Many remodeling projects take a space from one decade into the next. In Susan’s case, her kitchen took a giant leap from the 1980s right into the next century. Her “older” condo, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, needed a serious kitchen update.
“The space had an old fluorescent light and I wanted to have colors that looked more coastal,” Susan says. With her new mint backsplash in place, Susan started her search for new kitchen lighting. Having shopped Barn Light Electric in the past, Susan remembered the creamy Jadite finish in the porcelain enamel palette of colors. It matched her new backsplash perfectly.
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With the holidays in the rear view mirror and the new year upon us, it’s fun not only to reflect on the past 12 months but to look ahead and plan for 2017. Many people use post-holiday weeks to take stock in their home — to see what needs repairing, refreshening, or a major overhaul. When it comes to finding inspiration for your home renovation projects, the choices can be overwhelming.
Pinterest is one of our favorite places to find inspiration and capture images for home design, lighting, and other décor. Today, we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular pins from the Barn Light Electric Pinterest boards to see what trends might be... Read More
One of my favorite things about wrapping up the year is all of the ‘best of’ lists – best books, movies, restaurants, and, my personal favorite, interior trends. But, although these best-of-home lists are full of inspiration and ideas, they’re also full of trends that are likely on their way out to make way for the new year’s next big thing. So rather than compile a list of things that were hot in 2016 but are definitely not for 2017, here’s my list of the best trends from this year that will carry you through the next 365 days ahead (and beyond!).
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There was once a time when you built a new home, you wanted it to look, well, new! In recent years, however, I hear many customers say their goal for a new build is a classic look; a home with character and time-worn details.
When Nate decided to build a barn on his property in Plympton, Massachusetts, he too wanted a more traditional look and feel to his new building.
“We live in a small town with a rural feel and we were trying to capture that New England barn charm,” Nate says. “Even though it’s new, we wanted the barn to appear as though it could have been here for 100 years.” Nate worked with the design team at The Barn Yard in... Read More
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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