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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Decorating your home’s recreational space can be one of the most fun projects you’ll ever undertake. It’s got to be better than remodeling the bathroom, right? After all, no matter if you have a den, play room, home theater, or man cave, the end result will be a space where you spend many enjoyable hours doing what you love whether it’s watching the latest action adventure flick, playing five card stud, or destroying your next-door neighbor on Mario Kart Wii.
The big attraction in this elegant game room is obviously the pool table kept carefully under wraps, but we love the warm wood, the expansive bar, and the natural modern pendant lighting, something not usually found in rec spaces which are often relegated to the basement. This genteel space is further enhanced by the pendants overhanging the pool table. These closely resemble our Krishna Pendant, part of our ever growing collection of Modern Pendants. This line of lighting is identified by sleek lines and simple cylindrical shades and have been designed for contemporary tastes and spaces.
The Krishna Modern Pendant comes in three sizes from a medium sized 16″ to a very generous 30″ shade. The outer shade is augmented by a smaller, inner shade that adds texture and depth to the overall look of the fixture. The Krishna comes in two sleek, modern finishes — black brass with a bronze shade or satin nickel with silver shade. There’s also a matching Krishna Table Lamp!
Prefer something a bit smaller over the pool table or bar? Check out the Globe 1-Light Pendant which is fine flying solo or even better hung in pairs. The Globe Pendant features etched white glass to provide a soft glow of light within its 7″ diameter shade. It is available in a polished nickel or satin nickel finish to complement any modern home décor scheme.
Memorial Day is the perfect time to purchase new lights for your space during our annual Memorial Day Sale. Use the discount code MEMORIAL12 to take 10% off any applicable fixture. See website for details!
Top photo courtesy Johnson & Associates Architects, Inc.Read More
Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 | 0 comments
Most companies have a tag line – meaning a slogan or phrase that quickly sums up what they’re about. We’re pretty proud of ours really; it 100%… wait …110% represents what we’re about: Where Vintage & Modern Collide. That’s it; cut straight and to the point! So many of our products online have vintage roots, you just wouldn’t know it. They say history repeats itself, and we’re pretty glad it has in this case.Read More
Posted by on Mar 18, 2010 | 0 comments
Everyday at Barn Light Electric, we’re adding new products to our website. Some products will be fully stocked year round, others come in limited quantities and will only be offered while we have them in stock. Today, we’d like to introduce one such item – the Limited Edition Roswell Polished Chrome Pendant. This shiny disk drops in from space, whoops – we mean the ceiling, and can be the focus of any kitchen, dining room, or small town in South East New Mexico. The lustrous appearance reflects the colors of its surrounding whether it’s in a modern monotone or colorful 1950′s retro setting. With its clean lines and flawless finish, you will never be able to tell that this re-purposed pendant was conceived – right here on the Space Coast of Florida.
The Roswell is approximately 14 inches wide and 9 inches high. Each chrome pendant is accessorized with a 7.5 foot black twist cord and standard black canopy. As an added visual detail, a coordinating chrome socket cover attaches to the shade by three polished chrome pegs. To complete this space-age look, try one of our vintage G-40 light bulbs.
If you’re skeptical and you need to hurry – recent sightings report this is a limited stock item with four impeccable specimens remaining. No, this isn’t a conspiracy; we’re not trying to cover anything up. These polished chrome pendants will be gone fast. It’s out of this world cool, don’t you think?
Prices as shown in the photo above and below: $395.00 each. Optional G-40 Light Bulb is an additional $5.00 each or for a retro look, try an Edison style bulb for $19.95. Limited quantities are available. The image below is for viewing purposes only – The Roswell Polished Chrome Pendant is not rated for wet or outdoor locations.Read More
For most homeowners with high vaulted ceilings and large open spaces above living rooms and entryways, the desire to supply ample lighting through the use of a single ceiling pendant is an ideal option in these open air spaces. Unfortunately most pendants are either unevenly designed or too small for these spaces, creating an awkward focal point in the middle of these rooms. Without the addition of a pendant in these areas, most rooms will seem incomplete or dark due to the lack of adequate lighting and presence that can be filled with the right choice of down lighting.Read More