The arts and crafts look is a time-honored design filled with warm woods and rich earth tones. In the mountains of western North Carolina, the arts and crafts style has found a home nestled in an area rich in ecological diversity and a passion for superior craftsmanship.
Driving through the Asheville area, you’re likely to spot whole neighborhoods of arts-and-crafts style homes. Some are filled with 4,000-square-foot luxury models while others offer more modest homes. Though smaller, these structures still have all of the highlights of the craftsman style with plenty of artistic flair thrown in for good measure.
In one neighborhood, we found not only a... Read More
If you could change one thing about your kitchen, what would it be? New hardware on the cabinets? Maybe polished concrete counter tops instead of granite?
Gary and JoHannah of Austin, Texas, targeted their modern pendant lighting. One of the features of their kitchen is a vintage Chambers gas stove and they searched for something more appropriate to complement the appliance.
“We wanted to give the kitchen a new look and increase the amount of light we have in there,” Gary says. The couple selected the Brisbane Cord Hung Pendant to bring some rustic industrial swagger to their space. They customized these kitchen lights with a 14″ shade, Navy... Read More
I love shopping from the comfort of my couch. Ordering online has so many benefits, not the least of which is avoiding the drive to the mall when it’s freezing outside!
But when you’re purchasing something substantial like, for instance, some new rustic industrial lighting for the kitchen, you want to know exactly what you’re getting. And that’s when the great void of the internet can seem a bit cold and impersonal. Luckily, when you have questions about lighting, our incredible sales staff is at the ready with answers to all of your questions and suggestions for your specific lighting dilemmas.
One question we often hear is “What is... Read More
When Lisa and Greg bought their home in 2010, it was only four years old, but they were already thinking about renovations, an addition, and updating the lighting.
“The original house is post-and-beam, a rustic-lux style,” Lisa says. “With the addition and renovations, we added huge windows to improve our view and bring in more nature. With polished concrete floors and rustic lighting, the addition is more industrial chic.”
The couple’s home is located smack in the middle of Lake Champlain in North Hero, Vermont, where winter days can be short and cloudy. Having plenty of light options inside brightens the space and allows the family to... Read More
We all fell in love with silver, didn’t we? When those sleek, high-tech-looking finishes took over the design world, they pervaded every room of our house from stainless steel refrigerators and nickel plumbing fixtures to chrome chandeliers. In recent years, however, another shiny metal has been sneaking back into our lives. And we’re happy to say that the bold, and warmer, look of brass is back!
This centuries-old metal, known for its gold-like appearance, is actually a copper and zinc alloy. It conveys a sense of luxury and timelessness that many people desire for their home. Warmer than its silver cousins, brass harkens back to a simpler time when... Read More