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Just the Right Light Fixture and the Idea Board That Helped

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One day walking to my front door, I looked up to see that my front porch pendant light fixture needed replacing. It was around 18 years old and the finish had faded. It just looked worn out as were our other outdoor lights. So began the search for new light fixtures. Little did I know […]

Your Minimal Traditional Yard

This traditional wood fence with square pickets would be a perfect accent

The Minimal Traditional is a modest, smaller house of 950-1200 square feet with great potential. If this is the style of your house, there are seemingly endless things you can do to give it rich traditional detailing.   Minimal Traditional was just that: a traditional architectural style with minimal detailing. The minimal detailing was a […]

Your Tudor Revival Yard

Multi-paned light fixture and stone facade of a Tudor revival

Perhaps the most recognizable Tudor Revival house style is the front-facing gable with its brown half-timbers and stucco or brick infill. As you discover various other identifying features of the Tudor, you’ll begin to recognize this style in its many different forms, especially in some of our country’s older neighborhoods. The Tudor Revival style  occurred […]

Your Dutch Colonial Revival Yard

Dutch Colonial Revival with its arch'l features: gambrel gable, shed dormer

Add authenticity to your Dutch Colonial Revival yard and house with the period elements and features that were used in the revival era of the early 1900’s.   The Dutch Colonial Revival style is one of the many revival styles that occurred at the end of the Victorian era. The renewed interest in original period […]

Your Victorian Yard

Notice the decorative cutout patterns in the panels of the porch railing

While there are a number of different Victorian house styles (Shingle, Second Empire, Richardson Romanesque, and Stick), the Queen Anne was, and is, the most popular. We have to stop here to say that there is so much to talk about when it comes to this style! So brace yourself! Grab a cup of coffee […]

Outdoor Lighting for Your House Style

This period-style pendant light provides a welcoming light source and great visual appeal.

Use outdoor lighting to enhance your outdoor living spaces with outdoor architectural lighting, outdoor accent lighting, and outdoor entry lighting to highlight and complement your homes architectural style and to create the perfect setting for all your outdoor rooms . The type of outdoor lighting we chose can enhance the enjoyment of our living spaces. […]

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