One of the perks of working in the interior design industry is experiencing a plethora of beautiful spaces. I get really excited when our blogger, Betty, sends a customer photo my way. Nothing like seeing your work in someone’s home. When I was given the opportunity to join our design team on a photo-trip to a beautiful ’30s-era Spanish villa located in the heart of central Florida, I was ecstatic. What we love and do at Barn Light Electric is rooted in historic spaces and restored lighting, so to see our porcelain barn lights hanging in period-appropriate surroundings is the cherry on top.Read More
A complete overhaul of the kitchen is not for the faint of heart. When Angie and her family decided to renovate one of the busiest spaces in their northern California home, they wanted not only more room, but more functional space that could handle both their family and frequent guests comfortably. Here, Angie gives us her take on the project and why they chose barn pendants and wall sconces for their new kitchen and dining area.Read More
In just a few short hours, Hurricane Sandy did $68 billion worth of damage to the New York/New Jersey shoreline. In the nine months since the disaster, residents have been slowly picking up the pieces. Today’s Featured Customer owns a vacation home in Ship Bottom, New Jersey, on Long Beach Island which saw 16″ of water in the interior during the height of the storm.
“Everything had to go after the storm because the water went throughout the entire downstairs ruining everything in its path,” Erica explains. “Appliances, carpets, walls, sheet rock, electronics, furniture, and mattresses all had to go.” Erica and her husband Justin, co-owners of The Whiskey Brooklyn, decided to change the style of their decor with the clean slate they now had.Read More
It comes on suddenly. Like a light bulb turned on in a darkened room reveals what you didn’t see before. One day you’re munching a bagel and sipping your coffee and you realize that your dining room light has got to go. Such was the case with today’s Featured Customer in southern Rhode Island.
“The chandelier was a combination of etched glass, gold leaf trim, and faux candle-shaped lights,” Kendall explains. “It was fussy and not a reflection of the changing aesthetic in our space.”Read More
First homes are special. They’re not always the biggest home you’ll ever own or the best decorated, but first homes will hold a place in your heart forever. For Danielle and Brett, buying their first home meant combining her love of mid-century style and his love of beautiful wood. Together they created a warm, inviting dining room space that is highlighted by a classic, American made Ivanhoe™ porcelain pendant.Read More
If you’re a regular reader of interior design blogs and drool over the professional photos on sites like Houzz and Remodelista, it may seem daunting to remodel your own space without the help of a professional designer. Today’s Featured Customer admits she’s no designer, but when she launched into a complete gutting of her 1991-era kitchen, she followed her heart in picking out new lighting.Read More