I've used several 'Varilight' touch dimming light switches in my house. They come in several finishes, I've got satin chrome/stainless.
They can also be operated from remote.
No problems with them in about 2 years now, and they are 'soft starting', hence they've been very kind to the lamps (very few failures)
What sort/number of light fittings and lamps do you have? Remember, you can't user dimmers on most energy saving or flourescent lamps.