The recent wave of hot weather on the East coast had me thinking that an escape to the cool mountains would be in order. Steamboat Springs is a popular wintertime destination with the ski crowd, but the Rockies are enticing any time of the year with warm-weather activities like rodeos, white water rafting, and hot air balloon rides to enjoy.
Tucked away in this northwest corner of Colorado, today’s Featured Customer built the vacation home of his dreams so that he and his family could enjoy the area year-round. Featuring a classic barn style with stacked stone and rustic wood siding, the new home was perfectly suited for American-made porcelain barn... Read More
One of the comments we hear quite often from customers is how much they love the extended range of colors we offer in our lighting collections. In our Barn Pendant Lighting collection, for example, we offer 20 different powder coat finish colors ranging from basic black to bold royal blue. But many people shy away from using color in their lighting so we asked our good friend Sandy Cooper, Operations Manager for Spring Creek Design, to offer her advice on this question:
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Although my calendar says we’re still a few days away from the official start to summer, my travel schedule has been in full-swing summer mode. I have been on the road quite a bit these past few weeks and luckily my travels have taken me to some pretty cool coastal towns including Savannah, Annapolis, and now Tybee Island, Georgia.
One thing I’ve noticed in my wanderings is that lighting in a coastal environment takes a serious beating. Along with the salt air, the sun can be brutal, and these sign lights look like a gale-force wind blew down Main Street!
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One of the biggest perks of working with seriously talented interior designers and builders is that I glean a wealth of insider knowledge just by being in their presence. Working with HGTV’s The Cousins, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, is like getting a crash course in all things home and design, from the basics all the way through the hard-learned tricks of the trade. And there is no place in the home that The Cousins shine brighter than in the kitchen.
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When you think of southern cities that boast amazing restaurants, offer loads of history, and ooze southern charm, Charleston immediately comes to mind. But my favorite spot in Dixie is just down the coast in Savannah, Georgia. This quintessential southern city maintains its small-town charm and has so many hidden treasures, I find something new every time I visit.
Last weekend, on a swing through town, I dropped into Back in the Day Bakery owned by Griff and Cheryl Day. This couple has created what has been dubbed the “best little bakery in the south” and after having lunch there and swooning over their delightful space, I completely agree! Last summer,... Read More