When you have six kids and two adults living in the same house, the kitchen is truly the heart of the home. For Ruthie, who writes the blog Fairy Wings and Dinosaurs from her Washington home near the border of Idaho, her kitchen buzzes with family activity.
“We spend a lot of time making these little humans of ours snacks and meals, and we also organize our mail there, go through school papers, you name it,” Ruthie says. “Our kitchen was very dark and very much not us so it was in desperate need of an update!”
Ruthie wanted to keep the layout of the kitchen which includes a huge island with a range in the center. Working with designer... Read More
When we spotted the utilitarian interiors of the Barista Parlour on Zarna’s Runway, we got the impression that someone on their interior design team had a little crush on vintage-inspired pendant lighting. With its high, vaulted ceilings, exposed wiring, and masculine wood accents, this coffee shop plays up the rustic side of commercial design. You can get this look by incorporating some of these antiquated details.
Display and organize your collections with compact, shop-inspired shelving like this Hip Display Shelf. DIY crate shelves are an easy alternative if you’d rather construct them yourself.
Breathe new life into old nautical and state flags by... Read More
In yesterday’s blog post we visited a brand new, green-built home in northern New York designed by a couple who were unhappy with renting but didn’t have the finances to buy an expensive, energy-efficient home built to their standards. We took a tour of Jeff and Kalie’s new kitchen where five cord-hung porcelain enamel lights take center stage over the island and countertops. Today, we venture out onto the porch where two more RLM warehouse shades add a bright touch to the front of the home.
“We wanted a home that was architecturally appealing and grandiose, yet functional in terms of space and energy,” Kalie says. “We wanted every... Read More
Porcelain Gooseneck Lights, like the Goodrich® Sky Chief, prove that today it is still possible to find affordable, hand crafted American made products. Reliable and durable commodities are never overrated, which is why our customers love the high quality components used on our porcelain enamel barn lights! Investing in a porcelain enamel barn light will not only provide years of interior or exterior use, but will also bring a bit of iconic American history into any space.
The Goodrich® Sky Chief touts its own unique features, but its shade is based on the original porcelain enamel warehouse designs from the 1920’s and 1930’s. While gooseneck barn lights... Read More
Photo (left) courtesy of Traditional Home Magazine
Great lighting isn’t just for the main areas in your home. With affordable options like a vintage inspired warehouse shade, parents can create a warm and relaxing environment in their child’s playroom. In the photo above, a black warehouse pendant light resembling the Ivanhoe® Sky Chief Warehouse Pendant, adds charm and a historic twist to the classical styled room. Vintage style toys like the Brio wooden train set and traditional layered draperies add a bit of inspirational whimsy to this playroom. The photo is from an article on TraditionalHome.com, which includes an insightful quote from Atlanta interior... Read More