When Brian’s dad built a home back in the late 1970s, he incorporated many reclaimed materials such as stained glass windows from an English church, porcelain gas station lights for the garage, and a Texaco Sky chief gas pump from the 1920s.
“There was no manufacturer of reproduction lights in those days so he had to use original lighting and craft his own goosenecks using galvanized plumbing pipe,” Brian says. When Brian started building his own home in Wake Forest, North Carolina last year, he followed his father’s lead to include reclaimed materials to give the home the feel of an original farmhouse but with modern... Read More
When Alisha Newman meets with a client, her job is to listen. As the owner and design director of IBD Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, Alisha wants to hear more than what paint colors or fabrics a person likes. She wants to know about their lifestyle, what they like to do, where they travel, and how they use the spaces in their home.
“It’s my job as a designer to understand who my client really is and interpret that into a design,” Alisha says. “I’m not there to just sell items to fill a room.” One of Alisha’s most recent clients wanted a parent-friendly playroom and, in her initial conversations, Alisha discovered that they are... Read More
If you love having the perfect dip for your party tray, or consider yourself a connoisseur of barbeque sauce, or simply like trying new jams and jellies, then All Sauced Up is your heaven on earth! Nestled in the Great Smokey Mountains in the shopping mecca of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the store specializes in sauces of every type from salsa, dips and relish to jams, peppers, dressings, and other condiments.
The Pigeon Forge shop is the second location for David Ogle of Five Oaks Development who dressed up this new store with some classic schoolhouse lighting. The store underwent a remodeling process to take it from a modern branch bank to a space that recalls a... Read More
If you’re leaf peeping this fall and enjoying a drive through the countryside, you may find more than nature’s brilliant display of gold and crimson. Depending on where you live, you may very well find an old barn or two still providing shelter for cows and crops. Many of these old structures have classic gooseneck barn lighting that was popular back in the early 20th century. These American-made fixtures typically had wide, warehouse-style shades that directed the light downward onto the ground and over doorways making it easier for farmers to see without a lot of glare.
These sturdy gooseneck lights are popular once again thanks to the resurgence... Read More
The school bell has rung, theme parks are quiet, and the Labor Day picnic is a fading memory. The autumnal equinox must be right around the corner. Fall is a great time to think about your exterior lighting. Nightfall may come earlier but the weather is still great for outdoor activities and meals. There’s no reason to retreat to the dining room when the back porch is still so inviting. Plus there are still fireflies out there waiting to be chased!
When considering your exterior lighting, you quickly realize that your outdoor lights must perform several functions. Safety is a major concern of course. Well-placed lights not only deter those with malfeasance on... Read More
Sometimes a space just cries out for the perfect light. But when interior designer Kyle Baker surveyed the space being remodeled for Velo City Cycles in Holland, Michigan, he wanted more than just one perfect light. He found Barn Light Electric’s Sky Chief Porcelain Enamel Light — and bought 39 of them.
“I didn’t want the ceiling to be heavy, and the white enamel finish looks more light and airy,” Kyle says. “The pendants match the industrial aesthetic the client was looking for and they were on sale.” Kyle selected the 16″ shade which was part of our selection of discounted porcelain enamel lighting. These fixtures come... Read More