I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m ready for spring. Ready to throw open the windows and let fresh air in, ready to wear flip flops every day, and ready to clean my garage from top to bottom. Nothing makes me happier than making our garage a space that we can actually use.
If you’re looking for a little garage inspiration, Ron from Mims, Florida, sent us some photos of his garage after he recently upgraded the lighting.
“I wanted to replace the uninspiring and troublesome fluorescent lighting with something that better fits the space and my style,” Ron says. “My shop is my sanctuary and I despise normal shop lights. Barn Light... Read More
When the city of Portland approved the consumption of beer on brewery premises back in the 1980s, the floodgates, or perhaps the taps, were opened in this Oregon city. Portland currently holds the title for having the most breweries of any city in the world, but there’s a new taproom on the block that may just give die hard beer drinkers a new taste to savor.
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery & Taproom opened last summer and is everything we’d expect from a Portland business — focused on local products with an eye towards green production processes. The cidery and taproom were created in an old book bindery in Northeast Portland that had been... Read More
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.
“I am all about mixing metals right now,” Meg says,... 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.
This two-story beach house features an open floor plan to allow for large family gatherings. The screened-in porch, with its... Read More
Most people like to choose a getaway place that is far removed from their everyday life. If you live in the city, you might choose a beach vacation. Or if you live close to the shore, you might escape to The Cove at Fairview, a stunning vacation spot nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina.
The Dixon family of Fairview, a small community located just outside of Asheville, has built five vacation homes on their 24-acre property, the newest of which is called The Huntley. This impressive structure, complete with three stacked-stone fireplaces, blends beautifully with the natural elements of the surrounding woods.
The Dixons wanted this new home to... Read More