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Beautiful Lighting Tips 101 - A Crash Course in Lighting Design
Many people cannot immediately identify why they may like or dislike a particular room or interior. Proper lighting and illumination is the single most critical factor in designing a pleasing interior environment. A successful lighting design is pleasing to the eye, focuses attention on key room features and eliminates shadows and "hot spots". There are several lighting applications that can be used to meet specific lighting needs or to achieve a desired special effect.
GENERAL or AMBIENT LIGHTING refers to an even overall level of light provided to make a room or space comfortable and safe for its intended use. Recessed lighting is very popular as a general lighting source. Recessed lighting may be in the form of 3" to 8" diameter "can" type fixtures consisting of a "trim" and a "housing." Recessed "trims" are the visible portion of the recessed light fixture and are available in hundreds of styles and colors to control the spread of light, reflect the light and/or match a particular decor or theme. The "housing" is the actual enclosure that is installed into the attic and connected to the power system. Different housings are available for new construction and remodel construction where attic access is difficult. Where recessed lighting may be in contact with building insulation, an "IC" rated housing is required to prevent a potential fire hazard. In may office environments, general lighting is provided in the form of luminous fluorescent ceiling panels.
TASK LIGHTING typically refers to the higher level of light provided on work areas such as kitchen islands, countertops and desks. Additional light is directed to these areas using recessed, track or pendant fixtures. Concealed under-cabinet lighting is also frequently used by lighting designers to provide task illumination without seeing the source (fixture). Fixtures with either low or line-voltage halogen or xenon bulbs provide a whiter, warmer light than fluorescent under-cabinet lighting. 5 watt xenon or halogen lamps spaced 6 inches apart are suitable for most task lighting purposes where the fixture is within 24" of the work surface. Whether recessed, track or under-cabinet style, low voltage halogen or xenon lighting fixtures are smaller than line voltage lighting but require a transformer to change the voltage from 120 volt to 12 volt. The transformer is included inside many low voltage fixtures but is also sometimes separate depending on the particular fixture and style.
ACCENT LIGHTING. To be effective, accent lighting should be approximately four times the level of ambient (background) light in an area. Focusing light on an "accented object" or "area" draws attention to a picture, vase or other focal point. Here again. Halogen lighting type fixtures provide a whiter, brighter appearance than standard incandescent or fluorescent type fixtures. The selected fixture should be directional, either a swivel or gimbal type fixture to aim the light exactly where it is needed. Adjustable surface mount fixtures, track fixtures and even recessed style fixtures are available with "aimability" in mind. For a dramatic museum-type effect, some fixtures can include a focusing lens for pinpoint accuracy. The "Lighting Illumination" PDF attached to this file is a good guide for estimating the illumination or brightness of various bulb types and wattages.
WALL WASHING is a type of Accent Lighting that creates an area of uniform illumination that may desirable for a series of photos or artwork. Wall Washing reduces the texture of the wall surface. Often the reflected light can create ambient light in the remainder of the room that is pleasing and restful. WALL GRAZING is opposite from Wall Washing in that it creates a dramatic highlight and shadow effect on surfaces such as draperies, stone or brick. Ceiling light fixtures for Wall Grazing are placed closer to the wall than Wall Washing in order to highlight the three-dimensional effect.
DISPLAY LIGHTING consists of small low voltage lighting fixtures to illuminate cabinets displaying keepsakes, ornaments, dinnerware etc. Many under-cabinet fixtures (as described above) are suitable for display lighting. Small space xenon fixtures used on a "Mini" or "Linear" track have unparalleled design flexibility. Tiny fixtures may be spaced anywhere along the track making it possible to create an even distribution or highlight task areas. Lamp choices from 3W to 20W allow illumination levels from a subtle glow to a brilliantly lit area. A "Light Baffle" often serves as a holder for the track and as a visual shield, concealing the halogen or xenon bulbs. An innovative use of the baffle is as a rigid support, such as spanning the edge.
