I’m a little behind the 8-ball when it comes to classic television. As much as I enjoy curling up on the couch with a bag of popcorn for a night of per-recorded fun, I’m about a decade behind this band of buddies. I started the first season this week and was surprised about how much I recognized the show’s creative set design. In case you’re like me, pre-Friends, the show originates in the mid-90s and revolves around the lives of six friends. It’s wacky, endearing, and quite colorful.
Perhaps I’ve been exposed to the set design through commercials and clips, but the more I spend time watching life unfold in fictional locations like... Read More
No matter what your age or design style, we all like a little bling in our lives. That special something that turns a head and starts a conversation. Or those little extras that pull a room together and make it pop. Often times, this home dècor bling has a history; a vintage piece that isn’t seen on every store shelf or website.
You can incorporate some history into your own home with Barn Light Electric’s collection of Vintage Accessories that include salvaged and decorative accent pieces. These items are a great way to add some new life to a room without the time, hassle, and expense of a major remodel. If you’ve always wanted to try out a new look,... Read More
What’s the first thing you see when you stumble through the door after a long week? A stack of bills on that hand-me-down side table? An old coat rack overwhelmed with clutter? Or is it just too dark to see anything because you haven’t replaced that outdated flush mount fixed to the ceiling? Foyers and entryways are high traffic spaces that often go overlooked. Who says utilitarian rooms can’t make you smile?
Style your foyer with colorful, creative accents that refresh you. Smaller spaces are perfect places to incorporate unique wall finishes. Try playing around with interior wallpaper designs like this custom Watercolor Wall Paper from Black Crow... Read More
When a kitchen was first built in the 1920s and hasn’t been remodeled in more than 40 years, the word “update” takes on loads of meaning! But with all things vintage taking center stage in the design world, you don’t want to lose the touches that make a space unique and give it the kind of character you don’t often find in a brand new, builder basic home. This kitchen certainly needed remodeling — stained and scuffed dark wood cabinets and crowded formica countertops were replaced with bright white cabinetry with vintage hardware, a bold blue tiled wall, and an apron front sink. The designer was going for a “classic English... Read More
Sugar and spice…Makes a great combination for snicker doodles, ciders, and holiday potpourri. But what about living rooms designs? This is the perfect time of year to play around with warm hues and sprinkling white accents keeps the design fresh and relevant.
For this styleboard, neutral basics like the Toss the Bouquet metallic wallpaper, the Florence Style Sofa in Chocolate Brown Wool sofa and the Vintage Curved Leg Table in polished brass create the ideal foundation.
Now it’s time to spice it up! If you find wallpaper a daunting prospect, why not incorporate cinnamon or nutmeg hues with a new coat of paint? Mustard may not be everyone’s favorite... Read More
If you’re one for constantly entertaining overnight visitors, then creating a stylish yet functional guest bathroom is probably a top priority for you. After all, you want them to be comfortable during their stay, right? By now you’re well aware that our blog is meant to guide you with your lighting and design choices, so today we’re willing to help you create a great guest bathroom.
First off, storage. No one can ever have too much storage, especially in this room. A bathroom is filled with tiny odds and ends that we all need throughout the day, so having a place to put them all is a must. The bathroom featured above from Southern Living is small in size, but... Read More