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Guest Blogger | Eight Ways to Prepare for Holiday Guests

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Eight Ways to Prepare for Holiday Guests
Believe it or not, the holiday season has officially arrived — Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away with Christmas right at its heels. That means amid all the gift-hunting and recipe-tasting and general merry-making, your home is about to become a revolving door of holiday guests — sometimes unannounced! Make sure you’re ready for the arrival of kith and kin with these simple tips. ... Read More

Design 101: I'll Take Mix and Match Styles for $1000 Please Alex

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Design 101: I'll Take Mix and Match Styles for $1000 Please Alex
We love people who are as passionate about their work as we are about hand crafting our American-made lighting. And no one is more passionate about post war-era ranch homes than Austin King of Rafterhouse. Having just wrapped an HGTV pilot episode, Austin has been incredibly busy of late, but he agreed to take over the blogger’s chair to talk about mixing vintage and modern styles — a technique he loves to use to create visual interest with a touch of history. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Vintage Industrial Theme Sparks Design for Kid Sanctuary

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Vintage Industrial Theme Sparks Design for Kid Sanctuary
Every kid needs a place to just be. To be safe. To be loved. To simply be a kid. The KidSanctuary Campus in Palm Beach County, Florida, offers exactly that — a place where the most vulnerable kids in the foster care system can thrive. Several South Florida interior designers recently collaborated with KidSanctuary to create rooms that not only give kids shelter but give them a place to dream. Today we talk with Eilyn Cueto, with Sire Design of Aventura, Florida, about the vintage-themed room she created for the campus. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | When Old Meets New: Vintage Touches for the Contemporary Home

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | When Old Meets New: Vintage Touches for the Contemporary Home
Living in a contemporary home and appreciating history don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the real design magic happens when old meets new, or when a vintage aesthetic gets a mod twist. The marriage of past and present is an important part of the Barn Light Electric ethos, which, with the help of highly skilled American artisans, has spent nearly a decade reviving the lost American art form of hand-spun porcelain lighting. Today, when most have abandoned this craft for less-expensive manufacturing methods, BLE is the only company in America producing traditional porcelain enamel lighting made for the present-day lifestyle. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Vintage Wall Sconces Offer Rustic Modern Vibe to Porch

Posted by on May 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Vintage Wall Sconces Offer Rustic Modern Vibe to Porch
It’s summertime here in the States and that means living spaces are expanding. Whether you have a porch, patio, veranda, or a lanai, these multi-functional, outdoor living areas get a workout with parties, dinners, lounging, and even sleeping. Summertime also brings bugs, especially in the South where interior designer Alys Protzman lives. Alys wanted to expand her family’s living space in her Pittsboro, North Carolina, home where the moderate climate means a porch can be used at least half the year and often even longer. Alys worked with BuildSense, a full-service architecture and construction firm in nearby Durham to create her dream space. We talked with... Read More

Vintage Lighting Adds Finishing Touch, Timeless Charm to Bathroom Spaces

Posted by on May 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Vintage Lighting Adds Finishing Touch, Timeless Charm to Bathroom Spaces
When designing a bathroom, it’s easy to get wrapped up in tile, color, and hardware choices. But it’s wise to first consider the needs of those who will be using the space most often. Just like the kitchen, functionality and flow can make or break a bathroom design. When creating a floor plan for your bathroom or powder room, consider the following: Recessed Sinks or Pedestal Sinks? Sinks installed below the counters are best for those who need plenty of vanity space – whether it’s for holding soaps, towels, or just additional prep room. ... Read More