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Behind the Scenes

Factory Tour: Urban Electric Co.

By Behind the Scenes, Lighting

Urban Electric Headquarters Building
A few weeks ago, while on a weekend trip to Charleston, South Carolina I visited the headquarters of Urban Electric Co. Urban Electric is one of our favorite sources for decorative lighting. Their pieces range from timeless and refined to eclectic and whimsical, and each piece is designed and produced at their Charleston headquarters. While walking through the headquarters, one of Urban Electric’s team members explained the history behind the company’s founders. Urban Electric was founded by a husband and wife team who identified a void in the lighting market after having a difficult time finding the perfect lighting pieces while renovating their home in downtown Charleston.  Read More

Experiencing the Pirch Showroom

By Behind the Scenes, Product
We are in full swing with plumbing selections for a current project! After a recent visit to the Pirch Showroom in New York City, our heads were filled with a vast amount of knowledge and endless design ideas. One important benefit of visiting plumbing showrooms is that a majority of the products are set up to be fully functioning. This allows us to get an accurate understanding of not only the quality and aesthetic of the products, but also the functionality of each product. Below, check out just one (of many) rows of kitchen sink faucets- all fully functioning and ready to be tested!  Read More

Tile Takeover

By Behind the Scenes, Product
Tile display
Lately we have been obsessing about decorative tile…which is an easy thing to do when there are so many amazing options out there! From small intricate mosaics to brass accents and bold geometric patterns, decorative tile is a great way to add visual interest to a space. Tile can become a work of art! Read More

Our Trip to NYC

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A & D Building New York City
In today’s day in age, information is at our fingertips every second of every day (thanks, smartphones). As interior designers, the internet is an invaluable research tool; we collect information and analyze photos of everything from wallpaper patterns to decorative chandeliers to kitchen appliances. However, we know that no amount of digital research can tell us how it feels to sit in a beautiful arm chair or what the texture of wood flooring feels like, and because of this, frequent trips to NYC are a necessity to do some in-person reconnaissance. Last week we made a trip to the Big Apple and here are a few of our favorite finds….

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