Interior design maven and host of HGTV's "Myles of Style," Kim Myles, will answer a question submitted from an ESSENCE.com reader every day. Kim believes that interior design should offer a lifestyle that's chic, vibrant and attainable for every homeowner or renter. "My goal is to offer simple solutions that help the average person achieve the look that they want without going into debt. There is absolutely no reason for great design to be overly expensive or exclusive," she declares. Today's topic: Vintage lighting Dear Kim, I love old chandeliers and light fixtures. I have the most beautiful pieces throughout my home, but I am nervous of the electric wiring in them. I worry that the wiring or whatever gets old, just like me, and doesn't act as it should. Should I worry? KIM MYLES: When it comes to wiring, better safe than sorry! It's worth having a licensed electrician come out to assess their integrity, because no matter how beautiful the lighting is (and I do love a vintage chandelier!), it's never worth a fire in your home. Read more:
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