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Good Lighting is Worth the Extra Cost

Good Lighting is Worth the Extra Cost

I know -- it's very tempting. Go on discount furniture sites such as Wayfair or Rakuten or even Target and you may see stuff you like. Well designed, cute lighting that might look good in your space. And the price will be a fraction of the cost that it would cost you if you sought out the original designer of that light. Even people of considerable means will think twice about paying for a designer-made fixture when a similar looking one is available at a much lower cost. And certainly there is not much difference between original and knock-off in terms of the function of the object: Both of them will light your space just fine. 
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  • Studio Dearborn

    Studio Dearborn

    A new year is here! I always try to find new goals and ways to change up my year. There’s always the aspirational goals we put out for ourselves, but what about goals for our home? It can be about...

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  • Re-introducing our Industrial line

    Re-introducing our Industrial line

    Change is still happening at Michael McHale Designs, and I felt it was time to re-introduce our Industrial line. I can’t tell you how much joy and pleasure went into designing this line, and I wanted to add a bit...

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  • New Logo

    New Logo

    After nine years with the same logo, I've decided to refresh our brand with a new logo. If you've navigated to this page, you've already seen it in the upper lefthand corner. Here it is: If you're interested in the...

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  • The Versatile banqueting chandelier at IJorere

    The Versatile banqueting chandelier at IJorere

    Several years ago architect Ola Morin-Muhammed opened IJorere (pronounced E-JAW-RAY-RAY) an upscale event space for weddings and celebrations in Elgin, IL, a suburb of Chicago, and he made her Tribeca Collection Banqueting Chandelier the focus of the space. "Our chandelier is THE conversation piece of the...

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  • The Versatile Banqueting Chandelier at IJorere

    The Versatile Banqueting Chandelier at IJorere

    Several years ago architect Ola Morin-Muhammed opened IJorere (pronounced E-JAW-RAY-RAY) an upscale event space for weddings and celebrations in Elgin, IL, a suburb of Chicago. She made her Tribeca Collection Banqueting Chandelier the focus of the space. "Our chandelier is THE conversation piece of the venue" says...

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  • The Architectural Digest Show

    The Architectural Digest Show

    I know this is a horribly late blogpost, since the AD Show was last month and now we are scrambling to do the ICFF next month, but I wanted to thank everyone who came out to support us at the...

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  • Bella NYC Magazine

    Bella NYC Magazine

    For those of you who received you Jan/Feb edition of Bella Magazine, you may have noticed that there was something not quite right. Firstly, you may have come across their Sophisticated Spaces spread: Cool, you may have thought -- the...

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