Our expert for today’s Design 101: lesson brings a wealth of experience backed by two master’s degrees and study at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence. Regan Billingsley, of Regan Billingsley Interiors in Kensington, Maryland, embraces fun, functional design and harbors a deep passion for color. We asked Regan to talk about how to incorporate barn style lighting into mid century modern homes.
Regan: The farmhouse style of lighting originated in the 1920’s when the need for more industrial types of lighting developed out of a post-war economic boom. There was a need for increased lighting in factories, as well as commercial environments... 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
Over the years, we’ve made good friends in the business — from interior designers and architects to home builders and house flippers — all who bring their own special knowledge, experience, and personal style to their profession.
Today, we’re starting a new series authored by some of these friends who are willing to settle into the blogger’s chair for the day and post about what’s on their mind! First up is Melissa Andersen, a writer, editor, blogger, and social media manager/consultant for clients such as And North, Kaufmann Mercantile, and The Cousins from HGTV. Melissa hails from Jersey City, New Jersey, and is here to talk... Read More
When you think of warehouse lighting, what comes to mind? A hanging black or galvanized pendant? Completely functional but lacking in personality or a certain je ne sais quoi?
The professionals at Jennifer Hoey Interior Design know how to turn a completely utilitarian warehouse light into something more. So much more! They recently expanded their office space in Ketchum, Idaho, to include a new conference room and studio space with shelf space for samples and large tables to for working on finishes and fabrics.
“We wanted the space to be functional and maximize the storage space as well as be an aesthetically pleasing, modern studio space,” says Abbey... 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
A carriage house attached to a new home in Galveston, Texas, has turned into a sanctuary for today’s Featured Customer. The carriage house has a living room, kitchenette, and bathroom plus a 15 x 15-foot space upstairs that has been transformed into a workshop. Recently retired, this gentleman is delving into his past interest in vintage radios, ham radio operation, electronics, and natural history. He turned to the vintage experts at Barn Light Electric when it came to lighting his new space.
“My primary requirement was for good lighting for the work benches and the drafting table,” he says. “A vintage look was equally important to me... Read More