If you’re thinking about sprucing up your home this spring but your bank account has little wiggle room for that enameled lava stone counter top you’ve been eyeing on Houzz, consider making a statement with new lighting instead. Switching up your lighting is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to give your space a whole new look.
If you want lighting that is not only functional but becomes a focal point in your room, a deep bowl barn pendant is a great way to go! Drawing on the classic lines of 1930s-style barn lighting, this style of pendant takes the traditional RLM warehouse shade and expands it to a deep shape that funnels light directly below. These ceiling pendants have a clean, modern look to them while still giving a definite nod to early 20th century lighting styles.Read More
It’s tempting when you buy a house to dash in, put your personal stamp on it, and fill every square inch. When Kerry and her husband Travis moved into their new home on the coast of Maine, they decided to spend some time thinking instead about what they wanted the unfinished space above their garage to be. Kerry is the author of a blog called Kid Giddy while Travis is a graphic designer. Their thoughtful process and creative spirits led them to envision a creative studio.Read More
The new year is swiftly approaching, which means it’s time to make some resolutions for 2014. If you’re simply stumped on what to do, how about making the resolution to purchase quality, American-made lighting! With the help of our staff and friends, we picked 12 of our favorite products to go alone with our 12 Day Holiday Sale!
View our selection of American-made goods after the jump…Read More
Winter camping trips are a daring adventure. Freezing weather makes for the ideal opportunity to test out your fire-making and snuggling skills. Plus, in most places (especially Florida!) cooler weather means the disappearance of our peskiest wildlife, AKA, mosquitoes. Perhaps it’s the early-November holiday itch, or simply a desire to take a holiday every day, but I’ve definitely seen a rise in the indoor camping trend. What could be cozier than pitching a tent on a stack of pillows? Here’s a list of some of our favorite essentials for the next time you want to pitch a camping tent in your livingroom.Read More
Restaurant owners know that popularity and the success that follows it depend not only on the menu but also on the atmosphere of the place — the feeling patrons get when they walk through the door. At Bogart’s Restaurant & Tavern in downtown Waynesville, North Carolina, the owners have worked carefully to create a casual, family atmosphere with a menu noted for its flame-grilled steaks, soups, and salads. They also recently updated their lighting to include some unique textured metal pendants that add a definite rustic flair to this popular spot.Read More
We were in for a treat when Lauren, our photographer, stumbled across one of our new favorite vacation locations—the Mermaid Cottages. Their charming interiors full of vibrant walls, rustic accents, and shabby chic décor captivated us–of course we had to be their friends! We were inspired by their many rental cottages located on Tybee Island, so today’s Style Me Sunday is all about the “cottage charm, coastal calm” of their Inlet Breeze master bedroom.
A minty green coat of paint (like this Nottingham Green) is a fresh addition to the classic beadboard. This look is an easy DIY project when you use Paintable Birch Veneer Beadboard. Mermaid Cottages shares our love of taking something old and breathing fresh life into it. These upcycled shutter headboards are a fantastic example, especially the hunter green shade. In our dream space, we’d place two yellow, porcelain enamel Wheeler™ Esso Wall Sconces on each side of the bed for a little extra task light for late night reading. A unique pendant light like this Chicken Wire Basket Pendant Lamp is perfect for adding pastoral style, and paired with a nostalgic Edison bulb, you’ve got yourself the perfect mood lighting!
Elements like the swordfish wall ornament and curtains introduce other colors into the space. For our pop of color, we’re using these little sculpted birds. They are hand painted and distressed to perfection—and who can say no to turquoise? Display these along with a retro-inspired Dolomite Alarm Clock on an American Made re-purposed wood Floating Shelf for eclectic styling.
Now’s the perfect time to add a little island flavor to your home. If you’re looking for a fun and festive place to spend a weekend, check out Mermaid Cottages and tell them we said “Hello!”