Spring Sunshine


It’s SPRING! Hooray!!!

It seems we ALL need it more this year than I’ve ever noticed in the past. We’ve been more jealous of those who are escaping to somewhere warm! And grumbly as the cold, dark days drone on…

Yesterday though, the first day of spring, I shut off the furnace, opened the windows and the front door, and tried to let in as much sunshine as possible! It’s the light - we all want and need the light! It gives us energy, brightens our mood, and gets us moving. Brings us out of our cozy winter hibernation slumber, and gets us thinking about what we want to get busy doing.

Our house can give us that same energy! The lights and the colors help give us our mood. So it’s important to be intentional about it. At night, after supper, we often still want or need to be getting things done. We need to keep the energy going. We notice though how that light isn’t bright enough everywhere. In the past, we’d put a light in the center of the room and call it good. But now it’s different. In the lighting world, we think about the amount of brightness, or lumens, and the color temperature of the light, which is what you think of as the soft white bulbs or the daylight bulbs. This is the combination that determines the energy that you’ll get from your lighting.

Getting that right amount feels like a challenge in a current home. Where to start? …No lie, it’s a project. It’s adding recessed lights and picking the right bulbs for the space. Have you looked at Lowe’s wall of bulbs lately? It’s overwhelming even for me, and I get it! I can tell you though, tackling this project is worth its weight in gold!!!

I have a current client who told me off the bat that she wants a lot of light in her new home. The one she lives in just doesn’t have enough light and she’s always wanting it brighter. At the Home Show, a vast majority of the people that we talked to mentioned how they wanted more light. They have a fluorescent light in the kitchen that has to go! Those fluorescents need to go!

That’s why I’m here. I want to help you get that light that you’re wanting. I will walk through the project with you and be intentional about covering all of your home with good light. Light that will give you the energy and help you get your tasks done. Then, to be ready to dim it down and relax to catch up on those shows or your book… .

Enjoy your spring! Pull up the shades and open the windows. Feel the spring air and tackle some projects!!!

Shop our store, find some beautiful fixtures that you’d love to have, make a wishlist. We can have some fun finding you that perfect look!