Sometimes a remodeling job just needs a man’s touch. When a customer approached Kathy and Tony Wallace of Store With Style about remodeling a bathroom with a garage-type look, Tony climbed into the driver’s seat and took off. With a showroom in Mentor, Ohio, this family-owned business focuses on total home organization with custom solutions and hand crafted cabinetry to meet a variety of customer needs. For this bath remodel, Kathy notes that they chose colors, fixtures, and lighting to create a garage-style space.Read More
If you’re a wordsmith like me, combination words provide ways to describe something in an interesting, and often entertaining, manner. Spork, for example, aptly describes a combination fork and spoon plus it’s just fun to say. And who didn’t laugh out loud the first time you heard Brangelina or Bennifer? But one of my favs right now is barndominium. This word describes a wonderful combination of a barn and condominium — think of a large, open space with living areas added on. From the outside, the building often resembles your typical barn, but the inside can be designed and decorated with plenty of up-town style!
Today’s Featured Customer lives in East Texas where the barndominium craze is booming. Barns are big in Texas anyway, and folks looking for a wide open floor plan for their home or vacation place are turning more to this style of building. John built a weekend home and outfitted the new building with plenty of barn style lighting.
“The barn lights were consistent with the barndominium cabin style I was aiming for,” John says. “They each fit my vision and were consistent with the ceiling heights and architectural detailing.” In the main living area which includes the kitchen, living room and loft, John selected the 14″ Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light in a Textured Black finish. These fixtures feature the G11 gooseneck arm.
He also installed matching Original™ Stem Mount Pendants in a 16″ shade size with a 24″ stem from the vaulted ceilings. These pendants, also finished in Textured Black, provide plenty of down light towards the living space and provide a sleek contrast against the shiny metal ceiling and light wood.
In a nearby bath, John stayed within the barn family and chose the compact Austin Wall Sconce in an 8″ shade size. Perfect for over the vanity, the Austin is a popular choice for tight spots like half baths, hallways, and entry spaces.
On the porches outside, John used the Original™ Warehouse Flush Mount Pendant but, in this space, chose a Galvanized finish to complement the metal ceiling. He also chose the wire guard option to provide protection to the bulb and add a rugged look.
“I chose these fixtures because they were consistent with the look and feel I was trying to achieve,” John says. “I think they look classic and give the cabin a timeless appearance.”
Photos courtesy of the homeowner
With a self-professed addiction to flea markets, antique shops, and Craigslist, Santa Ana resident Khanh has accumulated all sorts of vintage treasures throughout the years. Not surprisingly, her home is a 1931 English Tudor. A studio was added in 2004 that matches the home’s style and included a half bath that was never completed by the original owner. Khanh recently tackled the completion of this space to include some vintage schoolhouse lighting.Read More
The classic styling of an RLM warehouse shade has long been a popular choice for both residential and commercial lighting venues where a downward focus of light is desirable. Think restaurant tables and retail store displays on the commercial side and kitchen islands and front porches on the residential side. The bowl shape of the warehouse shade keeps the light directed down, not splashing onto the next table or into the neighbor’s front yard. But sometimes you a bit of uplighting add visual interest to a fixture and provides more light to a space.Read More
Each year, Barn Light Electric holds a B.L.O.G. contest — that’s Barn Light Online Giveaway — where we ask bloggers to browse our website, pick out their favorite lights, then tell their readers why they would love them in their own home. Our 2012 first place winner was Rachel who blogs at Maybe Matilda. She and her husband are updating a mid-90s home and infusing it with their own style. Rachel is aiming for the inviting and comfortable look of a country farmhouse so barn lighting fits her style perfectly. And as it turned out, Rachel won our B.L.O.G. contest — on her birthday!Read More
This Labor Day, Barn Light Electric wants to recognize the hard work and craftsmanship that goes into each of our American-made shades. That’s why–in honor of our craftsmen and Labor Day–we are offering a 15% discount to our customers. Just enter the code HANDSPUN12 at checkout to receive your savings!
While we’ve been working hard to give you this great deal, we hope that you can spend your Labor Day Weekend sitting back and relaxing. This week’s Style Board Sunday theme shows off the key elements to a “Lazy Labor Day.” Grab a mason jar filled with ice-cold lemonade, and snuggle up in an Adirondack chair while the fan keeps you cool. Or, maybe you’d prefer the day off lazing around in a hammock. Don’t worry if you fall asleep, this patio is well lit to allow your outdoor relaxation time to stretch well into the evening.
1 – Barn Light Industrial Bullet Ceiling Light Fixture (Red finish, Frosted Glass) by Barn Light Electric
2 – 60″ Barn Ceiling Fan Equine (Downblowing-White) by Barn Light Electric
3 – XL Brazilian Fabric Hammock with Adjustable Stand by Hammocks.com
4 – BeachFront Furniture Beachfront Adirondack Chair by Stonecrest Furniture
5 – The Old Dixie Wall Sconce (11” Barn Red finish) by Barn Light Electric
6 – Home Styles Bali Hai Outdoor Bar Cabinet by eFurnituremart.com
7 – Rolling Metal Dolly by Barn Light Electric
8 – Lemonade in a Mason Jar photo by Style Me PrettyRead More