As April and her husband Andy planned their dream home in the mountains of western Pennsylvania, a timber frame or log home appealed to their love of rustic charm and antiques. When a barn nearby collapsed during a snowstorm, the couple considered using the timbers as a framework for their home.(more…)
Remodeling projects are akin to a game of dominoes. A fresh coat of paint in the kitchen suddenly makes the adjacent dining room look tired. Then with fresh paint on those walls, the lighting that the builder spent 20 seconds picking out looks more dated than ever. And so it goes.(more…)
There’s nothing worse than trying to find your way down a dark hallway.
Often seen as nothing more than transitional spaces between rooms, hallways are routinely overlooked when it comes to lighting. Our customers, however, have shown us that thoughtful lighting choices lend both style and safety to these paths. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on some of our favorite hallways!
When visitors come to your home, the first thing they notice is the lighting in your stairway, right?
This oft-overlooked space may seem the perfect place to save on the lighting budget, but why not create passages that play an integral part of your home’s overall design?
“Were you raised in a barn?!” I can still hear my mom yelling at me whenever I’d fly out the front door of our house racing to be outside and forgetting to close the door behind me. For Rebecca and Tom of Chester, Vermont, they are indeed raising their child in a barn — a 100-year-old converted dairy barn. The building has served many purposes in the last century but it became the campestral homestead for this couple in 2009 who fell in love with the location and charm of the space. Like most old buildings, this one was in serious need of renovations.
If you ever live anywhere near the sea, the salt air gets in your veins and never truly leaves. For Sharon, today’s Featured Customer, growing up on the rocky coast of Maine gave her a love of all things nautical including traditional rustic style lighting.