As a certified building contractor and owner of Little Yellow House, Inc., Don Gelsinger spends a lot of time thinking about other people’s spaces. Last year, however, he and his wife, Andrea, took a hard look at their own space and realized they needed to separate their home-based business from their personal space.
“We built a new detached garage/office suite last year,” Andrea says, noting that “it was the best idea we ever had!” Since their neighborhood is on the shores of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida, the couple live a “salty life” where they boat, fish, and take advantage of the chamber-of-commerce weather year... Read More
October is one of my favorite months, and it’s not because everything gets pumped up with pumpkin spice. Well, there is that, but it also means that the race to the World Series is full speed ahead. I do love my college football, but October is a great time to reflect on all the great summertime baseball memories we made — many at the smaller, family-friendly minor league parks.
Out in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League offer fans young and old an exciting experience in beautiful Smith’s Ballpark. The management recently updated their patio spaces where large parties and business groups gather to watch the game.
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On Wednesday, we started our tour of a new construction barn designed to look as if it had stood for decades. Pat, of Doylestown, Ohio, worked with Country Carpenters to carefully select materials and finishes that would honor the character of her property and complement her home and other outbuildings. For lighting, she chose hand-crafted fixtures from Barn Light Electric.
“On my first contact with Barn Light Electric, they understood I wasn’t just building a barn,” Pat says. “I was working on a project I had imagined for years!” Wednesday’s post featured the exterior lighting and main floor of the barn, and today, we head upstairs... Read More
Want to add a little sparkle to your life? Take a page from Ashley, of Ashley Brooke Designs, who is a firm believer in adding a little extra sass to everyday life by turning simply functional items, like mugs and stationery, into simply fantastic ones.
With a background in interior design and a passion for textiles, this native Floridian, who grew up right here on the Space Coast, added some sparkle to her own home recently with some new lighting from our Copper & Brass Collection.
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In many cities across the country, long-shuttered manufacturing facilities are finding new life as retail stores, restaurants, and even living spaces. Just north of Minneapolis in the historic Warehouse District, the Designer’s Guild Building offers its tenants thoughtfully planned and preserved spaces with high ceilings, large picture windows, exposed brick walls, and rustic wooden beams spanning the multi-story atrium entrance.
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Over the years, we’ve made good friends in the business — from interior designers and architects to home builders and house flippers — all who bring their own special knowledge, experience, and personal style to their profession.
Today, we’re starting a new series authored by some of these friends who are willing to settle into the blogger’s chair for the day and post about what’s on their mind! First up is Melissa Andersen, a writer, editor, blogger, and social media manager/consultant for clients such as And North, Kaufmann Mercantile, and The Cousins from HGTV. Melissa hails from Jersey City, New Jersey, and is here to talk... Read More