If you’re a devoted follower of Houzz, a reader of design blogs, or even a Pinterest addict (yes, we know you are), then you’ve probably noticed that the days of matchy-matchy design are long gone. It’s perfectly acceptable to mix old and new, modern and traditional, bold and subdued.
In a nod to this blending of styles, we introduce two new additions to our line of Modern Wall Sconces. By combining an industrial mounting with classic Ball jars, we’ve created wall lights that marry vintage and modern styles into one happy and beautiful union.
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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
Done well, white rooms are peerless. They’re breezy and light, ethereal and welcoming, calming and utterly timeless. They forsake trends and transcend any period, style, or geography. Though for some, decorating with white can be daunting. We’ve all seen white gone wrong, resulting in boring, chilly, or downright sterile spaces. But with these simple guidelines and tips, you can achieve the white room of your dreams (even if you have children and pets!).
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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
Young entrepreneurs are often full of creative ideas, and luckily, have the youthful exuberance to carry them out. What they often lack, however, are the funds to set up their own physical work space. Some opt to work from home but face household distractions and isolation. And once a business starts to grow, a dedicated work space becomes more critical.
Michael Feinstein, founder and CEO of Büro, solves that crisis for South Florida entrepreneurs with flexible work spaces in a modern and collaborative environment. The latest location opened recently in Coconut Grove, one of Miami’s most walkable and charming neighborhoods.
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