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Capturing the Wow Factor with Minimalist Lighting

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Capturing the Wow Factor with Minimalist Lighting
I just returned from the home of a friend who happens to be an interior designer. As you might expect, her home is drop-dead gorgeous with every detail in perfect placement. It’s not that her space is chock full of décor, but rather, she has taken a more minimalist approach and thoughtfully selected pieces to include in her contemporary farmhouse. For those who eschew a minimalist style as cold and uninviting, I would urge you to take another look. While minimalist styles of lighting have clean and simple lines, they can also be visually striking enough to make a statement. It’s the small details in these fixtures that provide the ultimate wow factor. ... Read More

Featured Customer | LED Barn Lights Bring Vintage Touch, Efficiency to CSA Farm

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | LED Barn Lights Bring Vintage Touch, Efficiency to CSA Farm
The Frye family has been farming in eastern Iowa since the late 1800s, and though much has changed in farming since those early days, Susan Frye still carries on the traditions. Owner of Small Frye Farm, Susan’s efforts produce a thriving CSA — Community Supported Agriculture — for neighbors in both Scott and Johnson counties. Susan gets plenty of visitors to the farm buying fresh cut flowers and homegrown organic food. She is slowly restoring some of the older buildings on the farm and wanted to add some exterior barn lights.  ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Modern Chandelier for Celebrity Nursery

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 | 1 comment

Professional's Corner | Modern Chandelier for Celebrity Nursery
Celebrity babies may have high-profile parents, but their needs are much like every other newborn’s. A comfy crib, a rocker for feeding time, and diapers. Lots of diapers. Vanessa Antonelli, a New Jersey-based designer with an extensive roster of celebrity clients, was tapped recently by Spy Kids alum Alexa PenaVega and her husband Carlos to design their new baby’s nursery. With every client, Vanessa spends a lot of time listening before she starts creating. Clients also fill out a questionnaire and share photos of anything they find appealing or inspirational. With this information, Vanessa begins the design process. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Q & A with Television Designer Kim Lewis

Posted by on May 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Q & A with Television Designer Kim Lewis
The tiny house movement continues to grow, not in square footage, but in popularity with those who want to free themselves from the cost and hassles of owning a large home. Don’t need 4,000 square feet of space and five bathrooms to clean? Looking to downsize as you retire? Ready to spend more time outside enjoying life instead of mowing a half-acre yard? A tiny house may hold the key to happiness for you! ... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide for The Very Very Good List

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 | 0 comments

Holiday Gift Guide for The Very Very Good List
We’ve been posting our annual Holiday Gift Guide suggestions this week! Monday’s post offered up American-made products in the $50 range while Wednesday’s post upped the ante to the $100 range. Today, our marketing staff reveals their favorites for those who have been very good this year. Very, very good. We asked our team members to share what they would enjoy giving or receiving with no limit on the love! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Brass Chandelier Adds Pop in Minimalist Master Bedroom

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Brass Chandelier Adds Pop in Minimalist Master Bedroom
Last week we visited with Kirsten Grove, of the blog Simply Grove, as she revealed the transformation of her living room that included a Downtown Minimalist Brass Adjustable Wall Sconce near the fireplace. Today, Kirsten shares the remodel of her master bedroom where a modern brass chandelier adds interest to the mostly white space. “When we first walked into this room, it felt dark and lonely,” Kirsten says. “I wanted to make the room come to life so naturally we painted everything white and textured the ceiling to get rid of the popcorn.” The house has strong bones and is a mid-century masterpiece, and Kirsten plans to stay true to the... Read More