on an a feature wall.

Starburst Wall Clock in Silver Black
Modway Furniture EEI-761 Starburst Wall Clock in Silver Black

If you’re looking for a small desk clock, try Uttermost’s Pocket Watch Brass Thuret Clock to add a debonair flair to the your study.

Pocket Watch Brass Thuret Clock
Uttermost 06068 Pocket Watch Brass Thuret Clock

This Quiz Wall Clock from Modway is a fun clock would go great in a study area or any room for math lovers.

 

Quiz Wall Clock in Black
Modway Furniture EEI-841 Quiz Wall Clock in Black

A standing clock is also another accent piece that you can add to your home. The standing clocks could go in your living room, dining room or even on a stair landing.  Uttermost Brone Standing Clock

Uttermost Brone Standing Clock
Uttermost 6418 Uttermost Brone Standing Clock

A fun way to incorporate clocks into your decor is this Uttermost’s Casseem Clock Table.

Uttermost Cassem Clock Table
Uttermost 24321 Uttermost Cassem Clock Table

 

Find clocks and more at EliteFixtures.com

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Study Room Ideas

Studying is something no student ever wants to do. With all the distractions available, it might may seem impossible to motivate the student to get the work done. While studying is always going to be a drag, the environment that they are set up in might motivate the student to do better.

When setting up a study area, it should be in an area that is far away from any distractions (ie: where the television is or where there is a lot of noise).

To help designate a study area, it should be clearly marked as one. One way to distinguish an area as a study area is to have a desk. You could always try to have a built in desk/wall made into a study area, but you could always also purchase a separate desk.  (Like Modway’s Tinker Desk in Natural) Having a desk allows you to keep all your supplies and papers in once place. To keep areas less cluttered, try to have some storage boxes or even have a bookshelf installed.

Tinker Desk in Natural

Comfort is important while studying. You will be sitting on for hours, so might as well get a chair that is comfortable. A bonus would be one that has wheels so that you can move around your study area to reach things out of your reach so do not over exert yourself. There are so many different styles of chairs to choose from, like Modway’s Lippa Novelty Chair in Red or Uttermost’s Yalena’s Desk Chair 

Lippa Novelty Chair in Red
Lippa Novelty Chair in Red
Uttermost 23077 Yalena Desk Chair

The study area shouldn’t be completely bare and boring. Try to add warmth or something to look at so the the area is not completely uninspiring, but at the same time not distracting. Add a decorative rug or even some paintings or pictures on the wall. Like Concord Global’s Flowers Beige Rectangle Woven Rug or Uttermost’s Mini Floral Glow 

Flowers Beige 5' X 7' Rectangle Woven Rug
Concord Global 57415 Flowers Beige 5′ X 7′ Rectangle Woven Rug Milano Collection
Mini Floral Glow I Ii Iii Iv Set Of 4 Wall Art
Uttermost 34216 Mini Floral Glow I Ii Iii Iv Set Of 4 Wall Art

And of course the most important aspect to keep in mind when setting up a study area is the lighting. While studying, you should have task lighting to help focus on what specifically is trying to be done. No one wants or can get work in the dark. So illuminate the area to be productive.

Great task lighting you can add to a study area is to go with a table lamp that can sit easily on top of a desk or you could always add pendant lights or wall sconces with a swing arm if you lack the space.  Try ET2’s Satin Aluminum Eco-Task 1-Light 37 Inch LED Swing Arm Table Lamp or Elk Lighting’s Single Light Swing Arm Wall Sconce

ET2 E41033-SA Satin Aluminum Eco-Task 1 Light 37 Inch LED Swing Arm Table Lamp
ET2 Lighting E41033-SA ET2 E41033-SA Satin Aluminum Eco-Task 1 Light 37 Inch LED Swing Arm Table Lamp
Single Light Swing Arm Wall Sconce
Elk Lighting 11220/1 Single Light Swing Arm Wall Sconce

Find your study room needs and more at EliteFixtures.com

 

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