Following a dream sounds so idyllic and satisfying. In reality, it can be nerve wracking! Back in 2010, Bobbi and Jeff Noe, of Granville, Ohio, decided to take the plunge leaving behind 30 years of corporate sales, marketing and customer service experience to follow their dream of owning a bed and breakfast. In four short years, the Welsh Hills Inn has developed a loyal following receiving TripAdvisor’s coveted Traveler’s Choice Award for the past two years and is included in the Top 10 B&Bs/Inns in the World. Sounds pretty idyllic and satisfying!Read More
For followers of our Facebook page, we teased you a bit yesterday with a gorgeous photo dubbed “eye candy for architects” by a fan. Today, we chat with Larry Evans, a creative director in California who recently remodeled his studio space and shared his stunning photos with us.
Q: Where is your studio located?
A: We live on a seven-acre ranch-like setting near the top of a mountain and the design studio is located on the same property near our house. It’s nestled amongst the trees we planted many years ago on this old avocado farm here in Escondido. The barn-like building is mostly steel and luckily withstood an intense wildfire that voraciously burned through our property destroying most of our landscaping, a redwood hot tub, and deck.
In yesterday’s post, we revealed the Grand Prize winner of our Photo Contest, and today, we present more incredible photos that were shared by our customers. Rebecca Groulx, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, was our second place winner as we fell in love with the look of her new garage.
“We tore down a garden shed and built the new garage designed by our architect Chad Vugteveen,” Rebecca says. “Chad knew my husband was from New England so he wanted to create a New England-type of out-building.” Highlighting the new structure are two American-made porcelain enamel gooseneck lights.Read More
They pack a lot of culture, sunshine, and absolute fun into the seven square miles that make up our nation’s southernmost city. While Key West, Florida, is known for many things, the history of the place is particularly fascinating. Cuba may come to mind when you think of cigar making, but Key West was once considered the cigar capital of the world shipping more than 62 million cigars annually. In the late 1800s, there were more than 80 cigar factories with hundreds of workers living in small conch houses. One of these houses, severely damaged by fire in 2011, was recently rebuilt by today’s Featured Customer Mark who shares with us why he chose gooseneck barn lighting to honor the history of the home.Read More
Every business needs good exterior lighting to help customers safely navigate their way to the front door after dark and to bring attention to the business from passersby. Yet fixtures that throw light all around are not only annoying to the neighbors, but can create dangerous glare and shadows where prowlers can hide which defeats the purpose of effective outdoor lighting. One of our recent Featured Customers, Michael of Millbrook Electric, installed one of our 17″ Goodrich® Bomber Porcelain Gooseneck Lights on his business and explained what he likes best about his new porcelain barn light.Read More