As long as man has been building shelters for himself, stone has been a material of choice. Not only is stone durable, fire proof, and an excellent insulator, it won’t decompose over time like other materials and is virtually maintenance free. When the creative minds at Sullivan Building and Design Group in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, had the opportunity to renovate an early 1800s stone house, they didn’t try to upgrade the design but instead renovated back to its original state complete with handmade lathe and horsehair plaster. An old storefront attached to the stone house was also renovated.
“Our client renovated the storefront to look like an old... Read More
On a recent trip through the funky little coastal town of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, we enjoyed a fabulous fried grouper sandwich and some sweet tea at Creek Ratz, a local joint that specializes in fresh seafood, cold beer, and some wonderful industrial lighting. We showed you in a previous blog how galvanized industrial warehouse pendants complete with a red wire cage are used to highlight the bar area with rustic style.
And outside on the patio, we discovered some old gas station lights that had been refurbished and refinished in the Creek Ratz trademark red that provide just the right touch of color and downward-directed light to the deck. To get this look for... Read More
When creating your plan for commercial lighting, it’s easy to get caught up in the details of how many lights you need, where they will be placed, what kind of bulbs are best, and what it will cost not only for installation but for the long-term maintenance. While we agree those details are pretty important, don’t overlook the question of style! How are these lights going to enhance your business or cityscape during the daylight hours when people actually see the entire fixture, not just the light they project at night? These beautiful dark green post mount lights not only provide security after dark on this college campus, but during the day, the decorative... Read More