Coastal Cottage

Featured Customer | Colorful Barn Lights Add Personality to Vacation Cottage

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Colorful Barn Lights Add Personality to Vacation Cottage
Although Paula loves time spent with family in their Sawyer, Michigan, vacation home, the functionality of the space was lacking for their get-togethers. “We needed a larger, open space to make the flow better for summer weekends when we often have a big crowd,” Paula, an interior designer, explains. And, as with many remodeling efforts, Paula’s project snowballed. Since the footprint changed, flooring had to change. In the end, Paula also had new cabinetry, counters, appliances, and lighting. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Custom Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Playful Retro Style

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Custom Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Playful Retro Style
If you’re lucky enough to live in Key West, you might be tempted to play up a tropical theme in your home decor. But when Grace decided to remodel the kitchen in her home on the southernmost tip of the US, she opted for a cool retro theme instead. “I chose a retro design with a fun, playful feel,” Grace says. “Beach blue appliances by Big Chill were the focal point of the kitchen and are accented with small pink appliances and pink lighting.” The whimsical color palette is balanced with black and white including a bold black-and-white checkerboard back splash. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Gooseneck Lights Shine in Malibu

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Gooseneck Lights Shine in Malibu
While exterior lighting may seem to be purely utilitarian, designers know that these fixtures represent a golden opportunity to make a statement from the very first look. House bling, if you will. Maggie Pierson, of Maggie Pierson Designs, tackled a renovation for a friend in Malibu, California, and used classic gooseneck lighting to pump up the wow factor. The project included the addition of a new master suite and a theater room, plus plenty of outdoor entertaining spaces and an outdoor shower. ... Read More

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