Charles Baxter wittily noted, “Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.” We couldn’t agree more! There’s little more refreshing and comforting than a chilly bowl of ice cream on a warm spring afternoon. With the summer heat wave on the cusp (well, at least for us Floridians!) the very thought of ice cream makes our mouths water. So, why not decorate with fresh home decor that remind us of one of our favorite desserts?Read More
In a recent blog post, we visited with Sarah Phipps, a resident of Bend, Oregon, who has been flipping houses for a number of years but is spending more and more time in design consultation. Clients are eager to tap into Sarah’s eclectic style, her skill set, and years of on-the-job knowledge. On a recent project, she transformed a tiny kitchen in an old mill cottage into a functional and funky space. Today we check out the living area of another original mill house located on the west side of Bend near the Deschutes River.Read More
Did you know that last Friday was John James Audubon’s birthday? This historic birder has inspired many with his iconic illustrations of birds and their surroundings for centuries, bringing the wonders of nature into the most urbanized settings.
While the industrial décor trend is currently en vogue, it can be a little harsh without the right accents to balance the look. If you like the look of rustic interiors, but industrial isn’t for you, explore the pastoral side of design.Read More
One aspect of the industrial look that we just love is the mixing of old and new materials to create something with both vintage and modern details. In this Professional Project, we talk with Daniel Henkel of Design 42 Architecture in New York City about a recent project where he led the efforts on a gut renovation of a home just blocks from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
“The building was thought to have been an old printing press,” Daniel says, “so our clients had the idea to create an open space with an industrial elegance.” As with any tall space, bringing the light back down to a human scale was a challenging aspect according to Daniel. He created ambient light by uplighting the newly exposed vaults with cove lighting. Over the dining nook, Daniel installed two Austin Wall Sconces at mid-wall height to provide plenty of light on the table below.Read More
Tucked away in the Ozark Mountains in the northwest corner of Arkansas lies the amiable little town of Eureka Springs. With a downtown full of Victorian-era buildings and a vibrant art scene, the town not only draws plenty of tourists but also attracts those who wish to build vacation homes so they can enjoy all the area has to offer. Today’s Featured customer Kathy recently put the finishing touches on her family’s vacation home which includes a variety of barn lighting — all with rustic galvanized finishes.Read More
Like most extensive remodeling projects, Katie’s efforts on a 1920s-era farmhouse in Wellington, Colorado, have been underway for more than two years. She and her husband are working slowly to bring the jewel-in-the-rough back to its original state. One of Katie’s goals was to pay attention to the details — finding the perfect barn lights was paramount to her project.
“I believe that projects are made with small details. Everything is important to pull off a perfect space,” Katie explains. “And light fixtures are the icing on the cake!” The couple are creating a country/farmhouse feel to their space and have worked hard to uncover the home’s original detailing.Read More