1. Kitchen Lighting

    Daylight

    Well it’s here. The end of daylight savings time has pitched us into the dark. It’s 6pm in my kitchen and it looks like midnight outside. It makes us all a little nutty. Fortunately, you can add light to your home (and home office) bringing beautiful comfort to your life. In a time when changing…Read More

  2. Kitchen Lighting by Madison Lighting

    A Kitchen Bistro

    In the building of a new home we bring our ideas, solutions, and lighting design expertise to our client’s projects. One recent new home really stands out. It’s a home designed around the lives of the husband and wife that plan to live there “forever.” But our takeaway was this. It’s like …Read More

  3. Kichler Crushed Ice Light Fixture

    Party in the Kitchen

    We’re hearing it. Like a drumline coming toward us, we’re hearing customers saying, “Wait! This is Kichler?” And, “Whoa, THIS is Kichler?” I feel the same way! The company that’s perhaps best known for bathroom vanity fixtures with great style at a great price has roared into our consc…Read More

  4. Undercabinet Lighting

    Light at hand

    What’s this funny looking thing pictured here, you say? This odd-looking gadget is the reason I love the light in my kitchen. It’s an undercabinet fixture and it’s gonna change your life. I have one of these under the cabinets over my dishwasher, over my coffee grinder and Mokamaster, over my …Read More

  5. Bedroom ceiling fans

    All Things Summer

    Its sort of like a cross between Seattle and a tropical rainforest living here in the 608. Alternate rain and bursts of humid heat. How will we embrace this short but wonderful season? We will eat sweetcorn outside and drink icy cold beer. We will get up and out early and stay out late to soak up ev…Read More

  6. Southern Living: they do it with fans

    On a recent trip south, something northerners don’t often do in summer, we began to understand surviving summer’s heat in a different way. Exiting the Atlanta airport, we hit the blast of hot and humid air that fogged sunglasses and took our breath away. How do people live like this? Here’s ho…Read More

  7. Keep Your Cool

    It’s been a long, cool spring in the Madison area. No heat, no AC, windows cracked open to birdsong in the early mornings. Kind of dreamy, no? Well snap out of it! It won’t last, this is Wisconsin you know. In a single day we’ll be in the heat of it. Hot sticky days, a steamy kitchen, and slee…Read More

  8. Bathroom Lighting

    A Bed & Bath to Wake Up To, Part 2

    In our last post we talked about the bedroom we live with, as opposed to the one we’d like to live in. Now, on to the master bath. At Madison Lighting there’s probably no room that frustrates customers more than the elusive “beautiful” master bath. Why’s it so hard to get it right? And, as…Read More

  9. A Bed & Bath to Wake Up To

    “Why are my bath and bedroom not the dreamy space I’m going for?” We hear these words every day at Madison Lighting. A master bath and bedroom are really important living spaces and yet so hard to get right. And, when you live in an average-sized Madison area house can you even accomplish this…Read More

  10. Pendant Play

    If you asked a lighting designer what their go-to lighting fixture would be, there’s no doubt it would be a pendant. Light over a tiny nightstand? Light over a deep seating area that invites conversation? Light over the kitchen table where you sip coffee and check your Instagram feed? The answer i…Read More