Welcome to “Mississippi’s Front Porch” — a hidden gem just outside the metropolitan madness of Memphis, Tennessee. The small town of Hernando, with proximity to both Memphis and Oxford, felt like home immediately to Emily when she and her husband moved to the area.
“Hernando is quiet and quaint with excellent public schools and a beautiful downtown historic district,” says Emily, mother of two and creator of the blog Everything Emily. “It’s a great little town to raise a family.” After searching for a lot to build on, Emily and her husband instead chose a house already under construction to make their own. Although... Read More
Design trends get a lot of play in January as we try to figure out what’s hot and what’s cooling off. One trend we see holding steady is the rustic/modern blending of both old and new elements.
Our friends at Wolf & Wing Interior Design embrace this style and often use barn lights to add a classic but clean look to a space. The design team recently transformed a turn-of-the-century space that once housed a shoe store into a modern restaurant with plenty of rustic elements for interest. Located on the South Shore of Long Island, the restaurant, called Flight, is casual and comfortable but with a more sophisticated atmosphere than other area bars and... Read More
There was once a time when you built a new home, you wanted it to look, well, new! In recent years, however, I hear many customers say their goal for a new build is a classic look; a home with character and time-worn details.
When Nate decided to build a barn on his property in Plympton, Massachusetts, he too wanted a more traditional look and feel to his new building.
“We live in a small town with a rural feel and we were trying to capture that New England barn charm,” Nate says. “Even though it’s new, we wanted the barn to appear as though it could have been here for 100 years.” Nate worked with the design team at The Barn Yard in... Read More
In Monday’s post, we met Edy of Lake Ann, Michigan, and got a glimpse of the seven-acre, lushly wooded spot she and her husband now call home. The couple’s new digs overlook a small pond where they enjoy the abundance of wildlife that share their outdoor space. Edy chose to outfit her new home with classic barn lights to lend a cottage feel to the place and celebrate the rustic nature of her surroundings.
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When Edy and her husband built their new home in the small village of Lake Ann, Michigan, they wanted the structure to reflect the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
“We built our home on seven acres just west of Traverse City on a secluded piece of land overlooking a small pond,” Edy says. “We have deer, coyote, owl, and fox in the area, and we enjoy the outdoors very much.” As she researched lighting online, Edy looked for American-made fixtures with an authentic barn light look to add a raw cottage feel to their home.
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With a long history dating back to the civil war, Summerfield Farms has seen its share of crops raised, cows milked, and families come and go. Today, grass-fed cattle still roam the hillsides and acres of crops thrive in the temperate climate of North Carolina’s Piedmont region. But the farm has undergone a renaissance of sorts under the guidance of Barbour Spangle Design out of High Point, NC.
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