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ELK Group International Galvanized Steel and Wood Office Furniture

ELK Group International Galvanized Steel and Natural Wood Office Furniture
Badlands 3138-451 2-Door Cabinet
Whitepark Bay 3138-484 Three Drawer Console Table with Bottom Shelf
Whitepark Bay 3138-480 Bookshelf with Drawers and Casters

Elk Group International makes natural wood and galvanized steel office furniture that brings a modern farmhouse or rustic look to your home office. Continue reading

Antler Chandeliers

Jonathan Y Eldora Antler Chandelier
Cast Resin hand finished to look like natural antlers

I overheard a couple in a lighting store super offended about an antler chandelier. It wasn’t even natural antler, it was made from cast resin.

They thought that deer had died to make the chandelier.* They compared it to killing elephants for the ivory. Continue reading

Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

Repurposed old glass insulators are all over Etsy. People turn them into candle holders and book ends. I have about a dozen of them that I put over inexpensive solar lights. They mostly block both the light and the solar panel, but I don’t care.

A number of lighting manufacturers make lighting collections that use reproduction glass insulators or are inspired by them. They range from rustic and farmhouse to modern or industrial. Continue reading

Coastal Oyster Shell Chandeliers

Southern Living Find a Builder Osprey Construction Inc Southern Living, March 2021

Southern Living Find a Builder
Osprey Construction Inc
Southern Living, March 2021

This chandelier over a kitchen island caught my eye as I was page turning the latest Southern Living magazine. It’s not in one of the articles. It is in a list of Southern Living Custom Builder Program Members.

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Farmhouse Style Lighting from Kichler

Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with Brinley Pendants - Farmhouse Style Lighting from Kichler - My design42

Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with Brinley Pendants

Farmhouse Style means different things to different people.

There are a lot of variations on Farmhouse Style. Modern Farmhouse Style incorporates comfortable Farmhouse pieces into a Classic Modern interior. Cozy Rustic Farmhouse has the appeal of a log cabin with perhaps farm elements like chicken wire. French Farmhouse or Farm Cottage styles have colors and details that bring a vintage look. Continue reading

Relaxing Porch Swings That Fits Your Budget and Style

How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to reflect your style

Nothing says Summer in the South like a glass of lemonade on a porch swing. No matter where you live, a porch swing creates a stress-free zone where you can take a little “me time.”

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing - This porch swing has the look of traditional wicker made of resin at a very affordable price. It is smaller. More of a love seat size, at 43 inches. - How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to fit your style – mydesign42

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing

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Use a Lantern Over a Table

House Beautiful October 2017 Article The Experts: Instant Room quotes Richard Keith Langham, author of About Decorating on his design for a “mountaintop spot for fall fetes.”

House Beautiful issue for October 2017 feature The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room

House Beautiful issue for October 2017 feature The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room

“A copper lantern illuminates an octagonal wooden table.”
The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room
Richard Keith Langham
House Beautiful October 2017

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