My husband’s woodworking hobby is taking over the garage. In addition to the router table, multiple saws, drill press, and various tools trying to find a home amongst the kids’ bikes and Christmas decorations, everything in the space receives a shower of sawdust every weekend! We are working with a builder to create a dedicated workshop space for him which is why this beautiful barn caught my eye! Today’s Featured Customer Jennifer lives just west of St. Louis and needed space for her own husband’s workshop. Although the outbuilding is brand new construction, the couple wanted the barn to have enough character to complement their historic log... 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
Although bare-bulb pendants are all the rage in the interior design world, they were quite commonplace back in the early 20th century. It wasn’t until the 1920s that shapely, opaque globes began to cover up those bare bulbs and add sophisticated new styling to schoolhouses, government buildings, and libraries. The name schoolhouse lighting came from the early classroom use of these globes which provided a warm glow of light and protection for the bulb from flying erasers and other enthusiastic learning!
The schoolhouse pendants in this kitchen, located in a grand 1910-era home in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area, add a nostalgic feel while blending in with more modern... 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
With spring steadily approaching, its time to start gearing up for warmer weather and the promise a whole new list of projects that await you. Since spring is the season of renewal and revitalization, our latest line of Discounted Warehouse Lighting reflects a refreshed appearance with a vintage feel and an enticing price tag! Without giving up style or quality, this new series combines functional usage with a few additional options for size, finish, and mounting. These powerful performance driven lights are offered as stem mounted pendants and wall mounted lights, providing an optimal spread of light in numerous settings. The stem mounted pendants come in two... Read More