Longwood Gardens

Bruce Munro Illuminates Longwood Gardens

A breathtaking and temporary lighting exhibit illuminates a historic 1,077-acre property in the Brandywine Creek Valley. Located in Kennett Square, Pa., Longwood Gardens has a unique and storied history dating back to the 1700s. As one of the most renowned botanical sites in the U.S., it is home to gardens, woodlands, and meadows offering a […]

Julie Neill Retail Spotlight

A Peek Inside Julie Neill Designs’ Retail Showroom

A Peek Inside Julie Neill Designs’ Retail Showroom In the heart of Antiques Row on Magazine Street sits this expansive home accents store in a historic building is sought out by local interior designers and discerning homeowners.  It is owned and operated by Julie Neill of Julie Neill Designs, a custom lighting manufacturer whose studio […]

Designer Spotlight Julie Neill: The Bayou Contessa

Julie Neill: The Bayou Contessa

All of the lighting fixtures that Julie Neill makes are produced completely in her hometown of New Orleans. Julie Neill turns the sphere of blown glass over in her hands and says aloud, “Tell me what you’re going to be.”  Tapping into her intuition for creating innovative lighting pieces from scratch, she “listens” intently – […]

What Inspires Todd Sawvelle

The Motivation Behind the Inspiration: Couture Lamps

What Inspires Todd Sawvelle “Like just about every lighting designer will tell you, inspiration is everywhere,” says designer Todd Sawvelle, founder of the new lamp company Couture. “We probably drive people we know crazy in the places that we find inspiration (and how we make them stop while we take it in)!  My camera is […]

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A conversation with Interior Designer Elaine Williamson

“Designing in color has always been a passion of mine,” explains Elaine Williamson of the eponymous Dallas-based design firm that specializes in custom, high-end homes as well as retail, hospitality, and other commercial projects. Lighting has also become an influential factor in her 20+ years as an interior designer. “You don’t want someone to walk […]