Home renovations sometimes resemble one of those domino tricks where you touch one then all of the others fall in line. You may start out with a simple plan to add a new chair rail in the dining room, but then you realize the dining room table needs refinishing. And the wall could use a fresh coat of paint. And so go the dominoes!
When Rhonda and Peter, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, repainted the exterior of their home recently, they realized that their outdoor lighting needed updating.Read More
While I definitely enjoy this season’s more relaxed schedule and inviting weather, summer is a dream come true for kids. With no school bus waiting on the corner, middle-of-the-week sleepovers, and evening firefly-catching sessions, kids have countless reasons to relish the summer.
And what kid wouldn’t love having this magical tree house in the back yard? Today’s featured customer is David, from Portland, Oregon, who designed this beautiful play space at his weekend home.Read More
Even with summer in full swing I find myself looking at the calendar and realizing how fast the season is going by. After the 4th of July, I tend to grab every opportunity to get outside, take advantage of the weather, and socialize more. Informal gatherings on the back porch or spread on the lawn are perfect for the summer, and while these parties are meant to be low stress, you still want your home to look its best for friends and neighbors.Read More
She may have been lost in the woods, but Goldilocks certainly knew what she liked when it came to the comforts of home. She shied away from anything extreme and simply went for “just right” at every turn.
You can take a tip from this beloved literary character when choosing a light that’s “just right” for your space. One RLM-inspired warehouse shade to consider is the Drake. This mid-sized shade is incredibly versatile with many options for customizing and mounting so it’s a great choice for many spaces.Read More
It’s a lovely summer day and you’re just settling down with a good book and cold glass of tea when….CRASH! The kids’ wiffleball game turns ugly for the front porch light. If you’ve got boys, or girls with good bats, you know what I’m talking about. Your favorite rustic sconce that welcomes friends and neighbors to the front door now has a broken jelly jar glass and an exposed light bulb. Luckily, you can find replacement guard and glass parts in our Barn Hardware collection.Read More
Remodeling projects often start out small. Maybe a new paint color in the kitchen would be nice. Or new hardware. How about a new light?! And sometimes these projects snowball and take on a life of their own. Anne in Kansas City, Missouri, liked her kitchen, yet after much deliberation, she decided to jump in with both feet for a full-scale renovation.
“We live in a 1940 Tudor Revival home,” Anne explains. “We gutted the original kitchen and reworked the entire space.” The changes included removing a wall between the breakfast nook and the kitchen, moving an interior doorway, and moving and expanding the exterior doorway. Through it all, Anne strived to protect the integrity of the home’s period architecture within the new design all while staying within her budget.Read More