Take one “sad-looking house” on a farm in Virginia, add in a recent retiree with a great eye and sense of delight, and you get one amazing makeover!
“I have admired Barn Light Electric fixtures for a long time,” says Susan Lange of Lexington, Virginia, “and when it came time to renovate, I bolted to your website for inspiration.” The original understated porch was removed and a new porch was added along with new roofing, vertical siding, a new door and windows plus an addition to the left of the house. With an interest in vintage lighting, Susan chose porcelain enamel fixtures for her new porch — the Benjamin® Seaside Radial... Read More
House flippers are a special breed. Real estate risk takers have a special eye for potential and when they spot a home they think can be refurbished, remodeled, and resold for a profit, they jump on it. In Bend, Oregon, Sarah Phipps has been designing and flipping houses for a long time and is currently venturing into design consultation. On a recent project, she transformed two small mill cottages into modern, updated spaces complete with gooseneck barn lighting.
“Our goal was to tear out the rotten shag carpeting and warped paneling and find a sturdy, charming space underneath,” Sarah says. “We designed a bright, colorful interior around the warmth... Read More
Though they live on the eastern seaboard, these homeowners cherish their frequent trips to the Sonoma County wine country. When it came time to replace their dilapidated deck, they turned to Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design to create a California mission-style design for their new outdoor kitchen and patio. We recently caught up with Pete to talk about the project which includes some post mount lights to create a cafè-type atmosphere.
Q: What type of project was this and where is it located?
A: We were replacing an old deck with a new patio in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Q: What were the particular goals that the homeowners outlined for the design of the space?
A: The... Read More
If lights grab your attention like they often do to us, you’ll find that many businesses utilize some sort of angle shade lighting for their signage. These shades are highly versatile and are easily customized to fit the different physical parameters a sign may have. These types of sign lights feature a gooseneck arm that comes in a variety of sizes to make sure you get just the right projection and angle of light. You can choose a traditional cone-shaped shade, or perhaps a more rounded head, like an Emblem Shade Gooseneck Light, suits your style.
But what if you want something truly unique and different for your commercial lighting plan? Then consider what... Read More
“We live in a 200-year-old farmhouse,” explains Ralph, our Featured Customer from Millgrove Ontario. “The old garden shed on our property had lived well past it’s ‘best before date’ and needed to come down.” Ralph wanted to build something in keeping with the old board and batten Ontario barn style.
“I wanted it to look like it had always been there,” Ralph says, “and, of course, it had to be a functional garden shed.” With that in mind, he designed a 10′ x 16′ shed with a 9′ ceiling inside complete with a loft. He also added a loft door and lift post which are traditional elements on... Read More