While remodels and renovations are time (and budget) consuming, a simple refresh can be a quick and easy weekend project. By refresh, we’re talking about what a difference a fresh coat of paint can make on walls and doors. Consider re purposing a few items that are collecting dust elsewhere and use them as new decorations. The resident that is the proud owner of this half bath used vintage blue Mason jars, previously table centerpieces at her wedding. Surely you’ve got something sitting around that could use a new life! A bathroom refresh could run you as little as $250, a small price to pay for a seemingly brand new space, right?Read More
No matter where you live in the world, chances are that you can find a coastal influence somewhere. Whether it’s at your local art gallery, a tiki inspired restaurant, or maybe by the seashore itself, beach styling is omnipresent even in the most landlocked areas. When you think about it, who doesn’t love imagining the relaxing sounds of waves crashing?
Can you guess what our post is about today? That’s right – if you want to bring new life to your home, do so with a sea-inspired scheme. This doesn’t mean you have to cover your spaces in palm trees and star fish. True beach style goes beyond what you may find at your local craft store. Another bonus? You could probably repurpose a couple existing items in your home to coordinate with this refreshing scheme. It’s not about matching your wood tones and wall colors, you’re free to do as you wish! Take the breakfast nook shown above for example. It was featured in Martha Stewart’s Favorite Kitchens Gallery – and for good reason. The room is warm and welcoming without being over styled, anyone would want to sit down for breakfast here.Read More
Posted by on May 5, 2011 | 0 comments
How appealing is an affordable home with great potential? Apparently, it’s appealing enough to convince a writer and a film editor to leave the bright lights of LA for the sleepy town of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Just ask Erin Loechner, a writer for several popular design blogs like HGTV’s Design Happens, DIY Life and Design For Mankind. The creative couple chose Fort Wayne because it allowed them to customize their dream home without paying a custom LA price. Last year, Erin contacted us about using barn lights as part of their renovation plans. They wanted to incorporate these as part of their effort to complete a Mid Century Modern, Scandinavian style home.Read More
Posted by on Apr 30, 2011 | 0 comments
Sometimes bigger is better (like a paycheck), but mini barn lights are proof that good things can come in small packages – and won’t cost you a lot of money! Within our Mini Barn Lighting section online, you’ll find small-scale versions of our larger and most popular barn light styles; each is still hand made, right here in America too! You can mix and match the same classic lighting styles around your home; larger models like The Laramie Gooseneck Light could be placed around your home’s exterior, while the Larmie Pendant can hang above the kitchen island next to the mini pendant over the sink!Read More