Craftsman Style

Featured Customer | Sign Lighting Brings Touch of Elegance to Rustic Mountain Home

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Sign Lighting Brings Touch of Elegance to Rustic Mountain Home
Wait…sign lighting? In the same sentence with the word elegance? Isn’t sign lighting just a utilitarian fixture meant for shops, gas stations and restaurants? With apologies to Lee Corso, not so fast my friend. Many homeowners have discovered that sign lighting is not only appropriate in a residential setting but can be stylish too. With the expanding numbers of shapes and finishes available, you can follow the lead of today’s Featured Customer and use sign lighting to make a dramatic statement in your home. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Colorful Gooseneck Lights Add Whimsy to Arts & Crafts Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Colorful Gooseneck Lights Add Whimsy to Arts & Crafts Kitchen
It’s a big decision to completely remodel your kitchen. And perhaps an even bigger decision when the current space isn’t really all that bad. For an Asheville, North Carolina couple, the decision to rip out their current kitchen hinged on functionality. They both love to cook and the old layout just didn’t work for two. Plus there was no eat-in area for their four kids to hang out while mom and dad prepped and served three meals a day. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Character to Basic 80's Colonial

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Character to Basic 80's Colonial
So what do you do when your dream house is a 1920s Craftsman style home but you live in an 80s-era Colonial? You renovate! And then you start a blog to share your successes, and stumbles, with the world. That’s what Teresa of Life and Renovations did when she and her husband purchased a home almost two years ago in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. “I love Craftsman homes with big mouldings, built-ins, and lots of character. This house is a basic Colonial which is about as far from a Craftsman as you can get!” Teresa says. “My biggest goal has been to add character to the house.” Teresa chose a mostly white, grey, and wood color scheme and, as the... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage Lighting, Schoolhouse Lights for NC Craftsman-Style Home

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage Lighting, Schoolhouse Lights for NC Craftsman-Style Home
In Monday’s blog, we visited with Brian in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where his stunning new Craftsman-style home sits on eight rolling acres of land complete with hay fields, deep woods, and bubbling creeks. For much of the home’s exterior, Brian chose classic, American-made gooseneck lighting. Today we take a peek inside to see how Brian and his wife chose to light up the interior of their home. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Gooseneck Barn Lights for NC Farmhouse

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 | 3 comments

Featured Customer | Gooseneck Barn Lights for NC Farmhouse
When Brian’s dad built a home back in the late 1970s, he incorporated many reclaimed materials such as stained glass windows from an English church, porcelain gas station lights for the garage, and a Texaco Sky chief gas pump from the 1920s. “There was no manufacturer of reproduction lights in those days so he had to use original lighting and craft his own goosenecks using galvanized plumbing pipe,” Brian says. When Brian started building his own home in Wake Forest, North Carolina last year, he followed his father’s lead to include reclaimed materials to give the home the feel of an original farmhouse but with modern conveniences. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Gooseneck Light Complements Arts & Crafts Style Home

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Gooseneck Light Complements Arts & Crafts Style Home
When Lori and Nick decided to build a new Craftsman-style home just south of Los Angeles, they chose an architect with a love for the style. Jeff Jeannette and his wife Roberta are both licensed architects who stumbled onto the Long Beach, California area back in 1996 where there are countless early 1900’s Craftsman-style homes. “Our first home was a 1922,” Jeff says. “It was a 2-bedroom, one bath, 800-square-foot bungalow that we thoroughly enjoyed renovating.” The couple converted the one-car garage into an architectural studio and opened their doors for business in 2000. ... Read More