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.
“The studio bath was a blank canvas when we bought the house in 2010,” she says. “It’s been used as a storage room since then.” Since the main house lighting is mostly Art Deco, Khanh wanted to carry the same theme into the studio but make it more casual since it’s an art studio and hang-out space. She selected the Intermediate Schoolhouse Semi-Flush Mount Light in a small size and customized the fixture with a Galvanized fitter and canopy plus a single Black painted band as an accent.
“We were thrilled to find the custom options at Barn Light Electric,” Khanh says. “It’s old school but with the modern industrial, younger look. The mixture of galvanized and porcelain white glass with the black trim is sophisticated but casual.” With a variety of finish options available including six vivid band colors, this classic light can take on any number of decorating styles with its timeless appeal.
“We had a small budget with our bathroom so the light and the floor tiles were our splurge,” Khanh notes. “The light just makes the room especially with that beautiful blue floor!” She already has her eye on other spaces in her California home that might need some updating soon.
“We love all the lights from Barn Light Electric,” Khanh says. “You have amazing products, it’s a great story behind the company, and we love that the lights are made in the good old USA. We hope to have more of your lights throughout the years as we update our house.”
Photos courtesy of the homeowner