Building a new home brings on a host of decisions once the bones are in place. What type of floors, countertops, cabinetry, and yes, what type of lighting will go in each space? When Aaron set about building his dream home in the community of Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, he had plenty of lighting decisions to make.
“Having American made, locally sourced lighting with LED were all important aspects to this build,” Aaron says. “The ability to customize colors, castings, and illumination were highly appreciated too!” Aaron works for Realty Holding Group who provided extensive design build services for his new... Read More
While many people opt to live near their workplace to cut down on commuting, Courtney and Aristides choose to live where their hearts belong. And that magical place is on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. Avid surfers, the couple wanted a place close to the ocean with easy access to the waves.
“We both may work a little far from where we live, but the natural beauty and solitude on the peninsula coupled with great surf makes it too hard for us to give up,” Courtney says. “It’s a really nice sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.” An independent interior designer, Courtney works in both residential... Read More
When Michelle bought her mid-century ranch in Rocky River, Ohio, from a house flipper earlier this year, most of the renovations were done. One major detail, however, was overlooked. There was no electrical in the dining room.
Even with plenty of natural light in the space thanks to a wall of big, beautiful windows, Michelle needed light over the dining room table. She had purchased a Laramie Pendant from Barn Light Electric for her former home in Washington, DC, so she returned to search, this time, for a chandelier to suit her new home.
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To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sushi Maki, a South Florida institution known for spreading the joy of great sushi, the restaurant’s design team recently began a refresh of the properties. Starting with the flagship location in Coral Gables, the team wanted to create a light and breezy feel to the space.
“We wanted to draw attention to where our chefs are handcrafting the sushi,” says Chris Romero, brand consultant for Sushi Maki. “We wanted simple, yet distinct, light fixtures that caught your eye but were not overpowering. Something classic and clean.”
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We love people who are as passionate about their work as we are about hand crafting our American-made lighting. And no one is more passionate about post war-era ranch homes than Austin King of Rafterhouse. Having just wrapped an HGTV pilot episode, Austin has been incredibly busy of late, but he agreed to take over the blogger’s chair to talk about mixing vintage and modern styles — a technique he loves to use to create visual interest with a touch of history.
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