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The New Murano Chandelier

Provided by DRS and Associates Modernizing a Classic The craftsmanship from the Venetian island of Murano remains the standard against which all glassblowing is measured. For centuries, Murano’s glassmakers have led Europe in developing and refining many of the glassblowing technologies still used today. Recognizing this legacy, Uplight Group’s Metal Lux has decided to honor Murano’s craftsmen by creating a …

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Composite Decks, Part 1

By Steve Chapman Composite decking has been around a while, and it has come a long way in its 15 years on the market. It now is offered by many brands in numerous color variations. The designs have become beautiful and limitless. Composite Advantages: No splinters. As wood decks become old and are not maintained, they shrink, warp and splinter. With composite decking, there is …

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A New Classic: Drummonds Sophisticated Shower Systems

Provided by DRS and Associates After decades of popularity, freestanding bathtubs are considered de rigueur—and Drummonds has been creating hand-poured, hand-finished cast iron bathtubs for more than 20 years. While Drummonds’ reputation may be bound to their ability to form unique, classically imagined tubs, they are gaining recognition for their wonderfully unique freestanding shower systems. Architecturally structured, aesthetically captivating and …

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Stone Forest’s Expertise with Luna Bianca Oro

Provided by DRS and Associates Stone Forest’s use of natural materials is seen throughout their kitchen, bath and garden products. Quarried in Italy, Luna Bianca Oro marble features traces of gray and gold/brown veining, which create a unique pattern that stands out from all of Stone Forest’s products. Stone Forest’s designers use Luna Bianca Oro to form some of the …

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Stunning LED Crystal Designs for the Bath

Provided by DRS and Associates Brighten the Bath with LED Paris earned the nickname “City of Light” because of its early adoption of street lights. THG Paris, the leading French atelier for the luxury bath, continues this illustrious tradition of lighting innovation by combining modern LED technology with old-world artistry. THG Paris is proud to have collaborated with legendary French …

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Successfully Transition Houseplants Indoors for Winter in Four Easy Steps

By Melinda Myers Help your houseplants make a smooth transition from their outdoor summer home back inside for winter. The lower light and humidity indoors, along with any insects that hitched a ride indoors, make it difficult to keep these plants looking their best. Here are some basic steps you can follow. Give them a shower before they move indoors. A gentle blast of water …

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Hastings Tile & Bath Introduces Spanish Tile Collections

Provided by DRS and Associates You don’t stay ahead of the pack for more than 125 years by distributing products that aren’t the best, and Hastings Tile & Bath proves this with every product they choose to bring in. Hastings Tile & Bath is proud to announce that they are distributing a new collection from Spanish tile manufacturer Inedita. When …

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IKEA Launches Fourth Season of “IKEA Home Tour”

Provided by IKEA IKEA has launched the fourth season of its successful “IKEA Home Tour.” This fall, a team of IKEA design experts, the “Home Tour Squad,” will hit the road again to help Americans tackle their everyday furnishing and design challenges based on their personal needs and dreams. The Squad will travel to four markets: Philadelphia, the New York/New …

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Stone Forest’s Expertise With Marble

Provided by DRS and Associates When thinking of marble, most people’s first image is of Carrara and the natural luster that makes it one of the most (if not the most) popular marble used in homes today. Stone Forest®has been working with Carrara for years, yielding a number of award-winning designs. Not satisfied with maintaining their own status quo, Stone …

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Six Sun-Inspired Styles Celebrating the Solar Eclipse

Provided by DRS and Associates Cosmic Commemoration, Sun-Inspired Styles On August 21, the moon will momentarily align with the sun, blocking its rays and producing a rare natural phenomenon: a total solar eclipse—one observable across the United States. While this marks a noteworthy cosmological moment for seasoned astronomers, the excitement generated by more casual stargazers has gradually infused the public …

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