No matter how many houses you call home through the years, the first one is pretty special. For Amanda and her husband, Christopher, the move from a New York apartment to a Cape Cod-style modern farmhouse in Dutchess County was exciting as they started incorporating their own style into the space.
“The first remodel consisted of a new master bathroom, refinishing the hardwood floors, and replacing dated mudroom tiles with wood floors,” Amanda says. “We also replaced all of the light fixtures in the house.” Although she didn’t like the existing lights which were wood and iron with candles, Amanda couldn’t put her finger on exactly what... Read More
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
When Halli and her husband Irvin started a much-needed, full-gut kitchen remodel, they figured, within a couple of months, they would be hosting a party to celebrate the finished space. But, like most remodeling projects, it took a bit longer than expected.
“It took us from the first hammer swing in mid-August to the final nail or touch of paint or, more realistically, the ‘that’s it, no more’ moment in early December,” Halli wrote on her blog Thrill of Living. “We were done just in time for family visits around Christmas.”
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When searching for lighting, many designers maintain a punch list of requirements. Not only does a light have to provide proper illumination for a space, but quality and lead times for delivery also rank high. Not to mention style points!
When Stephanie Pavlides, of Allen Pavlides Architects, recently went on the hunt for bathroom lighting, all of these factors played into her final decision.
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Many remodeling projects take a space from one decade into the next. In Susan’s case, her kitchen took a giant leap from the 1980s right into the next century. Her “older” condo, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, needed a serious kitchen update.
“The space had an old fluorescent light and I wanted to have colors that looked more coastal,” Susan says. With her new mint backsplash in place, Susan started her search for new kitchen lighting. Having shopped Barn Light Electric in the past, Susan remembered the creamy Jadite finish in the porcelain enamel palette of colors. It matched her new backsplash perfectly.
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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