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
For more than 20 years, the good folks at Southern Living have inspired us with their annual Idea House. With an ensemble of talented architects and designers descending upon a new location each year, a showcase home is born chock full of color, texture, and creativity. Back in 2011, the team, including San Antonio architect Michael G. Imber, traveled to the central Texas Hill Country to create a rambling European style home that utilized native building materials in a nod to its southern landscape.Read More
Owning a successful business means putting your merchandise or services in the best possible light. That does not translate into simply flooding your space with as much wattage as you can afford.
Whether you own a retail boutique, a casual eatery, or an office supply store, your commercial lighting plan should help customers maneuver safely through your establishment while easily taking in all you have to offer in an inviting atmosphere.Read More
One of the best things about this blogging gig is that I get to meet and work with other bloggers. I’ve met some incredibly talented people, both in person and online, who share their spaces, their ideas, their inspirations, and even their failures online every day for the world to see.
One of my newest friends is Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats. I love the blog name and I’m sure many of us can certainly relate to it! One of Amy’s most recent projects is the renovation of a vacation home she and her husband found nestled in the gorgeous mountains of western North Carolina. They have been slowly but surely remodeling the home doing much of the work themselves.Read More
When a friend was looking for a place to hold a wedding, Mary and Randy of Titusville, Florida, came to the rescue. They opened up their home and tropical garden setting to the happy couple for both photos and vows. In the months leading up to the wedding, Randy busied himself running electricity to the garden area so that lights could help brighten the evening event. Mary and Randy were very familiar with Barn Light Electric, their hometown lighting store, so they started purchasing lights to spruce up their garden and porch.Read More
In 2013, Pantone delighted the design world by naming Emerald Green as the color of the year. This Thursday, Pantone decided to refresh our color palettes by naming Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year. This fresh and feminine hue is popular for floral arrangements, but we are excited to see how it is infused in interior design. Here are some of our favorite complementary hues. Which one suits your style?Read More