For their 2017 Idea House, Southern Living enlisted architect Eric Moser of Moser Design Group, designer Lindsey Coral Harper of LCH Interiors, and builder Jeff Sanderson of Whitney Blair Custom Homes to create a breezy getaway on Bald Head Island, North Carolina. The barrier island is a true retreat, accessible only by ferry and revered for its picturesque sand dunes and marshes. Tour a few of our favorite nature-inspired interiors and shop the lighting looks selected by the Idea House team!
As a nod to Bald Head Island’s recognition as a sea turtle safehaven, Harper accessorized the bold walls of the powder room with resin tortoise shells. The Anette Library Light by Ralph Lauren Home lights the bamboo mirror and black granite vanity.
The spacious kitchen features a pair of Hicks Large Pendants by Thomas O’Brien over an 8-foot wide, sand-colored island. Harper brought the outdoors in with botanical prints on the surrounding walls.
A wet bar with a wine fridge and capacious storage make the butler’s pantry a fun and highly functional space. A Morris Flush Mount by Suzanne Kasler was the perfect lighting solution for the uniquely-shaped and compact room.
The luxurious master bathroom is outfitted in soothing blue tones, complete with charming, patterned-tile floors. Polished nickel hardware and the Graydon Double Bath Light by Thomas O’Brien bring even more brightness to the light-filled bath.
Plan your visitto the 2017 Southern Living Idea House, open for tours through October 29th, 2017.
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Bluewater Home Builders, LLC is a residential construction company specializing in luxury custom homes and renovations in Westport, Connecticut. Principals Bob Sprouls and Darren Andreoli and their team have earned more than 30 Home Building Industry awards to date, and continue to exceed the expectations of both the home building community and their customers year after year. We are thrilled to shine our spotlight on Bluewater and share a few of our favorite interiors from their portfolio!
The Bluewater team created an open living and dining space in this Westport, CT home, ideal for enjoying its panoramic views of the Long Island Sound. The Camille Small Chandelier by Suzanne Kasler is a casual yet elegant touch over the glass dining table.
Bluewater selected the Patrick Large Pendants by Thomas O’Brien to light one of two islands in this spacious kitchen, which won the 2016 HOBI Award for Best Residential Remodeled Kitchen & Lower Level.
The expert craftsmanship of a Bluewater home is evident in the details. A bow window and fireplace lined with herringbone stone grace the living room of this Nantucket Shingle style home. A pair of Primitive Sconces by Clodagh add modern flair to the mantel.
We’re getting in the holiday spirit with this collection of festive snaps from Instagram. Shop the lighting and share your own holiday decor with the hashtag #circalighting for a chance to be featured in our inspiration gallery!
Toronto designers Elizabeth Metcalfe and Nicole Webster of Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors + Design have established a reputation for creating interiors rooted in classic design with modern sensibility. Without exception, every eye-catching space in the firm’s portfolio is a thoughtful union of beauty and functionality. We are thrilled to share a few of these spaces with you as we shine our spotlight on Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors + Design!
“Our ultimate goal is to give our clients a home where they feel they have always belonged – a home that respects who they are and how they want to live. I want to take their breath away.” – Elizabeth Metcalfe
The 2016 Southern Living Idea House celebrates the history of the magazine on its 50th anniversary year. Located in the town of Mt Laurel just outside of Birmingham, Alabama, the classic Southern cottage was completed entirely by designers with roots in the region. Shop the lighting looks selected by these designers in our sneak peek of the home before planning your visit!
entry & stairway | ashley gilbreath
Ashley Gilbreath of Montgomery, Alabama brings casual elegance to the entry and stairs with a series of Kristen Blakeney sketches, brass fixtures and a striped runner.
From the day Steven Kendrick founded Structures Building Company in 1999, his mission was clear: simplify the complex process of custom home building and remodeling for his clients. It wasn’t long before Structures developed a reputation for crafting some of the most beautiful and energy-efficient homes in the Charleston area. Our showroom has had the pleasure of working with Steven and his team to bring their clients’ visions to life, one light at a time. Get inspired by a few of our favorite homes by Structures Building Company and shop their hand-selected lighting looks! Photography by Holger Obenaus.
Architectural details can have a huge impact on a home’s design. Instead of keeping an architect on staff, Structures works closely with many of the top firms in the Charleston area. With their help, clients can choose the architect whose individual style and design philosophy most closely matches their own.
The design/build team works with local vendors and suppliers to source the highest quality materials and finishes for every budget. Clients enjoy this simplified approach to selecting fixtures, appliances, color palettes and much more.
“Our clients love seeing all of the beautiful and unique lighting options at the Circa showroom in Charleston! As a designer with a custom home builder who is focused on customer service, it is vital to have resources like Circa who share the same vision of excellence.” – Deborah Way, Design Manager
The biggest city in the state where everything is bigger, Houston, Texas is home to world-class performing and visual arts venues, a thriving restaurant scene and plenty of lone-star charm. Take a tour and shop the lighting looks from a few of our favorite spots to dine and unwind in the Bayou City!
La Table is a dining destination like none other! Visit the first floor for the charming bakery and coffee counter. As you head upstairs to the formal dining rooms, be sure to browse the impressive library of art, fashion and lifestyle books from Assouline publishing house. Design by Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant of Dekar Design.
Shop the latest from international retailer Club Monaco’s luxurious yet wearable collection of clothing and accessories. We love the boutique feel of store in the Houston Galleria. Design by Jennifer DiLeonardi and James Mills of Club Monaco’s Store Design Team.
Converted from a cozy ’30s-era house in Houston’s River Oaks, the Backstreet Cafe features a homestyle New American menu and gourmet cocktails. The intimate outdoor patio provides the perfect atmosphere for their legendary Sunday brunch. Design by Rudolph Colby of Colby Design.
Built in 1926, The Lancaster Hotel is recognized as a Texas Historical Landmark and the only hotel in the city to qualify for membership with Historic Hotels of America. Guests can enjoy the Lancaster’s distinctive décor, original 19th century art and top-notch service. Restoration and design by Gensler.
The Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse made its debut in New Orleans this spring. Transformed by 23 talented designers and artists, all originally from the South, the stunning Uptown District home celebrates the region’s cultural traditions while exploring the innovative ways they have been reimagined for 2016. Get inspired and shop this preview of the lighting looks selected for the showhouse! Photography by Brittany Ambridge.
Marbleized silk and gilded antique frames line the walls of the entry hall created by New Orleans-based designer Melissa Rufty.