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Professional's Corner | Wall-Hugging Barn Sconces for Attic Renovation

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 | 3 comments

Professional's Corner | Wall-Hugging Barn Sconces for Attic Renovation
Have you been up to the attic lately? Is it a little-used space full of cobwebs, off-season clothes, and holiday decorations? That once described Sara’s attic in her Gainesville, Georgia, home but she envisioned so much more for her 1,000-square-foot space. “It was a great place for storage, but I felt it could function better as living space,” she says. “The birth of our third child left us without a guest room, so we needed to incorporate a bedroom into our attic.” ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Pendant Lighting Plays Big Role in TV Production House

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Pendant Lighting Plays Big Role in TV Production House
A star is born. When the offices of Story Culture, a television production house in Midtown Manhattan, were recently gutted and remodeled, designer Jowill Leano struggled with the unique challenges of the space. In addition to offices, there are editing and screening rooms, equipment rooms, communal spaces, a kitchen, lobby, and conference room all with their own special requirements for color, soundproofing, and lighting. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Kitchen Pendant Lighting Pops in Neutral Space

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Kitchen Pendant Lighting Pops in Neutral Space
In my Monday morning meander through Houzz, I spotted this post on how to bring balance to an all-white kitchen. The crisp look of white remains popular according to this Houzz research, but many homeowners favor a splash of color to soften the look. One of the examples featured in that Houzz post came from designer Senalee Kapelevich of SVK Interior Design in San Francisco. The featured space was a kitchen in dire need of a refresh. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Mini Wall Sconce Makes Big Statement in Kids’ Bath

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Mini Wall Sconce Makes Big Statement in Kids’ Bath
When searching for lighting, many designers maintain a punch list of requirements. Not only does a light have to provide proper illumination for a space, but quality and lead times for delivery also rank high. Not to mention style points! When Stephanie Pavlides, of Allen Pavlides Architects, recently went on the hunt for bathroom lighting, all of these factors played into her final decision. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Modern Pendants Offer Industrial Vibe to Cafe

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 | 1 comment

Professional's Corner | Modern Pendants Offer Industrial Vibe to Cafe
If you love furniture, there’s no better place than High Point, North Carolina, during Market Days. The excitement is electric as more than 75,000 people descend on the Piedmont region to browse and buy everything from sofas and settees to vanities and trestle tables. Showrooms are decked out with the finest furniture and fabrics, and many offer food and drinks hoping to entice shoppers to linger just a bit longer. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Barn Lights Offer Sophisticated Rustic Vibe

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Barn Lights Offer Sophisticated Rustic Vibe
Design trends get a lot of play in January as we try to figure out what’s hot and what’s cooling off. One trend we see holding steady is the rustic/modern blending of both old and new elements. Our friends at Wolf & Wing Interior Design embrace this style and often use barn lights to add a classic but clean look to a space. The design team recently transformed a turn-of-the-century space that once housed a shoe store into a modern restaurant with plenty of rustic elements for interest. Located on the South Shore of Long Island, the restaurant, called Flight, is casual and comfortable but with a more sophisticated atmosphere than other area bars and... Read More