Professionals Corner

Pro's Corner | Lighting Serves as Designer’s Best Trick

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Lighting Serves as Designer’s Best Trick
Interior designers thrive on creating beautiful and functional spaces for their clients. They tackle remodels and renovations in every room of the house. But what is a designer’s dream project? For Cynthia Zamaria, an interior designer, farmer-florist, and blogger, the dream project is restoring her very own country property complete with a small flower farm. “We bought this 113-acre recreation property seven years ago as a weekend getaway,” she says. “The original house came with four bedrooms, a bathroom, a tiny kitchen, and a dark living room that didn’t take advantage of the sweeping views.” The property is located less than two... Read More

Guest Blogger | One Schoolhouse Light, Three Different Styles

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | One Schoolhouse Light, Three Different Styles
One of the things I love most about interior design is how open it is for interpretation – colors, accessories, moods, and even settings can all affect the way the beholder experiences a room. Like many other aspects of decor, when it comes to lighting there are very few (arguably, if any) rules that are hard and fast. A simple swap of a chair, wallpaper, or even just a few throw pillows can make a light fixture that felt unequivocally one style suddenly feel entirely opposite. How cool is that?! ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 8 Steps to Creating a Cozy Reading Nook

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 8 Steps to Creating a Cozy Reading Nook
The winds are rising and the leaves are falling as autumn begins to make way for frosty days ahead. It’s this time of year, when the weather is shifting and the daylight hours are dwindling, that we turn our attention indoors – to creating cozy spots to nestle and warm up icy fingers and toes. And what better way to combat the cold beating at our doors than curling up with a good book, a steaming mug of tea, and a plush blanket in the perfect reading nook. Read on to learn how to carve out your own cozy reading nook for all the chilly eves ahead… ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Traditional Barn Light Shows Off Playful Color

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Traditional Barn Light Shows Off Playful Color
Classic gooseneck barn lights typically cry out for traditional finish colors. Black, galvanized, and even vintage green are often the perfect choice. But here at Barn Light, the place where vintage and modern collide, we know that, every now and then, a space demands a splash of something bolder. When we introduced four new finish colors earlier this year, we heard from many who fell in love with the new hues of Watermelon, Mint, Sunflower, and Chartreuse. When we spotted this photo on Instagram, we had to follow up! ... Read More

Pro's Corner | LED Lights Offer Vintage, Modern Mashup

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | LED Lights Offer Vintage, Modern Mashup
When you’re a third generation carpenter, you know a thing or two about fulfilling client’s dreams. The Gomez family, principals of Allwood Construction in San Carlos, California, have perfected the art of building dream homes and completing historic renovations for more than 40 years. One of their recent projects was a new build in Woodside, California, which included a home and a barn plus a remodeled potting shed and a new two-story water tower built in the same place and likeness as a 100-year-old water tower that was removed. ... 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