Though many of us are cozying in for the fall and thinking more about sweaters and soup than lounging by the pool, we were intrigued by this Victorian Pool House recently featured on Houzz. With a fireplace, wide screen tv, a pool table, and comfy reading chairs, you need not even get your toes wet to fully enjoy this warm and inviting space. We blogged about the kitchen recently which features some distinctive schoolhouse shades but today, the radial wave shade hanging in the foyer alongside this twisting iron spiral staircase caught our eye. This fixture adds yet another delicate detail to this thoughtfully planned space.
This light is very much like our Starfire Radial Wave Reflector Pendant Light, part of our ever growing collection of Barn Pendant Lighting. This fun, wavy shade brings a light touch to any space be it an entryway, over a dining room table, or in the kitchen to light up work areas and countertops. This American made light is spun from commercial grade steel by our very own craftsmen who finish this light in your choice of finish colors. Choose from a dozen brilliant shades including Textured Black, Barn Red, Buttery Yellow, or Bronze. There’s a color to complement every décor!
To hang your new light, you can stick with the standard black or white cord which are suitable for indoor or even damp locations like a covered porch, or customize your fixture with a cotton cord to add more color and texture to the overall look. The cotton cords, which come in more than half a dozen colors, should only be used in dry locations. If you want to add some vintage style to the Starfire pendant, add a cast guard and glass with your choice of clear, frosted, or ribbed glass.
Top photo courtesy of John Malick & Associates and Photographer Jeannie O’Connor
There are so many things about this country kitchen that lure you in and invite you to sit down a spell and enjoy a lingering conversation over a cup of coffee. The bright natural lighting, the creamy cabinets, the warm wood floors, and the uber comfy kitchen stools. Not to mention the rustic galvanized radial wave pendants lighting up those danishes on the counter! All of these touches help make this kitchen space a prime gathering place for friends and the heart of the family home.Read More
Bringing bold, bright colors into key areas of your home isn’t something for the faint of heart. Then there is some who use multiple vibrant colors and incorporate patterns – now we’re taking about some of the bravest choices for interior design. While it is an intimidating concept to think about, when it’s done right you may get something like we’ve featured today. A yellow gingham ceiling and a plethora of fun tile work contribute to this kitchen‘s warm and welcoming atmosphere.Read More
Yesterday we shared with your our featured customer Chris Calabrese who followed his dreams and opened up a small barbershop a few blocks from his New Jersey home. Today’s featured customers, Kristen and Katherine, did nearly the same thing. They too followed their dreams and opened up their own flower shop called Root 75 in Coronado, California.
Root 75 wasn’t exactly a new building with a blank canvas. The shop’s previous tenant was a musty old carpet shop, full of dreary wood and carpets. Kristen and Katherine budgeted properly, used their available resources and took the old carpet store from dull to delightful in a major six-week overhaul.
Root 75 happens to be in a coastal California area so it was only natural that the two wanted to reflect their surroundings inside the shop. Looking a lot like the driftwood from the nearby beaches, the previous forest green carpeting was replaced with gorgeous wood flooring containing gray undertones. The walls too were painted a misty grey-blue shade much like a light sea fog. By choosing neutrals for the floors and walls, the jewel tones of the flowers become the stars of the show! Katherine’s husband even painted the tabletop with chalkboard paint so the flowers could easily be labeled and changed around.
With a flower shop full of whimsy and wonder, ordinary lighting wasn’t going to do the trick. Taking inspiration from the vintage pendant light found in a friend’s garage, Kristen and Katherine came to Barn Light Electric to find something to complement their radial shade. Their vintage light is similar to our radial wave designs, so eventually they decided upon the Barn Light Radial CGU Pendant. The Radial CGU Pendant Light (shown on the left) incorporates the fun of the vintage lamp, but also brings in an industrial element with its galvanized finish.
Have you also incorporated our barn lights in your home or shop? Send in your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could be our next featured customer!
Photos Courtesy of Root 75Read More
Today’s visual representation of this comes from Sarah Richardson. When she first introduced the photo, fellow bloggers and followers across the country couldn’t resist the urge to repost and rave about the incredible industrial farmhouse style layout. After all, it reflects her own design philosophy – she has hosted four television shows about shabby chic home design and the photo today is a perfect example of her passion for blending a client’s personal needs with timeless appeal.Read More