Who knew gooseneck barn lights could be elegant?
Designer Serena Armstrong certainly did! As the creative force behind Farm House Urban, Serena has a keen eye for blending rustic and chic elements to create spaces that are comfortable and inviting but with a touch of elegance. On a recent remodeling job in Glen Ellen, California, Serena was called in to update the exterior of a ranch home nestled in a lovely part of the area’s wine country.
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Many people begin the monumental task of building a new home with a vision. They see the architecture, the landscaping, and maybe even the finer details as they plan, pin, and purchase. For Kerry and her husband, the vision of their new home in Saluda, North Carolina, began as a barn retreat with a farmhouse feel. Yet after saving hundreds of photos of architectural features and décor, Kerry decided to embrace a more industrial barn look in her new home.
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Storage space is a huge plus in any home, but if you find yourself in need of more, why add a closet or extra cabinet when you can build yourself a gorgeous new barn! That exactly what Kelly did out on Martha’s Vineyard. Kelly needed more storage and work space so, with the help of a Vermont builder, she created a beautiful, new post-and-beam barn on the property.
“The timbers came from Canada,” Kelly says, “and the finished space has a half bath, outdoor shower, and cupola.” The two-story barn measures 24 X 30 offering plenty of room for bikes, lawn equipment, and even overnight guests if need be. Kelly wanted the design to have a... Read More
Happy birthday America! Bring on the hot dogs, fireworks, and patriotic music! We’re celebrating American-made lighting here at Barn Light Electric during our 4th of July Sale by offering 15% off hundreds of indoor and outdoor lighting plus home décor products.
You can’t find custom-made lighting on the shelves of the big box stores, but you can settle into your comfy chair and create the perfect pendant, gooseneck light, or wall sconce with just a few clicks.
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The recent wave of hot weather on the East coast had me thinking that an escape to the cool mountains would be in order. Steamboat Springs is a popular wintertime destination with the ski crowd, but the Rockies are enticing any time of the year with warm-weather activities like rodeos, white water rafting, and hot air balloon rides to enjoy.
Tucked away in this northwest corner of Colorado, today’s Featured Customer built the vacation home of his dreams so that he and his family could enjoy the area year-round. Featuring a classic barn style with stacked stone and rustic wood siding, the new home was perfectly suited for American-made porcelain barn... Read More