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!
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Small spaces present interesting design challenges yet so many tools are at your disposal for making small rooms look open and inviting. Take this kitchen for example. The homeowner has used color, pattern, scale, and texture to make the most of the space within these walls. The white walls lend an airiness to the room while the open cabinetry is a great choice along the back wall. The pattern on the floor adds visual interest without overcrowding the space, and the black appliances and seating area contrast well with the white tones. And for just a punch of color, we love the modern pendant hanging over the table!
Identified by sleek flared shades and simple cylindrical designs, our collection of Modern Pendants is creatively designed for contemporary tastes. With their clean lines and organic appearance, these modern ceiling lights can be placed above tables, islands, and bars in both commercial and residential settings. Our customizable pendants come with adjustable hanging cords for easy installation. When overhead junction boxes are not centered above your table, consider swagging or draping the cord over a hook.
To get this look, consider our Barn Light Industrial Jasper Pendant, a sleek pendant that comes in three sizes to give your space an updated, avant garde look. The Jasper Pendant can be customized in one of more than 50 colors and can be cord or stem mounted as your space requires. Choose a bold red or cruiser green finish for a retro spin, or try Tuscany or Brushed Aluminum for a thoroughly modern look.
Also check out the Barn Light Arbuckle Pendant which mimics the lines of a traditional barn light but with a sleek, modern style. The open neck design allows light to filter over the top of the wide 18″ shade. Available in dozens of finish colors, plus several glass and mounting options, the Arbuckle is a very affordable way to bring a splash of modern style to your space.
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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 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