If you’re like me, that hopeful list of 2014 resolutions you compiled on January 1st is still hanging on your fridge waiting to be started. Fortunately, the resolutions “I resolve to read more” and “I resolve to spend more quality time with friends and family” don’t have expiration dates. However, my goal to “paint my burnt orange guest bath emerald green while it’s still en vogue” is a little more time sensitive.Read More
If you love the coastal look but are landlocked miles from the sea, you can still create a refreshing retreat with plenty of maritime touches like today’s Featured Customer Fred who has a lovely lakefront home in Sparta, New Jersey. Fred recently remodeled a bathroom in his home and added rustic pendants and a rustic vanity sconce for some nautical style.
“I like the beach look as opposed to the cabin look,” Fred says. “And I wanted something different than the cookie cutter fixtures from the home centers.”Read More
Savannah, Georgia, is one of those cities that just oozes southern charm and happens to be home to our good friend Joel Snayd of Rethink Design Studio. Joel works with both residential and commercial clients in the Savannah area with a focus on showcasing each client’s personality through design. We featured some of Joel’s work in a blog last August where he used the All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light for a home on Tybee Island. Today we take a peek at a lovely dining room that Joel created featuring some beautiful rustic sconces.
These sconces look much like our Barn Light Atomic Topless Cast Guard CGU Sconce, a rugged, wall-hugging fixture that has its roots in the Atomic Era. With its unique cast guard and glass design, the sconces highlight each individual photograph on the wall and complement the industrial look of the chandelier over the table.
The Topless Cast Guard CGU Sconce comes in both small and large sizes and a wide variety of finish colors. Each finish color can give your sconce a different look from a shiny Polished Aluminum such as these to a bolder shade of Red, Yellow, or Blue for a more modern take. A choice of seven different glasses will also change the look of this sconce and how the light shines through.
To coordinate your lighting efforts, don’t miss the matching Barn Light Atomic Topless CGU Pendant, a 10″ high fixture that can be either cord or stem mounted. It comes in the same variety of finish shades as the sconce so you can match the finish or choose a complementary color and glass.
Both the sconce and the pendant are American made of high-quality materials. These lights are a great choice for commercial lighting venues that need rugged fixtures designed to provide years of service. Add energy-saving CFL bulbs and you’ll not only save money but spend less time on the ladder changing bulbs!
Top photo courtesy of Joel SnaydRead More
Who says post mount lighting can’t be dramatic, artistic, and functional all in one? This row of soaring lights prove that even a simple rustic fixture combined with an avant-garde base can take post mount lighting to new heights! Located on the 760-acre campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, the state’s newest institution of higher education in Ft. Myers, these post mount lights complement the impressive entrance to the Lutgert School of Business. These lights are powered in part by the university’s 15-acre solar field featuring photovoltaic panels that tilt and rotate as they soak up that famous Florida sunshine throughout the day.Read More
There are so many things to love about the industrial décor craze that’s taken over the design world — from the use of repurposed and recycled treasures, to humble materials with utilitarian qualities, and the minimal yet comfortable feel it can create in a space.
While our eyes were first drawn to this 100-year-old farm table that serves as a gathering space in this industrial building in North Portland, we couldn’t help but notice the bare bulb pendants hanging in the background. Bare bulbs are also a popular feature of industrial styling, and in this space, which serves as an artists’ studio and retail store, the artists opted for the Plumen Low Energy Light Bulb. You can find the Plumen Bulb in the Barn Light Electric collection of Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Light Bulbs.Read More
Those of us immersed in the lighting industry are well aware of the federal legislation that took effect January 1st that alters what light bulbs we can purchase. In an effort to save energy and money, standard incandescent bulbs are being phased out gradually and replaced by higher efficiency halogen incandescent bulbs. Other high efficiency bulbs have also been hitting the marketplace, and we would like to shine some light on what’s available to help you pick the best bulb for your space!Read More