As a certified building contractor and owner of Little Yellow House, Inc., Don Gelsinger spends a lot of time thinking about other people’s spaces. Last year, however, he and his wife, Andrea, took a hard look at their own space and realized they needed to separate their home-based business from their personal space.
“We built a new detached garage/office suite last year,” Andrea says, noting that “it was the best idea we ever had!” Since their neighborhood is on the shores of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida, the couple live a “salty life” where they boat, fish, and take advantage of the chamber-of-commerce weather year... Read More
California is undeniably the country’s most environmentally conscious state where everyone from the governor’s office to small local businesses aim to reduce their carbon footprint through energy-efficient building design and renewable energy options. One of the state’s many green builders is Boa Constructor Green Building & Design which has been specializing in natural and sustainable building practices since 1980. Located in the Santa Cruz area, their design team recently tackled a “modern barn” addition that features wood elements in fir, a corrugated metal wall, and porcelain enamel barn lighting.
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Here at Barn Light Electric, we love browsing through photos of design projects. It’s even more fun when these photos showcase our lights, so we had a wonderful time during our recent photo contest looking through all of the amazing images our customers sent in. We thank each and every one of you who submitted photos for consideration!
Today we announce our Grand Prize Winner — Emily Coleman of Columbus, Ohio! Emily lives in a fairly new home in an historic Victorian village near the Ohio State University. The mixed neighborhood of students, professors, young professionals, and retirees enjoy the close proximity to shops, galleries, and restaurants all within... Read More
When Diane and her husband moved into their home on the Jersey Shore two years ago, they felt that the dated kitchen needed a lot of work. Diane found, however, that with a few key upgrades, what the couple thought would be a complete gutting of the space turned into a mini makeover instead. “We replaced the Formica countertop with soapstone, added a tumbled slate backsplash, and changed the light fixtures,” Diane says. “With a professional steam cleaning of the floor, it looks like a complete remodel!” Diane chose the flirty and fun Ivanhoe® Seaside Radial Wave Porcelain Pendant Light for the new look.
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First homes are special. They’re not always the biggest home you’ll ever own or the best decorated, but first homes will hold a place in your heart forever. For Danielle and Brett, buying their first home meant combining her love of mid-century style and his love of beautiful wood. Together they created a warm, inviting dining room space that is highlighted by a classic, American made Ivanhoe® porcelain pendant.
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