In Western Australia on the scenic shores of the Indian Ocean, the city of Perth has long been influenced by the shipping industry. When Mike Darvill & his team at SMA Design began to create a new eatery located in this historic city, they called on the influences of the sea.
“We wanted to create a shipping dock setting crossed with old factory styling,” says Mike Darvill, associate director with SMA Design. “We wanted patrons to feel like they could be waiting for a ship to dock, ready to unload cargo.” The Cutting Board is located in a new, mixed-use building and features slow-cooked meats, burgers, breakfast, and coffees. To highlight this new restaurant, the SMA team, along with their builder - Pinnacle Commercial Interiors, chose a variety of lighting fixtures.Read More
Sometimes a remodeling job just needs a man’s touch. When a customer approached Kathy and Tony Wallace of Store With Style about remodeling a bathroom with a garage-type look, Tony climbed into the driver’s seat and took off. With a showroom in Mentor, Ohio, this family-owned business focuses on total home organization with custom solutions and hand crafted cabinetry to meet a variety of customer needs. For this bath remodel, Kathy notes that they chose colors, fixtures, and lighting to create a garage-style space.Read More
Nautically inspired interior design takes the cake for this summer’s breakout home decor trend. Easy accents like charming Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixtures and marine lantern style lighting carry the spirit of adventure into seaside retreats across the nation. We love spaces that make us dream, and that is why we’re looking “up” for the next big interior design trend. It’s time to take our rooms to new heights with aviation inspired decor!
Pull out your model airplanes, it’s time to get aeronautically charged style!
Don’t forget that tomorrow begins our Illuminating Spaces Photo Contest! Check out the official rules to learn how to enter and win big prizes!Read More
One aspect of the industrial look that we just love is the mixing of old and new materials to create something with both vintage and modern details. In this Professional Project, we talk with Daniel Henkel of Design 42 Architecture in New York City about a recent project where he led the efforts on a gut renovation of a home just blocks from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
“The building was thought to have been an old printing press,” Daniel says, “so our clients had the idea to create an open space with an industrial elegance.” As with any tall space, bringing the light back down to a human scale was a challenging aspect according to Daniel. He created ambient light by uplighting the newly exposed vaults with cove lighting. Over the dining nook, Daniel installed two Austin Wall Sconces at mid-wall height to provide plenty of light on the table below.Read More
If you ever live anywhere near the sea, the salt air gets in your veins and never truly leaves. For Sharon, today’s Featured Customer, growing up on the rocky coast of Maine gave her a love of all things nautical including traditional rustic style lighting.
“I grew up near the ocean and have always been enchanted by nautical lighting, especially caged sconces,” Sharon says. For her newly built home in Felton, Delaware, Sharon wanted caged lights for the hallway that would complement her style.Read More