In last Friday’s post, I noted that customers often want a new home that looks like “it’s been here forever.” And just this morning, another perfect example of the New Aged look popped into my inbox. I heard from Barbara in the North Dallas area who is settling into her new home that looks anything but new.
“My son is an architect and developer, and we recruited him to build us a home for retirement in so we could be closer to our grandchildren,” Barbara says. “Jason wanted a design that looked like it had been here for a long time and one with the environment. He loves old New England architecture and the shabby chic look that... 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
Choosing one light is pretty straightforward. Choosing multiple lights for an entire house — and a barn — gets a little trickier. How do you create a consistent or complementary look when you see only one or two options sitting on the shelves at the big box store? Custom barn lights to the rescue!
Out in the Lone Star State of Texas, Renee built both a new home and a barn on her working ranch. The first set of lights she chose for the house lasted less than a year which prompted a search for better quality barn lights.
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Saavy interior designers know that the work environment affects not only our mood but also our productivity. When the creative minds at Maison Blue Design Group tackled a remodel for Guided Discoveries, Inc. in San Juan Capistrano, California, they used colorful barn lights to create an uplifting and playful space that embodies the spirit of the science and marine biology camp.
“The client’s main goal was to create a fun office environment that encourages collaboration and creativity,” says Emily Turner, interior designer with Maison Blue. “We wanted to bring the spirit of the camp environment into the business office.” The inspiration... Read More
When Amy and her family moved into their new farmhouse in Hudson, Wisconsin, they loved its rustic “Fixer Upper” style. And while most everything was perfect, Amy was not happy with the small and unappealing outdoor lights installed on the porch.
“We wanted to make more of a statement with our lighting,” Amy says. “The builder ones were rather nondescript.”
The home’s palette is very neutral with lots of natural textures thrown in. Amy searched for more of a classic look as she browsed for new lighting. She spends a lot of time on Pinterest and saved many photos of barn style lighting.
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