In just a few short hours, Hurricane Sandy did $68 billion worth of damage to the New York/New Jersey shoreline. In the nine months since the disaster, residents have been slowly picking up the pieces. Today’s Featured Customer owns a vacation home in Ship Bottom, New Jersey, on Long Beach Island which saw 16″ of water in the interior during the height of the storm.
“Everything had to go after the storm because the water went throughout the entire downstairs ruining everything in its path,” Erica explains. “Appliances, carpets, walls, sheet rock, electronics, furniture, and mattresses all had to go.” Erica and her husband Justin, co-owners of The Whiskey Brooklyn, decided to change the style of their decor with the clean slate they now had.Read More
Each year, Barn Light Electric holds a B.L.O.G. contest — that’s Barn Light Online Giveaway — where we ask bloggers to browse our website, pick out their favorite lights, then tell their readers why they would love them in their own home. Our 2012 first place winner was Rachel who blogs at Maybe Matilda. She and her husband are updating a mid-90s home and infusing it with their own style. Rachel is aiming for the inviting and comfortable look of a country farmhouse so barn lighting fits her style perfectly. And as it turned out, Rachel won our B.L.O.G. contest — on her birthday!Read More
When this homeowner approached the New York firm of Crisp Architects about fulfilling his dream of a London style pub in his basement, he knew exactly what he wanted right down to the tiniest detail. From the full bar highlighted by brass railings and a stained glass window to a high-backed booth and plenty of tables and chairs for pints and poker, this cozy pub transports the homeowner and his guests to another place. A small fireplace, low ceilings, and dark tones add to the cozy and casual atmosphere as does the barn chandelier casting light onto the pool table.Read More
Chandeliers have come a long way since they were first used in the Middle Ages and consisted of little more than candles secured to a wooden platform hoisted above the dining table. Once associated only with the wealthy who could afford to light their spaces at night, chandeliers became popular among the common folk with the advent of gas and eventually electricity. The wooden platform gave way to more circular designs crafted from metal, then advances in glass making led to the very popular and often intricate crystal chandelier designs.Read More
Lets see a show of hands – who wouldnâ€™t love to have this kitchen in their home? The brick accent wall, the pairing of dark and light cabinetry, and the copper hood that would make any homeowner envious. Without being over designed and under utilized, this featured kitchen within Southern Living gives an air of beautiful and traditional elegance. Between the cabinets under the seemingly boundless island and those along the far wall, there is plenty of room for storage. In our opinion, a kitchen this good could inspire even the worldâ€™s worst chef to prepare meals of Emeril Lagassi caliber!Read More