A seaside home can take on a number of different personalities from your basic beachy style to a high-end yacht look. Common themes, however, that run through many beach homes include plenty of windows, a color palette of crisp white mixed with blues and greens, and nautical style lighting.
This gorgeous home, located in Narrangansett, Rhode Island, is a bit further up the scale from “basic” but, with some interesting lighting choices both inside and out, takes on a style that gives a nod to its waterfront roots plus a hint of industrial style too. The home was renovated under the careful eyes of Ronald F. DiMauro Architects and Pastore Builders.
In one of the living areas, the team chose the Amidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light to flank the television cabinet and windows.
“The bulkhead lights contribute to the nautical style,” says Laurie Keene. “Having the industrial look of these fixtures inside the home makes the nautical feeling more beachy.” These bulkhead fixtures were customized with a Black finish and a frost ribbed lens which provide a nice contrast against the white walls.
The master bedroom features an octagonal design with a vaulted ceiling to take every possible advantage of the stunning view.
“We didn’t want one large fixture hanging from the center, so the bullet lighting was a way to have interesting fixtures on the vaulted ceiling,” Laurie explains. The Bullet Cast Guard is a compact sconce that provides plenty of light through its rugged cast guard design. The glass can be customized with frosted, ribbed, or colored options. For a sleeker look, the Bullet Wire Guard offers the same compact style with slender wire guards.
“Goosenecks are long, thin and protrude off the wall,” Laurie says. “We liked that the barn sconces are stout. They fit better with the exterior massing.” The team chose an oil rubbed bronze finish for the wall sconces.
“The finish looks great against the white paint and gave a slightly higher scale cottage feel,” Laurie adds. With so many lighting choices to make when building or renovating, Laurie offers this advice to homeowners.
“Size up! We choose larger sizes than you would think in order to make any space, interior or exterior, human scale,” she says. “Our exterior fixtures are usually at least 16″. We feel that oversized and appropriate lighting fixtures can really add to the detailing of the building.”
This week’s Style Me Sunday ushers in a little summer warmth to ease your chilly winter blues. And there’s no better light than our new Sydney shades to do this! Its nautical style is reminiscent of our favorite oceanic holidays—and is the perfect fixture for this eclectic space.
Whether located in your back porch or living room, outdoor furniture like this Wicker Lane White Chair adds lots of texture and detail. Fresh foliage is another element that brings the outdoors in and enlivens your senses.
Crisp and clean cobalt blue-and-white patterns often make cameo appearances in nautical spaces, but we’re adding a little twist with this Arbre Chinois fabric. We love the way this fabric coordinates with the chinoiserie planter from the Inspiration Image without clashing with the overall look.
Looking for a fun way to display your favorite findings? Try hanging them as wall ornamentation! We love this Octopus Print from Etsian littlebluebirdstudios. And don’t forget wall sconces — Captain Ahab would be envious of this Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture’s patina finish!
Fill your Canvas Baskets with Handles with shells, sea-glass, or other collectibles for a great conversational piece!
If you love the look of barn lighting but feel you can’t afford this classic look for your space, rest assured that you have many options at Barn Light Electric. You don’t have to buy cheap lights like the ones on this storefront that fall apart at the first sign of wear or bad weather! If you’re on a budget or a tight deadline, we have many affordable fixtures that are kept in stock so they’ll ship to you in just days. And even though they’re part of our Discount Barn Lighting collection, don’t assume these are cheaply made lights. We guarantee these lights have been made using high quality materials that still allow years of use.Read More
During an employee’s recent trip to Walt Disney World, Lauren (our graphic designer) discovered a gooseneck light like our Radial Wave Shade at an entrance to the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase.
With its matching brown finish and fluted shade, this gooseneck light is “muy bonita!” The Barn Light Radial Wave Goosneck Light starts at $174 and is a popular choice for sign lighting at stores and restaurants like we show today. You can even customize it with various finishes – Disney designers chose a Cappuccino style finish but our Red or Trans Yellow would have looked muy bien also, no?Read More
Just as you trust our blog to be a complete guide to dock lights, goosenecks and pendant lighting, boat owners turn to America’s oldest and timeliest yachting publication, Yachting Magazine. Readers like yourself, go to Yachting Magazine to find the latest news and expert advice on boating destinations and nautical products.
Spring marks the start of boating season in coastal towns across the country. On the Space Coast of Florida, we often get distracted from our daily commute by the picture perfect days on the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean. Now is the time of year when the temperature is just right for boaters to come out in full force. This weekend, one of the top 10 boat shows in the country comes to Florida. Attendees flock to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, which features more than $350 million worth of yachts from all over the world.
Many of the world class yachts shown at the Palm Beach International Boat show are similar to the vessels in this month’s issue of Yachting Magazine. Flip to page 177 and you’ll see our ad featuring Column Mount CGU Exterior Lights. These wide canopy outdoor lights are commonly used for walkways on docks, stairways and decks, where path lighting is a necessity. With Spring in full swing, these Column Mount Lights are used by boat and yacht owners who are eager to head out to the marina or their own personal docks.
The Column Mount CGU Exterior Light is just one of many outdoor lighting products that look wonderful in a nautical setting. Barn Light Electric’s product line includes an entire section devoted to Marine Lighting. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of lights with unique guards and grids that can be installed in your boat’s bow or interior. Several of our deck lights, such as the Captiva Pass Marine Deck Light and the Mosquito Lagoon Marine Dock are even named after coastal towns, rivers and beaches in Florida.Read More
With the right marine lighting, a boat ride on the river or a quiet night along the waterfront can become even more relaxing. Barn Light Electric offers a collection of affordable marine lighting that helps create a safe and welcoming environment for docks, boathouses and pools.
Like many of our discount barn lights, today’s featured imported nautical lighting combines classic and modern designs to give customers the ability to purchase their desired lighting at an affordable cost! Lights with these distinctive designs include the Indian River Marine Light (first photo), which features a frosted, opal glass shade, and the Mosquito Lagoon (second photo).
Named after a lagoon that stretches along the East coast of Florida, the Mosquito Lagoon has an inner stainless steel body and brushed stainless finish to add both durability and styles to each light. Both of these nautical lights are slim enough to mount on a ceiling or utilize as a wall sconce. Thanks to their grid like features and contemporary chrome and stainless finishes, these pieces can be utilized within waterfront settings or modern, urban homes.
The Captiva Pass Marine Light (shown on the right), is ideal for lighting pathways around your boat house, pool, or stairway down to the dock. It’s made with an aluminum frame around a linear prismatic glass diffuser that aims light downward onto walking surfaces.
If you’re searching for marine light with a traditional design, consider the Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture or the bargain hunter’s favorite, the Nautical Marine Bulkhead Light, which starts at $37.95. Both of these lights have an oval shape and grid-like appearance based on the first versions that were first used aboard ships in the early 1900â€²s. However, this style of lighting has made an appearance in recent months around residential homes. Their symmetrical grid has taken these lights from nautical to contemporary in no time. Mirroring our cast guards that can be added to many barn lights, the grids found on marine lighting add a somewhat industrial feel with their ability to guard the nearby shade and bulb. When available, select a galvanized, satin steel, or black finish.
To see how nautical lights are used in this fashion, read our blog post titled: Breathe New Life Into Your Mid-Century Cottage With Nautical Lighting.