20 Lamps Inspired by HGTV’s Fixer Upper Designs

Chip and Joanna Gaines have won the hearts and attention of people all across the US. Their passion and love for their crafts and family is refreshing and inspiring – to DIY-ers, designers and contractors, moms and dads, millenials and boomers, and everyone in between. Their charm is universally appealing. Part of the Gaines’ charm is the natural talents showcased

Prep Your Patio for Warmer Weather: 5 Outdoor Lighting Ideas

I don’t know about you, but this year’s Grand Forks winter has me longing for summer. I know it is around the corner somewhere, but I’m willing to do anything to bring it just a little bit closer. So today I thought I’d share some of my ideas for lighting your patio. Then, hopefully you’ll have plenty of time to

Kitchen Remodel Tips: How to Get Your Lighting Right

As you prepare to tackle your kitchen remodel, the first tip I have is to consider lighting right from the very beginning. Lighting can truly make or break a space, and I don’t want you to spend your time and money creating your dream kitchen and then be disappointed in the end because it doesn’t feel right or complete. As

Mixing and Matching Finishes – Fashion Faux Paus or Designer Secret?

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The easy answer? Yes, you should mix and match finishes in your space. But does that answer give you what you need? Not really. Because once you have the answer to that question, a million more questions arise. Like, how often should I mix and match? In what rooms? When is it too much? What finishes can I mix and

2017’s Hottest Colors

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  As you may know, Pantone – THE color authority – releases color trends twice a year, once for Spring and then again for Fall. In September it released the Fashion Color Report for Spring 2017, and I’m excited to say we can look forward to a brighter, more energetic color palette as we enter the new year! Fashion Color

Smart Lighting Technologies that Make Your Life Easier and Safer

LED lighting technology was the game-changing lighting technology a few years back. As with anything new, the price was high and quality wasn’t consistent with our expectations – at first. Over time, this technology improved and is now the primary bulb used in homes today. And for good reason. LED bulbs are much more efficient than the fluorescent and halogen

Mainstream Boutique – A Trendy Boutique with Fashion and Style

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You know how much we love working with local businesses, right? Recently, we had the privilege of working with Mainstream Boutique – the trendiest and most stylish clothing boutique in Grand Forks. In addition to getting sneak peeks of all their beautiful clothes, The Lighting Gallery was able to help Mainstream create a shopping environment that provides shoppers with a

Tis the Season – Holiday Décor Trends You’ll Want to Know About

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It’s the most wonderful time of year – it’s finally here! A time of joy and glad tidings. There is no better way to get into the spirit of the season than redecorating. Pull out the storage bins, pack away your everyday adornments and make room for this year’s holiday décor. You may want to consider adding a few new

5 Reasons to Shop Local in Grand Forks, ND this Holiday Season

Grand Forks, its home – for my business and my family. This city promises to be a place of growth for those in all walks of life: family, community involvement, business, individually, health, and more. And as the community’s members grow, so does the city. And one of the easiest ways to support Grand Forks, and the people that call

8 Do’s & Don’ts for Mixing and Matching Lighting Fixtures

Your options are endless when it comes to illuminating a space. This can be both a blessing and a curse; a blessing because you are guaranteed to have options available that meet your preferences, but a curse because the sheer number of choices you have to make can quickly become overwhelming. But, don’t give up hope! I think these tips