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What Is Accent Lighting, and How Do You Use It?

March 3, 2020
What Is Accent Lighting, and How Do You Use It? Answers from interior designer Lesley Myrick

We’ve talked before about the three types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent as used in a kitchen. While that info is a great starting point, it’s pretty kitchen-specific (obviously). So let’s dive into what is accent lighting and how do you use it in…

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Can You Use Rugs in the Kitchen?

February 25, 2020

This is one of those things that seems a little quirky and taboo, and people are really unsure if this is okay – can you use rugs in the kitchen? My answer: heck yes to rugs in the kitchen! Area rugs are an awesome way…

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How to Choose Lighting for a Kitchen

February 18, 2020
How to Choose Lighting for a Kitchen

Your kitchen lighting – just like your diet – needs balance to be healthy, happy, and functional. If you’re wondering how to choose lighting for a kitchen, there are 3 types of lighting your kitchen requires, and I’m going to give you the scoop on…

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The Essential Kitchen Design Checklist

February 11, 2020
The Essential Kitchen Design Checklist - FREE download from interior designer Lesley Myrick

Designing a kitchen is a TOTAL BEAST. There are soooo many details to consider, from countertops to cabinets to cooktops. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten to select grout or overlooked including undercabinet lighting when creating a kitchen design for a client.…

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Before and After: A Dark Teal Kitchen with Funky Lighting

February 4, 2020

Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after? Get ready, because all month long I’m sharing a tour of our Texas home, including the living room, master bedroom, kids bedroom, my office, my husband’s office, and the kitchen. Finally – the dark teal kitchen! Disclosure: Some of…

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