I’m not sure what the weather is doing outside your window today but in typical spring fashion, March is being fickle. Mother Nature can’t quite let go of the frost just yet, but she teases with sunny days that make me long for flip flops and tank tops.
Spring will be here before we know it and right on its heels will be summer with its heat and humidity. Spring is a great time to consider installing ceiling fans in your home or place of business. Already have ceiling fans? Take a closer look and ask yourself — is the style outdated? Is the fan as energy efficient as it could be? Would it be more functional with a light kit? Is it just plain ugly?Read More
Of all the wedding details that a bride and groom must consider, the first question that comes after when is where. Will the ceremony be indoors or out? Small and intimate? Or large enough for plenty of friends and family to celebrate? The answer to Barry’s question of where was right outside the back door of his country home in Woodstock, New York. Barry works in the city but enjoys weekends in the Catskill Mountains and he knew this was the perfect venue to say I do. Barry decided to remodel his working barn with new windows, ceiling fans, and classic, American made barn style lighting to brighten up his space.Read More
Last Style Me Sunday we focused on one of our favorite Southeastern city’s Southern Gothic styles. Now we’re turning our attention out west. Elements like warm copper, weathered wood, and hand woven textiles are going to make a big impact on fall styles. Now, before you deck your home out with vibrant decor from your favorite Taco-shack, remember: It’s good to start small and infuse a new infuse a new trend instead of overwhelming your space. Select fine quality pieces, that will make the transition from season to season. We’re veering away from the beach and embracing the summer heat with Arizona flair!Read More
Nautically inspired interior design takes the cake for this summer’s breakout home decor trend. Easy accents like charming Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixtures and marine lantern style lighting carry the spirit of adventure into seaside retreats across the nation. We love spaces that make us dream, and that is why we’re looking “up” for the next big interior design trend. It’s time to take our rooms to new heights with aviation inspired decor!Read More
With summer in full swing, at least in our part of the planet, great minds are turning to the question of how to keep cool for the next few months. Here in Florida, the AC is already cranked up, but even with the cool air flowing from the vents, it’s helpful to have a ceiling fan. A fan helps circulate the air to make a body feel cooler and it helps save on the electric bill too. If you live in a region where AC is not a requirement once you flip the calendar to June, ceiling fans are still a bonus for every room in the house. Throw open the windows and let the fans do their duty to stir the breeze!Read More
Summertime is coming upon us quickly here in Central Florida, but we’re prepared for it. After all, when you can wear flip flops in the winter, you never really fall out of the routine typical of the warmer months. All around the country, folks are getting ready for one of the hottest summers we’ve seen yet. Some may be stocking up on breezy linen clothing, or perhaps you’re getting your grill fired up for the cookouts. No matter what you’re doing, we’re more than willing to bet that a lot of time will be spent outdoors soaking up the sunshine!
You may spend the colder months indoors, prepping and decorating for holiday dinner parties. Show your outdoor spaces some love, too! A new exterior wall sconce like the Arlington can strongly enhance a dull patio, no matter which finish you choose. Due to it’s versatility and American made durability, the Arlington Wall Sconce is a great investment for upcoming summers. Instead of mounting it on your main house, consider an application like this: mounting it on an exterior support beam! Not only does the Arlington function as a decorative piece, it will let your cookout last into the evening hours, long after the sun has gone down.
Of course, that heat may get to you. One of our Barn Ceiling Fans could be the perfect solution to your summer time blues. These are high power and high quality ceiling fans, typically used in commercial settings for maximum air circulation. Not to mention, they are low priced so you can spread them throughout your patio to keep everyone cool. Don’t forget the fan control to maximize your convenience — nobody wants to get up to turn the fan up once they’ve gotten comfortable on that chaise lounge!
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