What’s better than a fresh cup of coffee and a baked-from-scratch maple doughnut to start your day? A welcoming spot to enjoy them with friends and neighbors! The new Mountain Mojo Coffee House in Fairview, North Carolina, has only been open a few weeks but has already become a local favorite. Owner Colleah Habif arrives before the sun each day to bake sweet treats and savory bites in her new energy-efficient building crafted from white pine and locust.Read More
“Our house is 100 years old and I would guess the kitchen hadn’t been remodeled since the mid 1980s,” says Melissa, today’s Featured Customer in St. Cloud, Minnesota. “We have lived here for 15 years and the kitchen needed remodeling when we moved in.” When considering her design direction for the long-awaited remodel, Melissa wanted the kitchen to match the period of the rest of the house — a classic feel but with modern touches. Initially, she chose the 3-Light Wire Cage Pendant in a Rubbed Bronze finish but she realized pretty quickly that the fixture didn’t work in her space.Read More
While getting older may have its downsides, the perspective that comes with age is a blessed thing. Many empty nesters realize that the 4,000-square-foot home they lovingly maintained while the kids were growing up is actually way too big and too much work when there are more entertaining ways to spend a weekend. Such was the case for today’s Featured Customer, Janet and her husband, who decided to downsize their living space in a quiet and peaceful setting. Their dream — a modern, one-level farmhouse situated on 10 acres in Kalamazoo, Michigan.Read More
We were thrilled when Pantone announced that Emerald green was the 2013 Color of the Year. This hue is not only a seasonal favorite, but will stay fresh in the coming year. For this Style Me Sunday, our muse was one of our lovely Green with Envy pins. It’s time to add some vigor and life to your kitchen with pops of Emerald!
Emerald green subway tile have been en vogue for quite some time. Adding color to your back-splash creates dynamic visuals and clean surfaces. American-made kitchen furniture like The Urbanization Factory Utility Cart and the Industrial Factory Backless Stool is a great way to add to the industrialized flair in your kitchen. With their compact sizes, these pieces can travel with you as you move about your kitchen.
Pendant lighting with green finishes like porcelain Vintage Green and Patina help incorporate more of the hue into your Emerald kitchen. Pairing RLM style pendants like the Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief Warehouse Porcelain Pendants ensure that your workspace will have ample lighting! For a more diffused, softer look, try Barn Light Electric’s new Schoolhouse Patina Copper Stem Lights.
We were inspired by the kitchen’s retro accessories like the enamelware cups and pitcher. For a similar look, try some Enamelware Cups. For a hip, earthy look we included some French-style, striped Linen Hand Towels and a Canvas Basket with Handles.
While emerald green may assume the spotlight for the next year, the color has been a staple in lighting finishes for years. Here are some of our favorite shades—some modern, some vintage!Read More
We love hearing from our customers about their home improvement and construction projects. One comment we hear quite often these days is that when building or buying a brand new home, homeowners strive to create a house with the character that is more often found in older homes. That effortless, lived-in look of a house that just belongs on a piece of land and has been graced with thoughtful touches from the past. Such is this shotgun-style home in an historic neighborhood in south Austin, Texas. Though new construction, the kitchen gives a definite nod to history in a space filled with vintage details.Read More