Welcome to “Mississippi’s Front Porch” — a hidden gem just outside the metropolitan madness of Memphis, Tennessee. The small town of Hernando, with proximity to both Memphis and Oxford, felt like home immediately to Emily when she and her husband moved to the area.
“Hernando is quiet and quaint with excellent public schools and a beautiful downtown historic district,” says Emily, mother of two and creator of the blog Everything Emily. “It’s a great little town to raise a family.” After searching for a lot to build on, Emily and her husband instead chose a house already under construction to make their own. Although... Read More
With the holidays in the rear view mirror and the new year upon us, it’s fun not only to reflect on the past 12 months but to look ahead and plan for 2017. Many people use post-holiday weeks to take stock in their home — to see what needs repairing, refreshening, or a major overhaul. When it comes to finding inspiration for your home renovation projects, the choices can be overwhelming.
Pinterest is one of our favorite places to find inspiration and capture images for home design, lighting, and other décor. Today, we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular pins from the Barn Light Electric Pinterest boards to see what trends might be... Read More
There was once a time when you built a new home, you wanted it to look, well, new! In recent years, however, I hear many customers say their goal for a new build is a classic look; a home with character and time-worn details.
When Nate decided to build a barn on his property in Plympton, Massachusetts, he too wanted a more traditional look and feel to his new building.
“We live in a small town with a rural feel and we were trying to capture that New England barn charm,” Nate says. “Even though it’s new, we wanted the barn to appear as though it could have been here for 100 years.” Nate worked with the design team at The Barn Yard in... Read More
When Edy and her husband built their new home in the small village of Lake Ann, Michigan, they wanted the structure to reflect the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
“We built our home on seven acres just west of Traverse City on a secluded piece of land overlooking a small pond,” Edy says. “We have deer, coyote, owl, and fox in the area, and we enjoy the outdoors very much.” As she researched lighting online, Edy looked for American-made fixtures with an authentic barn light look to add a raw cottage feel to their home.
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In Wednesday’s post, we visited with Chuck and Jane who recently moved into their new mountain home in western North Carolina. Jane, an interior designer by trade, used her keen eye to create a rustic home with loads of character but also a sense of elegance. The 3,000-square-foot home is filled with light from windows on all sides. Jane used sign lighting in the living area to illuminate the stunning vaulted ceiling and exposed rafters.
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