COVE LIGHTING gives a room a more open appearance by illuminating the perimeter of the room where the walls meet the ceiling. A large crown mold or soffit is built around the perimeter of the room providing a concealed space for a continuous halogen or xenon track lighting. Cove lighting looks best with a smooth, even wash of light. Fixtures should be placed at least 4" from the wall with 6" to 9" being ideal to minimize scalloping. The ceiling height above the lamps should be not more than twice the distance from the wall. The lamp spacing and wattage will depend on distance and brightness level desired. For a medium light level, a good starting point is with 5-watt lamps spaced 6" on center, with a track spaced 6" from the wall and 10" from the ceiling. From this reference point you can design the light level up or down as desired. A room with a dark ceiling, or a brightly lit room may need a higher light level.
Lighting that is thoughtfully considered can make a world of difference and will be an improvement that lasts for many years. Many home improvement stores include sample displays of the various lighting systems and fixtures mentioned above. As with most appliances and electronics, there is a wide variety in the quality of lighting fixtures available. Be sure your purchase is from reputable well known company with fixtures that are either UL or ETC listed. There are numerous online retailers that offer name brand fixtures delivered to your door at very competitive prices.
Brian Starr is the owner of IPN Lighting.com ( http://www.ipnlighting.com ). His company is an authorized retailer of WAC Lighting products, including transformers, dimmers, low voltage pendant glass, linear systems, surface mounts, and lights.
The Best Interior-Design Books to Give as Holiday Presents The Wall Street Journal
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Accused Interior Decorating Scammer Gets 3 Years In Prison Sandy Springs, GA Patch
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JAROD TANKSLEY: Holiday decorating advice from a home stager/interior designer - Nolensville Home Page
JAROD TANKSLEY: Holiday decorating advice from a home stager/interior designer Nolensville Home Page
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How to design your house on a budget, courtesy of the 'Queer Eye' guys CNBC
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COC Interior Design Students Participate in Henry Mayo's Holiday Home Tour SCVNEWS.com
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If the busyness of the holiday season is filling you with dread, maybe it's time to recruit some help and reclaim your joy.
These Brenau students helped decorate an Atlanta landmark for Christmas Gainesville Times
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Great Escapes The Weekly Standard
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Comfort Is a Prevailing Preference Among Homeowners Builder Magazine
People are seeking comfort at home above all else, according to these interior designers.
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UK Alumna Creates Dream Spaces Across the Country UKNow
UK alumna Liz Toombs went from her undergraduate years to decorating across the country, as well as across campus.
5 Kitchen Trends That Will Be Huge in 2019—And 3 That Are Officially Over Real Simple
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Step into the future with us, as we reveal the biggest Pinterest home decor trends taking over! Get pinning to start winning for 2019.
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Garlands a dazzling option for the holidays The Detroit News
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Melania Trump Just Unveiled This Year's White House Christmas Decorations TownandCountrymag.com
First Lady Melania Trump opted for a red color palette with this year's White House Christmas decorations. See photos of the new displays here.
Interior Design Trends for Fall 2018 Forbes
From curved sofas to black accents in the kitchen to a rising global nomadic style, we take a look at the biggest trends in the interior design world for fall 2018.
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To Define Your Taste in Interior Design, Look in Your Closet The Wall Street Journal
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Meet one of the 2018 interior design trends that's invaded homes and hotels alike.
Metro-Detroit Interior Decorator Wins International Design Award Michronicleonline
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Wayfair Spaces uses Magic Leap augmented reality for interior design VentureBeat
Wayfair Spaces uses Magic Leap augmented reality to make interior design easy. You can drop virtual objects into a real space to see what they would look like.
Ryan Korban Releases Second Book, Interiors The Cut
Fashion's favorite interior designer Ryan Korban has released his second book, out now from Rizzoli.
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Investigators: Duo accused of stealing thousands in interior decorating scam | WSB-TV WSB Atlanta
A North Georgia couple is facing charges they stole thousands of dollars from customers who hired them to do interior decorating work.
16 Best Interior Design, Furniture & Home Decor Shopping Websites 2018 HarpersBAZAAR.com
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6 Decorating and Remodeling Tips From a Top Interior Designer TIME
Top interior designer Grant K. Gibson shares his best tips to easily decorate or remodel your house in his new book, The Curated Home.
