In the northern most corner of New Jersey, Cynthia and her family enjoy a rural lifestyle full of hiking, fishing, camping, and all that the great outdoors offers. Their comfortable farmhouse was brand new when they moved in 19 years ago but has undergone some much-needed renovations recently.
“We have taken our colonial out of the 1990s and updated our bathrooms, kitchen, and living spaces,” Cynthia says. Although Cynthia, who is married and the mother of six children, has a background in biochemistry, she follows her passion for home design and building and has handled much of the renovation work herself. When it came time to update the lighting in her... Read More
In Monday’s post, we met Amanda and Christopher who recently purchased their first home. The initial step for the couple was to repaint the multicolored rooms with a neutral gray to make the house look bigger and provide a softer palette on which to layer furniture and accessories. Along with painting and refinishing wood floors, they paid attention to the smaller details such as updating door knobs and cabinet hardware and replacing run-of-the-mill light fixtures.
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No matter how many houses you call home through the years, the first one is pretty special. For Amanda and her husband, Christopher, the move from a New York apartment to a Cape Cod-style modern farmhouse in Dutchess County was exciting as they started incorporating their own style into the space.
“The first remodel consisted of a new master bathroom, refinishing the hardwood floors, and replacing dated mudroom tiles with wood floors,” Amanda says. “We also replaced all of the light fixtures in the house.” Although she didn’t like the existing lights which were wood and iron with candles, Amanda couldn’t put her finger on exactly what... Read More
Still feeling amorous post-Valentine’s Day? Why not show your home some love, too! Pull your home out of the cold, gray drear of February with a few touches of the color of love: warm, revitalizing red. Below are nine tips for decorating with this bold hue; but first, a look at the color’s role throughout the world.
• In Eastern cultures, red is often the color for good luck. Brides in India and Nepal wear red saris; in Japan, a red kimono symbolizes happiness and good luck.
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Barn Light Electric is celebrating nine years in business this month! We’ve come a long way since the early days of operating out of a 100-year-old hardware store in downtown Titusville. Using salvaged vintage lights as inspiration, we began handcrafting our own designs, exploring new colors, reviving the art of porcelain enamel, and adding options like LED to bring these time-honored styles into the next century.
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Welcome to “Mississippi’s Front Porch” — a hidden gem just outside the metropolitan madness of Memphis, Tennessee. The small town of Hernando, with proximity to both Memphis and Oxford, felt like home immediately to Emily when she and her husband moved to the area.
“Hernando is quiet and quaint with excellent public schools and a beautiful downtown historic district,” says Emily, mother of two and creator of the blog Everything Emily. “It’s a great little town to raise a family.” After searching for a lot to build on, Emily and her husband instead chose a house already under construction to make their own. Although... Read More