1. Throwaway Chic?

    We’re done with it. Done with the idea that a cheap knock off is going to “spark joy.” Oh yes, we’ve been watching Marie Kondo on Netflix! And in a moment that did spark joy, we decided to buy only what we really love. It’s a lesson I’m taking from many of the millennials we help through…Read More

  2. Coral Neutral

    One of 5 Trends We're Watching Pantone’s color of 2019 is Living Coral, with an organic color from the world’s precious oceans. It could be a soft blush or a big saturated orangey red, coral translates that pop of color you need in a range of shades to work with what you have. Welcome to an era …Read More

  3. Brighten Winter Nights

    And in a single day, our late afternoon autumn light is gone. Daylight savings time ended, and we were plunged into darkness. Sounds a bit dramatic doesn’t it? It’s just that big of a shock to my system every single November. The toughest part seems to be not seeing my home in daylight. I get th…Read More

  4. It’s All Happening in the Kitchen

    Without a doubt, it’s the most used room in the house. Life happens here: baking to beer making, Sunday night suppers, and school homework along with tear filled moments sharing first date heartaches. There’s comfort in the kitchen. We meet a lot of families here at the Madison Lighting showroom…Read More

  5. What’s Happening Outside?

    It’s a question I ask myself every day. So many homeowners now use recessed lighting to light their front porch outside. No carriage lights on either side of the front door, no pendant centered on the porch. It looks… sad. What’s happening outside your home? First impressions matter and that f…Read More

  6. Savoring Summer

    I love summer. I love sweet corn and strawberries. I love lazy weekend evenings at home after a satisfying day in my garden. I sit on our porch, feet up, listening to the birds, and feeling the gently cooling breeze of my ceiling fan. The fan chases bugs away, runs so quietly I can hear the crickets…Read More

  7. Gettin’ Out There

    After a winter of cabin fever, we burst outside in summer. Morning coffee on the deck. Sweetcorn suppers on the porch. A glass of wine with the neighbors under the stars. There’s only one tiny little issue and after the rotten winter we just had I hate to even mention it. But, there are these Wisc…Read More

  8. Fan Yourself

    Summer is a breath away. A close, warm, and possibly humid breath. Bedrooms get so stuffy in summer, don’t they?! At a time of day when I want to sleep comfortably on cool sheets, windows open, crickets chirping, I get restless sleep and wake up to close the windows and turn the AC on. Crabby? You…Read More

  9. A Lantern Lights My Way

    Sometimes in the evening when we are out walking our dog, we’ll circle back on a path that leads us to our front door. Last fall we swapped out the carriage lights at our front door and added a post light on the curving walk that leads to the entrance from the driveway. It’s funny what a change …Read More

  10. A Bathroom You’ll Enjoy Bathing In

    It’s on every blog, every beauty website, and even in the newest issue of House Beautiful where Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief of House Beautiful says: With sleep, self-care, meditation and mindfulness headlining the news, the time is right to slow down and reinvent even the most mundane facets …Read More