A serious love of all things vintage drives Meg and Trevor’s home design in Ontario, Canada. As they considered improvements to their main living space, Meg knew the cheesy, big-box-store lights would have to go.
“We wanted to add some interest to the ceiling as it is quite high and we had plain flush mount lights with no real interest,” Meg explains. “We spend most of our time in this room so comfort was a definite feel requirement.” The couple have an eclectic mix of items in their home including a lot of ethnographic African art mixed in with rustic industrial touches.Read More
Just 18 miles due east of the Hostess City of the South, aka Savannah, Georgia, lies stunning Tybee Island, a barrier island rich in history and natural beauty. The architecture on the island is often casual and beachy as shown by this inviting home designed by our friends at Rethink Design Studio. The firm, founded in 2005 by husband-and-wife team Joel and Erika Snayd, has a reputation for producing fresh and inspired interiors and architectural designs. They also offer design services in furniture, textile, lighting, and graphic design.Read More
If you love the look of barn lighting but feel you can’t afford this classic look for your space, rest assured that you have many options at Barn Light Electric. You don’t have to buy cheap lights like the ones on this storefront that fall apart at the first sign of wear or bad weather! If you’re on a budget or a tight deadline, we have many affordable fixtures that are kept in stock so they’ll ship to you in just days. And even though they’re part of our Discount Barn Lighting collection, don’t assume these are cheaply made lights. We guarantee these lights have been made using high quality materials that still allow years of use.Read More
If you asked anyone a few years ago what the big trend in design was, they probably would have told you anything (and everything) neutral. It was all the rage because it worked with everything and it appealed to most anybody in the case of home’s resale. Nowadays, things are a little different; it seems that many everyday items are picking up on the chevron craze. Originally made popular by the high-fashion brand Missoni, it has made its way into our homes in all sorts of ways. You may have used it yourself with duvet covers, pillowcases and the occasional lampshade, but could you be so courageous as to paint your floors like it? It’s a bold move, but it can be done and will make a huge statement if you do it right. Simply balance your sharp lines out with plenty of white, gray, and other neutrals like they did today.Read More