When you’re trying to envision how new lights will look in your home, it helps to look at other people’s spaces. Today’s Featured Customer visited a friend who purchased lights from Barn Light Electric and loved how they looked.
“My friend Arianna renovated the first floor of her beach house a few years ago,” says Tiffany. “She bought all of her fixtures from Barn Light Electric and I thought her place was gorgeous!” When Tiffany started renovating an existing bathroom in her own home in Tacoma, Washington, that dated to 1960, she borrowed space from a bedroom closet to turn one bathroom into two.
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Gina and her growing family have been living in their Fort Collins, Colorado, home for seven years. Built in 1907, the 1300-square-foot home was beginning to feel cramped so Gina decided to reinvent her historic home to give it a more modern feel while still retaining its vintage charm.
“We decided to add a second story for kids’ rooms and a bathroom, and gut the entire first floor so we could have more living space,” Gina says. “We wanted more open space instead of the many small rooms of our modest Victorian.” With the help of the design/build team from High Craft Builders, the couple added three bedrooms and a bath, changed the first... Read More
Barn doors have been popping up in places other than the big building on the back 40 for some time now. Barn doors are rustic yet with an industrial edge, and this custom-made, knotty pine door features a clear stain that lets the grain, knots, and character of the wood show through beautifully. Adding to the barn flavor is the Wall Sconce just inside the next room.
This dandy little fixture looks very much like our Austin Wall Sconce, a compact shade that is perfect for hallways, entryways, or tight spaces like powder rooms or a child’s reading nook. The galvanized finish adds a nice metallic touch to the brightness of the room and pulls the barn feel through the... Read More
The holidays are coming at us fast and furious – where exactly did 2011 go? It’s likely you’re focusing on sprucing up the high traffic areas of your home – the kitchen, the dining room and many of your living areas. Does any of your family fly in for the holidays? Will they be staying at your home? Switching out your current guest bath lighting with a few of our must-have vintage wall sconces can easily make them feel right at home for a few days.
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For the most part, the interior of a home may reflect its surroundings, but not entirely. You may choose to display artwork from a local painter or even use fresh cut flowers from the garden as a centerpiece, but in a coastal home it’s a little easier to bring the outdoors, in. It may be due to the charming aspects of nature – driftwood décor, oversized shells and starfish scattered about or even the tranquil colors found in the sea, what’s not to love? It can be easy to go overboard (no pun intended) when striving for a coastal atmosphere. There is one go-to rule for fashion that will also work for your home’s design plan: Before you leave, take off... Read More