Artisans can tie the pieces of a home together, says Jon Cale of Green Light in Overland Park. Plus, making the pieces to fit the homeowner's style eliminates the hunt for the right fixtures, he says.
Stand-alone art. Jon Cale of Green Light is a sculptor whose craft includes lighting for retail and residential clients. Some of his custom work involves fashioning iron railings in a stairwell with matching door pulls, chandeliers, and sconces. Cale equips his sconces with LEDs, which he says can last up to 50,000 hours.