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Featured Customer | Gullah-Inspired Lighting for SC Vacation Retreat

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Gullah-Inspired Lighting for SC Vacation Retreat
When Laura and Barrett built a second home in Beaufort, South Carolina, they turned to the local Gullah culture as inspiration. Gullah is a term describing the language, food, art, and music of the West African peoples who came to America through Beaufort on slave ships. Vibrant colors characterize Gullah primitive art which Laura featured in her new guest room. “We have a wonderful piece of Gullah art in this room — a watermelon stiletto — by Monikue Harley Cooper,” Laura says. When choosing lighting for the space, Laura honed in on Barn Light Electric’s Watermelon finish color for the bedside wall sconces. ... Read More

Wavy Shade Barn Lights Add Color to Tybee Island Beach Homes

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Wavy Shade Barn Lights Add Color to Tybee Island Beach Homes
It’s summertime and the living is beachy! One of our favorite spots, other than our own back yard, is Tybee Island, Georgia. On a recent trip to this laid-back isle just east of Savannah, we spotted some colorful exterior lighting. We discovered that our friend, Savannah designer Jane Coslick, lent her talented eye and color savvy-hand in decorating several of these spaces. We’re sharing some photos today as summer inspiration! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Colorful Barn Lights Add Personality to Vacation Cottage

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Colorful Barn Lights Add Personality to Vacation Cottage
Although Paula loves time spent with family in their Sawyer, Michigan, vacation home, the functionality of the space was lacking for their get-togethers. “We needed a larger, open space to make the flow better for summer weekends when we often have a big crowd,” Paula, an interior designer, explains. And, as with many remodeling efforts, Paula’s project snowballed. Since the footprint changed, flooring had to change. In the end, Paula also had new cabinetry, counters, appliances, and lighting. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Custom Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Playful Retro Style

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Custom Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Playful Retro Style
If you’re lucky enough to live in Key West, you might be tempted to play up a tropical theme in your home decor. But when Grace decided to remodel the kitchen in her home on the southernmost tip of the US, she opted for a cool retro theme instead. “I chose a retro design with a fun, playful feel,” Grace says. “Beach blue appliances by Big Chill were the focal point of the kitchen and are accented with small pink appliances and pink lighting.” The whimsical color palette is balanced with black and white including a bold black-and-white checkerboard back splash. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Gooseneck Lights Shine in Malibu

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Gooseneck Lights Shine in Malibu
While exterior lighting may seem to be purely utilitarian, designers know that these fixtures represent a golden opportunity to make a statement from the very first look. House bling, if you will. Maggie Pierson, of Maggie Pierson Designs, tackled a renovation for a friend in Malibu, California, and used classic gooseneck lighting to pump up the wow factor. The project included the addition of a new master suite and a theater room, plus plenty of outdoor entertaining spaces and an outdoor shower. ... Read More

Summer Destinations | Beaches, Breweries and Barn Lights

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Summer Destinations | Beaches, Breweries and Barn Lights
Where will your travels take you this summer? To a favorite spot that’s a “must do” each year? Or to a new, never-explored place on your bucket list? I love a mix of both old and new, and as much as I enjoy taking time off, I always seem to look at lighting everywhere I go! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite summer destinations that offer not only beautiful scenery and fun things to do, but also beautiful American-made lighting too! ... Read More