Posted by on Aug 20, 2010 | 12 comments

Breathe New Life Into Your Mid-Century Cottage With Nautical Lighting

Photo Above Courtesy of Apartment Therapy
Shown Above: Barn Light Electric Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture, Large, Raw Aluminum, $163.00

Appearing to be strait out of an issue of Dwell magazine, it’s hard to determine what the coolest part of this photo is. Is it the Avocado green slatted door? The gingerbread like scalloped shingles? The ultra modern, nautical light fixture? Everything about it entices me to want to check out the interior!

Your home should be a welcoming abode – one that smiles at you or causes you to smile after a long day – one that doesn’t appear abandoned or scare off neighborhood children. Not everyone may be in their dream location for now, but you can make do with what you have and spruce up your home with a few simple fixes! What potential does your home have?

Whether brick, stucco, or wood siding, paint is the easiest way to brighten up a home. If it’s plastic siding, consider renting a power washer from your local Ace Hardware or Home Depot! A popular trick to use a contrasting, bold color for your front door to give your home a focal point – like the green shown above!

While we’re on the topic of brightening up – if painting is a bit more than you were up for, consider simply swapping out faded or outdated light fixtures around the exterior of your home. The photo above added a fixture similar to the Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount. Available in two sizes and over 40 finish options, this light can be completely customized to fit your home’s exterior decor. Originally used around ships and naval yards, this light has a sense of nautical style, but can take on a modern appearance when customized in a galvanized or metallic finish. This fixture is ideal for use as a single fixture positioned next to your front door, or can further compliment the existing lighting around the exterior of your home next to windows or patios.

Shown (Left): Barn Light Electric Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture, Large, Powder Coat Patina. Prices Start At: $143.00

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12 Comments

  1. Shown (Left): Barn Light Electric Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture, Large, Powder Coat Patina. Prices Start At: $143.00

    I am a contractor not sure if you have contractor pricing.
    I would need 22 of these and I would need them as soon as possible.

    Can you please give me a quote and delivery date if I go forward.

    thanks
    kim Shaughnessy

  2. Betty

    Yes Kim, we do offer Trade Discounts. I have sent you an email with all of the details. Thanks for stopping by the blog!
    Betty

  3. Can you use these Admidship wall sconces as ceiling lights please

  4. I need 8 of these for a dock project. Could I get a quote please? Thanks.

  5. Betty

    Good morning Ben,
    I have emailed you specifics on this fixture so please check your inbox (or spam folder!) for my note. Thanks so much for checking out the blog!
    Betty

  6. Good morning! I am in the process of designing and building my new salon and a mixed use building. I am looking at the led pendants (2), maritime bulkhead lighting (10), led pendants (2) and rustic led chandeliers (2). I see you offer trade discounts, what are they as well as lead time? If we move forward can you also email me a spec sheet on the specific items for y contractor? Thank you!

  7. Betty

    Hi Jason,
    Thanks for stopping by the blog. I’m having someone from sales contact you this afternoon to talk about what you need and to get the Trade Discount info to your contractor. When your project is all finished, be sure to share some photos with us and we’ll make you a Featured Customer on the blog!

  8. i want to use these bulkhead lights over bunk beds. are there any that come with chains or switches so they can be used for reading?

  9. Betty

    Hi Peter,
    All of our Nautical Sconces — http://www.barnlightelectric.com/wall-sconce-lighting/nautical-marine-sconces/ — are hardwired with no switches. You might consider our Lovell Plug-In Wall Sconce that has an inline switch for turning off and on. http://www.barnlightelectric.com/wall-sconce-lighting/modern-wall-sconces/the-lovell-plug-in-wall-sconce.html
    If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our sales staff either via email at sales@barnlightelectric.com or via phone during regular business hours at 800-407-8784. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  10. Can you install these so the length is longer than the width? Thanks!

  11. Hello,
    I have ordered 5 light fixtures from you guys and love them all. Thanks for making such a quality product. I also am curious if these Admidships can be used as ceiling lights. I have a mud room where the cabinet is close to the fixture and need something that hugs the ceiling tightly. Also, how does your Trade discount work? I may be buying a lot more in the future for a project. Let me know.
    Best,
    Bryan Monzella

  12. Betty

    Hi Bryan,
    I checked with manufacturing and yes, the Amidships lights can indeed be used as ceiling lights. And our Trade Discount is a 10% discount offered to architects, interior designers, contractors, etc who fill out a simple form on our website. Once your account is established, simply log in with your username and password and your discount will be automatically applied whenever you shop. Here is the link to the form — https://www.barnlightelectric.com/trade-discount-application.html. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask our sales staff. They can be reached at 800-407-8784, via email at sales@barnlightelectric.com or via Live Chat during regular business hours. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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