With the 2013 Kentucky Derby in the books and the Preakness set for this weekend, even casual observers of horse racing are getting excited about the annual Triple Crown hype. Few, however, consider what happens after a thoroughbred finishes a racing career. Luckily, people like today’s Featured Customer make it their life’s work to help these horses find new homes when they are no longer able to race. Allie recently completed the construction of a new barn in the heart of North Carolina’s horse country.Read More
With spring in full swing now, you may have succumbed to a case of remodeling fever. It’s quite easy to catch once you throw open the windows to a warm breeze and dust off the patio furniture in anticipation of backyard cookouts to come.
But perhaps your budget has other ideas. An easy way to add new life to your home decor without breaking the bank is to consider the details in your home. A simple thing like switching up your hardware is one way to change the look of your space and it doesn’t require professional help! Adding new drawer pulls in the kitchen or a new toiletry shelf in the guest bath might be just the thing to satisfy your need for a new look.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
Katrin, of Berkeley, California, had been playing with the thought of a barn light above her aluminum, frosted glass garage door for quite awhile.
“I wanted something modern, but not too modern,” Katrin explains. “I have always loved the concept of mixing very cool and modern items with something more traditional. I wanted something that would have some warmth to it.” When she searched online for barn lights, she discovered Barn Light Electric’s website.Read More
Vermont is well known for its quaint small towns, and Montgomery, located well north near the Canadian border, is a real gem. Montgomery’s heritage is in the farming and timber industries and is home to a diverse community filled with small businesses, arts and craftspeople, and visitors that flock to the town in all seasons. Today’s Featured Customer looked to the old farms and barns that dot the hillsides as inspiration for his new, small footprint, single family home.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