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.Read More
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 floor bath to a powder room, and redid the kitchen, family room, and dining room. For the kids’ bath upstairs, Gina wanted something retro yet clean and modern looking.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 door. Wall-hugging sconces are a great choice to highlight artwork such as this without overpowering the space.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.
The Bostwick Bath Light (top) is an updated version of traditional wall lighting. This mini gooseneck sconce is perfect for those searching for a classic and timeless light fixture. The opal glass shade focuses light downwards, as opposed to outward, all while emitting a flattering glow throughout the surrounding area. It could make for a desirable vanity lamp or a bedside reading light too.
For those of you that prefer a more feminine touch, the Sidney Wall Sconce (middle) features a delicate, tulip shaped glass shade. When paired with its candelabra base and spindle like arm, the Sidney Wall Sconce revolutionizes elegant vanity lighting. Such a classic design is likely to remain in style for years. The hurricane style glass isn’t the only unique feature of the Sidney; the mounting plate is long and lean, as opposed to a normal square or circular styles.
Last but not least is the Calhoun Bath Light (below). Art Deco characteristics, like the cubic shade and a clean, sleek design, make up the Calhoun’s appearance. Seemingly meant for contemporary bathrooms, your guests will take note of the beautiful design and the minimal amount of space it requires. While you can find the Calhoun in our Vintage Wall Sconces category, this light fixture can be utilized in almost any design scheme.Read More
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 one accessory. So, with your room you may want to take out one piece you’re not fully enjoying in order to make it appear clean and not overdone.
This Idea Cottage from Coastal Living is simple and chic, but still has an easy going beach feel. Given in part to the light sea foam green on the walls, mirrors and tiles, you almost feel engulfed by the sea – in a good way of course. The wide mirror frames are checkered white and green and act as functional artwork. Another simple detail adding to the coastal cottage look? Have a look at the legs on the vanities; bamboo is a versatile material and coordinates wonderfully in a coastal home.
Everything else in the bathroom is relatively simple and relaxed – which good coastal decor should be. So why settle for ordinary bathroom vanity lamps? A vintage brass light, like the Village Double Shade Sconce, matches the easygoing look and will look great for years. While the quantity is limited on our vintage architectural brass lights, you can get a similar look in the 2 light version of the Blairsville Bath Light.
Photo Courtesy of Coastal Living