A Brighter End to Daylight Savings this Fall | Kyle Night Lights

We’ll all be turning back the clocks on Sunday, November 6th when Daylight Savings ends for 2016.

I love getting that extra hour of sleep, don’t you?!

I might even celebrate with a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks…mmmm those are good!

Then again, it gets dark so early after we turn the clocks back, doesn’t it? It means less time spent outdoors but I just love lighting up my home with Fall night lights & warm colored string lights. Then, I get to cozy up to my hubby on the couch and catch up on some our our favorites. We’re currently marathon watching the Walking Dead on Netflix and we think we’ve hit the best season yet!

If you haven’t already stocked up on nightlights, I highly recommend getting some ahead of time so you’re ready when 11/6/16 rolls around.

You can get seasonal night lights or get ones that match the theme of your home decor. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Pumpkin Night Light:

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Wise Owl Nightlite:

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Rustic Moose Night Light:

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Falling Leaf Night Light:

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Anchor Night Light for Nautical Decor:

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We’d love to know what kind of decor your home is! Which one of Kyle’s night lights fits your style?

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3 Gifts Guaranteed to Brighten Mother’s Day

There’s so many different ways to celebrate Mom. There’s a family brunch at a local hot-spot. An afternoon of wine tasting with her daughters. A day at the nail salon or spa for hard-working moms who need some pampering. A bike ride for athletic moms. Fondue for chocolate lovers. Hikes for nature lovers. Art galleries for art lovers.

You get the hint – a day spent with Mom doing what Mom loves best.

If your lucky, you get to do things like this with mom on a regular basis. This year, make Mother’s Day extra special with these 3 gifts that are guaranteed to brighten her day:

Illuminate her halls with a beautiful copper flower night light.

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Remind her that laughter is the best medicine with a mini Live Laugh Love pill box.

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Thank her for being the calming influence in your life with a custom tea chest.

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This May 8th, plan to spend a day celebrating what makes your mom so special. Whether you do so over brunch, coffee, wine or chocolate fondue, surprise her with an innovative gift that’s sure to make her day all the more magnificent.

Cheers to Mom!

Celebrate Your Grad with a Graduation Night Light

Grad night is fast approaching and a gift night light makes a unique gift idea. If your little one is graduating kindergarten or elementary school, your pre-teen is elevating to junior high or your teen is off to high school or college next year, celebrate their academic achievements with a grad cap night light.

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This is also a clever gift idea for college graduates who earned their teaching credential. They’ll spend their career as a teacher helping children get closer and closer to graduation.

Let your son or daughter know how proud you are of them this May with a unique night light gift featuring a diploma and grad cap design.

This nightlight is handcrafted in California with amber glass and silver etched metal grad design. Choose an automatic base (as shown) or have it crafted with a manual base or upgrade to an LED bulb.

 

Custom Night Light Solutions

Looking for way to add a touch of light to a bedroom, kitchen or hallway but having difficulty finding a pretty night light that matches your decor?

Kyle’s custom night lights offer the perfect solution for adding accent lighting to any room in a house, studio or apartment.

Design your own night light with a look that appeals to you and a color that matches your living space.

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Looking for sports themed lights with your child’s team color for their baseball, basketball or athletics themed bedroom?

 

 

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Need a unique graduation gift that features a particular career or major?

 

 

 

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Searching for an animal gift idea for a friend or co-worker who is always sharing pictures of their pets?

 

 

Don’t settle for a decorative night light that has the design you want but not the right color!

Browse Kyle’s decorative glass night lights – each crafted by hand with your selected metal design & glass color.

Choose one of Kyle’s artistic metal art designs and pair your favorite with stained glass in amber, purple, white, green, blue, pink, turquoise or red.

Accent lights look beautiful in bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms and nurseries.

Artist Kyle McKeown Mansfield’s unique metal artwork embellishes her handcrafted stained art glass nightlights with cool themed designs for your apartment, studio or new house.

Choose every detail to customize yours:

  • metal art design
  • metal finish: silver, brass, satin nickel or polished gold
  • 4-watt, 7-watt or energy-saving LED bulb
  • base style & color
  • art glass color

 

Decorative night lights make cool birthday gifts for women and men. They’re also very popular to give as housewarming gifts for first time home owners.

Click for our Guide to Night Light Bases & get help selecting the right parts for your custom night light.

