Who’s ready for fall entertaining? Here in Florida, we’re used to broiling temps six months out of the year, but much of the country has baked Florida-style this summer. We know many of you are ready to welcome the crisper fall season and a chance to return to outdoor spaces for entertaining.
One of our favorite, long-term customers is Emily from Ohio who was featured on the blog when her gorgeous retro kitchen won first place in our photo contest. Emily moved three years ago and has been slowly renovating her “new” home. Today we check out her amazing back porch where a soothing neutral palette, cozy fireplace, and galvanized fans set... Read More
Take one “sad-looking house” on a farm in Virginia, add in a recent retiree with a great eye and sense of delight, and you get one amazing makeover!
“I have admired Barn Light Electric fixtures for a long time,” says Susan of Lexington, Virginia, “and when it came time to renovate, I bolted to your website for inspiration.” The original understated porch was removed and a new porch was added along with new roofing, vertical siding, a new door and windows plus an addition to the left of the house. With an interest in vintage lighting, Susan chose porcelain enamel fixtures for her new porch — the Benjamin® Seaside Radial Wave... Read More
House flippers are a special breed. Real estate risk takers have a special eye for potential and when they spot a home they think can be refurbished, remodeled, and resold for a profit, they jump on it. In Bend, Oregon, Sarah Phipps has been designing and flipping houses for a long time and is currently venturing into design consultation. On a recent project, she transformed two small mill cottages into modern, updated spaces complete with gooseneck barn lighting.
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Though they live on the eastern seaboard, these homeowners cherish their frequent trips to the Sonoma County wine country. When it came time to replace their dilapidated deck, they turned to Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design to create a California mission-style design for their new outdoor kitchen and patio. We recently caught up with Pete to talk about the project which includes some post mount lights to create a cafè-type atmosphere.
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If lights grab your attention like they often do to us, you’ll find that many businesses utilize some sort of angle shade lighting for their signage. These shades are highly versatile and are easily customized to fit the different physical parameters a sign may have. These types of sign lights feature a gooseneck arm that comes in a variety of sizes to make sure you get just the right projection and angle of light. You can choose a traditional cone-shaped shade, or perhaps a more rounded head, like an Emblem Shade Gooseneck Light, suits your style.
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