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
Elizabeth admits that living in a quaint, coastal town just north of Boston has its advantages.
“Marblehead is a quintessential New England coastal town with one of the most beautiful harbors,” she says. “In the summer, it is home to more than 2,000 boats.” Her home is lovingly dubbed Cowgirl’s Coastal Cottage, and, with two adults, two kids, and a large chocolate lab named Moses in residence, sees a lot of wet, sandy, muddy feet and paws. Elizabeth, who goes by Eli, found herself spending too much time wiping up dirty paw prints and sweeping the floor, so she knew it was time to turn her rotting back deck into a more usable, enclosed mud... Read More
Working from home has its perks. Absolutely. If you’re a blogger or a consultant or anyone who works from a home office, you probably have people tell you all the time how lucky you are. In reality, no matter what you do, the job has its downsides. You can never really escape the office because it’s always right there.
Our good friend Sommer Collier, food and travel blogger on A Spicy Perspective, worked out of her home for more than four years, mostly in the kitchen but also from a small office just off the busiest room in the house. Last fall, Sommer decided a change was in order.
“I loved having my office so close to the kitchen, however the... Read More
When you find something you like, the tendency is to keep coming back. To a favorite hiking trail, a favorite restaurant, or to your favorite industrial lighting fixture. Such is the case with The Hummus & Pita Company, a New York-based eatery that just opened its newest location on Times Square. Owner David Pesso, along with his mom Janice and brother Steve, chose both ceiling pendants and wall lighting from Barn Light Electric to help set the mood in each of their restaurants. They have created a warm and comfortable atmosphere where the only ethnic part of the restaurant is the food.
“We feel that hummus and pita have become so much a part of the... Read More
What’s your favorite workout? Running? Weight training? Combination classes at a gym?
One of the newest hot spots in Columbia, South Carolina, features barre3, a program that combines the grace of ballet with the wisdom of yoga and the strength of Pilates. Owner Lauren Truslow recently created a new venue for her clients and her aim was a clean, airy space with elements of southern charm. She sought help from designer Teal Davison of Teal Davison Design + Finish.
“We wanted comfortable, clean, fun, and relaxed like home,” Teal says, “but cooler, more Portland-esque.” The pair chose easy-to-customize barn wall sconces from Barn... Read More