When Claire and her husband Ken purchased a 1930s-era mud adobe home last summer in Patagonia, Arizona, they got a partially finished casita, or cottage, adjacent to the main home. The couple decided it would be the perfect getaway for people looking to enjoy the history, culture, shopping, and birding in this artsy and eclectic town.
“We just needed to do the finishing touches, such as paint, window treatments, furnishings and landscaping,” Claire says. “The former owner had installed very basic contractor-grade lighting and plumbing fixtures so we changed out all the faucets, four light fixtures, and two ceiling fans.” Claire wanted to create... Read More
Do you describe the industrial style as crisp, clean, and hard working? Or does it seem more cold, raw, and unfinished to you? No matter what your take, the industrial trend has taken the design world by storm and can be seen not only in big-city lofts but in beach-side cottages, midwestern farm homes, and in retail stores and restaurants across the country.
Industrial style has a humble feel showcasing the perfect fusion of form and function. But if you’re on the cold and unfinished side of the debate, we have good news for you. You can get the rugged, unassuming look of an industrial pendant with enough color and style to win you over in no time!
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I have not adjusted to the time change apparently. I seem to forget, or perhaps I’m in denial, that it will be pitch black by the time I get home some days. I have yet to remember to turn on the outdoor lights when I leave.
And while late fall is a great time to wrap up outdoor chores for the year, it’s also a great time to think about your outdoor lighting which gets a workout during these months. If you remember to turn it on.
Start at the street and try to think like your Uncle Howard who will be navigating his way to your door for Thanksgiving in the dark. Is your driveway easy to see? Is your parking area well lit so Aunt Virginia doesn’t... Read More
The Lostine Tavern may not be that famous bar where everybody knows your name, but it’s definitely a mud-on-your-boots, friendly kind of place.
Tucked into the northeast corner of Oregon, the tavern was recently remodeled by partners Peter Ferre and Lisa Armstrong-Roepke.
“This space has been a tavern for 40 years and serves as a community gathering place,” says Lisa. “We cleaned her up and created an amazing casual and comfortable atmosphere with local wood for the bar top and shelving that came from an old planing mill in a neighboring town.”
For the lighting, Peter and Lisa wanted something not only fun and functional but appropriate... Read More
Although we have about three weeks left of Daylight Savings Time, the cooler weather and shorter days are definite harbingers of the season to come. And though we moaned about losing an hour of sleep last March, we get that precious hour back on November 2nd.
While many people have given up wearing a watch in favor of a phone strapped to their side, having clocks on display in the home is a great way to have functional artwork in your space. Our Vintage Timekeeping Collection offers something a little more stylish than a tablet to keep track of time at home or in the office.
The Metro Clock, shown here in the kitchen, has an easy-to-read dial with a slightly... Read More
From the very beginning, Barn Light Electric has been built on the foundation of honoring original barn lighting styles while updating these traditional fixtures with modern touches. Offering a wide range of customizing options for our signature line of gooseneck barn lights, for example, gives customers a timeless look with up-to-date amenities. Or by hand crafting a classic porcelain enamel light with the latest in LED technology, you get the vintage styling you love in an energy-efficient fixture.
This week we added a new dimension to our motto — where vintage and modern collide — by introducing the Pollock Collection of cord-hung pendant... Read More