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Summer Destinations | Beaches, Breweries and Barn Lights

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Summer Destinations | Beaches, Breweries and Barn Lights
Where will your travels take you this summer? To a favorite spot that’s a “must do” each year? Or to a new, never-explored place on your bucket list? I love a mix of both old and new, and as much as I enjoy taking time off, I always seem to look at lighting everywhere I go! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite summer destinations that offer not only beautiful scenery and fun things to do, but also beautiful American-made lighting too! ... Read More

Flush Mount Lights Offer Stylish Alternative to Recessed Cans

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Flush Mount Lights Offer Stylish Alternative to Recessed Cans
When recessed lighting first hit the residential market in the mid 20th century, homeowners loved the clean, modern look. In a time before open floor plans and cathedral ceilings became vogue, recessed lights helped make small rooms with low ceilings look bigger. Today, a more stylish alternative to the traditional can light is available in the versatile Flush Mount Light. Offering a more compact profile than standard pendant lights, flush mount lighting is perfect for spaces large and small. Take a look at how some of our customers have used a variety of flush mount styles to brighten their spaces. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style

Posted by on May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style
Different seasons call for different settings: winter makes us crave the cozy cocoon of a cabin in the mountains; fall conjures images of brisk afternoons on a farm; and the warmer months inevitably turn our thoughts to the coast — crashing waves, the smell of salt air, and sand between your toes are as quintessentially summer as it gets. Similarly, we long for these same feelings in our homes: lazy afternoons draped over a crisply slipcovered couch while a gentle breeze blows gauzy linen curtains. This style, dubbed American Coastal, is defined by relaxation, comfort, and the casualness that summer is all about. Here’s how to get this laid-back style in your... Read More

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting Highlights Coastal Renovation

Posted by on May 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting Highlights Coastal Renovation
When Stacy Moher, owner of Living Interiors of Connecticut, tackled the renovation of a coastal home, she simply looked to the horizon for inspiration. “I created a soothing color palette of whites and mostly blues and greens that reflect the location of the home overlooking the ocean. I also wanted some nautical touches,” Stacy says. The designer was responsible for the entire layout of the home plus the sourcing of flooring, tile, furniture, cabinetry, lighting, and wall, window and ceiling treatments. The complete gut renovation of the home, located in Milford, Connecticut, started shortly after new homeowners purchased it. ... Read More

Featured Customer | American-Made Barn Lights Bring Timeless Look to Coastal Home

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | American-Made Barn Lights Bring Timeless Look to Coastal Home
When Steve packed up and moved from New Jersey to South Carolina two years ago, he felt compelled to find the perfect spot for a new home. That spot turned out to be Sullivan’s Island, a narrow spit of land just outside of Charleston, where Steve has created his dream home full of southern charm, period details, and authentic barn lighting. “We live on the edge of an historic district with many period homes,” Steve says. “We wanted to build a residence that looked like it was constructed in the 1930s and complemented the classic architecture that defines the surrounding neighborhood.” ... Read More

Porch Season is Officially Here! Time to Light It Up!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Porch Season is Officially Here! Time to Light It Up!
There’s so much to love about spring! With the warmer weather and the season’s explosion of color, the porch is once again a popular spot to watch the kids play, check out the neighbors’ new flowers, and enjoy hearing the birds again. Whether your porch is just a small extension beyond your front door or a screened-in, living/kitchen combo out back, all porches need appropriate lighting. Today we take a look at some of our favorite porch projects and the variety of lighting styles homeowners chose to complement their outdoor décor.  ... Read More