The not-so-secret recipe for the amazing food you’ll find at any Bareburger restaurant in New York is listed right on their website. Organic, grass-fed, all natural, and sustainable are just a few of the words they use to describe the fare they create every day with the help of local farmers. And the founders take just as much care when it comes to designing their restaurant spaces using recycled, reclaimed, and sustainable materials. Two new locations feature one of our favorite upcycled lighting fixtures — The Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendant.Read More
With the 2013 Kentucky Derby in the books and the Preakness set for this weekend, even casual observers of horse racing are getting excited about the annual Triple Crown hype. Few, however, consider what happens after a thoroughbred finishes a racing career. Luckily, people like today’s Featured Customer make it their life’s work to help these horses find new homes when they are no longer able to race. Allie recently completed the construction of a new barn in the heart of North Carolina’s horse country.Read More
With spring in full swing now, you may have succumbed to a case of remodeling fever. It’s quite easy to catch once you throw open the windows to a warm breeze and dust off the patio furniture in anticipation of backyard cookouts to come.
But perhaps your budget has other ideas. An easy way to add new life to your home decor without breaking the bank is to consider the details in your home. A simple thing like switching up your hardware is one way to change the look of your space and it doesn’t require professional help! Adding new drawer pulls in the kitchen or a new toiletry shelf in the guest bath might be just the thing to satisfy your need for a new look.Read More
Working inside an office each day is a fact of life for millions of people. While some professions allow you to be outside all day long — you lucky landscapers — others must earn their living inside. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a taste of the natural environment in your space as evidenced by the newly designed office spaces for LogicMonitor in downtown Santa Barbara, California. This SaaS company (Software-as-a-Service) provides hosted monitoring of IT infrastructure and recently moved into a former data center. Their designer, Celeste Trudeau, used a soothing palette to create a modern yet industrial space.Read More
The old saying that the kitchen is the heart of the home was surely coined in Jana’s house. Our Featured Customer built her home on a cattle ranch and hay farm in Eastern Oregon 22 years ago. At the time, she had three children and her kitchen seemed huge.
“Then our family grew to seven children, four of which are married now, and we will soon have eight grandchildren,” Jana says. “We outgrew the kitchen years ago, but it took us awhile to decide to remodel.” The family spends many hours every day in the kitchen. Winters are long in Oregon and there is a cozy fireplace at one end of the room. And summers are busy with haying seven days a week.Read More
Although her home is located on a lake in Cornelius, North Carolina, today’s Featured Customer didn’t want to pursue a lake design when she remodeled her boys’ bathroom. Lisa planned a complete remodel, gutting the bathroom to the walls, then started from scratch.
“I had a vision of a rustic barn,” Lisa says. “The faucets and fixtures are stainless steel so I started looking for brushed steel lighting but everything was very modern. I was thinking more industrial or rustic which brought me to a galvanized finish.”Read More
When you’re in the throes of a remodeling project, there are seemingly a thousand things that can go wrong. But sometimes you just get lucky. When Kara of Illinois recently tackled a kitchen remodel in her 1890s-era farmhouse, she selected three of Barn Light Electric’s Ivanhoe™ Esso Warehouse Porcelain Pendants in a Jadite finish.
“The Jadite is a favorite color of ours,” Kara says. “And lo and behold the pendants totally matched our new glass subway tile back splash. That was kismet! I had no idea if they would match.” The 8″ Esso pendants are ideal for Kara’s kitchen island — not too big and not too small. The small kitchen space had been remodeled in the 90s and was very functional for one person, but Kara, her husband and two daughters needed more practical space for dining, chatting, and doing homework.Read More
Earlier this week, we visited with designer Cheryl Sottile in a post featuring a kitchen renovation in the Florida Keys. Cheryl infused tropical hues into the space with our Ivanhoe™ Dino Porcelain Pendant Lights in a creamy Jadite finish. Today, we cross the Sunshine State to visit another one of Cheryl’s project sites, this time in Sarasota where she tackled transforming a former oyster bar into a Mexican restaurant.Read More
In a recent blog post, we visited with Sarah Phipps, a resident of Bend, Oregon, who has been flipping houses for a number of years but is spending more and more time in design consultation. Clients are eager to tap into Sarah’s eclectic style, her skill set, and years of on-the-job knowledge. On a recent project, she transformed a tiny kitchen in an old mill cottage into a functional and funky space. Today we check out the living area of another original mill house located on the west side of Bend near the Deschutes River.Read More
Have you heard the news? The hottest color palette of the year is a soothing mix of sea blue, emerald green, and creamy jade according to Pantone, the standardized color reproduction system that designers live by. The palette is perfect for coastal-themed homes whether they are located within the reaches of salt air or not. And when Cheryl Sottile, a designer from the Melbourne, Florida, area spotted our Jadite pendants on Houzz recently, she knew the popular porcelain enamel color would suit a renovation project in the Florida Keys to a tee.Read More