In last Friday’s post, we visited Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, where a vintage ceiling fan is turning heads at the Main Lake Market. When Alice Szigethy and her husband purchased the property in 2014, it was in dire need of help.
“This site has a rich history beginning in the 1880s when there was a dance hall, restaurant, picnic grounds, and hotel,” Alice explains.” Although closed during the Depression, the site was reopened and, at different times, featured an amusement part, roller rink, and later, a tavern. In the 1960s, a luncheonette called the Windlass opened which grew into a full-service Italian restaurant.
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When Brooke Christen first moved into her new home, she was amazed at the size of the master bedroom. But unlike most people who would have happily started planning where to position the bed and other furniture, Brooke saw the potential for a different use of the space.
“I knew I couldn’t take a large room like this for our master bedroom,” Brooke explained in a post on her blog Nesting with Grace. With some odd angles and wall space that didn’t really lend itself well to a bedroom, Brooke decided to transform this space into a guest room and play room for her kids. She chose a neutral palette but added a touch of bling to the ceiling with a... Read More
Getting pictures from our customers is even more exciting than getting a letter in the mail.
Like a letter written with a pen.
On real paper.
That kind of exciting.
Whenever I see an email pop into my inbox, I often glance at the file size even before I glance at the sender. Those 15 and 20-megabyte messages are guaranteed to hold treasure!
Today’s treasure came, not in an email, but from our Facebook page, which is another great source of photographic treasures. Our friend Judd at Salem Woodworks in Plymouth, Michigan, shared this pic of his new, solid cherry harvest table topped by our Mercury 8-Light Chandelier. With eight guard-and-glass fixtures on an... Read More
One of my favorite finish colors in our ever-expanding palette is the Cobalt Blue. It’s brilliant and bold and reminds me of sitting at the ocean’s edge with my toes in the sand.
Tony Stafford, executive chef and owner of Ford’s Fish Shack in northern Virginia, is also smitten with the hue. He has used it throughout his two restaurant locations and, in particular, during the recent remodel of the outdoor seating areas.
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When thinking about a full-gut remodel — especially in a busy space like the kitchen — planning is critical. Lisa, from Harrisonburg, Virginia, spent about two years online looking at kitchen plans and gathering ideas before demolition began in her 1950’s-era kitchen. The space needed major work to bring it forward at least half a century.
“I was going for a modern, open feel with an industrial vibe,” Lisa says. “We opened up the space by removing the top cabinets on one side and a built-in soffit over the sink.” During one of her many online searches, Lisa discovered the Barn Light Electric collection of Rustic... Read More