Wayfair Just Launched an Online Interior Design Service That'll Change Your Life - HouseBeautiful.com
Wayfair Just Launched an Online Interior Design Service That'll Change Your Life HouseBeautiful.com
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An interior decorator balanced this Buckhead cottage with a wide array of modern and sentimental favorites - Atlanta Magazine
An interior decorator balanced this Buckhead cottage with a wide array of modern and sentimental favorites Atlanta Magazine
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Couple Accused Of Running Interior Decorating Scam Sandy Springs, GA Patch
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Clyde Beal: A satisfying career in interior decorating Huntington Herald Dispatch
Relaxing with Norman Davis in his "man cave" basement, I listened to him talk about his life while music from the big band era played softly in the background. It.
The new frontier of home decorating: Doing it all online CNN
Havenly helps people who might not have time, skill, or patience to figure out how to decorate.
Wendy Goodman's new interior design book May I Come In? Shows 75 of the Best rooms and homes - TownandCountrymag.com
Wendy Goodman's new interior design book May I Come In? Shows 75 of the Best rooms and homes TownandCountrymag.com
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Interior design firm opens in Colonial Heights Progress Index
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Remembering Interior Design Icon Mario Buatta Robb Report
Renowned decorator and Prince of Chintz Mario Buatta has died.
Mario Buatta, Interior Designer and ‘Prince of Chintz,’ Dies at 82 The New York Times
Mario Buatta, one of the country's leading interior decorators, who was widely known as the Prince of Chintz, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 82.
The most-requested home decor, according to four interior designers Well+Good
Interior designers share their most common client requests.
Where Do Interiors Designers Really Shop For Furniture And Decor? Forbes
Have you ever wondered where interior designers really shop? Their best-kept secrets really aren't secrets at all.
Retro Style: 20 Wild Interiors from the '70s, '80s, and '90s Architectural Digest
You don't have to like these '70s, '80s, and '90s interiors to love them, but they do prove that retro style never dies.
Accused Interior Decorating Scammers Indicted On Theft Charges Sandy Springs, GA Patch
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Interior Design April 2018 Interior Design
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Interior Designer Costs: A New Wave of Professionals Is Charging Clients Differently - Architectural Digest
Interior Designer Costs: A New Wave of Professionals Is Charging Clients Differently Architectural Digest
A new crop of designers are ditching the industry's old ways for the benefit of the client.
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As Milan Design Week 2018 draws to a close, we revisit the installations that made an impact.
Watch a Design Expert Transform Her Dated Living Room Into a Sophisticated Putting Green - HarpersBAZAAR.com
Watch a Design Expert Transform Her Dated Living Room Into a Sophisticated Putting Green HarpersBAZAAR.com
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State of the Industry 2018: Interior Design at a Crossroads Interiors & Sources
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Decorating a Room of One’s Own by Susan Harlan Curbed
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Go beyond the store for your interior design Chicago Daily Herald
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Interior Design Women Share Their Favorite Interior Pieces coveteur.com
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How Homepolish's Collection Tool Is Transforming the Interiors Industry Forbes
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Modsy Predictions: 5 Design Trends That Will Be Big in 2019 Real Simple
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Interior Design That Will Let You Party Like a President The Wall Street Journal
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16 Top Interior Design Trends to Know in 2018 (And What’s on Its Way out) Vogue.com
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Lauren Hudson continues legacy of two famed interior designers Houston Chronicle
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HGTV Will Now Give You Interior Decorating Advice via Facebook Messenger Architectural Digest
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My favorite room with Duo Design Studio Greenville News
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Renovation Strategies to Live at Home—Stylishly—Into Your 80s The Wall Street Journal
In interior design, 'safe' no longer equals 'ugly.' New 'aging in place' design elements and approaches are beautiful, or better, invisible.
