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How To | Welcome the Season With Color, Texture & Lighting

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Welcome the Season With Color, Texture & Lighting
Our Instagram feed has been overflowing of late and everyone seems to be focusing on the front porch. Is there a friendly competition going on for Best Fall Porch Decor?! Prepping your front porch for the holidays is fun and can show off your personality to family, friends, and passersby. And while pumpkins, wreaths, and pretty flowers can add color and texture to a porch, don’t forget that thoughtful exterior lighting can add the finishing touch to the overall scene. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style

Posted by on May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style
Different seasons call for different settings: winter makes us crave the cozy cocoon of a cabin in the mountains; fall conjures images of brisk afternoons on a farm; and the warmer months inevitably turn our thoughts to the coast — crashing waves, the smell of salt air, and sand between your toes are as quintessentially summer as it gets. Similarly, we long for these same feelings in our homes: lazy afternoons draped over a crisply slipcovered couch while a gentle breeze blows gauzy linen curtains. This style, dubbed American Coastal, is defined by relaxation, comfort, and the casualness that summer is all about. Here’s how to get this laid-back style in your... Read More

Professional's Corner | Vintage-Inspired Barn Lights Right at Home Down on the Farm

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Vintage-Inspired Barn Lights Right at Home Down on the Farm
With a long history dating back to the civil war, Summerfield Farms has seen its share of crops raised, cows milked, and families come and go. Today, grass-fed cattle still roam the hillsides and acres of crops thrive in the temperate climate of North Carolina’s Piedmont region. But the farm has undergone a renaissance of sorts under the guidance of Barbour Spangle Design out of High Point, NC. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Light Your Way to a Beautiful Warm-Weather Yard

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Light Your Way to a Beautiful Warm-Weather Yard
It’s finally that most perfect of seasons, when the sun starts to shine a little warmer, flowers begin waking from their winter nap, and chirping birds return from their yearly migration. At this time of year, our attention naturally shifts from cozy indoors to front porches and backyards, neglected for months and in desperate want of some TLC. And when the final flower is planted and blade of grass mowed, be sure to show off your hard work – even when the sun goes down – with the perfect exterior lighting. ... Read More

Exterior Lighting Adds Color, Function to Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by on May 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Exterior Lighting Adds Color, Function to Outdoor Living Spaces
Happy May Day! With the early days of spring behind us and the promise of summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to turn attention to outdoor living spaces. Many of us take advantage of the improved weather to revitalize our homes for the upswing in activity that’s sure to come. Backyard wiffle ball games, impromptu happy hour on the porch, or maybe an evening dip in the pool if you’re lucky enough to have one! ... Read More

Outdoor Lighting | How to Create an Inviting Exterior for your Home

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Outdoor Lighting | How to Create an Inviting Exterior for your Home
I have not adjusted to the time change apparently. I seem to forget, or perhaps I’m in denial, that it will be pitch black by the time I get home some days. I have yet to remember to turn on the outdoor lights when I leave. And while late fall is a great time to wrap up outdoor chores for the year, it’s also a great time to think about your outdoor lighting which gets a workout during these months. If you remember to turn it on. ... Read More