Something about being at the beach makes everything more relaxed. Even commercial businesses that set up shop near the sand and salt air have a laid-back vibe whether they’re selling t-shirts or tires. The recently opened Yellow Dog Eats Kitchen & Bar in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, offers just such a casual place to enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine and a signature sandwich. And since it’s right up the coast, our photographer took advantage and traveled up to Yellow Dog to check out their new digs.Read More
When Diane and her husband moved into their home on the Jersey Shore two years ago, they felt that the dated kitchen needed a lot of work. Diane found, however, that with a few key upgrades, what the couple thought would be a complete gutting of the space turned into a mini makeover instead. “We replaced the Formica countertop with soapstone, added a tumbled slate backsplash, and changed the light fixtures,” Diane says. “With a professional steam cleaning of the floor, it looks like a complete remodel!” Diane chose the flirty and fun Ivanhoe® Seaside Radial Wave Porcelain Pendant Light for the new look.Read More
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 Wave Reflector Stem Light and the matching Goodrich® Seaside Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light.Read More
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