For a business owner, an inviting space that draws customers in is the first step to success. Traffic flow, colors, and materials all play a part, but appropriate lighting for a commercial business is one of the most important components. After all, if consumers can’t see those beautiful retail displays, they won’t linger very long.
When Kaya Biron, AIA, an architect with We Design Build in Washington, DC, began designing Wardman Wines, he wanted to turn a cold, dark shell into a warm, rustic, and inviting retail space. The wine store, located on the northeast side of the nation’s capital, features not only wine displays but a tasting bar,... Read More
Ashley had her heart set on barn style lighting long before she found an early 1900s-era farmhouse for sale in Ocilla, Georgia last July.
“I’ve been eyeing that style of lighting ever since I laid eyes on it,” she says. Ashley was familiar with Barn Light Electric fixtures from her work with Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island, a little slice of heaven off the coast of Savannah. Several of the cottages that fall under the Mermaid’s care feature our American-made pendant lighting, wall sconces, and gooseneck barn lights. When Ashley and her husband purchased the farmhouse last summer and started renovations, she knew where to head for lighting.
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Blending old and new elements is a trend that we see quite often in customer photos. Today’s Featured Customer is no exception. When this husband and wife, who have chosen to remain anonymous, built a new home, they wanted to build a period correct 1750s-style, post-and-beam farmhouse. The home, located on 20 sprawling acres in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, is dotted with stone wall-lined pastures, open fields, and a renovated barn complete with eat-in kitchen and bath.
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When you think of warehouse lighting, what comes to mind? A hanging black or galvanized pendant? Completely functional but lacking in personality or a certain je ne sais quoi?
The professionals at Jennifer Hoey Interior Design know how to turn a completely utilitarian warehouse light into something more. So much more! They recently expanded their office space in Ketchum, Idaho, to include a new conference room and studio space with shelf space for samples and large tables to for working on finishes and fabrics.
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Don’t you just love finding the perfect deep bowl pendant on Houzz or Pinterest? You pin it to your lighting board and start dreaming of finish options, colorful cording, and other ways to customize this beauty. At some point, reality sets it and you realize that, while the light looks stunning in those professional photos, that huge bowl would overpower your own space. In Keri’s 1,500-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn, New York, space is at a premium but she didn’t want to sacrifice any style when it came time to remodel. By redesigning the floor plan, Keri opened up her living room to the kitchen where she chose the deep bowl styling of the compact... Read More