Take one “sad-looking house” on a farm in Virginia, add in a recent retiree with a great eye and sense of delight, and you get one amazing makeover!
“I have admired Barn Light Electric fixtures for a long time,” says Susan Lange of Lexington, Virginia, “and when it came time to renovate, I bolted to your website for inspiration.” The original understated porch was removed and a new porch was added along with new roofing, vertical siding, a new door and windows plus an addition to the left of the house. With an interest in vintage lighting, Susan chose porcelain enamel fixtures for her new porch — the Benjamin® Seaside Radial... Read More
House flippers are a special breed. Real estate risk takers have a special eye for potential and when they spot a home they think can be refurbished, remodeled, and resold for a profit, they jump on it. In Bend, Oregon, Sarah Phipps has been designing and flipping houses for a long time and is currently venturing into design consultation. On a recent project, she transformed two small mill cottages into modern, updated spaces complete with gooseneck barn lighting.
“Our goal was to tear out the rotten shag carpeting and warped paneling and find a sturdy, charming space underneath,” Sarah says. “We designed a bright, colorful interior around the warmth... Read More
The log cabin style is appealing to many thanks to its use of rustic materials, casual styling, and abundance of wood that lends a warmth to any space. This lovely front porch not only has an inviting appeal with its rich wood tones and clapboard siding, but the use of metals adds a definite industrial vibe to the structure. We are loving the addition of the classic gooseneck barn light over the doorway which speaks volumes to the vernacular of a log cabin.
This fixture looks very much like our Starfire Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light which sports a classic design from the 1930s when shades just like this one were often spotted at roadside gas stations. The... Read More
When these southeastern Pennsylvania homeowners decided to replace their dilapidated deck, they turned to the Sonoma County wine country for inspiration. They enjoy their trips to California and wanted a mission-style design for their new outdoor kitchen and patio. Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design took the reins of the project which included some fun gooseneck barn lighting to help create a cafè-type atmosphere.
“The owners love to travel to Sonoma County, and we wanted to evoke the feeling and style we saw in their vacation pictures,” Pete explains. “A wood-burning fireplace and outdoor cooking area were requirements as was dining and seating... Read More
This Featured Customer from Millgrove, Ontario, Canada lives in a 200-year-old farmhouse and wanted a garden shed in a matching style. Ralph told us that the old garden shed on his property had lived well past its prime and needed to come down. His idea was to build a new shed but to keep the look of the old board and batten Ontario barn style.
“I wanted it to look like it had always been there,” Ralph says, “and, of course, it had to be a functional garden shed.” With that in mind, he designed a 10′ x 16′ shed with a 9′ ceiling inside complete with a loft. He also added a loft door and lift post which are traditional... Read More