If you follow the Barn Light Electric Facebook page, you may have noticed a photo yesterday from one of our favorite north-of-the-border designers — Alykhan Velji of Calgary, Canada. We featured Aly’s special touch in a previous blog post when he created a nursery using a sophisticated palette of grey and white then highlighted the space with brilliant yellow accents. Aly has worked his magic again in a child’s space, this time a bathroom, where the color yellow makes another splash.
Q: Was this a new space or a remodel?
A: This bath, located in a Calgary home, was a renovation, a reconfiguration of sorts.
Q: What were some of the considerations or... Read More
There’s a new cow in town — Grass Cow — and it’s the latest eatery designed by Studio Kiss of Sag Harbor, New York. Principal Laszlo Kiss offers architectural, construction, and green services in his practice and recently applied his many talents to the first establishment of the new restaurant chain.
“The owner has two other restaurants, one of which I also designed, but they are larger in size and menu complexity,” Laszlo says. “For the new stores, Grass Cow, the owner wanted a homey feel that was down to earth using simple materials.”
Laszlo coordinated the complete gut remodeling of the space, located on Third Avenue... Read More
Who says nurseries have to be all pastel pink, blue, or mint green? Certainly not Alykhan Velji, a Calgary designer who created this stunning nursery for a client using a sophisticated palette of grey, white, and yellow. And tying the room full of textures, patterns, and fabrics together is what Alykhan calls a “gorgeous and unique light fixture that really plays a big role.” That fixture is none other than a 12″ Benjamin® Dino Porcelain Stem Mount Light, part of Barn Light Electric’s collection of Porcelain Enamel Lighting.
“The goal for this space was to create a chic and modern nursery, but one that could also grow with the... Read More
Most people have trouble finding room in the garage for two cars much less 12. When this car enthusiast’s collection in upstate New York kept growing, he tapped the same architect who built his home to create a unique space for his cars. The home was built in 2000 by Dan Contelmo Architects who wanted the new structure, crafted in a barn style, to complement the home but feel as though it could have been there even longer. Dan chose our Laramie Gooseneck to highlight both the interior and exterior.
Q: What was your design direction for this space?
A: We wanted to provide a space that would generously house 12 cars. There is room for 18 cars, but the space is laid... Read More
Interior designer Jenn Stuart loves her classic 1950s bungalow located in the Altadore neighborhood in Calgary, Canada. Yet her growing family, including two young boys, needed more space. With her trained eye for design in high gear, Jenn had a good idea of what to do, so she worked with Copper Brook Homes to help the family move on up. Renovations included gutting the main level to make better use of the space and adding a second level.
“Jenn is an interior designer by trade and knew exactly what she wanted,” says Josh Kulbaba with Copper Brook Homes. “We were happy that she trusted us to create her vision.” Some of the highlights included a... Read More