Fresh Decorating Ideas for Nurseries

A new baby on the way is so much fun, isn’t it?

Nursery decor has come a long way since the 80’s and 90’s and I’m loving all the trendy nursery decor I see on Pinterest.

If you’re looking to step away from traditional nursery decor, here are some fresh decorating ideas for your baby’s room.

Get inspired by nursery night lights with unique designs.

Southwestern Nursery Decor

southwestern-nursery-night-light-decorOne of the hottest trends in nursery decor for 2016 is southwestern. Tribal rugs, bow and arrows, Aztec prints and antlers are making appearances in nurseries all across the U.S. this year.

Add some dancing Kokopelli decor to complete the look.

 

Rustic Charm

rustic-nursery-decor-moost-nitelightEver since Restoration Hardware became the THE place to get home decor, nurseries have been following suit with rustic inspired looks.

This rustic nursery nitelight with a wild moose fits right in among the wooden wall signs, wood plank pallet walls, metal monogram letters & decorative antlers.

 

Monogram Letter

monogram-letter-nursery-night-lightHanging your son or daughter’s name on the wall is a common decorating idea. But the new, trendy thing to do is a collage wall with just his or her first initial.

Although chevron has been trending for awhile, we’re loving this aqua chevron nursery with the initial B above the changing table. And how cute is that cloud mobile?! A truly inspirational nursery.

We think a letter B night light would be the perfect addition to this baby’s room, don’t you? (Click the image to order in any letter/color).

Colorful Nurseries

trendy-purple-nursery-nightlightSo many nurseries are turning monochromatic or lacking color altogether – which is so elegant and we love it! But color lovers may crave a bit more and will be inspired by this mint and lilac nursery we found on Pinterest.

Stay away from the traditional pink for girls and blue for boys – we love the idea of working in purple nursery decor for either gender.

Create Your Own Theme

vintage-car-nursery-theme-nightlight-decorVintage Car Theme – If your husband loves to tinker with cars there’s a good change your son will grow up to love cars too. Start his appreciation for vintage vehicles off as soon as he arrives home with vintage car nursery decor.

We just love the wall decals of old autos & how cute would this old-time automobile night light be?

 

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Adventure – If you and your husband are adventurous people, we imagine you hope your child will have a taste for adventure too.

Use nature-themed colors and maps to encourage outdoor exploration & world travel as your child grows. A turquoise world explorer night light is a great addition to this theme.

 

sea-turtle-nursery-decorSea Turtles – Create serenity with a minimalistic and gender neutral theme that incorporates honu.

Paint the walls green and keep the bedding and other decor neutral with creams and beiges like this beach themed nursery.

Illuminate the room for late-night feedings with a green sea turtle night light.

We hope you’ve enjoyed some of our nursery theme ideas and coordinating night lights.

All of Kyle’s night lights are handcrafted in her California studio. Each one features her own unique artwork etched into metal and adhered to colorful iridescent stained glass.

Find more trendy and traditional nursery night lights by Kyle.

Do you have a baby’s nursery theme  you’re working on right now? Please share your decorating ideas with us!

 

Animal Night Lights for Kids

It only takes 1 trip to the zoo the create animal lovers. My niece is mesmerized by the monkeys and my nephew is transfixed by the tigers. I could sit and watch the giraffes all day. (Does anyone else wonder how their dog would react to the animals if you could take them with you to the zoo?)

After a recent visit to the Oakland Zoo I decided a fun memento of our animal adventure would be a monkey night light for Gracie and a tiger night light for Freddie. Being the avid online shopper that I am, I took to the web to find some fun kids’ night lights with animals.

Hmmm. I didn’t want plastic junky ones but that was all I could find.

I decided to get them each one of Kyle’s animal night lights – which I had originally thought were just for adults – and they were a huge hit!

knl-wp-blog-animal-night-lights-for-kidsI added purple stained glass for Gracie since it’s her all-time favorite color.

Then I chose red for Freddie because it’s his favorite.

Didn’t they come out great?

You don’t have to get tacky night lights to make kids happy after all! I just love how elegant they are with their etched metal monkey and tiger designs and vibrant stained glass.

The kids were so excited to see their favorite animal glowing on the walls of their rooms in their favorite colors. I scored so many Auntie points that day!

I especially enjoy knowing they’re quality night lights that the kids won’t outgrow. At least, as long as they continue to like these particular wild animals.

So tell me, which animal design would your child go crazy over?