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
As hard as I try, my nightstand always overflows. This small, but oh-so-functional piece of furniture holds the iHome, my stack of nighttime reading, a notepad and pen, plus a lamp. Then I spotted this blog post by Brooke Christen over on Nesting with Grace. Brass wall sconces not only free up space on the night stand, but they offer an elegant statement in Brooke’s master bedroom.
“Our bedroom is on the smallish side,” Brooke says. “It measures about 11′ x 12′ without much room for night stands.” Brooke has lived in her 1950s-era Connecticut home for almost two years. Although the room was painted almost immediately, it... Read More
In her search for new kitchen lighting for her northern Virginia home, Lauren Liess wanted an alternative to traditional can lighting.
“Because our house is a Cape Cod, I looked to old colonial kitchens for inspiration,” Lauren says. “I wanted the kitchen to feel light and airy, very accessible, and easy to work in.”
Lauren and her husband David own an interior design firm and textiles company and have been renovating their home for almost a year. Lauren created a clean and modern layout with open cabinetry balanced with rustic touches. She found the perfect alternative to can lighting in the Kao Flush Mount Pendant.
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Saavy interior designers know that the work environment affects not only our mood but also our productivity. When the creative minds at Maison Blue Design Group tackled a remodel for Guided Discoveries, Inc. in San Juan Capistrano, California, they used colorful barn lights to create an uplifting and playful space that embodies the spirit of the science and marine biology camp.
“The client’s main goal was to create a fun office environment that encourages collaboration and creativity,” says Emily Turner, interior designer with Maison Blue. “We wanted to bring the spirit of the camp environment into the business office.” The inspiration... Read More
How do you top being Asheville’s first legal brewery since Prohibition, bottling up to 10,000 cases of craft beer per week? You go even higher with a rooftop bar! Our friends at Highland Brewing cut the ribbon on a new open-air space this summer complete with gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and equally beautiful gooseneck barn lights!
Brock Ashburn, of Ashburn Builders, created this new space which sits atop the brewery’s event center. Highland is celebrating its 24th year in Asheville, North Carolina, a city that often lands on Top Ten lists for craft beer fans. The new bar has a rustic industrial feel that, in spite of summertime temps, has... Read More
The words “rustic industrial” can be scary to some customers. They imagine big, bulky, factory lights that seem out of place in a home or retail setting. We’re here to show you that rustic industrial lighting can be absolutely gorgeous! Look no further than Rancho Santana, a five-star resort located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Rancho Santana recently added a surf shop to their 2,700-acre community which includes American-made lighting from Barn Light Electric.
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