Jeff and Kalie were tired of renting and wanted to live in a green home that was not only energy efficient but beautiful too and equipped with as many American made products they could find. With some savings in the bank and Jeff being a jack-of-all-trades, the couple started researching sustainable designs then jumped right in and built their own green home in northern New York.
“We wanted every inch of our home to be useful,” Kalie says. “We finalized our plans last June and have worked 14 hours a day, 7 days a week since then.” The results are stunning.
“Our house is rustic with modern and contemporary touches,” Kalie explains.... Read More
Though the city of Chicago burned to the ground in the late 1800s in one of the largest disasters of the 19th century, residents soon rose up and started rebuilding. One of those new homes, built in 1894, is in the Lakeview neighborhood north of the city and is home to Courtney, a hospitality designer by trade. Recently, she began renovating this historic building, and her eclectic tastes began to emerge.
“I like to integrate the old and historic with newer, modern trends,” Courtney says. The front of her home features typical red Chicago brick. The plans, created by Randall Architects, were to rebuild a set of stairs in the rear of the house that connects... Read More
What’s inside your business walls may seem more important than what’s outside, but the exterior lighting on your commercial building is often the first thing your customers see. Your exterior style sets the tone for your business and can either turn people off or draw them through the door. For Carrie, a Featured Customer in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, a great deal of time went into choosing the exterior lighting for her new business — the Stockbox Grocery.
“Our community had issues with the storefronts not having adequate lighting,” Carrie explains. “When we went to community meetings, the first thing they wanted to know about our... Read More
In one of the final episodes of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Barn Light Electric was proud to supply two porcelain gooseneck barn lights as a stunning accent for a little girl’s Texas bedroom. Shown here are the Goodrich® Esso Porcelain Gooseneck lights in a delightful Yellow finish. The Esso comes in both 8″ and 10″ sizes and a rainbow of porcelain enamel finish colors. Perhaps Cherry Red or creamy Jadite would suit your style, or if you want something more traditional, consider Graphite or Bronze.
Porcelain enamel lighting was once a staple of the American lighting scene. You can often find porcelain fixtures that were crafted back in the 1930s and... Read More
We’ve shown you countless uses for vintage barn lights in recent posts, but today might be the most unique. Taken by very own photographer, the images today come from the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We’re sure many of you have heard of this famous prison, but here is a little background information.
The Eastern State Penitentiary originally opened back in 1829. There was a lot of controversy about opening such a prison that would supposedly “change the behavior of inmates through ‘confinement in solitude with labor.'” With the exception of a few sky lights, cells were completely blocked off from the outside... Read More