When we last visited Carrie, author of the blog Hazardous Design, she and her husband were busy pushing their late 1800s-era home into the 21st century one space at a time. That post described the garage makeover which included some fresh paint and one of our All Weather Gooseneck Farm Lights.
Today we return to the home where Carrie has been focusing her latest efforts on the front entryway. As with many renovations in an older home, the first steps included removing dated materials. In Carrie’s case, this meant steaming away a busy vinyl wallpaper and stripping the staircase down to bare wood. With a relatively clean palette, the couple repainted the ceiling and walls, stained the stairs “dark, dark, dark” as Carrie says, and cut picture molding to add interest and texture to walls.
Carrie struggled a bit with the lighting for this long space and, on a return to Barn Light Electric, was surprised to find the perfect modern wall sconces. Yes, we do have modern fixtures! Carrie chose the Vista Sconce in Satin Nickel with a Black Shade and Silver Foil Lining. The Vista comes in two other finishes, Rubbed Bronze and Polished Nickel, and you may choose from a black or white shade and a silver or gold foil lining. The sleek yet timeless design of these sconces looks simply delightful with the bright red mirror!
“I have to admit, I had no idea of Barn Light Electric’s extensive selection outside of the iconic barn light style,” Carrie says. “We’ve used a lot of antiques and classic materials in our decorating but we’re also trying to give everything an updated twist.”
Like Carrie, many homeowners love the character their older homes possess but still want to infuse the look with a modern touch. In addition to our varied selection of modern wall sconces, Barn Light Electric also has a Modern Pendant collection featuring sleek flared shades and simple cylindrical designs.
Photos courtesy of the homeowner