If you’re addicted to HGTV like we are, you no doubt have seen the wildly popular Cousins Undercover show starring Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri. The show just wrapped up its second season which features surprise renovation makeovers for local heroes in neighborhoods across the country.
In addition to his television commitment, John has spent the last six years working in the family business — Brunelleschi Construction — and looking for a place to put down his own roots. While driving to work one day, John’s wife spotted a For Sale sign. She insisted that John come take a look at the property.
“It was very deceiving because the... Read More
Ah, a day at the spa. Lounging in fluffy white robes, enjoying a relaxing facial, and maybe even getting a warm cream massage to get those nails looking fine.
Oh wait. Reality check. Who has time for that?!
Well, if you’re lucky enough to live in Bellevue, Washington, there’s a new spa called Recoop that caters to busy people who still want to enjoy the benefits of personal pampering. Grace Lo Hackerman, founder and owner, wanted to create a spa with exceptional treatments and products in a modern environment yet conceptually different from the spas she visited through the years.
She even offers day care. Back to the ahhh…
“Unlike a lot of spas... Read More
It comes on suddenly. Like a light bulb turned on in a darkened room reveals what you didn’t see before. One day you’re munching a bagel and sipping your coffee and you realize that your dining room light has got to go. Such was the case with today’s Featured Customer in southern Rhode Island.
“The chandelier was a combination of etched glass, gold leaf trim, and faux candle-shaped lights,” Kendall explains. “It was fussy and not a reflection of the changing aesthetic in our space.”
With a home full of simple, elegant, and clean designs, Kendall was attracted to industrial and re-purposed lighting styles that matched his Shaker... Read More
We just love a good reveal, don’t you?! Today, a kitchen reveal in Asheville, North Carolina, has captured our attention and not just because our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendant takes a starring role. One of our favorite food bloggers is Sommer Collier, author of A Spicy Perspective where you can not only find fabulous recipes and cooking tips but some good conversation too. Sommer has been living without her kitchen for the past few weeks as it underwent a complete makeover right down to the hardwood floors. Here is a shot of Sommer’s kitchen before the demolition crew came in.
Sommer spends an incredible amount of time in her kitchen... Read More
Tucked into a quiet hillside in the small town of Fairview, North Carolina, lies a beautiful contemporary home full of warm, earth tones and a cozy mountain feel. Sandie, an editor and designer, lives here with her musician husband and Whitney, a sweet, grey-faced golden retriever. Sandie spends many hours in her home office creating the Fairview Town Crier, a local paper,and working for other local organizations including the Fairview Business Association. The lighting in her office was adequate but put off too much heat in the small, 12 x 12 room.
“I had these modern halogen track lights that I hated,” Sandie says. “They looked okay, but they were... Read More