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Modern Farmhouse Journey | The Power of Color Temperature

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | The Power of Color Temperature
Last April, we introduced Whitney in this blog post as she began sharing her story of building a mid century modern farmhouse in Vermont. Today, Whitney discusses a powerful lesson learned about color and lighting in her new powder room. As my husband, Peter, and I dove into the construction of our mountain-top farmhouse, we faced steep learning curves along the way. We discovered that a clear vision for layout and décor is no guarantee when it comes to what materials arrive on your doorstep. Even with countless hours of research, endless Pinterest board comparisons, Houzz inspiration hunting, and precise planning, you just can’t foresee everything until the project... Read More

Featured Customer | Nautical Wall Sconces Attractive Both Day & Night

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Nautical Wall Sconces Attractive Both Day & Night
What’s better than a light fixture that fits your space and provides exactly the amount of light you need? How about a fixture that looks just as beautiful when it’s turned off? When Jessica Phillips, of Phillips Tax & Consulting, renovated a small building in downtown Hastings, Michigan, she realized every design detail had to have purpose. “The front of the building is small, and it’s easy to miss when you’re driving by. We wanted to trick it out by being intentional about the quality and design of the relatively few features that are there,” Jessica says. “It was important to me to create something that looked classic and... Read More

Featured Customer | Task Lighting Both Functional & Stylish for Quilt Studio

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Task Lighting Both Functional & Stylish for Quilt Studio
The older I get, the more I appreciate good task lighting. And the smaller the task, the more focused the lighting needs to be! Debbie, an obsessed quilter, (her words, not mine) built a studio next to her Outer Banks home where she and her friends could quilt. Bright, direct lighting was imperative to the space. “Our house is an Old Nags Head-style shingle house, and we designed the studio to look like a logical addition,” Debbie says. “We wanted an old-style building with bright colors, especially red. I wanted lighting that would work with the old-school exterior and the reclaimed wood floors.” ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 10 Easy Home Updates for the New Year

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 10 Easy Home Updates for the New Year
For many, the new year signifies a time to freshen things up at home, and what started as a hopeful wish list can quickly become a daunting inventory riddled with dollar signs. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Here, 10 easy home updates that you can tackle in 2016 without having to call an expensive contractor. Change light fixtures: Lighting is one of the most important elements in any room, and changing up or adding new fixtures can have dramatic results. This year, add pendants over your kitchen island, a chandelier to your dining room, and wall sconces wherever your home needs extra illumination. An electrician is cheaper than a contractor! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Industrial Flush Mount Pendant a Stylish Update for CA Home

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Industrial Flush Mount Pendant a Stylish Update for CA Home
When Jordan, of Mill Valley, California, went on the hunt for a new entryway light for his home, he had several items on his wish list — functionality, aesthetics, style, and, above all, something that would fit in the covered space which has a low ceiling. He satisfied all of his requirements with the Sydney Flush Mount Pendant, an RLM-inspired warehouse shade that hugs the ceiling and draws from both industrial and nautical styles. ... Read More

Lighting Lingo: Light Bulb Choices, Changes, and Challenges

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Lighting Lingo: Light Bulb Choices, Changes, and Challenges
When Congress passed the Energy Independence Act in 2007, its purpose was to encourage consumers to switch over to more energy-efficient light bulbs. At the time, compact fluorescents, called CFLs, and LED light bulbs were considerably more expensive to buy than standard incandescents, but in recent years, costs have come down. Consumers are realizing the savings on their electric bill and these savings can be substantial in commercial spaces. ... Read More