The arts and crafts look is a time-honored design filled with warm woods and rich earth tones. In the mountains of western North Carolina, the arts and crafts style has found a home nestled in an area rich in ecological diversity and a passion for superior craftsmanship.
Driving through the Asheville area, you’re likely to spot whole neighborhoods of arts-and-crafts style homes. Some are filled with 4,000-square-foot luxury models while others offer more modest homes. Though smaller, these structures still have all of the highlights of the craftsman style with plenty of artistic flair thrown in for good measure.
In one neighborhood, we found not only a... Read More
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind?
No, we’re not getting an early start to the party, just visiting with an old acquaintance from Pennsylvania! Our good friends at Spring Creek Design have been featured on the blog in the past for some amazing projects including a sustainable barn and a lovely patio. Today, Sandy Cooper, operations manager for Spring Creek Design, shares a project with us that brought an interesting mix of rustic and modern touches to a home in Chestnut Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia.
“We wanted the feeling of an old barn — rough hewn, primitive, and handmade along with sophisticated touches that would... Read More
Design professionals are always looking for new inspiration — a fresh color, a different angle, or an innovative twist on an old favorite. This is especially true in commercial settings where clients want their business to stand out.
Designer Vanessa Deleon often finds inspiration from her travels and designs she has seen in other areas. In the case of the Brownstone Pancake Factory in Edgewater, New Jersey, she wanted to create a space that would get people talking.
“My team and I were up one night trying to think of how to turn things upside down and we chose to take that phrase literally,” Vanessa says. The result is a bold industrial space that... Read More
When Claire and her husband Ken purchased a 1930s-era mud adobe home last summer in Patagonia, Arizona, they got a partially finished casita, or cottage, adjacent to the main home. The couple decided it would be the perfect getaway for people looking to enjoy the history, culture, shopping, and birding in this artsy and eclectic town.
“We just needed to do the finishing touches, such as paint, window treatments, furnishings and landscaping,” Claire says. “The former owner had installed very basic contractor-grade lighting and plumbing fixtures so we changed out all the faucets, four light fixtures, and two ceiling fans.” Claire wanted to create... Read More
Do you describe the industrial style as crisp, clean, and hard working? Or does it seem more cold, raw, and unfinished to you? No matter what your take, the industrial trend has taken the design world by storm and can be seen not only in big-city lofts but in beach-side cottages, midwestern farm homes, and in retail stores and restaurants across the country.
Industrial style has a humble feel showcasing the perfect fusion of form and function. But if you’re on the cold and unfinished side of the debate, we have good news for you. You can get the rugged, unassuming look of an industrial pendant with enough color and style to win you over in no time!
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