Last Style Me Sunday we focused on one of our favorite Southeastern city’s Southern Gothic styles. Now we’re turning our attention out west. Elements like warm copper, weathered wood, and hand woven textiles are going to make a big impact on fall styles. Now, before you deck your home out with vibrant decor from your favorite Taco-shack, remember: It’s good to start small and infuse a new infuse a new trend instead of overwhelming your space. Select fine quality pieces, that will make the transition from season to season. We’re veering away from the beach and embracing the summer heat with Arizona flair!
Mixed metal accents are taking center... Read More
Saavy business owners spend a good deal of time not only monitoring what goes on inside their doors but on what is happening right outside. After all, if you own a brick-and-mortar business and no one slows down to take notice of it, your cash registers will remain silent. Attractive landscaping, prominent signage, and salient lighting are all important factors in getting people through your front door.
Gooseneck sign lighting is a great way to highlight the many facets of your business exterior including signs, walkways, and landscaping features. These examples show the many ways gooseneck arms can be used and how important your choice of a gooseneck arm can be.... Read More
Bigger is not always better as recently proven by the lighting fixtures seen on the outside of this gym and massage therapy facility. Instead of installing big, glaring neon lights for the exterior of their business, these savvy owners chose miniature gooseneck lights to add a hint of style and character to an otherwise bland and boring building.
These cute little barn lights with their hammered shades remind us of the larger, classic RLM warehouse shade designs that came into vogue back in the 1930s when barn lighting was a popular style not only on farms but in warehouses and factories too. And while these mini lights are doing a fine job dressing up the building... Read More
One of the reasons gooseneck lighting has been around for so many years is because of its classic American style and the flexibility it offers someone trying to solve a lighting dilemma. Let’s face it, unless you’re starting from scratch and can position the junction box and wiring exactly where you need it, the times when you have the perfect space for a light are few and far between. Gooseneck arms allow you to place your new light in the best position within your space with ease. If your wall space is hindered by an overhang, a gooseneck arm can take your shade out, and then up, to position your light higher than its placement on the wall. Need more light... Read More
Ever since the Cherokee Indians settled in Black Mountain, North Carolina more than 10,000 years ago, folks have been journeying to this quaint town nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina seeking rejuvenation in the fresh mountain air. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Swannanoa Valley, thousands of tourists enjoy hiking, golfing, and the variety of festivals that are held here each year.
Opportunities for exercise are plentiful and the Black Mountain Yoga Center is one place that offers the benefits of strength, flexibility, and balance to one and all. Located in the heart of downtown, visitors to the Yoga Center are welcomed by this group... Read More
When you think of using angle shade gooseneck lights, an exterior application often comes to mind. These are wonderful fixtures for lighting up the outside of homes, commercial building fronts, over awnings, or for signage. But this clever homeowner brings a mini version of the gooseneck shade indoors where it adds an unusually delicate touch to this rustic bathroom.
Using an old window frame minus the glass, two mirrors are inserted into the center squares for use over the sink. The miniature lights, very similar to Barn Light Electric’s Mini Emblem Shade, are angled to throw a bit of light where its needed and add the perfect vintage touch to this bucolic... Read More