Joanna Gaines's Style Evolution: How the Fixer Upper Star's Designs Have Changed over 5 Seasons - PEOPLE.com
Joanna Gaines's Style Evolution: How the Fixer Upper Star's Designs Have Changed over 5 Seasons PEOPLE.com
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Interior design with a Southwestern flair Grand Island Independent
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These seven interior design Instagram accounts will inspire you to take your space to the next level and give your guests serious home envy.
Project puts interior design class' skills to test The Herald
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Design-savvy homeowners embrace new trend: Wallpaper is cool again Charleston Post Courier
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Easy interior design projects for your home Curbed
Introducing The Small Fix, a four-week newsletter challenge with actually achievable projects to make your home look more polished.
Get Professional Interior Design Services at IKEA Frisco CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
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28 Cool Interior Design Ideas to Elevate Your Home My Modern Met
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Interior designer Miles Redd dismisses trends, goes with 'what feels right in my gut' - Omaha World-Herald
Interior designer Miles Redd dismisses trends, goes with 'what feels right in my gut' Omaha World-Herald
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How does the Interior Design of a Home Affect the Mental Health of the Occupants? - Times Square Chronicles
How does the Interior Design of a Home Affect the Mental Health of the Occupants? Times Square Chronicles
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Eporta: The Stunning Global "Airbnb Of Interior Design" Raises $8 Million Forbes Now
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How the Founder of Tinder Taught This Interior Design CEO to Rely on Her Own Stoicism As She Grows Her Company - Entrepreneur
How the Founder of Tinder Taught This Interior Design CEO to Rely on Her Own Stoicism As She Grows Her Company Entrepreneur
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Interior design undergoes name change to reflect technical emphasis - College of Health and Human Sciences - Source
Interior design undergoes name change to reflect technical emphasis - College of Health and Human Sciences Source
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Original 'Queer Eye' stars reunite for home makeover show TODAY
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Vern Yip on Trading Spaces, interior design, and why he loves D.C. Metro Weekly
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Pandora Sykes' Fashion Girl Guide To Interiors Elle UK Magazine
Pandora Sykes gives ELLE UK the low-down on fashion girl interiors.
This Interior Designer Is Cornering an Untapped Demographic— Urban Bachelors Metropolis Magazine
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Local architect and designer open new Telluride office The Daily Planet
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Best candle decor: How to choose the right kind for your home Curbed
We break down the main types of candles every well-appointed home should have, and how to make the most of each.
Local decorator under fire for unfinished work Fox 4
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Showcase | Home Furnishings | Kearney NE | interior design supplies | room decor | Kearney, NE - Kearney Hub
Showcase | Home Furnishings | Kearney NE | interior design supplies | room decor | Kearney, NE Kearney Hub
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See the ‘Will & Grace’ apartment reimagined Today.com
Interior design company Modsy recreated Will's apartment from Will & Grace. See what it might look like if Karen, Jack or Grace took it over.
How to brighten a dark room: 9 ideas to try Curbed
Try these tips out and watch your room light right up.
Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2018 The Wall Street Journal
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Richard P. FitzGerald, longtime interior designer known as ‘Mr. Fitz,’ dies at 80 - The Boston Globe
Richard P. FitzGerald, longtime interior designer known as ‘Mr. Fitz,’ dies at 80 The Boston Globe
A talented interior designer whose expertise was sought by many wealthy clients, Richard FitzGerald was unpretentious enough to simply go by “Mr. Fitz.”.
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What a Five-year-old Taught Me About Decorating
My 5-year-old grandson is getting his own room. He's very excited at the prospect and quite determined to put his own personal stamp on the decorating process.
Add A Splash Of Color To Your Bathroom With A New Shower Curtain!
If your bathroom is looking a bit tired, but you don't have the money to spend on refurbishing it, then a simple touch such as adding a new shower curtain could work wonders. If you are on a budget then a shower curtain is an inexpensive way to instantly liven up your bathroom and give it a fresh new look.
The Benefits of Granite Kitchen Sinks
If you are looking for durability and easy-to-maintain features in your kitchen sink, then granite is the choice for you. Granite composite sinks resist the rigors of everyday life such as denting, cutting, chipping and staining.
