When Lisa and Greg bought their home in 2010, it was only four years old, but they were already thinking about renovations, an addition, and updating the lighting.
“The original house is post-and-beam, a rustic-lux style,” Lisa says. “With the addition and renovations, we added huge windows to improve our view and bring in more nature. With polished concrete floors and rustic lighting, the addition is more industrial chic.”
The couple’s home is located smack in the middle of Lake Champlain in North Hero, Vermont, where winter days can be short and cloudy. Having plenty of light options inside brightens the space and allows the family to... Read More
When Lisa purchased a small, older home on Cape Cod, she hoped to simply expand the space to suit her needs. But, on the advice of her builder, Lisa started from scratch and rebuilt.
“Since the house is on the Cape, I definitely wanted it to be beachy and casual,” Lisa says. “I wanted an all-white palette with pops of color coming out in the lighting and accessories.” The new, open floor plan includes a kitchen space that is the hub of activity. Although she initially chose some chrome-and-glass pendants for the island, Lisa started seeing barn lighting on Houzz and was intrigued. She dug into the Barn Light Electric website and, upon... Read More
The bleak midwinter is upon us. With the polar vortex bearing down and wind chills plummeting even in the southeast, we’re looking for anything warm and bright to liven up our day. Out in Austin, Texas, Carrie need look no further than her lovely kitchen to see a bright pop of happy yellow thanks to the industrial pendant lighting she recently purchased for her new home.
“Everything else in our house is white so we wanted fun, bright pops of color with our lights,” she says. Carrie chose the classic shape of an RLM warehouse shade for over the island with the Old Dixie Stem Mount Pendant. She customized these hand crafted, American-made ceiling lights... Read More
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind?
No, we’re not getting an early start to the party, just visiting with an old acquaintance from Pennsylvania! Our good friends at Spring Creek Design have been featured on the blog in the past for some amazing projects including a sustainable barn and a lovely patio. Today, Sandy Cooper, operations manager for Spring Creek Design, shares a project with us that brought an interesting mix of rustic and modern touches to a home in Chestnut Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia.
“We wanted the feeling of an old barn — rough hewn, primitive, and handmade along with sophisticated touches that would... Read More
In Monday’s blog, we visited with Brian in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where his stunning new Craftsman-style home sits on eight rolling acres of land complete with hay fields, deep woods, and bubbling creeks. For much of the home’s exterior, Brian chose classic, American-made gooseneck lighting. Today we take a peek inside to see how Brian and his wife chose to light up the interior of their home.
“We were going for a vintage farmhouse feel with basic Craftsman elements to mimic the simple style of a North Carolina farm house,” Brian explains. “One of the best compliments we have received was when our landscape designer came in and... Read More
When Claire and her husband Ken purchased a 1930s-era mud adobe home last summer in Patagonia, Arizona, they got a partially finished casita, or cottage, adjacent to the main home. The couple decided it would be the perfect getaway for people looking to enjoy the history, culture, shopping, and birding in this artsy and eclectic town.
“We just needed to do the finishing touches, such as paint, window treatments, furnishings and landscaping,” Claire says. “The former owner had installed very basic contractor-grade lighting and plumbing fixtures so we changed out all the faucets, four light fixtures, and two ceiling fans.” Claire wanted to create... Read More