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I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Atlanta where I attended the Design Bloggers Conference along with more than 400 bloggers, interior designers, and suppliers from around the country. The experience was invigorating and not just because one of the free gifts was a German-made shower head with a massaging whirl spray!
The lineup of speakers included the lovely and always entertaining Candice Olson, host of HGTV’s Divine Design and Candice Tells All. She dished about her background, her inspirations, and her thoughts on lighting.Read More
I’m a little behind the 8-ball when it comes to classic television. As much as I enjoy curling up on the couch with a bag of popcorn for a night of per-recorded fun, I’m about a decade behind this band of buddies. I started the first season this week and was surprised about how much I recognized the show’s creative set design. In case you’re like me, pre-Friends, the show originates in the mid-90s and revolves around the lives of six friends. It’s wacky, endearing, and quite colorful.
Perhaps I’ve been exposed to the set design through commercials and clips, but the more I spend time watching life unfold in fictional locations like Central Perk and Monica’s apartment, the more I want to incorporate the bright and textured sensibilities of the Friend’s set design in my own apartment.
While I don’t think I could pull off purple walls and an over-sized rug in my living room, I think these ideas could easily translate from TV set to everyday space.
1. Every “friendly” space needs a cozy couch. This tufted sofa from Leathercraft has such a warm and welcoming texture and would make a perfect keeper-couch for those who are just starting out in life.
2. When you think of ’90s interior design, I’m sure the first thing that pops into your mind is a bright colored space or quirky textile. I love the idea of such free-spirited interiors, but to modernize it, it’s important to reel it in. Add a pop of neon with a neon accent, like this vintage Fenton Satin Glass Planter.
3. Knock knock. Who’s there? Oh wait, you don’t have a door knocker? It’s easy to remedy that solution with this brass hardware decor staple.
4. One of the best things about Monica’s abode is her unique taste in art. While her housekeeping style is neat and tidy, she isn’t afraid to get adventurous with her wall decor. Incorporate the look of her curated taste with a vintage poster like this vintage circus poster!
5. In the ’90s, brass finish was everywhere. Door knobs, kitchen faucets, chandeliers… It was an accessible way to add a little glimmer. Since it’s come back, we’ve loved surrounding ourselves with this metallic accent, especially in period style lighting like the Sinclair Stem & Loop!
6. While I can’t say I am a die-hard Friends fan (yet!), I wouldn’t mind adorning a bright yellow Peephole Door Frame to my door’s interior. This replica door frame would be such a great stocking stuffer!
7. Want to serve your friends a little iced coffee? Be sure to pour your brew in an enamelware cup.
8. Soften up your space with cozy textiles. If quilted blankets and checker-patterned are not your friend, you might like a little more understated style like this linen pillow from Nate Berkus. Mix and match your pillows for an extra eclectic look!
9. Give your guests a something yellow to brighten their entrance with the porcelain enamel Dino Wall Sconce.Read More
With the clip of a gigantic pair of scissors, we officially opened the Barn Light Electric Manufacturing Division in Titusville, Florida last Saturday. Well, in reality, it was the small and very sharp pair of scissors hidden behind the giant pair that did the snipping, but we had a grand time with fabulous food, a sidewalk sale, and the Barn Light Electric Super Late Model stock car in the parking lot!Read More
In business for more than 50 years, the Friendly Bake Shop of Frankfort, New York, was struggling. Too few options in the display case, a dingy, dated space, and three generations of family members with differing ideas on how to move the family business into the future. Enter Buddy Valastro, better known as the Cake Boss from the hit TLC series. The story of how Buddy helped rally the Viti family and transformed the Friendly Bake Shop was featured in the premiere episode of “The Bakery Boss,” a new TLC offering. Barn Light Electric was proud to support this family business with some porcelain enamel barn lighting to light up their new look!Read More
In yesterday’s blog, we took you to the set of DIY’s reality show House Crashers where Barn Light Electric gooseneck warehouse shades took center stage on the exterior of this dramatic remodel. Today we venture inside where modern ceiling fans, rustic sconces, and more warehouse shades play starring roles. Homeowners Rachel Dissell and husband Tim Harrison live in the historic Tremont neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, and wanted to turn the old butcher shop that fronts their 100-year-old home into a family room. House Crashers Host Josh Temple jumped on the opportunity to bring in his crew to make their dreams come true.Read More
If you’re a fan of the DIY network, then you’ve probably seen Josh Temple in action. As the host of the reality show House Crashers, Temple wanders around home improvement stores asking people what kind of projects they’re working on then tries to convince them to let him help. Reactions range from the polite “I’m all set, but thanks” to the very direct, “I’m gonna call the cops if you follow me home.”Read More