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April Force Pardoe Wins 1st Look at Last Look

Lighting & Decor is pleased to announce that designer April Force Pardoe of April Force Pardoe Interiors has won the 2017 1st Look at Last Look interior design competition. "April's description…

3 Reason Why 2018 Is the Year of the Smart Home

The year 2018 is expected to be the year of the smart home — the year consumers finally embrace the true smart home movement — and there's good reason to see why. LED bulbs are coming down in price…

5 Reasons to Say "Viva Las Vegas Market"

Forget about Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean Sleeping” regimen; most of us just need sleep and more of it—with or without an $80 copper pillowcase. A solid eight hours of shuteye helps improve memory and…

LEDs: Is it Better to Retrofit or Replace?

Tip 1: Know what to ask for Before you decide whether to replace bulbs or replace components, it’s important to know what to be looking for. These points I’ve mentioned before, but I think it’s very…

Tackling the Scary Topic of Tax Reform

On Halloween, it seems fitting to talk about a topic that everyone seems to fear and dread: taxes. In May, tax reform was the next topic House and Senate Republicans planned to tackle after…

Pendant Perfect

From Instagram and Alexa to sustainability and artisanal anything, Millennials (folks born from about 1980 to 2000) are bewildering at best. Lucky for all of us, the latest pendants are tuned in to…

LED Bulb Domination Is Three Years Away, New Report Finds

Retailers and designers, the LED revolution will be here in three years! According to new data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Energy Star program, LED light bulbs will become…

High Point Introductions Reflect Pratt & Lambert's 2018 Color of the Year

While buyers filtered in and out of High Point Market, Pratt & Lambert Paints announced its 2018 Color of the Year: Heron. This midnight blue hue mixes well with trends spotted at this fall's…

Introducing the 1st Look at Last Look Interior Design Competition

Interior designers, listen up! Each month, Lighting & Decor features the beautiful work of one designer in the Last Look department, and come January, that designer could be you! Today Lighting…

Light and Shadow: Great Design Needs Both

TIP 1: Light makes right You can’t understand light without also knowing darkness. It’s like you can’t understand true happiness unless you also experience sadness. The best design comes when there’…
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