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
In Wednesday’s post, we gave you a tour of Mary’s new home in Hardee County, Florida. Mary and her husband, Bob, wanted a traditional farm house with deep porches, a large open kitchen, and plenty of room for family and friends. But they wanted modern touches as well.
Our American-made collection of barn lighting suited their tastes perfectly as you saw in her patriotic-themed kitchen that was featured Wednesday.
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When it comes to lighting, some people look strictly at style — does this particular light make the statement I want in my kitchen?
Others search for the perfect finish color to complement the new paint in the bedroom.
For Mary, who recently built a new home and barn in Hardee County, Florida, having fixtures made in the USA was most important.
“My number one criteria was American made, and it was a bonus to find fixtures made in Florida as well,” Mary says. “I was searching for fixtures that would complement a farmhouse style but with a modern twist, and Barn Light Electric fixtures are perfect. I love supporting the local economy as... Read More