When Halli and her husband Irvin started a much-needed, full-gut kitchen remodel, they figured, within a couple of months, they would be hosting a party to celebrate the finished space. But, like most remodeling projects, it took a bit longer than expected.
“It took us from the first hammer swing in mid-August to the final nail or touch of paint or, more realistically, the ‘that’s it, no more’ moment in early December,” Halli wrote on her blog Thrill of Living. “We were done just in time for family visits around Christmas.”
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Still feeling amorous post-Valentine’s Day? Why not show your home some love, too! Pull your home out of the cold, gray drear of February with a few touches of the color of love: warm, revitalizing red. Below are nine tips for decorating with this bold hue; but first, a look at the color’s role throughout the world.
• In Eastern cultures, red is often the color for good luck. Brides in India and Nepal wear red saris; in Japan, a red kimono symbolizes happiness and good luck.
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Sometimes accidents lead to happy endings. And in one case, a delicious ending!
For Sommer, the creative mind and spirit behind A Spicy Perspective, an accident with cheesecake batter led to her creation of Cheesecake Dip. Which leads us to ask, “Why has no one thought of this before?!” No baking. No crust. Just dipping the good stuff right out of the bowl!
Barn Light Electric has partnered with Sommer in the past as she has remodeled and updated her home in Asheville, North Carolina. Sommer’s kitchen got an update back in 2013 with some stylish LED lighting (you can read about that massive project here) and, a year later, she transformed... Read More
In my Monday morning meander through Houzz, I spotted this post on how to bring balance to an all-white kitchen. The crisp look of white remains popular according to this Houzz research, but many homeowners favor a splash of color to soften the look.
One of the examples featured in that Houzz post came from designer Senalee Kapelevich of SVK Interior Design in San Francisco. The featured space was a kitchen in dire need of a refresh.
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After countless hours perusing Pinterest and even more time following discussion threads on Houzz, you’ve finally found the perfect barn light for your kitchen. What could be better than custom made lighting? Better than porcelain enamel? Better than made in the USA?
How about… all of the above plus the energy efficiency of LED?
You can have it all — seriously, have it all — with the LED Lighting Collection at Barn Light Electric. We’ve taken our most popular vintage-inspired lights and crafted them by hand with painstaking attention to detail, then added some of the highest-rated LED components on the market today. Developed by Cree,... Read More