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Aug 27, 2015

Lighting by Room

Vanilla Ice Project Home Tour

Over the past few years, we’ve partnered with Vanilla Ice for his home improvement show on DIY Network, The Vanilla Ice Project – this year was the best yet!

From intracoastal views to over-the-top play areas for the kids, there wasn’t a single thing Ice didn’t touch in this magnificent home renovation.

The View

Kichler_49133_fFeatured: Kichler Venetian Rain Outdoor Post Lamp

Seafaring Beauty

Kichler_2472_bFeatured: Kichler Rochelle Foyer Pendant

Right from the start, you know you are in for a treat. From grand outdoor entrances to bold interiors, this estate flaunts regal elegance with extraordinary style and enticing twists.

Abundant in texture with a Mediterranean flair and definitive whimsical elements, the alluring design scheme excites the imagination.

The main entrance blends opulence and adventure with dramatic architecture reminiscent of the grand ships of seafaring buccaneers.

Outdoor fixtures feature traditional style and intricate detail with elongated lanterns finished in dark bronze.  “Walking the plank” to the backyard leads to a whimsical paradisiacal playground equipped with a true-to-life pirate ship–tantalizing and inviting.

Ahoy mattes!

A Bounty of Adventure


Searching for more than gold dust and artifacts?

This home is a fantasy for the sophisticated adult, filled with hidden treasures and accents of gold, heavy wood moldings, bold mirrored casings and marbled columns.  Archways are finely crafted; walls are laden with textured stone; and, wood flooring is rich and rugged. There is nothing delicate and dainty about this estate, but the elements come together in a way that is serene and fantastic.

Parts are aligned in perfect proportion — big decorative mirrors are paired with streamlined furnishings; heavily detailed wood ceilings are paired with cascades of fine crystal; and chunky stonewalls are paired with floral and feminine wall coverings.

Traditional décor highlighted with artistic nuances and rustic charm boost this design scheme.

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Featured: Kichler LED Lighting Strip


Batalion_1408WB1_aFeatured: Batalion Addington Outdoor Wall Light

From Ship to Shore

Elements of surprise blend seamlessly with the décor. Foyer and living room fixtures are exquisite, featuring cascading crystal showering down flush from the ceiling.


Featured: Schonbek Chantant Large Pendant

The Mimi pendant in the dining room leaves a lasting impression. This polished chrome and Cognac glass composition features a bouquet of hand-formed flowers in LED illumination. Clearly, a unifying focal point of the dining room, the gold tones and vibrant tendrils in this chandelier accentuate textures and hues in the décor.


Featured: Maxim LED Mimi Pendant

The master bedroom and master bath incorporate pendants over night tables and tub with contemporary crystal that energizes patterns in pillows, bedding, ceilings and walls.


Featured: Kichler Crystal Skye Chandelier


Featured: Kichler Rikrak Rectangular Wall Mirror


Featured: Kichler Crystal Skye Chandelier

Oversized mirrors throughout the home are elaborate and robust, enhancing the space with powerful form and function.


Featured: Kichler Cloverleaf Wall Mirror

What are your favorite lighting designs and memorable features from this series?