If you’re addicted to HGTV like we are, you no doubt have seen the wildly popular Cousins Undercover show starring Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri. The show just wrapped up its second season which features surprise renovation makeovers for local heroes in neighborhoods across the country.
In addition to his television commitment, John has spent the last six years working in the family business — Brunelleschi Construction — and looking for a place to put down his own roots. While driving to work one day, John’s wife spotted a For Sale sign. She insisted that John come take a look at the property.
“It was very deceiving because the... Read More
Call me nostalgic, but I miss the days when the biggest decision you faced in the light bulb aisle was whether to buy 60 or 100 watts. Have you looked at light bulbs lately? There are literally hundreds to choose from with differences not only in wattage but in color, brightness, life expectancy, efficiency, and, of course, cost.
You can find plenty of information online about what all of these differences mean, but the one thing experts agree on is that LED lighting is, by far, the most efficient and longest-lasting option on the market.
But LEDs are expensive, you say. Actually, the price of LED lights has dropped dramatically in recent years, and the technology... Read More
Surrounded by palm trees and the warm salt air of the nearby Intracoastal Waterway, Doug of Lighthouse Point, Florida, has no trouble feeling like he lives in the Sunshine State. His home, however, lacked the old Florida feel he wanted, so he started remodeling to bring some Key West character and charm to the late 1960s-era home.
“I tried to make the house look like an old Florida home with lap board siding and tongue-and-groove accents,” Doug says. When he started looking for exterior lighting, he wanted something that would last.
“I had some fixtures that didn’t last a year, so I wanted something durable for our salt air environment,”... Read More
Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed doors of the Barn Light Electric R&D department? Odd pieces and parts lie on every available surface, there’s a constant demand for coffee, and we hear plenty of muttering going on. It’s all in a day’s work as the team creates new fixtures that honor the history and style of vintage lighting.
And while we have launched many new products over the last several years, the R&D team hits one out of the park today with a collection that truly embodies the spirit of our motto — where vintage and modern collide.
The LED Cast Guard & Glass Collection pays homage to classic industrial... Read More
Remember our last Style Me Sunday spotlighting utilitarian spaces? This week we’re looking at the room most of us dread: The Laundry Room.
Let’s take a moment to switch our sentiments from the tediousness of folding laundry and sorting out whites to reflect on the good elements of doing laundry. Everyone loves the feeling of swaddling warm towels fresh from the dryer, and the scent of mountain fresh laundry detergent is quite refreshing.
Rejuvenate your ho-hum laundry room with these festive barn-inspired accessories.
Adorn your walls with a decorative steel sign like this American made Porcelain Enamel LAUNDRY Sign. Try hanging it by an open window or in a vintage... Read More
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… Sometimes the marriage of a great interior is about all of the elements coming together and creating a stimulating and creative atmosphere. We were inspired by this harmonious space that combines contrasting elements (like the lush pillows on the rattan couch besides a cold, glass coffee table) and accessories that shows the home owner’s personality (like the fresh plants, urchin table ornament, and books). Love the look? Make it your own with these simple tips…
Something old. With so much history and character, antiques like this Fritware bowl have both function and style. Vessels with... Read More