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
Tucked away in the Ozark Mountains in the northwest corner of Arkansas lies the amiable little town of Eureka Springs. With a downtown full of Victorian-era buildings and a vibrant art scene, the town not only draws plenty of tourists but also attracts those who wish to build vacation homes so they can enjoy all the area has to offer. Today’s Featured customer Kathy recently put the finishing touches on her family’s vacation home which includes a variety of barn lighting — all with rustic galvanized finishes.Read More
The Irish playwright Oscar Wilde once said, “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” He could very well have been standing in front of a dilapidated old barn when he uttered this famous quote. Upon seeing a run down, rotting structure, most people would dial the closest demolition crew and simply start over. But luckily there are people in the world who have a special eye for potential. Our good friend Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design in Pennsylvania is one of these people. When his firm was hired to save a dilapidated old barn and turn it into a finished living space, he jumped right into the project.Read More
A serious love of all things vintage drives Meg and Trevor’s home design in Ontario, Canada. As they considered improvements to their main living space, Meg knew the cheesy, big-box-store lights would have to go.
“We wanted to add some interest to the ceiling as it is quite high and we had plain flush mount lights with no real interest,” Meg explains. “We spend most of our time in this room so comfort was a definite feel requirement.” The couple have an eclectic mix of items in their home including a lot of ethnographic African art mixed in with rustic industrial touches.Read More
Decisions, decisions. When you build a new home, the questions come at you in a barrage that would make General Patton cringe. You discover that the devil is truly in the details, and you’re faced not only with figuring out what you like and what looks great but what is functional, environmentally sound, and budget friendly too.
When today’s Featured Customer, Colleen, began the process of building a new log home, crafted by Gastineau Log Homes, she didn’t want the traditional lodge look complete with moose and bears.Read More