1. California Dreamin’

    Funny the things you notice. On the set of the hit TV show Empire, the character Jamal has this incredible loft. The kitchen is earthy and sleek, with a Carrera marble-topped island, high-gloss cabinets, and appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf. But it was the kitchen’s copper pendants that caught my…Read More

  2. How To Mix Metals

    Just like fashion, mixed metals are making it into our lives at home. And, just like fashion, it can be tricky mixing metals. We are seeing more and more lighting that mixes metal finishes and clients are often quite taken with them. For years we banned brass thinking it looked dated. So unfair. I t…Read More

  3. Ripped From a Magazine

    A couple of weeks ago when a couple told us, “We want to make a beautiful space to create a bountiful buffet, and (the wife added) I want it to look like a magazine,” you can imagine the excitement. Out came the photos of her space, her Pinterest pics, paint colors, and her wishes for the drama …Read More


    Dressing the house for the holidays is so much fun. It could be because so many of the decorations are collected over time, arranged in a new way each year. And adding something special to the collection is part of the fun. You’d think December might be a quiet time at Madison Lighting but we’re…Read More

  5. A Bit of Bling?

    It’s a trend that has been like a tidal wave. Oh, this is no holiday kick, a quick dash with silver candlesticks and Grandma’s sterling on the sideboard. This is a full-blown love affair with stunning metals, and the sheen of glass, a dash (or more!) of crystal, the polish of hand-rubbed finishe…Read More