Mid-Century

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home
We’re excited to introduce a new series to the blog today! Whitney May and her husband Peter are sharing their journey of building a modern farmhouse in Vermont. We will follow along as they make decisions on colors, materials, decor, and yes, lighting! Whitney will take over the blogger’s chair on a regular basis this spring and summer to chronicle the ups and downs of the construction process. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation
If you’re a careful reader of our blog, you may remember a mention of Roscoe, New York a few years back. Located two hours north of New York City, this tiny hamlet is home to Prohibition Distillery, a fire hall-turned-distillery with some pretty cool industrial lighting. Roscoe was also home to the Red Rose Motel which operated first as a dance hall, then later as a respite for tourists passing through the area. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Mid Century Kitchen Remodel Features Classic Brass Pendants

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Mid Century Kitchen Remodel Features Classic Brass Pendants
After 25 years in a self-remodeled 1870s village home, Sarah fell in love with a mid century home just outside of Syracuse, New York, built by Charles Umbrecht. An architect and quality craftsman with a substantial following, Umbrect is known for beautiful mouldings, fireplaces, and native limestone floors. “We took a leap of faith and decided to move to the country. We wanted to update, without ruining, this Umbrecht home,” Sarah says. “With the exception of appliances, the kitchen had not been updated since it was built in 1957.” She describes the remodel as a “gut-to-the-studs” job. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Brass Wall Sconces Offer Dramatic Style in Tight Space

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Brass Wall Sconces Offer Dramatic Style in Tight Space
As hard as I try, my nightstand always overflows. This small, but oh-so-functional piece of furniture holds the iHome, my stack of nighttime reading, a notepad and pen, plus a lamp. Then I spotted this blog post by Brooke Christen over on Nesting with Grace. Brass wall sconces not only free up space on the night stand, but they offer an elegant statement in Brooke’s master bedroom. “Our bedroom is on the smallish side,” Brooke says. “It measures about 11′ x 12′ without much room for night stands.” Brooke has lived in her 1950s-era Connecticut home for almost two years. Although the room was painted almost immediately, it... Read More

Featured Customer | Brass Chandelier Adds Pop in Minimalist Master Bedroom

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Brass Chandelier Adds Pop in Minimalist Master Bedroom
Last week we visited with Kirsten Grove, of the blog Simply Grove, as she revealed the transformation of her living room that included a Downtown Minimalist Brass Adjustable Wall Sconce near the fireplace. Today, Kirsten shares the remodel of her master bedroom where a modern brass chandelier adds interest to the mostly white space. “When we first walked into this room, it felt dark and lonely,” Kirsten says. “I wanted to make the room come to life so naturally we painted everything white and textured the ceiling to get rid of the popcorn.” The house has strong bones and is a mid-century masterpiece, and Kirsten plans to stay true to the... Read More

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lighting Brightens Major Kitchen Remodel

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lighting Brightens Major Kitchen Remodel
Dawn is a farm girl at heart. “I grew up around lots of grain bins and working on the farm so I enjoy old tin and anything with a bit of an industrial or rustic feel,” she says. It’s no surprise that the remodel of her kitchen and dining room features a back splash made from roof flashing, a bar covered in upcycled corrugated tin, and some retro schoolhouse lighting. Combining the kitchen and dining room meant tearing out a wall in the mid-century home. Dawn rents the home from her parents so she was conscious of the budget as she looked for lighting. ... Read More