As soon as the carcass is simmering on the stove and the leftover potato stuffing safely tucked in the fridge for tomorrow’s breakfast, I am left to sit and ponder the perfect gift. While millions of people are desperately seeking a parking spot and elbowing their way to the best sales racks, I sip my tea and think about something both beautiful and useful.
Something bright and shiny that looks lovely sitting on the counter but is functional too. A go-to piece for the kitchen that makes friends and family stop and say, “Wow!”Read More
“Master the mix” could become the interior design mantra for 2014. The art of being able to mix old and new elements for an updated, yet classic design is the goal for many homeowners looking for the latest amenities in their spaces yet longing for vintage character too. In this industrial farmhouse kitchen, the exposed beams and vintage chairs around the farm table speak to years gone by while modern shelving and sleek stainless appliances add a modern touch. The RLM-style warehouse shades also breathe a whisper from the past with their generous span of light focusing on the center work station.Read More
It’s beginning to look a lot like… Autumn, my favorite time of year. I can finally justify my daily cardigans and jeans because at a crisp 74° degrees, why wear anything else? We’ve managed to sample every pumpkin spice themed coffee in the office’s vicinity and confession: I’ve splurged on a pumpkin-themed set of candles that will (hopefully) last the season. Autumn is one of the year’s finest seasons. No wonder everyone is “falling” for it. Here are eight ways autumn has captured our hearts…Read More
Now that fall has officially arrived, we can’t help but take a quick glance in the rear view mirror. We held a Photo Contest this summer and we had some amazing entries from customers who were happy to show off their renovation, remodeling, and building projects. One of our winners was Rebecca Groulx, from Minnetonka, Minnesota. We simply fell in love with the look of her new garage. “We tore down a garden shed and built the new garage designed by our architect Chad Vugteveen,” Rebecca says.Read More
One of the most basic functions of good lighting is to establish a mood within a space. And I’m not talking candles or a dimmer switch on the dining room pendants. The mood is set not only with the illumination but with the fixture itself, and nowhere is this more important than in commercial operations. When customers and employees enter your building, you want the lighting to be functional and to set a tone for the environment that makes customers feel welcome and employees feel happy!Read More