If you ever live anywhere near the sea, the salt air gets in your veins and never truly leaves. For Sharon, today’s Featured Customer, growing up on the rocky coast of Maine gave her a love of all things nautical including traditional rustic style lighting.
“I grew up near the ocean and have always been enchanted by nautical lighting, especially caged sconces,” Sharon says. For her newly built home in Felton, Delaware, Sharon wanted caged lights for the hallway that would complement her style.Read More
The problem many people in coastal areas face when they renovate a structure are the myriad regulations regarding how you can rebuild. Architect Tom Hardy, of San Francisco, California, became very familiar with the laws in his state when his firm was selected to renovate a crumbling boat house on Tomales Bay.
“It took five years to get the permits,” Tom says. “It was essentially a shack that needed to be rebuilt before it fell down.” The boat house is located in a sensitive area next to a national park. When the permits came through, Tom and his staff quickly began their work which essentially had to match the footprint of the existing structure. Using beautiful, deep-colored redwood, the new building, dock, and boat lift were installed. For the crowning touch on the new structure, Tom and James Lino, of Lino Construction, chose barn style lighting both inside and out.Read More
Everybody’s dream home differs, not only amongst adults, but also between kids! If you’ve got a scrambling clan of youngins’, did you ever think to ask them what they would like most in their home? Of course, the usual outrageous plans exist, but there’s a way to bring their hopes and wishes to life.
Let’s say they dream of having a pirate ship in their room, full of slides and maybe even a gangplank. Sara of August Fields built the most precious bunk room for her boys, complete with four individual beds, set up in the style of cots aboard a ship. Stairs in the middle provide easy access for the kids to make their way into bed at night. On top of that, individual nautical sconces light each bed. Careful not to disturb the others, the idea of single reading lights isn’t a novel concept in shared bedrooms. However, in this household, lights off means lights off, no questions asked! Of course, choosing period style lights to complement the decor wasn’t easily achieved. With the use of sconces similar to the Anchorage Bulkhead Wall Mount, her three sons each have a practical light source.Read More
Today, we’re on the last leg of the tour in our featured customer’s Orlando, Florida home. Neighboring local theme parks like Universal Studios and Disney World, his home is everything you would expect. Extravagant in it’s own subtle way, the modernized craftsman home incorporates industrial and farmhouse elements throughout. White enamel pendant lights in the hallway complement the over sized dresser turned console table, while galvanized light fixtures illuminate the driveway and garage long after the Florida sun sets.Read More
Amongst other popular design trends, the nautical look is better than ever! It could be the summer weather, but we’ve noticed even more navy blue and crisp whites being paired with brass tones. The best thing about nautical design? For starters, you don’t have to have a home on Martha’s Vineyard to pull it off; in fact, it’s fairly simple to bring a touch of the sea to even the most landlocked states. With that being said, today we’re presenting you with three of our must have nautical lighting choices!
Our first wall sconce is the Barn Light Port Sconce (shown on the left). The clear acrylic ribbed lens is reminiscent of lighting aboard an older cruise ship, especially when paired with a galvanized finish. Featured in our Nautical Wall Sconces, you may find the Port Sconce to bear a striking resemblance to some of our Barn Pendants – like the Cradle and Sugarland designs. Any of these sconces and ceiling pendants are perfect for creating an industrialized yet nautical atmosphere.
Another favorite sea-inspired light fixture is the Rustic Drop Hacienda Pendant. Everything about this rustic pendant gives off a nautical vibe. The circular cut-outs paired with blue iridescent glass inserts appear identical to a porthole looking out onto the deep blue sea. This pendant is also chain-hung, similar to that of an anchor!
Last but not least is the Manchester Sconce. Shown on the top right, the Manchester is one of our favorite vintage wall sconces for many reasons. It has a fantastic deep bowl shade design that must be paired with one of the elegant looking finish options. Mount a few of these down a long hallway for the luxurious look of high end cruise lines or use them as a wall mounted reading lamp in an office or bedroom.Read More
Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 | 2 comments
Do you feel like youâ€™ve seen every inch of the Vision House Orlando 2011 yet? Wrong! As you know, every room in this home is illuminated and cooled by fabulous Barn Light Electric products â€“ pendants, goosenecks, and ceiling fans galore! Even though the floor plan is pretty open, there are still hallways in the Vision House, and these hallways are not left in the dark when it comes to our stylish lighting products.
The Barn Light Bowie Sconce (shown in the top left photo) is a great choice for a compact area that still needs some light! This mini warehouse style sconce only has an eight inch projection. Not only does this petite sconce keep with the industrial, yet rustic styling of the home, but it also features the same galvanized finish found on the Blue Collar Pendants in the kitchen and the Textile Chandelier in the dining room. This Barn Light exclusive looks great in any of our finish choices, and since it starts at a mere $79.00, this mini barn light can give any room an instant makeover at a small price!
Now, the Vision House may be located in Central Florida, however, the beach is only a short drive east or west! The designers did bring a nautical influence to the home in the form of the Anchorage Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture. With a frosted, ribbed glass globe and crosshatched enclosure, this unique wall sconce supplies a soft glow to the hallway just off the mud room. Not only would this nautical sconce look great on a hall ceiling, but also add it to the exterior of your home for a beachy or modern feel â€“ it’s rated for wet locations, so it is safe indoors or out!
Make sure you keep your eye on our blog, as there are only a few stops left on the tour of this energy efficient home!Read More