Building a new home brings on a host of decisions once the bones are in place. What type of floors, countertops, cabinetry, and yes, what type of lighting will go in each space? When Aaron set about building his dream home in the community of Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, he had plenty of lighting decisions to make.
“Having American made, locally sourced lighting with LED were all important aspects to this build,” Aaron says. “The ability to customize colors, castings, and illumination were highly appreciated too!” Aaron works for Realty Holding Group who provided extensive design build services for his new... 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
When Mother Nature flexes her winter muscles with snow and bitter winds, our home becomes a refuge. Even here in Florida, where the temps dive into the 50s on occasion (I know, you feel our pain), the first month of the new year is more often spent indoors than out. It’s also when you realize it’s been months since you seriously deep cleaned and decluttered!
We’re taking inspiration from Houzz today where an ideabook focuses on a January Home Checklist. While exterior tasks are duly noted, we’re more interested in the interior list than ice dams and freezing pipes.
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Nothing warms our heart more than a great American success story. Barn Light Electric started in a garage where our owners rewired and refinished vintage gooseneck and barn pendant lights to sell. Fast forward a few years and today we’re handcrafting vintage-inspired lights in a 60,000-square-foot facility and shipping them worldwide.
Today’s Featured Customer had similar humble beginnings. Hayes Manufacturing started in a garage more than 40 years ago and today makes state-of-the-art drive and flywheel couplings in its Fife Lake, Michigan, headquarters. The five owners and partners recently remodeled a storage space in their plant to create an executive... Read More
For second-generation builder Zachary Tyson, building new homes in Jefferson Parish, a bedroom community west of New Orleans, is a family affair marked by pride in materials and craftsmanship.
“My mother started building more than 23 years ago,” he says. “My father and I, along with my mother, started Tyson Construction 10 years ago.” The company serves residential clients in and around the parish with a focus on supporting their country and community with American-made products.
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Young entrepreneurs are often full of creative ideas, and luckily, have the youthful exuberance to carry them out. What they often lack, however, are the funds to set up their own physical work space. Some opt to work from home but face household distractions and isolation. And once a business starts to grow, a dedicated work space becomes more critical.
Michael Feinstein, founder and CEO of Büro, solves that crisis for South Florida entrepreneurs with flexible work spaces in a modern and collaborative environment. The latest location opened recently in Coconut Grove, one of Miami’s most walkable and charming neighborhoods.
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