The Benefits of Exterior Shutters
When you see a house for the first time, one of the first things you notice are the windows. Are they big or small? Are they a simple square or an unusual shape? Are they plain or decorated? And do they have shutters? Shutters complement most homes -- they add an element of traditional beauty.
Light Imitating Art - How to Use Lighting as a Decorative Feature
Lighting is often thought of as a necessity, which it is, but not often as part of the decor. This is more the case in residential settings.
Granite Countertops: An Overview
Home remodelers and builders have experienced a boom in the demand for granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. The beauty and warmth of granite makes it an ideal material for aesthetic appeal in home design, and the durability and easy care of granite countertops keeps them a favorite for homeowners who are looking into the future.
Decorating With Lights and Shades
Candlestick, lamp and fixtures for electricity must accord with the lines of your architectures and furniture. The mantelpiece is the connecting link between the architecture and furnishing of a room.
Are Your Houseplants Safe?
There is nothing more attractive and cheerful than a room filled with healthy green houseplants. They offer aesthetics to the interior of our homes, improve indoor air quality, and often provide emotional satisfaction to the caregiver in getting the plant to bloom or produce new growth.
Getting The Most From Your Candles
I love burning candles and have them all around the house. Long ones, short ones, fat ones, thin ones, in a plethora of colours.
Heres Why Interior Decorating Makes A Statement About You
Interior decorating is that medium which can make your closed spaces convey to the observer a lot about you and your lifestyle through strategic use of elements which range from the visual (color, lighting, form) to the tactile (surface, shape, texture) to the auditory (noise, echo).The more alluring the result, the more the aesthetic, practical and technical appreciation for these elements the designer must have.
Decorating A Childs Room
Decorating your child's room should be fun and exciting for all involved. The most important thing to remember when planning or decorating your child's room is to keep the decor age appropriate.
The ABC of Being a Good Interior Designer
It may seem that all you need to be a good interior designer is a sense of aesthetics and a flair for design. That is a good start, yes, but it gets you about five feet forward in terms of your career.
Making The Most Of Your Smart Decision To Hire An Interior Designer
So you've decided to hire an Interior Designer-good move! Now what? Before you start planning your "reveal" party, you'll need a basic understanding about the process to ensure that you get the most design for your dollar and that you have a fun and fabulous experience, no matter what type of project is ahead of you.You'll need to learn the basics of choosing the right design professionals, establishing a budget, outlining the details of the contract, considering your lifestyle and communicating your challenges.
Tips for Taking Care of Fine Wood Furniture
Now that you have purchased some fine wood furniture, it is important to take proper care of it. With some basic care, your fine furniture can last for years, and stay just as beautiful as the day you bought it.
A Baker's Rack: Always A Favorite
When it comes to home accessories, baker's racks have long been a favorite of consumers due to their versatility, beauty, and practicality. In addition to adding that special element of style, a baker's rack is also very practical in that it can be used for extra shelving, storage space and/or as a work center.
The Art Of Home Decoration
If you would have your rooms interesting as well as beautiful, make them say something, give them a spinal column by keeping all ornamentation subservient to line.Before you buy anything, try to imagine how you want each room to look when completed; get the picture well in your mind, as a painter would;think out the main features, for the details all depend upon these and will quickly suggest themselves.
Choosing Conservatory Blinds
Since conservatories have so many windows, choosing conservatory blinds is extremely important. The blinds are a major part of the room's decor and can really help create a strong, beautiful design.
10 Home Decorating Ideas To Quickly Update Any Room
Not all home decorating ideas require a heavy investment of time and money. If you're looking for a few affordable home interior decorating ideas to freshen up a room over a weekend, try these ten:1.
The Convenience of the Portable Massage Chair
Human resource officers have, over the past decade or so, began to understand how massage therapy can benefit their employees. Employees that sit at a desk for most of their day are at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and tension headaches.
Go Vintage When Decorating Your Hearth
With the weather cooling, it's time to put on the fireplace. Curling up near a cozy fire is a wonderful winter pastime but you'll need the right tools to tend your fire.
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