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
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
House flippers are a special breed. Real estate risk takers have a special eye for potential and when they spot a home they think can be refurbished, remodeled, and resold for a profit, they jump on it. In Bend, Oregon, Sarah Phipps has been designing and flipping houses for a long time and is currently venturing into design consultation. On a recent project, she transformed two small mill cottages into modern, updated spaces complete with gooseneck barn lighting.Read More
Vermont is well known for its quaint small towns, and Montgomery, located well north near the Canadian border, is a real gem. Montgomery’s heritage is in the farming and timber industries and is home to a diverse community filled with small businesses, arts and craftspeople, and visitors that flock to the town in all seasons. Today’s Featured Customer looked to the old farms and barns that dot the hillsides as inspiration for his new, small footprint, single family home.Read More
Like most extensive remodeling projects, Katie’s efforts on a 1920s-era farmhouse in Wellington, Colorado, have been underway for more than two years. She and her husband are working slowly to bring the jewel-in-the-rough back to its original state. One of Katie’s goals was to pay attention to the details — finding the perfect barn lights was paramount to her project.
“I believe that projects are made with small details. Everything is important to pull off a perfect space,” Katie explains. “And light fixtures are the icing on the cake!” The couple are creating a country/farmhouse feel to their space and have worked hard to uncover the home’s original detailing.Read More
Just outside the bustling LBJ Freeway north of Dallas lies a quiet oasis that transports you back to a simpler time. The Farmers Branch Historical Park celebrates the late 19th and early 20th centuries with restored homes, a schoolhouse, log cabins, a museum, and train depot nestled on 27 acres studded with beautiful gardens. The latest addition to the park is the General Store which allows for interpretation of local history with period music, clothing, and food on display for an interactive experience. General stores served as the commercial hub of small towns, and this facility recreates the historical detailing right down to the gooseneck barn lighting on the front porch.Read More