What’s better than a fresh cup of coffee and a baked-from-scratch maple doughnut to start your day? A welcoming spot to enjoy them with friends and neighbors! The new Mountain Mojo Coffee House in Fairview, North Carolina, has only been open a few weeks but has already become a local favorite. Owner Colleah Habif arrives before the sun each day to bake sweet treats and savory bites in her new energy-efficient building crafted from white pine and locust.Read More
When you’re in the throes of a remodeling project, there are seemingly a thousand things that can go wrong. But sometimes you just get lucky. When Kara of Illinois recently tackled a kitchen remodel in her 1890s-era farmhouse, she selected three of Barn Light Electric’s Ivanhoe™ Esso Warehouse Porcelain Pendants in a Jadite finish.
“The Jadite is a favorite color of ours,” Kara says. “And lo and behold the pendants totally matched our new glass subway tile back splash. That was kismet! I had no idea if they would match.” The 8″ Esso pendants are ideal for Kara’s kitchen island — not too big and not too small. The small kitchen space had been remodeled in the 90s and was very functional for one person, but Kara, her husband and two daughters needed more practical space for dining, chatting, and doing homework.Read More
What happens when a group of designers from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition no longer have the wildly popular show to work on? They find a new outlet for their creativity! With huge hearts and tremendous talent, our friends Veronica Valencia and Kim Lewis unleashed their design skills on a new target — Ghana, West Africa.
“On one of our last EMHE episodes, we met some people from Art Feeds, a nonprofit organization in Missouri,” explains Kim. “They told us the story of children in Ghana who had been sold by their parents into slavery to the fishing industry on Lake Volta. The children are forced to fish every day in terrible conditions and many kids drown.”Read More
New York and fine food just belong in the same sentence. From food trucks offering overstuffed wraps to passersby to the resplendent spreads offered in the city’s 20,000-plus restaurants, good food isn’t hard to find when you venture into the city. Today’s Featured Customer has her finger on the pulse of the New York food scene as the creative force behind The Jewels of New York, a catering and food consultation service. Diana Yen recently moved into a new studio and was on the hunt for classic pendant lighting for her space.Read More
While getting older may have its downsides, the perspective that comes with age is a blessed thing. Many empty nesters realize that the 4,000-square-foot home they lovingly maintained while the kids were growing up is actually way too big and too much work when there are more entertaining ways to spend a weekend. Such was the case for today’s Featured Customer, Janet and her husband, who decided to downsize their living space in a quiet and peaceful setting. Their dream — a modern, one-level farmhouse situated on 10 acres in Kalamazoo, Michigan.Read More