Light up your summer nights with a festive evening affair. There’s little that beats an evening surrounded by friends and glimmering twinkle lights–unless that night falls on the Sunday before Labor Day and you have the next day to sleep in! This Style Me Sunday we’re helping you with a little refined lawn party inspiration that will have you in party planning mode in no time!
We were excited when Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year. Winter would end early and this little group of Floridians could finally enjoy the sunshine and temperatures of spring. Strangely, it seems like the opposite is happening…There’s nothing like slipping on a pair of flip flops and shorts only to discover cold winds nipping at your toes!
We’re eagerly anticipating a climate shift and to walk outside to suddenly spring!Read 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
In the stunning foothills of eastern Washington lies a home in a tranquil meadow where the owners enjoy a sweeping 180-degree view of the mountains that surround them. With a thoughtfully considered plan for how the home would fit seamlessly into its environment, the architects designed two L-shaped buildings that form a courtyard which provides shelter from the wind and privacy from the neighbors. This courtyard serves as a connection between the spaces and offers a place to be outside yet with some protection from the elements.Read More
Nothing makes dining al fresco better than a cool fall evening so you can linger over your meal and some good lighting so you can actually see what you’re eating! Commercial lighting, especially restaurant lighting, poses unique challenges, and outdoor seating such as this must not only be comfortable for patrons, but well lit for aesthetics and safety.
With no outer walls for wall sconces on this patio, the management opted for post mount lighting on the perimeter to highlight the fencing and provide plenty of diffused light over the tables. These lights are much like our Warehouse Single Post Mount which is a very affordable and adaptable fixture for commercial venues.
The post itself is available in six traditional finish colors and you may choose from three different styles of warehouse shades — the standard Warehouse Shade, the wavy and more modern looking Radial Wave Shade, or the rustic Railroad Shade. The shade can be finished to match the post plus a copper finish is also available. If you already have shades, you can order just the post which starts at less than $100. For commercial and high traffic areas like this, consider adding a wire cage to your light to provide protection to the bulb.
For broader areas such as parks and venues with walking paths, consider the larger Warehouse Double Post Mount light. With two shades on either side of the post, this fixture will double the amount of lighting in the same space. With two shade styles and seven beautiful finish colors to choose from, this fixture will make your commercial lighting plan a winner!
And don’t forget to vote for Barn Light Electric in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards! We are in the Top 20 finalists for this award that honors American manufacturing and American-made goods. You can vote once a day from now until September 24th. Thank you for your support!Read More
In last Thursday’s blog, we took you 3,600 feet up into the Blue Ridge Mountains to the High Hampton Inn where rustic, shingle-style buildings are nestled against a backdrop of lush greenery, a sparkling lake, and the rolling greens of the golf course. Gardens abound throughout the 1,400-acre property and pathways meander along with no particular place to go. Visitors find numerous places to sit and ponder such wonders as the world’s largest fraser fir tree. Even after dark, you can stroll the grounds with ease thanks to miniature barn sconces that are placed low to the ground to softly illuminate the paths.Read More