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
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.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 this classic style of barn. One end has large, drive-in doors, below the loft, for the lawn tractor, and a second door on the side has a gable to add even more character.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