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Guest Blogger | Home Office Design to Suit Your Work Style

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Home Office Design to Suit Your Work Style
The workforce is evolving, with more people working from home than ever before. In fact, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely in 2016. With more adults than ever working from their homes (and I’m one of them!), it’s become increasingly important to have a home office from which you can conduct business, be productive, and get inspired (even real estate professionals have noticed an increased demand for home office space among buyers). Here’s how to create a functional and stylish home office of your own: ... Read More

Featured Customer | Award-Winning Modern Farmhouse

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Award-Winning Modern Farmhouse
If you checked out our year-end blog posts on our favorite spaces from 2017, you’ll see that the farmhouse trend made a strong showing. People love the rustic yet modern look of a contemporary farmhouse — lived in, yet lovely, with plenty of texture and character. Today’s featured customer, Jen from Sylvania, Ohio, built the modern farmhouse of her dreams accented with barn lights inside and out. The home was recently awarded Single Family Home of the Year by the Home Builder’s Association. ... Read More

New Deep Bowl Pendants Offer Modern Style, Unrivaled Quality

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 | 0 comments

New Deep Bowl Pendants Offer Modern Style, Unrivaled Quality
The ceiling pendant trend shows no sign of slowing down in the coming year, and with everything from a bare bulb on a cord to eclectic chandeliers, there’s a pendant for every room of the house. One of the most popular shade styles is the deep bowl which harkens back to the early days of RLM lighting where factories and other workplaces needed focused downlighting. Today, consumers have embraced deep bowl lighting in the home. Having the bulb tucked deep inside the bowl not only reduces glare, but it allows the fixture itself to become a true focal point in a space. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Barn Pendant Lights Establish Inviting Feel to Cafe

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Barn Pendant Lights Establish Inviting Feel to Cafe
The humble coffee shop. No matter if you live in a small town or in the heart of New York City, your local coffee shop likely serves up much more than a hot cuppa Joe. It’s a gathering place for friends, a spot to relax and read, and a hub of information for locals and out-of-towners alike. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Café One Eight is a locally owned shop in the heart of the historic downtown. In business for more than four years, the owners decided it was time for a refresh of the space. They turned to Chris and Claudia Beiler of Creative Space Designers to handle the complete remodel. ... Read More

Featured Customer | American-Made Exterior Lighting Adds Final Touch

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | American-Made Exterior Lighting Adds Final Touch
New siding and windows are a sure-fire way to spruce up a 20+ year-old home. Matt raised the bar, however, with the addition of American-made lighting. “We wanted something American made and solidly built overall,” Matt says. “Not something you get at a big box store. I didn’t want to be replacing lights anytime soon.” Matt started with his garage where he chose two Goodrich® Bomber Porcelain Gooseneck Lights. He customized these porcelain enamel lights with 15″ shades, Black finish, and G11 gooseneck arms. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Offer Casual, Rustic Style

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Offer Casual, Rustic Style
Sometimes you have to raise the roof. Not raise a ruckus, but literally raise the roof. That’s exactly what Jenny and her husband did when they tackled a gut renovation of their Millbrook, New York, home. The major renovation included an addition and rebuild of the second floor. The result is a stunning 6,500-square-foot modern farmhouse chock full of laid-back style. “We were going for a casual, rustic feel throughout with fixtures and finishes that still look good even as style trends change over time,” Jenny says. “Remodeling and design are hobbies that I love and I put together idea books on Houzz to design the spaces.” ... Read More