Blog — design

Why Railings?

Posted by Shelby Barnhart on

Even with the overwhelming success of my products I remain focused on small batch, HIGH quality railings. Not quantity. 

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Inspiring Front Door Colors to Bring Joy to 2020

Posted by Arc and Hammer on

There is no question that 2020 has been a strange year thus far. With so many people still staying at home due to Covid-19, we figured it would be a great idea to share some inspiring front door inspo that will brighten your day and the day of anyone driving by!  With all this time on our hands, changing the color of our front door is a fairly simple project. We'll share some do's and don'ts then get right down to the point, sharing the  Depending on what you're starting with we have a few quick tips and suggestions for...

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Hardware Finishes & Color Options

Posted by Arc and Hammer on

When you're designing a space, whether it be indoor or outdoor, hardware finishes are a detail you might be inclined to overlook. In kitchens especially, it's easy to choose a polished silver option for drawers and knobs, but keep in mind there are other options available to you that can introduce style and elegance. Let's look at some finishes you can explore. Polished Chrome –– for anyone who like reflective hardware, light and bright polished chrome is surely shiny and sleek. Common in kitchens and bathrooms, you'll typically see polished chrome as the most affordable and contractors first choice.  Brushed...

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Metal Handrails For Every Style

Posted by shelby Barnhart on

Often when we think of interior railings we think wood. Wood railings are the most commonly seen types of interior railings yet bringing in the element of metal can be truly fun, and design-spirational! 

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Adding Metal Art to Your Garden

Posted by shelby Barnhart on

You’re inspired by metal garden art. You’ve dreamed of incorporating it into your yard, yet want to make sure it’s fitting, tasteful and high enough quality to last. Look no further for inspiration! We’ve composed a list of three unique designs to inspire your home garden and three unique places in Connecticut to experience metal garden art if you don’t have a spot of your own.   Factors to consider when choosing garden art and metal garden decor include, size, color, style, and even patina. Naturally, we support buying art pieces from local artisans and makers.   Determine your style...

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