Interviews with the Pros

Professional's Corner | Q&A with Studio Tack on Beer-Themed Coastal Getaway

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Q&A with Studio Tack on Beer-Themed Coastal Getaway
With the explosion of craft breweries all over the country, more and more people are enjoying the never-ending menus of full-flavored brews and are seeking out new venues where they can enjoy them. When Brian Smith, partner at Studio Tack, a design firm in Brooklyn, heard that master brewer Sam Calagione wanted to open a beer-themed getaway, he jumped at the opportunity to be part of its creation. We talked with Brian about the recent opening of the Dogfish Inn located just off Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. ... Read More

Professional’s Corner | Interview with Canadian Designer Alykhan Velji

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 | 2 comments

Professional’s Corner | Interview with Canadian Designer Alykhan Velji
If you follow the Barn Light Electric Facebook page, you may have noticed a photo yesterday from one of our favorite north-of-the-border designers — Alykhan Velji of Calgary, Canada. We featured Aly’s special touch in a previous blog post when he created a nursery using a sophisticated palette of grey and white then highlighted the space with brilliant yellow accents. Aly has worked his magic again in a child’s space, this time a bathroom, where the color yellow makes another splash. ... Read More

Professional’s Corner | Q&A with San Francisco Design Coordinator

Posted by on May 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Professional’s Corner | Q&A with San Francisco Design Coordinator
Studies have shown that a well-designed office space is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase worker productivity. When the good folks at Hattery, an ideas and innovation lab in San Francisco, decided their space needed more flexibility for their fast-paced environment, they turned to Celsa Dockstader, their Studio Design Coordinator to spearhead the changes. We spoke with Celsa about how her choice of barn pendant lighting played into the overall design. ... Read More

Professional’s Corner | Q&A with Spring Creek Design in PA

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 | 1 comment

Professional’s Corner | Q&A with Spring Creek Design in PA
Though they live on the eastern seaboard, these homeowners cherish their frequent trips to the Sonoma County wine country. When it came time to replace their dilapidated deck, they turned to Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design to create a California mission-style design for their new outdoor kitchen and patio. We recently caught up with Pete to talk about the project which includes some post mount lights to create a cafè-type atmosphere. ... Read More

Professional’s Corner | Q&A with Daniel Contelmo Architects

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 | 0 comments

Professional’s Corner | Q&A with Daniel Contelmo Architects
Most people have trouble finding room in the garage for two cars much less 12. When this car enthusiast’s collection in upstate New York kept growing, he tapped the same architect who built his home to create a unique space for his cars. The home was built in 2000 by Dan Contelmo Architects who wanted the new structure, crafted in a barn style, to complement the home but feel as though it could have been there even longer. Dan chose our Laramie Gooseneck to highlight both the interior and exterior. ... Read More

Professional’s Corner | Interview with Architect Cindy Black in Austin

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Professional’s Corner | Interview with Architect Cindy Black in Austin
Drink. Well. Two words — plain, simple, and direct — and the name of one of the newest pubs to spring up in Austin, Texas. We talk with architect Cindy Black, who worked on the project with husband and fellow architect Rick Black, about the new space which features some beautiful vintage industrial lighting. Q: Was this a new building or a remodel? A: This was a renovation of an existing 1960 commercial building located on 53rd Street which is known for its eclectic mix of vintage shops, alternative retail venues, and great local restaurants. ... Read More