Happy May Day! With the early days of spring behind us and the promise of summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to turn attention to outdoor living spaces. Many of us take advantage of the improved weather to revitalize our homes for the upswing in activity that’s sure to come. Backyard wiffle ball games, impromptu happy hour on the porch, or maybe an evening dip in the pool if you’re lucky enough to have one!
Exterior lighting can help make your outdoor spaces not only safer and more functional, but they add personality to your home and, in many instances, become a focal point of your décor on the front porch or... Read More
What’s better than digging into a plate full of sticky BBQ ribs, crispy fries, and tangy cole slaw? Digging in at Woody’s Bar-B-Q under the warm glow of rustic industrial lighting! Woody’s Cocoa location opened last November and has been serving up amazing pulled pork, beef brisket, and even some mesquite grilled chicken to a steady stream of devoted customers. Fred and Samantha Gumieny, the husband-and-wife team behind this local favorite, wanted to create an atmosphere as inviting as the food they create.
“When people think barbecue, they generally think rustic and industrial decor so that’s exactly the look we shot for when we were... Read More
The principals at Dirt, a commercial and high-end residential interior design firm, have no problem getting their hands dirty. After all, dirt is nature’s signature, and nature is where they draw much of their inspiration. On a recent renovation project in Amagansett, Long Island, it was less about dirt and more about water as the sea became the muse for Scott Murphy and Lucas Lai.
“This is a beach house located a block from the ocean, and we re-clad the entire exterior with new cedar and changed all the lights,” Lucas explains. For the lighting, the pair wanted something nautical but also modern. They found the Industrial Static Topless Sconce in... Read More
Nestled among the hubub of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the Santa Monica Freeway lies an oasis for travelers who want to be in the thick of things yet a world away. The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, owned by the Picataggio family since 1997, offers a welcoming residential ambiance in country-inspired rooms. The boutique hotel recently underwent a face lift to give the space a fresh, updated look.
“It had been more than a decade since our last remodel and we wanted a more sophisticated and nuanced interpretation of the ‘farm’ theme,” says Ellen Picataggio, brand officer and hotel curator for Farmer’s Daughter Hotel. “The... Read More
In last Friday’s blog post, we showcased a gorgeous kitchen remodel completed by Nar Bustamante of Nar Fine Carpentry in California. Nar selected three of our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendants to serve as a focal point and offer a splash of color in the space. These Cobalt Blue fixtures feature energy-saving LEDs that will save the homeowner on energy bills and maintenance costs for years to come.
In our chat with Nar, he noted that he has used nothing but LED lighting for the past five years. With the price of LEDs continuing to be competitive, especially in light of the financial and environmental benefits, more and more home owners and... Read More
Austin, Texas is a wild and wacky town full of great food and amazing music. It’s also a wonderful place to sightsee if you love neighborhoods with interesting architecture. Our friends at Hatch Works recently designed and built a new home in Austin and today we chat with owner Adam Talianchich on how he created a modern farmhouse complete with dark sky-friendly barn lighting for his client.
Q: Where is this home located?
A: The home is in Central East Austin and has a view of the Capitol from the master bedroom and the second story porch. Before we started design work, we set up scaffolding on the property and moved it around to find the best viewing corridor... Read More