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Pro's Corner | Schoolhouse Lighting Blends Old, New in Bath Reno

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Schoolhouse Lighting Blends Old, New in Bath Reno
What’s it like to work with your best friend every day? Darci Haney and her husband Matt are the design/build team behind MD Haney & Co. which has been tackling design and renovation projects in the Pacific Northwest for almost 15 years. “It’s a pretty good gig,” Darci says of working side-by-side with Matt. “We do mostly residential projects. He builds and I get to help make them pretty.” Their most recent project was right under their own roof. The couple own a sprawling, 1940s-era ranch home just outside McMinnville, Oregon. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting
We often hear people describe barn lighting as classic or timeless. Indeed, even today, you can find antique warehouse shades still in use decades after installation. These are often porcelain enamel lights crafted from quality steel in an age when products were built to last. When Kelly Hurliman, an interior designer from just outside of Chicago, decided to remodel her kitchen, she wanted the classic look and quality of a porcelain enamel barn light. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Fluted Shade Pendants Add Fun to Kitchen Reno

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Fluted Shade Pendants Add Fun to Kitchen Reno
One of the renovation trends we see quite often here on the blog is the creation of an open floor plan. Homeowners rearrange furniture, change up cabinetry, and even knock down walls to combine kitchen, living, and dining areas more suitable for entertaining and family living. Debbie describes her southern California bungalow/farmhouse as “fairly small” and opening up the floor plan was something she wanted to do for years. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Dark Sky-Friendly Lights for the Grand Canyon

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Dark Sky-Friendly Lights for the Grand Canyon
Many cities across America are encouraging the use of dark sky-friendly lighting. These fixtures are crafted in a shape that provides downward directed light which helps the skies stay dark and the stars stay bright. Barn lights are a natural fit for dark skies with their dome-shaped shades that reduce glare. Dark skies are critical to the Grand Canyon Association which recently launched a project to retrofit 280 lights in the Grand Canyon historic district to better preserve the night skies. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse
Patsy and her husband’s middle Tennessee home is a popular spot in the summer. Family and friends enjoy the couple’s backyard pool but, with no bathroom nearby, Patsy was facing another summer of wet traffic through her house. She began to envision a bathhouse for her yard. “I sketched out what I wanted and my husband drew it up on a $20 computer program,” Patsy says. “We did all the work ourselves using every free moment we had.” Patsy desired a simple and clean design with white board-and-batten walls, galvanized metal roof, and black accents. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Iconic Barn Pendants Highlight Kitchen Remodel

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Iconic Barn Pendants Highlight Kitchen Remodel
Interior design takes a creative mind and a keen eye for detail. Kitchen design, in particular, presents special challenges. With so many activities taking place in a kitchen, from food prep and planning to entertaining and homework, this hub of family activity must be adaptable to many needs. Jill Washington, owner and designer of Sparrow Lane Interiors, has built her career around thoughtful kitchen design. Serving clients in the greater Toronto region, Jill lends her years of education and experience to creating warm, inviting, and completely functional spaces for her clients. We spotted one of Jill’s recent projects on Instagram and had to find out more. ... Read More