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 Wave Reflector Stem Light and the matching Goodrich™ Seaside Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light.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.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.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 space for entertaining on a regular basis.” Pete helped the homeowners select the Starfire Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light in Barn Red to highlight the grill area.
“We wanted to complement the clients’ laid-back, informal personal style,” Pete says, adding that while low-key personalities often play it safe when it comes to design, the radial wave shape and bright color allowed them to push the client a little outside their comfort zone — with great results that everyone loves! The American-made Starfire Gooseneck Light comes in four mid-size shades and a dozen beautiful and durable powdercoat finish colors. More than 20 gooseneck arms can take this light up and away from the mounting surface with a variety of shapes and styles.
“The flirty radial wave design is an unexpectred delight, and the bright red color provides a festive pop to this party space,” Pete says. When the dust settled and party plans were underway, Pete acknowledges that the lights fit the project perfectly.
“Frankly, it’s hard to imagine what we would have used as alternatives,” he says. “And of course the quality and heft of the product is very reassuring. Bottom line? The client is thrilled and that is what fuels our design/build business.”
Photo courtesy of Spring Creek Design
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 elements on this classic style of barn. One end has large, drive-in doors, below the loft, for the lawn tractor, and a second door on the side has a gable to add even more character. But it still needed lights over both doors.
“We found exactly what we wanted to give our new shed the perfect finishing touch,” Ralph says. He chose the 14″ Starfire Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light. One fixture sports the G15 arm while the other was outfitted with the G22 arm. Ralph chose the Barn Red finish of course which is the perfect complement to the red door and window.
“It all came together well,” Ralph says.” The Starfire Radial Wave Reflector shade is a popular gooseneck light and is typical of the shades seen at roadside gas stations back in the 1930s. There are a dozen beautiful finish colors to choose from and the fixture can be further customized with cast guard and glass. Coordinating fixtures, such as the Starfire Radial Wave Reflector Pendant and Sconce are also available.
“We were not disappointed,” Ralph says about his new lights. “The fixtures look great and provide the ideal lighting.”
Photo courtesy of the homeownerRead More