Where Vintage & Modern Collide

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation
If you’re a careful reader of our blog, you may remember a mention of Roscoe, New York a few years back. Located two hours north of New York City, this tiny hamlet is home to Prohibition Distillery, a fire hall-turned-distillery with some pretty cool industrial lighting. Roscoe was also home to the Red Rose Motel which operated first as a dance hall, then later as a respite for tourists passing through the area. ... Read More

Restaurant Lighting That Satisfies Both Style and Safety

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Restaurant Lighting That Satisfies Both Style and Safety
The restaurant industry is not for the faint of heart. Rising above the competition in a crowded marketplace involves creating a space that promises not only excellent food but delivers an experience in a setting that customers want to revisit again and again. Lighting presents a special challenge. Safety and security are concerns, but commercial lighting should also play a vital role in establishing the look, feel, and special vibe of any restaurant. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights Define Modern Farmhouse

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 | 2 comments

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights Define Modern Farmhouse
If you follow the Barn Light Electric Instagram feed, you’ll likely remember this beautiful photo. With close to 2,000 likes and loads of comments, it’s pretty clear that people are still crushing on the modern farmhouse look. Today we’re visiting with Kanga Room Systems, the creators of this sweet little space. Sales Manager Taylor Bielamowicz describes this project, located in Burton, Texas, as a small studio plus one of their larger farmhouse packages nestled nearby amongst the trees. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Modern Chandelier for Celebrity Nursery

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 | 1 comment

Professional's Corner | Modern Chandelier for Celebrity Nursery
Celebrity babies may have high-profile parents, but their needs are much like every other newborn’s. A comfy crib, a rocker for feeding time, and diapers. Lots of diapers. Vanessa Antonelli, a New Jersey-based designer with an extensive roster of celebrity clients, was tapped recently by Spy Kids alum Alexa PenaVega and her husband Carlos to design their new baby’s nursery. With every client, Vanessa spends a lot of time listening before she starts creating. Clients also fill out a questionnaire and share photos of anything they find appealing or inspirational. With this information, Vanessa begins the design process. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand
Nightstands are a small, but mighty spot in any bedroom. They act as a frame for your bed, and provide balance, color, texture, and personality to your space. Too often, though, bedside tables become cluttered drop-zones, effectively eliminating the functional and aesthetic purposes they serve. But with these 10 simple steps, you can create a beautiful tablescape that makes bedtime a dream. Start with lighting. Whether you opt for a curvy lamp, a sleek pendant, or a bold swing arm sconce, lighting is perhaps the most important aspect of your bedside styling – so it’s exactly where you should begin. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting for Coastal Tennis Clubhouse

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 | 2 comments

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting for Coastal Tennis Clubhouse
Although Chris and Alissa Harris have concentrated on residential projects since forming Salt Architecture in 2014, their first commercial project is a smashing success. The Harbor Head Tennis Club, located in West Falmouth, Massachusetts, now sports a gorgeous clubhouse used for informal gatherings, courtside cocktail parties, or for watching tournament finals out on the courts. The new construction was designed by the architect couple who envisioned a rustic, yet modern space to blend with the surrounding seaside village. ... Read More

Entryway Envy! How to Make a Great First Impression

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Entryway Envy! How to Make a Great First Impression
Even with summer in full swing, one of my kids reminded me yesterday that Christmas is only six months away. Seriously?! I suddenly feel the need to get outside and enjoy the weather with family and friends. Informal gatherings on the back porch are perfect for the summer, and while these times are meant to be low stress, you still want your home to look its best. So what kind of statement does your entryway make? Even if everyone is headed to the kitchen, first impressions are made at the front door. Take a look at some of our favorite customer entryways we’ve shared in the past and the lighting they chose to say welcome! ... Read More