When we last visited Carrie, author of the blog Hazardous Design, she and her husband were busy pushing their late 1800s-era home into the 21st century one space at a time. That post described the garage makeover which included some fresh paint and one of our All Weather Gooseneck Farm Lights.
Today we return to the home where Carrie has been focusing her latest efforts on the front entryway. As with many renovations in an older home, the first steps included removing dated materials. In Carrie’s case, this meant steaming away a busy vinyl wallpaper and stripping the staircase down to bare wood. With a relatively clean palette, the couple repainted the ceiling and walls, stained the stairs “dark, dark, dark” as Carrie says, and cut picture molding to add interest and texture to walls.
Carrie struggled a bit with the lighting for this long space and, on a return to Barn Light Electric, was surprised to find the perfect modern wall sconces. Yes, we do have modern fixtures! Carrie chose the Vista Sconce in Satin Nickel with a Black Shade and Silver Foil Lining. The Vista comes in two other finishes, Rubbed Bronze and Polished Nickel, and you may choose from a black or white shade and a silver or gold foil lining. The sleek yet timeless design of these sconces looks simply delightful with the bright red mirror!
“I have to admit, I had no idea of Barn Light Electric’s extensive selection outside of the iconic barn light style,” Carrie says. “We’ve used a lot of antiques and classic materials in our decorating but we’re also trying to give everything an updated twist.”
Like Carrie, many homeowners love the character their older homes possess but still want to infuse the look with a modern touch. In addition to our varied selection of modern wall sconces, Barn Light Electric also has a Modern Pendant collection featuring sleek flared shades and simple cylindrical designs.
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Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 | 0 comments
Daytime soap stars Scott Bailey and his fiance Adrienne Frantz are tired of their local fitness centers and would like to make their garage into an ultimate home gym. With help from Bill Goldberg and the Garage Mahal design team, these two soap stars will get a workout building their new gym, complete with a secret entrance, vaulted ceilings, and space-saving gym equipment.
Scott and Adrienne’s garage was not very big to start with, so once the much anticipated new equipment was added, the design team was left to utilize the wall space. Medicine balls and free weights are hung along the sides, along with a personal water cooler and their very own rock climbing wall. New vaulted ceilings help the room feel larger, but will now require more down lighting. If you have taller ceilings, consider pendants with adjustable cord and stem lengths. Looking at the photo, Scott and Adrienne chose smaller, track lights. Similar styles can be found in our Par Sign Lighting category.
Barn Light Electric was excited to provide sleek wall sconces to tie into the young couple’s state of the art space. Similar to chrome, the Danielle Shield ADA Sconce boasts a brilliant polished nickel finish – its shiny, reflective finish bounces additional light around the room. The 16″ wide sconce is also larger than most, and has the ability to provide a large span of light from both the top and the bottom. With a virtually seemless appearance, the Danielle Shield ADA Sconce, boasts a one of a kind look, but with a non traditional sconce style. This is an ultra modern sconce and would be ideally suited to line hallways, bedroom side tables, or upscale office lobbys.
To see these and additional products used in this episode, tune into DIY Networkâ€™s Garage Mahal airing weeknights this summer.
Pictured above: 16″ Danielle Shield ADA Sconce, Polished Nickel finish, $305.00Read More
Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 | 0 comments
For those who experience Winter at it’s worst, you know how ready you are to see Spring arrive. For five to six months out of the year, you plan on taking in as much sunshine as you can! Although work keeps most of us indoors during the day, how about creating your own relaxing, outdoor retreat for when you get home? Outdoor living spaces are ideal for bringing the family together or entertaining friends on the weekends. Whether you’re looking to redo your covered patio or pool deck, check out this week’s Style Guide for any contemporary, outdoor space.Read More
Since modern lighting has been introduced to the market, there have not been great strides taken to advance this style past the typical run of the mill lights that are on display at many home improvement stores. In an effort to break the mold on contemporary lighting, our Modern Sconces feature designs that actually reflect various moments in the modern movement. Borrowing elements from modern architecture, furniture, and painting, these lights truly express themselves as a work of art and not just as a light fixture. Providing such character in an abstract manner is the essence of the modern movement, the breaking of traditional form to create a functional piece of beauty represents the most rudimentary principle of this movement. With the addition of our Modern Sconces we hope to provide a refreshing alternative to the stale options offered on the market.