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Vintage-Inspired Lights Easy to Customize for Timber Frame Home

Like many people, Bruce and Mary Ann grew tired of cheap, mass-produced lighting found in big-box stores. When it came time for a complete refresh of the lighting at their vacation cottage in northern Ontario, they looked for customizable lights to create a more personalized space.

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Schoolhouse lighting

Kitchen Dream Comes True with Vintage-Inspired Schoolhouse Lighting

At the age of 16, Casey had visions of her dream kitchen. It would have a Big Chill refrigerator and all the Big Chill appliances to create a retro-style kitchen.

“Weird, I know,” Casey says. “I’m 30 years old but have always had this kitchen design in my head.” She and her husband recently tackled a DIY kitchen remodel in the 1984-era home. Here’s where they started…

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Stunning Transformation Celebrates Rich History of Spanish-Style Cottages

Sara McDaniel has loved old houses for as long as she can remember. And though her career began in education, Sara’s path eventually led back to her first love. Returning to her hometown of Minden, Louisiana, in 2016, Sara purchased a 1920s-era home in dire need of renovation. Dubbed Simply Southern Cottage, the project jumpstarted Sara’s career as a content creator, entrepreneur, real estate investor, and highly sought-after designer and renovator.

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Distinctive Stem & Loop Pendants Bring Elegant Style to Kitchen

Early 20th century lighting often consisted of a bare bulb hanging from a cord. To reduce glare and increase worker safety in factories, lighting manufacturers started designing and creating shallow-domed shades to cover the bulbs. This not only protected the bulb but created more focused task lighting.

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Period-Style Lighting Supports Homeowner’s Historic Vision

Anyone attempting to build or remodel in recent years faced obstacles from pandemic lockdowns and spiraling costs to endless supply chain woes. In St. Helena, California, Michael felt well equipped for tackling the design and construction of his new home with a background in architecture, carpentry, and design/build contracting. Little did he know the adversities he would face.

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