Something about being at the beach makes everything more relaxed. Even commercial businesses that set up shop near the sand and salt air have a laid-back vibe whether they’re selling t-shirts or tires. The recently opened Yellow Dog Eats Kitchen & Bar in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, offers just such a casual place to enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine and a signature sandwich. And since it’s right up the coast, our photographer took advantage and traveled up to Yellow Dog to check out their new digs.
The owner, Fish Morgan, trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and while he knows his way around the kitchen, he turned to his mom... Read More
When Diane and her husband moved into their home on the Jersey Shore two years ago, they felt that the dated kitchen needed a lot of work. Diane found, however, that with a few key upgrades, what the couple thought would be a complete gutting of the space turned into a mini makeover instead. “We replaced the Formica countertop with soapstone, added a tumbled slate backsplash, and changed the light fixtures,” Diane says. “With a professional steam cleaning of the floor, it looks like a complete remodel!” Diane chose the flirty and fun Ivanhoe® Seaside Radial Wave Porcelain Pendant Light for the new look.
“We chose the Ivanhoe® Seaside... Read More
House flippers are a special breed. Real estate risk takers have a special eye for potential and when they spot a home they think can be refurbished, remodeled, and resold for a profit, they jump on it. In Bend, Oregon, Sarah Phipps has been designing and flipping houses for a long time and is currently venturing into design consultation. On a recent project, she transformed two small mill cottages into modern, updated spaces complete with gooseneck barn lighting.
“Our goal was to tear out the rotten shag carpeting and warped paneling and find a sturdy, charming space underneath,” Sarah says. “We designed a bright, colorful interior around the warmth... Read More
Though they live on the eastern seaboard, these homeowners cherish their frequent trips to the Sonoma County wine country. When it came time to replace their dilapidated deck, they turned to Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design to create a California mission-style design for their new outdoor kitchen and patio. We recently caught up with Pete to talk about the project which includes some post mount lights to create a cafè-type atmosphere.
Q: What type of project was this and where is it located?
A: We were replacing an old deck with a new patio in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Q: What were the particular goals that the homeowners outlined for the design of the space?
A: The... Read More
If lights grab your attention like they often do to us, you’ll find that many businesses utilize some sort of angle shade lighting for their signage. These shades are highly versatile and are easily customized to fit the different physical parameters a sign may have. These types of sign lights feature a gooseneck arm that comes in a variety of sizes to make sure you get just the right projection and angle of light. You can choose a traditional cone-shaped shade, or perhaps a more rounded head, like an Emblem Shade Gooseneck Light, suits your style.
But what if you want something truly unique and different for your commercial lighting plan? Then consider what... Read More