If you’ve roused yourself from the tryptophane-induced coma from yesterday’s feast, you probably realize that it’s time to shop! Or maybe you’re just settling in after a long night’s foray into the big-box world of holiday shopping. How about ordering something useful, beautiful, and American made? Did we mention our annual Thanksgiving Sale is still going on?
To give you some inspiration, we’d like to share some pictures from our friends at TR Building & Remodeling who created the ultimate man cave and sports car garage in Connecticut. The client wanted a barn-like structure to hold his sports cars and sizable wine collection, yet have the same comfort and warmth as the main home. Reclaimed chestnut and pine lumber plus natural stone flooring add warmth to the 1,300-square-foot interior as do the copper gooseneck barn lights adorning the space inside and out. And while we don’t sell this exact style of gooseneck any longer, you can get a very similar look with the Newport Gooseneck Light which combines a classic RLM warehouse design with a modern flared shade. The neck features an opening above the shade where light filters out through the glass giving a pleasant glow. The shade comes in two sizes — 12″ and 16″ — and the glass can be customized with one of more than half a dozen colors. This American made fixture is spun from heavy gauge aluminum and can be finished in a coppertone color likes these lights or 20 other finishes ranging from traditional to modern hues. A wide variety of sizes and styles of gooseneck arms are also available to customize this light to your specific space.Read More
Just like the interior of your home, the outer portions should also be a reflection of who you are. What that means is that you need to bring the same look that you have indoors, out. When someone pulls into your driveway, what do you want that first impression to be of?
Capstone Dwellings | Design Build, based in British Columbia, Canada, specializes in building a home for you, the unique homeowner. While this particular home today has relatively traditional lines, the exterior materials used make it edgy and modern. Because of their modest budget, extreme creativity was used to get the most bang for the buck – something we can all relate to, right?
Metal siding is paired up with cherry wood trim to make the face of the home contrast against the towering forests in the background. Also, an easily maintainable yard consists of rock and gravel so one will never have to break out the lawnmower on the weekend! It’s an absolute definite that this home has taken elements from the railroad era; from the wooden beams, to the gravel found by the tracks, all the way to the retro pendant in the eaves of the entryway.
That ceiling light happens to be the CGU Retro Pendant, one of our most unique rustic pendant lights. Bethany of Capstone Dwellings made the wise choice to use a weathered copper finish; the clear coat over the shade makes it somewhat weather proof, but a natural aged patina will start to appear over time. As opposed to commonly used outdoor iron lanterns or flush mount lights, this rustic railroad pendant fully contributes to the unique home’s design.
If you’re interested in the CGU Retro Pendant, but not sure if it will work in your space, no need to worry! Over 40 different finishes and various mounting options help to it perfect for any area – whether minimalistic modern or industrial farmhouse. If you plan on hanging it outside, always remember that the stem mount option is a must in order to protect the wiring from moisture.
Photography Courtesy of Crystal Clear Photography
Designer/Builder: Capstone Dwellings Design-BuildRead More
As part of the Blog Cabin 2010 series on DIY Network, the team from Kitchen Impossible installed the Minimalist Copper Pendant and a porcelain enamel gooseneck light similar to the Goodrich™ 12″ Aero Porcelain enamel shade, both sold at Barn Light ElectricRead More
It’s October and with Fall in full swing, its not too late to still spend weekends in the backyard with friends and family. To dress up the exterior of your home, Barn Light Electric Co.Read More
The lighting in factories and manufacturing facilities of the early 1900â€™s was simplistic and functional, based primarily on low hanging trouble lights with protective wire guards that encased the bulb. This raw, simplistic design enabled a large amount of atmospheric lighting to spill out over workbenches and assembly lines in these industrial settings. With the development of traditional warehouse RLM lighting in the 1930â€™s, these typical lights were ultimately phased out in many facilities for reflective warehouse shades. In a sweeping attempt to recapture the simplistic nature of the Second Industrial Revolution, many homeowners and designers are turning to the minimalistic lights of the past to bring a unique retro personality to their projects. Reflecting this simplified mantra, the latest line of Vintage Industrial Ceiling Lighting captures the stripped down appearance of factory lighting that predates the great depression. Outfitted with a stem or twisted cotton cord, the lights in this section provide a rustic alternative to many of the mass-produced contemporary lights on the market. Used to highlight displays or supply ornamental decoration, the utility of these lights often leads to creative placement and uses. Whether outfitted with a wire cage or bare socket these vintage reproductions capture the spirit of the Industrial Era, delivering a touch of nostalgia with unique simple styling.Read More