Whitney describes the last 14 years of her life as living in a sea of beige. When she moved to Austin, Texas, from Arizona, she wanted her new home to have color and texture with more of a barn/farm/rustic look.
“It’s Texas Hill Country with a little bit of lodge and farmhouse thrown in for good measure,” Whitney says. “I like to call it ‘farmhouse chic.'” When she and her husband began the building process, she turned to Pinterest for lighting inspiration.
“I found Barn Light Electric on Pinterest and fell in love. At that point, I knew I wanted barn lighting for the exterior,” she notes. For the front door, Whitney... Read More
Working from home has its perks. Absolutely. If you’re a blogger or a consultant or anyone who works from a home office, you probably have people tell you all the time how lucky you are. In reality, no matter what you do, the job has its downsides. You can never really escape the office because it’s always right there.
Our good friend Sommer Collier, food and travel blogger on A Spicy Perspective, worked out of her home for more than four years, mostly in the kitchen but also from a small office just off the busiest room in the house. Last fall, Sommer decided a change was in order.
“I loved having my office so close to the kitchen, however the... Read More
Some people actually park their car in the garage. Not in my garage, of course, which currently holds countless storage bins, five bikes, two kayaks, assorted sports equipment, and 1,000 board feet of red oak that’s drying out.
Today’s Featured Customer, who has chosen to remain anonymous in this post, has a garage that actually houses cars. As an empty nester in northern New Jersey whose kids flew the coop more than 10 years ago, he decided to install pavers in the driveway and remove the old basketball backboard attached to the front of the garage. He also took the opportunity to add electricity to the space and added a garage door opener. The finishing... Read More
The bright yellow wall sconce grabbed Michelle’s attention. Contemplating a major remodel of her home in San Clemente, California, Michelle was flipping through HGTV Magazine when she spied a Barn Light Electric Wesco Sconce.
“It was bright yellow in the picture and I LOVED it!” Michelle says. “I loved the simple lines. It was fun and playful but timeless. I thought it would blend with both traditional and modern finishes.” Michelle describes her home as beautiful but very modern and geometric and a little more formal than fit their lifestyle.
“It was too nice. Our day-to-day is much more casual and I’m an East Coaster at... Read More
When Brian’s dad built a home back in the late 1970s, he incorporated many reclaimed materials such as stained glass windows from an English church, porcelain gas station lights for the garage, and a Texaco Sky chief gas pump from the 1920s.
“There was no manufacturer of reproduction lights in those days so he had to use original lighting and craft his own goosenecks using galvanized plumbing pipe,” Brian says. When Brian started building his own home in Wake Forest, North Carolina last year, he followed his father’s lead to include reclaimed materials to give the home the feel of an original farmhouse but with modern... Read More