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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Building a new home brings on a host of decisions once the bones are in place. What type of floors, countertops, cabinetry, and yes, what type of lighting will go in each space? When Aaron set about building his dream home in the community of Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, he had plenty of lighting decisions to make.
“Having American made, locally sourced lighting with LED were all important aspects to this build,” Aaron says. “The ability to customize colors, castings, and illumination were highly appreciated too!” Aaron works for Realty Holding Group who provided extensive design build services for his new... Read More
While many people opt to live near their workplace to cut down on commuting, Courtney and Aristides choose to live where their hearts belong. And that magical place is on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. Avid surfers, the couple wanted a place close to the ocean with easy access to the waves.
“We both may work a little far from where we live, but the natural beauty and solitude on the peninsula coupled with great surf makes it too hard for us to give up,” Courtney says. “It’s a really nice sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.” An independent interior designer, Courtney works in both residential... Read More
While those who live in the oft-rainy city of Vancouver, Canada, may get used to the gloominess of the weather, that doesn’t mean they embrace it in their everyday environments. The design team from Mak Interiors in Vancouver recently infused a shared office space with colorful industrial barn lights to create a happy space for the freelancers and entrepreneurs who work there each day.
“We went for a very eclectic style, a modern-meets-industrial chic,” says Sabrina Chammas, creative director at L’Atelier. “Our members have the option to reserve a desk on a monthly basis or just buy time passes to access certain parts of our space.”... Read More
It’s been almost four years since Barn Light Electric revived the lost art of manufacturing porcelain enamel lighting. With a cadre of metal spinners and a special oven that we purchased and shipped over from Italy, we re-introduced the rugged, high-gloss beauty of porcelain enamel to a whole new audience.
While porcelain enamel lighting was once a staple of the lighting industry back in the early 20th century, it was used almost exclusively in commercial applications.
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With the time change coming up this weekend, spring is truly here! Many of us are getting the urge to clean out, freshen up, and infuse new style into our homes. One easy way to change up the look of a room is with new pendant lighting.
New ceiling pendants over the island can give a kitchen a whole new personality. Or perhaps the screened-in porch needs a pick-me-up for the summer entertaining to come.
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