When you buy an old house, you just never know what lies beneath the layers of renovations these homes often undergo. After all, styles change as do homeowners’ tastes. The home that Steven and Travis purchased in Ulster County, New York, was built in 1897 and in their efforts to create a more modern farmhouse look, the pair discovered some structural treasures.
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No doubt many people passed by the shuttered home on Long Island Sound and thought, “Nice location, but that house…” But when Charlotte passed by looking for a summer home in the area, she fell in love with the character of the place knowing full well it needed major work. She purchased the home and brought in friend and interior designer Hannah Childs to help update and transform the structure.Read More
In the past few years we’ve witnessed a resurgence in farmhouse style in home construction and interior design. Their substantial size, hard-working roots, and classic Americana appeal make these spaces ideal for practical living—and not just for equine residents. When customer Teri Ford had a vision to construct her Elmhurst, Illinois residence with a contemporary barn theme, she turned to the able hands at CVG Design for the plans and Barn Light Electric for authentic barn lighting.Read More
We meet a lot of professionals day in and day out, and it’s always a pleasure to meet architects, builders, and designers who have a true passion for what they do — for their business, their product, and their customers. Matt and Jeff Balmer are fourth-generation builders who have spent much of their life in residential construction. As partners of Lands End Development in Crosslake, Minnesota, the brothers have grown their company much in the same way as we have here at Barn Light Electric — on the principles of quality, creativity, value and service.Read More
“Were you raised in a barn?!” I can still hear my mom yelling at me whenever I’d fly out the front door of our house racing to be outside and forgetting to close the door behind me. For Rebecca and Tom of Chester, Vermont, they are indeed raising their child in a barn — a 100-year-old converted dairy barn. The building has served many purposes in the last century but it became the campestral homestead for this couple in 2009 who fell in love with the location and charm of the space. Like most old buildings, this one was in serious need of renovations.Read More
Designers love to push the envelope sometimes and take risks with interior decorating. For this kitchen renovation in Decatur, Georgia, the client couldn’t be happier with the creative work of Julie Holloway and Anisa Darnell of Milk and Honey Home. In a bold move, the duo chose some classic angle shades for over the kitchen sink.
“We know they are typically used for outdoor sign lighting, but we just love the old vintage feel they give,” explains Anisa. “We needed a sconce that would have a long enough arm to stick out past the shelf over the window and reflect back onto the collection of dishes. And the angle shade did just that! It was a risk worth taking!” Lending the perfect angle of light are three 8″ Frontier Angle Shades in a White finish with a G8 gooseneck arm in a contrasting Black finish.Read More