For second-generation builder Zachary Tyson, building new homes in Jefferson Parish, a bedroom community west of New Orleans, is a family affair marked by pride in materials and craftsmanship.
“My mother started building more than 23 years ago,” he says. “My father and I, along with my mother, started Tyson Construction 10 years ago.” The company serves residential clients in and around the parish with a focus on supporting their country and community with American-made products.
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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
It’s finally that most perfect of seasons, when the sun starts to shine a little warmer, flowers begin waking from their winter nap, and chirping birds return from their yearly migration. At this time of year, our attention naturally shifts from cozy indoors to front porches and backyards, neglected for months and in desperate want of some TLC. And when the final flower is planted and blade of grass mowed, be sure to show off your hard work – even when the sun goes down – with the perfect exterior lighting.
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When we attended the Design Bloggers Conference a few weeks ago in Atlanta, we enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting dozens of new interior designers and bloggers. One new face belonged to Kevin O’Gara, an Atlanta native who created his own blog, Thou Swell, three years ago which has been steadily gaining followers ever since.
Did I mention he’s still in high school?
With a fresh eye for design and a passion for sharing home, garden and decor tips, Kevin will head off this fall to Cornell University’s Design and Environmental Analysis program. We asked Kevin to take over the blogger’s chair today and give us his thoughts on the humble... Read More