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
In the above industrial farmhouse setting, the attention to detail is definitely apparent. They don’t focus solely on affluence, but instead by showcasing their wealth in the form of family history and heirlooms.
In the room, a blue, rustic farmhouse table with butcher block top is indeed the focal point of the area. This is the gathering point for everyone; pull up a chair to snack on veggies, sit down to an entire meal, or gather everyone up for a game of cards. If you’re worried about not being prepared for entertaining in time, here are a few quick and easy steps to help you prepare – and to wow your guests.
Adding slipcovers to your dining chairs instantly makes a big impact. The formal look invites everyone in, while a personalized touch, like a monogram on the back, keeps it simple yet elegant. A large China cabinet nearby holds vintage dishes and serving ware, almost a necessity for creating that desired rustic, country look. Offsetting the dark wood are shear white curtains, perfect for letting a little bit of light in.
A dining room chandelier could really make all the difference. Above, two barn light pendants in the featured space complement the farmhouse décor, but not everyone has the space to install two separate lights. For the same look in your dining room, we recommend our Rosewood Two Light Chandelier. Two rustic warehouse shades are suspended from the ceiling via a chain and attached by delicate little gooseneck arms. You can choose to add a Nostalgic Edison Bulb to keep the look vintage, or go green with a screw-in compact fluorescent light bulb. Selecting satin steel or rosewood for your finish choice can make the Rosewood Chandelier a charming farmhouse light. Even galvanized could bring a rugged factory look into your home. No matter your finish choice, the Rosewood Chandelier is sure to impress even the most hard to please family member.
Top Photo Courtesy of Southern LivingRead More