Happy May Day! With the early days of spring behind us and the promise of summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to turn attention to outdoor living spaces. Many of us take advantage of the improved weather to revitalize our homes for the upswing in activity that’s sure to come. Backyard wiffle ball games, impromptu happy hour on the porch, or maybe an evening dip in the pool if you’re lucky enough to have one!
Exterior lighting can help make your outdoor spaces not only safer and more functional, but they add personality to your home and, in many instances, become a focal point of your décor on the front porch or... Read More
Like many communities in California celebrating today’s 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the city of Vista will hold an Earth Day Festival with games for kids, special speakers, gardening demonstrations, plant sales, food, and more. But you can find earth-friendly organizations and businesses every single day of the year in Vista including today’s Featured Customer The Wall Climbing Gym located in north San Diego County.
When owners Randy Englekirk and Matt Sawyer planned to open their bouldering facility in an existing industrial warehouse, they came under the Title 24 energy standards which mandate the use of LED lighting.
“We had to use LED... Read More
When the majority of Barn Light Electric employees are winding down in the late afternoon, Brian Krauss is just getting started. As the Evening Shift Supervisor, Brian oversees those who work the second shift at Barn Light Manufacturing where our extensive and ever-growing collection of vintage-inspired lighting and home decor products are hand crafted each day.
Brian got his start almost three years ago prepping shades for powder coating, then moved up to Team Lead in the paint department before being promoted to his current supervisory position. The Titusville native ensures that the night shift runs smoothly in paint, inventory, and the machine shop and takes... Read More
What’s better than digging into a plate full of sticky BBQ ribs, crispy fries, and tangy cole slaw? Digging in at Woody’s Bar-B-Q under the warm glow of rustic industrial lighting! Woody’s Cocoa location opened last November and has been serving up amazing pulled pork, beef brisket, and even some mesquite grilled chicken to a steady stream of devoted customers. Fred and Samantha Gumieny, the husband-and-wife team behind this local favorite, wanted to create an atmosphere as inviting as the food they create.
“When people think barbecue, they generally think rustic and industrial decor so that’s exactly the look we shot for when we were... Read More
Over the years, we’ve made good friends in the business — from interior designers and architects to home builders and house flippers — all who bring their own special knowledge, experience, and personal style to their profession.
Today, we’re starting a new series authored by some of these friends who are willing to settle into the blogger’s chair for the day and post about what’s on their mind! First up is Melissa Andersen, a writer, editor, blogger, and social media manager/consultant for clients such as And North, Kaufmann Mercantile, and The Cousins from HGTV. Melissa hails from Jersey City, New Jersey, and is here to talk... Read More
Nestled among the hubub of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the Santa Monica Freeway lies an oasis for travelers who want to be in the thick of things yet a world away. The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, owned by the Picataggio family since 1997, offers a welcoming residential ambiance in country-inspired rooms. The boutique hotel recently underwent a face lift to give the space a fresh, updated look.
“It had been more than a decade since our last remodel and we wanted a more sophisticated and nuanced interpretation of the ‘farm’ theme,” says Ellen Picataggio, brand officer and hotel curator for Farmer’s Daughter Hotel. “The... Read More