We’ve been down home on a Texas ranch this week checking out how custom barn lights create a cohesive look between Renee’s home and barn. Monday’s post featured the exterior of both spaces and Wednesday’s post included the working part of the barn. Today we discover how rustic chandeliers take center stage in a surprising loft space in the barn.
“The tack room in the barn leads upstairs to the gathering room which has a kitchen along one wall,” Renee explains. “The space is really multi-functional. It serves as overflow guest space, a space for farm meetings, and the kitchen serves as extra space for holiday... Read More
We work with interior design professionals from Long Island to Los Angeles and, for the most part, our interactions take place on the phone or electronically. But now and then, we get lucky and meet face-to-face with these talented friends.
Yesterday, we got to hang out with Cheryl Sottile of HipDecor in Indialantic, Florida. Cheryl has been featured on our Professional’s Corner blog with a beautiful residential project she handled in the Keys as well as a commercial project for a restaurant in Sarasota.
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Homeowners spend an abundance of time and money sprucing up their landscaping, outdoor lighting, paint, and furniture — all on the front side of the house. But how much time and effort do we spend on the back side?
Kim and Scott have been renovating their home for the last three years and the back side of their house demanded a complete overhaul. They have blogged about their ongoing efforts on Yellow Brick Home.
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We’re always on the lookout for new and interesting design blogs, and our latest discovery — House 214 Design — is a visual delight. Writer Melinda McCoy uses her background in teaching and love of design to inspire readers to look at every design decision, no matter how small, as an opportunity to make an impression.
“For me, design isn’t about a look, but a feeling,” Melinda says. “A feeling that is about emotion and, simply put, feels right to you and your home. It is that ‘something’ when you walk into a space that just feels right.”
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For a business owner, an inviting space that draws customers in is the first step to success. Traffic flow, colors, and materials all play a part, but appropriate lighting for a commercial business is one of the most important components. After all, if consumers can’t see those beautiful retail displays, they won’t linger very long.
When Kaya Biron, AIA, an architect with We Design Build in Washington, DC, began designing Wardman Wines, he wanted to turn a cold, dark shell into a warm, rustic, and inviting retail space. The wine store, located on the northeast side of the nation’s capital, features not only wine displays but a tasting bar,... Read More