Bigger is not always better as recently proven by the lighting fixtures seen on the outside of this gym and massage therapy facility. Instead of installing big, glaring neon lights for the exterior of their business, these savvy owners chose miniature gooseneck lights to add a hint of style and character to an otherwise bland and boring building.
These cute little barn lights with their hammered shades remind us of the larger, classic RLM warehouse shade designs that came into vogue back in the 1930s when barn lighting was a popular style not only on farms but in warehouses and factories too. And while these mini lights are doing a fine job dressing up the building and brightening up the landscaping below, they would also work well by a front door, on the patio, or by the garden shed.
These lights are similar to Barn Light Electric’s Mini Colby Shade, part of our collection of Miniature Barn Lighting. The Mini Colby has a sleek, contemporary design defined by its flared shade and distinctive arm details. Available in three dozen finish colors and a variety of miniature gooseneck arm sizes, the Colby can take on any number of looks and would work well in homes ranging from ranch style to coastal cottages to urban lofts.
Miniature barn lights also work well indoors especially in tight spaces like closets, bathrooms, small dining areas, reading nooks, or as an accent for artwork. Our mini warehouse shades are made with the same meticulous American craftsmanship and quality materials as our larger goosenecks, warehouse shades, and porcelain fixtures. And if you’re looking to create a familial feel to your lighting scheme, be sure to check out the miniature pendants that coordinate with the goosenecks. Like the Mini Colby Shade, the Mini Colby Pendant combines both modern and rustic elements with the same distinctive shade and arm features.
One of the reasons gooseneck lighting has been around for so many years is because of its classic American style and the flexibility it offers someone trying to solve a lighting dilemma. Let’s face it, unless you’re starting from scratch and can position the junction box and wiring exactly where you need it, the times when you have the perfect space for a light are few and far between. Gooseneck arms allow you to place your new light in the best position within your space with ease. If your wall space is hindered by an overhang, a gooseneck arm can take your shade out, and then up, to position your light higher than its placement on the wall. Need more light on your business sign? An angle shade can project out and around for the perfect slant on signs, landscaping, or awnings.
Take this music store for example. They’ve utilized a warehouse shade on a gooseneck arm to highlight the awning near the entrance to their store while a handsome angle shade on a nicely curved gooseneck has just the right bend to illuminate their sign. And who says goosenecks are simply functional? Some can be downright decorative!
Here at Barn Light Electric, we pride ourselves on the outstanding quality and craftsmanship that goes into every single one of our gooseneck lights. From the CADD technicians in our research and development department to the craftsmen who spin your shade to exact specifications, our lights are manufactured to the highest quality standards. With dozens of designs to choose from — warehouse shades, vintage barn lights, mini barn lights, and even camouflage barn lighting found exclusively on our website — you’re sure to find just the right gooseneck fixture for your space. Then start customizing your light with dozens of finish colors, gooseneck arms, wire cages, guards, and glass options. Your American made classic will soon be on the way ready to hang!
While remodels and renovations are time (and budget) consuming, a simple refresh can be a quick and easy weekend project. By refresh, we’re talking about what a difference a fresh coat of paint can make on walls and doors. Consider re purposing a few items that are collecting dust elsewhere and use them as new decorations. The resident that is the proud owner of this half bath used vintage blue Mason jars, previously table centerpieces at her wedding. Surely you’ve got something sitting around that could use a new life! A bathroom refresh could run you as little as $250, a small price to pay for a seemingly brand new space, right?
Of course, a key component that gives new strength to a previously unattractive room is…. lighting! Existing vanity lights aren’t generally up to par when it comes the ideal vanity light. Often casting a yellow glow through their old glass shades, they weren’t exactly meant for bathroom lighting originally.
The look of a new pendant light contributes to the renewal of any space. The light hanging within this half bath bears a strong resemblance to the Mini Emblem Pendant, a mid-century style ceiling lamp. Shown on the right in Trans Blue, it brings together a rustic deep bowl shade with the stacked neck for an eye catching, beehive look. Incorporating a fresh ceiling light into small spaces is especially important since there isn’t much else to notice. Popular styles like the Mini Emblem Pendant, and many other tiny barn lights, have a larger counterpart with each if you were thinking about using them elsewhere. Design schemes ranging from rustic farmhouse to modern loft have all utilized our Mini Barn Lights before – indoors and out. The unique looks you can create with each are virtually endless.
Top Photo Courtesy of Design*Sponge
No matter where you live in the world, chances are that you can find a coastal influence somewhere. Whether it’s at your local art gallery, a tiki inspired restaurant, or maybe by the seashore itself, beach styling is omnipresent even in the most landlocked areas. When you think about it, who doesn’t love imagining the relaxing sounds of waves crashing?
Can you guess what our post is about today? That’s right – if you want to bring new life to your home, do so with a sea-inspired scheme. This doesn’t mean you have to cover your spaces in palm trees and star fish. True beach style goes beyond what you may find at your local craft store. Another bonus? You could probably repurpose a couple existing items in your home to coordinate with this refreshing scheme. It’s not about matching your wood tones and wall colors, you’re free to do as you wish! Take the breakfast nook shown above for example. It was featured in Martha Stewart’s Favorite Kitchens Gallery – and for good reason. The room is warm and welcoming without being over styled, anyone would want to sit down for breakfast here.Read More
Unique and vintage industrial furniture finds are hard to come by, especially at an affordable price. You find that perfect piece, but it always comes with rather hefty price attached or ends up being something that exceeds your DIY skill level. The latter shouldn’t be an issue, especially with the tutorials and step-by-step guides on Internet and home improvement magazines today, but still, some wish to purchase a piece and have it instantly be complete.
This authentic surveyor’s cabinet wasn’t in bad shape when it was found though. A little bit of wood glue, a few coats of walnut stain, and it was restored back to a charming piece that anyone would probably love to find in their home. Can’t you just see it in your home? Maybe even as a distinctive storage solution in the office? By placing mirrors on top and little vintage treasures, it serves a decorative yet functional purpose.
A gooseneck table lamp on top was also chosen to add in timeless, rustic class. The finish coordinates with the natural wood tones, and also looks like a period piece, like the cabinet itself. While the table lamp has a look similar to our Sinclair Industrial Pendant, the Mini Laramie Barn Light also carries a sort of nostalgia that only comes with provincial style lamps.
Shown in a Rosewood finish, this mini gooseneck light is a customer favorite amongst many others. Minimal in size (as well as price), it can be utilized in petite and narrow areas with little or no natural light. A solution to any and all of your rustic lighting ideas, our mini gooseneck barn lights add character and flair to small spaces whereas warehouse gooseneck lights would distract from other architectural details. Don’t forget your Nostalgic Edison Light Bulb too – it is the only thing that will take the Mini Laramie Light to the next level!
Top Photo Courtesy of Maple & Magnolia