The last few weeks of any building project take on a frenetic pace. When Chuck and Jane built their new home in Fairview, North Carolina, last year, the process took longer than expected and, as the weeks wore on, Jane was anxious to get it all done so they could move in. Their gorgeous home was profiled on the blog late last fall here and here.
In the flurry of last-minute details, Jane realized one exterior light didn’t get ordered (to the right of the sliding glass door above). With the building inspector’s visit looming and the Certificate of Occupancy hanging in the balance, Jane had the electrician install a builder-basic fixture in the space.... Read More
Back in September, we met Renee out in Texas who had just completed building both a house and a new barn on her working ranch. Renee’s lighting needs varied from the house to the barn, but she wanted a cohesive look to the spaces since they are close in proximity. She chose Barn Light Electric’s handcrafted barn lights that complement the old-fashioned farmhouse feel to the buildings but with a modern twist of styles and colors.
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When the city of Vancouver recently relaxed its zoning laws to allow infill housing, Bambi jumped at the chance to escape the confines of apartment living. For the price of a small studio, Bambi built a brand new “laneway” house in the back yard of her mother’s 70-year-old home.
“Laneway houses are very popular and have been popping up all over the place,” Bambi says. “The back yard was largely unused before and, oddly enough, it feels like we have more yard now because the outdoor space is used much more efficiently.”
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In Wednesday’s post, we visited with Chuck and Jane who recently moved into their new mountain home in western North Carolina. Jane, an interior designer by trade, used her keen eye to create a rustic home with loads of character but also a sense of elegance. The 3,000-square-foot home is filled with light from windows on all sides. Jane used sign lighting in the living area to illuminate the stunning vaulted ceiling and exposed rafters.
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In Monday’s blog post, we visited with Mary Ann of Will County, Illinois, as she shared pics of the interior of her new home filled with porcelain enamel lights and copper pendants. Today, we take a walk outside where Mary Ann chose classic wall lights to highlight the exterior. Buying quality, American-made lighting was high on Mary Ann’s list as she searched for new lights.
“While not the least expensive option, buying Barn Light Electric fixtures has been an investment worth making,” she says. “You cannot find lights of this quality anywhere else. I cannot tell you how many websites I searched and how many products got... Read More