It’s summertime here in the States and that means living spaces are expanding. Whether you have a porch, patio, veranda, or a lanai, these multi-functional, outdoor living areas get a workout with parties, dinners, lounging, and even sleeping.
Summertime also brings bugs, especially in the South where interior designer Alys Protzman lives. Alys wanted to expand her family’s living space in her Pittsboro, North Carolina, home where the moderate climate means a porch can be used at least half the year and often even longer. Alys worked with BuildSense, a full-service architecture and construction firm in nearby Durham to create her dream space. We talked with... Read More
What kind of shopper are you? Someone who takes plenty of time to browse every option and consider every possibility before making a choice? Or perhaps more of a last-minute, I’ve-got-to-have-it-now kind of shopper?
If you fall into the latter category, our Quick Ship option is for you! We’ve created a collection of some of our most popular cord-hung pendants, stem mount lights, gooseneck lights and wall sconces that are completely American made and hand crafted but ship in just a few days from our Florida manufacturing facility.
And just because the lights ship quickly doesn’t mean you miss out on all of the customizing options that make our barn... Read More
Decorating your home should be a fun form of creative, uninhibited self-expression. But if there’s one thing that can quickly kill those good vibes and strike fear in the hearts of even the most daring home decorators, it’s the mere mention of pastels.
What’s so intimidating about these springtime shades? It comes down to the thin line between sensational and saccharine and the dread of crossing it looms large over anyone who remembers the ‘90s.
But fear not! These sunny hues are popping up everywhere in the world of interiors and, with a few simple steps, can become a part of your world, too. Better get your sugar fix elsewhere because the new pastels are... Read More
One of our favorite West Coast destinations is Bend, Oregon — land of amazing scenery, low humidity thanks to the high elevation, and year-round recreational opportunities including elbow bends at the 14 breweries we found there!
On last summer’s trip out west, we also discovered Cottage Bend Vacation Rentals designed by Sarah Phipps of Sarah Phipps Design. We fell in love with Sarah’s comfortable and colorful style so we asked her to get comfy in the blogger’s chair today to talk about one of the trickier lighting tasks in the home — bathroom lighting.
Sarah: In my experience, the bathroom can be one of the most difficult rooms to... Read More
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