There is a 300 year old tradition of basket making among Gullah people in the coastal areas of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Gullah are the descendents of slaves brought from West Africa to work on the rice plantations. Originally the baskets were used to winnow the rice as well as for household use in the slave homes and maybe in the plantation owner’s kitchen as well. The baskets feel as strong as steel. And it is said that they can be used to hold water. Rosemary Sheel photo
Minimal Traditional. 1925-1950. The more ornamented, distinctive styles of the 1920s such as English Revival or Spanish Eclectic were stripped of all unnecessary details and marketed as Modern American, Modern English, or Modern Colonial cottages. These small homes replaced the craftsman-style bungalows of previous decade, which by early 1930s were considered out of date and hopelessly old-fashioned. Because they were small, they were also affordable by many working and middle-class…
Round Barns (1890s to 1910s) Although fewer farmers built round barns than other types, the distinctive shape makes it noteworthy. Like a late bank barn, this design takes advantage of gravity to move hay from the loft down to the cow stable and manure to the basement. Often a silo rises through the center. The design was meant to save labor, with all cows facing into a central feeding point, and for a time was promoted by agricultural colleges as a progressive way to house dairy cattle.
The new year will bring many fresh interpretations on a color palette that continues to dominate home décor trends in 2016: all-white everything! Light fixtures in white hues can add dimension to a whitewashed space or serve as crisp, neutral accents in a colorful room. Explore our wide variety of white finishes and styles – … … Continue reading →
The distinctive WaterBridge body lines are an artful interpretation of raw plumbing parts, complemented by a split-bamboo spout. This makes for a happy marriage of industrial chic and rustic country elegance that's comfortable wherever you are. Be sure to see this collection's remarkable exposed shower system and complete suite of coordinated bath accessories. Available in Rustic Copper, Rustic Nickel, Pizzazz Nickel, Satin Nickel, and Oil-Rubbed Bronze.