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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In last Friday’s post, I noted that customers often want a new home that looks like “it’s been here forever.” And just this morning, another perfect example of the New Aged look popped into my inbox. I heard from Barbara in the North Dallas area who is settling into her new home that looks anything but new.
“My son is an architect and developer, and we recruited him to build us a home for retirement in so we could be closer to our grandchildren,” Barbara says. “Jason wanted a design that looked like it had been here for a long time and one with the environment. He loves old New England architecture and the shabby chic look that... Read More
“I’m building a new house, but I want it to look like it’s been here forever.”
We hear this from customers a lot. They want lighting with a classic style, but also with updated features like LED, dozens of finish colors to choose from, and options like dusk-to-dawn sensors. Basically, customers want the best of both worlds — old-fashioned quality and style with modern amenities.
Luckily, we offer exactly that!
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After countless hours perusing Pinterest and even more time following discussion threads on Houzz, you’ve finally found the perfect barn light for your kitchen. What could be better than custom made lighting? Better than porcelain enamel? Better than made in the USA?
How about… all of the above plus the energy efficiency of LED?
You can have it all — seriously, have it all — with the LED Lighting Collection at Barn Light Electric. We’ve taken our most popular vintage-inspired lights and crafted them by hand with painstaking attention to detail, then added some of the highest-rated LED components on the market today. Developed by Cree,... Read More
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
There was once a time when you built a new home, you wanted it to look, well, new! In recent years, however, I hear many customers say their goal for a new build is a classic look; a home with character and time-worn details.
When Nate decided to build a barn on his property in Plympton, Massachusetts, he too wanted a more traditional look and feel to his new building.
“We live in a small town with a rural feel and we were trying to capture that New England barn charm,” Nate says. “Even though it’s new, we wanted the barn to appear as though it could have been here for 100 years.” Nate worked with the design team at The Barn Yard in... Read More