We had dozens of entries but at the conclusion of our 2013 Barn Light Electric Remodel Challenge on Pinterest, the winner was Julie Bigboy from California! Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to Julie on her beautiful pinboard that features not only beautiful barn lighting but charming home accessories that will make Julie’s new home a warm and inspiring place for her family. Join us as we have a chat with our winner!Read More
“Our house is 100 years old and I would guess the kitchen hadn’t been remodeled since the mid 1980s,” says Melissa, today’s Featured Customer in St. Cloud, Minnesota. “We have lived here for 15 years and the kitchen needed remodeling when we moved in.” When considering her design direction for the long-awaited remodel, Melissa wanted the kitchen to match the period of the rest of the house — a classic feel but with modern touches. Initially, she chose the 3-Light Wire Cage Pendant in a Rubbed Bronze finish but she realized pretty quickly that the fixture didn’t work in her space.Read More
Like most extensive remodeling projects, Katie’s efforts on a 1920s-era farmhouse in Wellington, Colorado, have been underway for more than two years. She and her husband are working slowly to bring the jewel-in-the-rough back to its original state. One of Katie’s goals was to pay attention to the details — finding the perfect barn lights was paramount to her project.
“I believe that projects are made with small details. Everything is important to pull off a perfect space,” Katie explains. “And light fixtures are the icing on the cake!” The couple are creating a country/farmhouse feel to their space and have worked hard to uncover the home’s original detailing.Read More
While getting older may have its downsides, the perspective that comes with age is a blessed thing. Many empty nesters realize that the 4,000-square-foot home they lovingly maintained while the kids were growing up is actually way too big and too much work when there are more entertaining ways to spend a weekend. Such was the case for today’s Featured Customer, Janet and her husband, who decided to downsize their living space in a quiet and peaceful setting. Their dream — a modern, one-level farmhouse situated on 10 acres in Kalamazoo, Michigan.Read More
The phrase “old school” gets bandied about to describe any number of things from clothing to language to video games. And while old school might mean traditional or old-fashioned to some, it also conveys a sense of timeless and classic design that never goes out of style. In the lighting industry, nothing says old school like vintage schoolhouse lights. This beautiful kitchen has loads of old-school style from the subway tile backsplash that floats right over the countertops to the rustic ceiling treatment studded with flush mount schoolhouse lights. Where a pendant would hang too low in this space, the flush mount fixtures hug the ceiling and spread just the right amount of glow without being obtrusive.Read More