With the 2013 Kentucky Derby in the books and the Preakness set for this weekend, even casual observers of horse racing are getting excited about the annual Triple Crown hype. Few, however, consider what happens after a thoroughbred finishes a racing career. Luckily, people like today’s Featured Customer make it their life’s work to help these horses find new homes when they are no longer able to race. Allie recently completed the construction of a new barn in the heart of North Carolina’s horse country.Read More
Earlier this week, we visited with designer Cheryl Sottile in a post featuring a kitchen renovation in the Florida Keys. Cheryl infused tropical hues into the space with our Ivanhoe™ Dino Porcelain Pendant Lights in a creamy Jadite finish. Today, we cross the Sunshine State to visit another one of Cheryl’s project sites, this time in Sarasota where she tackled transforming a former oyster bar into a Mexican restaurant.Read More
Did you know that last Friday was John James Audubon’s birthday? This historic birder has inspired many with his iconic illustrations of birds and their surroundings for centuries, bringing the wonders of nature into the most urbanized settings.
While the industrial décor trend is currently en vogue, it can be a little harsh without the right accents to balance the look. If you like the look of rustic interiors, but industrial isn’t for you, explore the pastoral side of design.Read More
One aspect of the industrial look that we just love is the mixing of old and new materials to create something with both vintage and modern details. In this Professional Project, we talk with Daniel Henkel of Design 42 Architecture in New York City about a recent project where he led the efforts on a gut renovation of a home just blocks from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
“The building was thought to have been an old printing press,” Daniel says, “so our clients had the idea to create an open space with an industrial elegance.” As with any tall space, bringing the light back down to a human scale was a challenging aspect according to Daniel. He created ambient light by uplighting the newly exposed vaults with cove lighting. Over the dining nook, Daniel installed two Austin Wall Sconces at mid-wall height to provide plenty of light on the table below.Read More
Katrin, of Berkeley, California, had been playing with the thought of a barn light above her aluminum, frosted glass garage door for quite awhile.
“I wanted something modern, but not too modern,” Katrin explains. “I have always loved the concept of mixing very cool and modern items with something more traditional. I wanted something that would have some warmth to it.” When she searched online for barn lights, she discovered Barn Light Electric’s website.Read More
Remember our last Style Me Sunday spotlighting utilitarian spaces? This week we’re looking at the room most of us dread: The Laundry Room.
Let’s take a moment to switch our sentiments from the tediousness of folding laundry and sorting out whites to reflect on the good elements of doing laundry. Everyone loves the feeling of swaddling warm towels fresh from the dryer, and the scent of mountain fresh laundry detergent is quite refreshing.Read More