4 Outdoor Lighting Techniques Sure to Make an Impression

With summer in full swing, we’re enjoying the weather and trying to spend as much time outside as possible. Grilling, bonfires and watersports are favorite summer past-times in our family. With more time on our deck and patio, we pay closer attention to the exterior of our home. We’ve planted the annuals, watered the perennials, uncovered the deck furniture and

Sky’s – A Classic, Eclectic Restaurant in Downtown Grand Forks

There are so many reasons to love Grand Forks. In September 2015, another reason was added to Downtown – an upscale, fine dining establishment unlike any other in Grand Forks.  Sky’s Restaurant (formerly Sanders 1907) is located in the Edgewood Corporate Plaza on DeMers Ave. Having been purchased by new owners, they wanted something unique, classy and warm. They got

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

Building a Home – When to Engage a Lighting Designer

  Spring is coming…right?! Please tell me spring is coming! It might not feel like it, but we’re almost into spring building season. Soon the ground will thaw and our favorite local builders will be digging spots around Grand Forks to build dream homes. Building a home can be such an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. There

New Year – New Space. 5 Steps to Your Best Kitchen Ever.

  The new year has us thinking about reviving the spaces around us – at work, on the patio, in the office, but especially in our homes. One of the areas we spend the most time in at our home, is our kitchen. It’s also the area that gets used and most and has the most foot traffic. Consequently, our

8 Do’s and 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

Showroom quality: Unique lighting styles for your home

When you’re ready to update the lighting in your home, there are numerous factors to be considered. Style, price, and efficiency are at the top of the list for many. But what about quality? In this blog I’ll share how showroom quality light fixtures help your home function at its best, highlight your home décor, and how to get each

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

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


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