When you have six kids and two adults living in the same house, the kitchen is truly the heart of the home. For Ruthie, who writes the blog Fairy Wings and Dinosaurs from her Washington home near the border of Idaho, her kitchen buzzes with family activity.
“We spend a lot of time making these little humans of ours snacks and meals, and we also organize our mail there, go through school papers, you name it,” Ruthie says. “Our kitchen was very dark and very much not us so it was in desperate need of an update!”
Ruthie wanted to keep the layout of the kitchen which includes a huge island with a range in the center. Working with designer... Read More
The problem with adding on to your existing home is that the new structure often looks like an after thought. Even if you’re putting up a separate building from the main home, you want the new structure to tie in with either architectural elements, color, or both! Today, we take a look at a charming potting shed created by our Featured Customer Lois who lives in the wine country north of San Francisco. Her new shed is not only functional but ties in beautifully with her Mediterranean-style home.
“We wanted the shed to feel like it had been there as long as the house, as sort of a compound,” Lois says. “We were going for an exterior that... Read More
One of the greatest things about a country whose ancestors came from all over the world is the variety of cultures, traditions, and best of all, foods we get to enjoy! In the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the Italians had their heyday in the 50s and 60s when sandwich shops dotted the corners and residents enjoyed sandwiches piled high with prosciutto, pastrami, and provolone. Many of the old shops disappeared over the years as Park Slope changed with the times and the economy, but the recent opening of Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe on 7th Avenue has brought a healthy dose of Italian flavor back to the neighborhood.
Becca Eley, a founding partner of Tag... Read More
In business for more than 50 years, the Friendly Bake Shop of Frankfort, New York, was struggling. Too few options in the display case, a dingy, dated space, and three generations of family members with differing ideas on how to move the family business into the future. Enter Buddy Valastro, better known as the Cake Boss from the hit TLC series. The story of how Buddy helped rally the Viti family and transformed the Friendly Bake Shop was featured in the premiere episode of “The Bakery Boss,” a new TLC offering. Barn Light Electric was proud to support this family business with some porcelain enamel barn lighting to light up their new look!
“The... Read More
School is out, time to shop! If you’re a business owner, it’s time to consider your store or restaurant’s presentation. Will your shop window draw a crowd, or do guests simply walk on by?
This Style Me Sunday we’re offering some tips that will add curb appeal that is sure to attract consumers. From spot lighting to product display, we want to help you spruce up that space to create an eye-catching window showcase!
While there is a bounty of tips we can offer about creating a strong store window display, it’s important to consider your consumer, products, and the mood.
Knowing your audience and their relationship to your brand is essential... Read More