This week’s Style Me Sunday ushers in a little summer warmth to ease your chilly winter blues. And there’s no better light than our new Sydney shades to do this! Its nautical style is reminiscent of our favorite oceanic holidays—and is the perfect fixture for this eclectic space.
Whether located in your back porch or living room, outdoor furniture like this Wicker Lane White Chair adds lots of texture and detail. Fresh foliage is another element that brings the outdoors in and enlivens your senses.
Crisp and clean cobalt blue-and-white patterns often make cameo appearances in nautical spaces, but we’re adding a little twist with this Arbre Chinois fabric. We love the way this fabric coordinates with the chinoiserie planter from the Inspiration Image without clashing with the overall look.
Looking for a fun way to display your favorite findings? Try hanging them as wall ornamentation! We love this Octopus Print from Etsian littlebluebirdstudios. And don’t forget wall sconces — Captain Ahab would be envious of this Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture’s patina finish!
Fill your Canvas Baskets with Handles with shells, sea-glass, or other collectibles for a great conversational piece!
During an employee’s recent trip to Walt Disney World, Lauren (our graphic designer) discovered a gooseneck light like our Radial Wave Shade at an entrance to the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase.
With its matching brown finish and fluted shade, this gooseneck light is “muy bonita!” The Barn Light Radial Wave Goosneck Light starts at $174 and is a popular choice for sign lighting at stores and restaurants like we show today. You can even customize it with various finishes – Disney designers chose a Cappuccino style finish but our Red or Trans Yellow would have looked muy bien also, no?Read More
Just as you trust our blog to be a complete guide to dock lights, goosenecks and pendant lighting, boat owners turn to America’s oldest and timeliest yachting publication, Yachting Magazine. Readers like yourself, go to Yachting Magazine to find the latest news and expert advice on boating destinations and nautical products.
Spring marks the start of boating season in coastal towns across the country. On the Space Coast of Florida, we often get distracted from our daily commute by the picture perfect days on the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean. Now is the time of year when the temperature is just right for boaters to come out in full force. This weekend, one of the top 10 boat shows in the country comes to Florida. Attendees flock to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, which features more than $350 million worth of yachts from all over the world.Read More
Boathouses protect one of your most valuable investments. Whether at a summer cottage or main home, with the right nautical light fixture, you can keep your boathouse safe and securely illuminated year round. Not only will a rugged and a reliable industrial cast guard light or nautical wall sconce last through exposure to outdoor elements and salty air, but it will also provide a stylish alternative to interior lighting should you have an industrial or farmhouse theme.
Nautical wall sconces like the Anchorage Bulkhead Wall Mount light fixture were first used aboard ships in the early 1900′s and were ultimately identified by their circular shape, grid like appearance and their slim, flush-mounted base. The Anchorage Bulkhead is available in two shade sizes – both small and large. Either of these bulkhead wall mount lights is suitable for stylish indoor or outdoor use. Because of their thin design, common placement for such lights include: front porches, hallways, bathrooms, pantries, or closets.
Another popular nautical wall sconce sold at Barn Light Electric is the Atomic Cast Guard CGU Sconce. This sconce is UL rated for wet locations, so it can be installed on the interior or exterior walls of your boathouse or home. With 40+ different finishes to choose from, the shade can be fully customized to complement your space. The Atomic Cast Guard CGU Sconce starts at $189 and is an ideal fixture for a home or business with a vintage, nautical, or industrial farmhouse design. With a galvanized finish, you’ll add an extra layer of protection against rust and corrosion and still have a stylish, highly attractive light fixture that guests will notice!
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Gathering inspiration from timeless maritime influences, the distinctive appearance created by nautical lanterns has led homes and businesses to incorporate this historic lighting style, which can instantly establish a unique, nostalgic presence. Originally identified by large glass enclosures, protective guards, and looping brass arms, sailors and fishermen of the early 1900â€™s used these durable lanterns to guide their ships through the dense fog and sudden squalls that often lay off the coast of New England. With such a recognizable appearance, oil-burning lanterns have become a highly coveted piece of history that are valued by collectors and interior decorators that wish to top off their coastal Cape Cod or Myrtle Beach home.
Complete with traditional maritime elements, the Hamner Sconce breathes new life into the classic designs of nautical lanterns from the past. Using a vintage brass ship lantern from the early 1900â€™s as the basis of its design, the Hamner embraces many elements that oil-burning lanterns possessed stylistically. Combining modern refinement with a large selection of premium finishes and metals, the silhouette of this vintage reproduction beckons back to the turn of the 20th century.
Further highlighting the Hamner Sconce is its unique stance, one that displays a larger decorative top that is positioned above the rolled glass enclosure. Historically this displaced appearance was of paramount importance for mariners, by simply shifting the bulk of the weight closer to their hand they were able to reduce the amount of swaying caused by rough seas. Following this uncharacteristically balanced design, the Hamner boasts an ideal weight ratio that is perfectly suited for enduring strong winds and harsh weather. Take advantage of the function and style that this wall mounted sconce exudes, with a long list of premium finishes and your choice of glass, the Hamner Sconce is sure to give that look of authenticity to your nautical project.Read More