Classic Gooseneck Warehouse Shades for New Construction
In Madison, Connecticut, a coastal town along Long Island Sound, Featured Customers Jennifer and Mark were putting the finishing touches on their brand new home last fall which included installing some new barn lights when Hurricane Sandy roared up the East coast.
“We moved in the first week of October. Our house made out fine, thankfully, but we were without power for a week,” Jennifer says. “We were worried about flooding since we live on a marsh that looks out to the Sound, but the storm hit at low tide which saved us.” Their new home is a shingle style and the design is casual coastal — perfect for the couple, their three kids, and two Jack Russells.
Jennifer and Mark put a lot of thought into the lighting for their home and, while it’s new construction, they wanted the character of an older home. They chose a mix of barn lighting including warehouse shades and goosenecks, all American made, for both inside and out.
“The lights work perfectly with the style and look I was trying to achieve. I didn’t want the house to be too formal or serious,” Jennifer explains. “Barn lights are reminiscent of a time when homes were built with lots of character. I’ve always loved them and knew I wanted to incorporate them into a new home if we ever decided to build.”
On the back of the house along a pathway, Jennifer chose the 14″ Outback Gooseneck Light (shown above) in a Galvanized finish with a classic gooseneck arm. She also chose a contrasting red guard and frosted glass.
“I love this light!” Jennifer says. “It is so cool and stands apart from all the rest. It’s a great little conversation piece.” Jennifer also chose a classic RLM warehouse shade – the Original Warehouse Gooseneck Light in Bronze – to spotlight other exterior areas. Like many of our customers, Jennifer found Barn Light Electric after an online search for barn lighting.
“Your website caught my eye,” she says. “You could see the quality online and the customer photos are great for ideas.”