Industrial Lighting, Schoolhouse Pendants Bring Color, Authenticity to New Pennsylvania Barn Home
If you missed Monday’s blog post, be sure to click over and take a look as we started our tour of April and Andy’s new barn home. The bones of the house actually came from Canada where an old barn was carefully deconstructed, moved to Pennsylvania, then the frame reconstructed on the couple’s property.
From there, April and Andy started creating their dream home which includes plenty of color, character, and yes, beautiful lighting!
Today we’re checking out the laundry/mud room which includes the washer and dryer, extra refrigerator, farmhouse sink, plenty of storage, a desk area, and even a dog-washing station by the door. Tank is one spoiled pup!
Just outside this long, narrow space, an antique water fountain and a porcelain enamel Laundry sign from Barn Light Electric point the way to this busy room. The fountain is highlighted by an Industrial Guard Sconce customized with a classic Barn Red finish.
“We wanted something bold and bright to catch your attention,” April says. “And we felt like the fixture was appropriate with the antique water fountain.” April also chose the wire guard option and clear glass for this wall sconce.
Around the corner in the laundry room, April chose matching Industrial Guard Pendant Lights to install over the washer/dryer and sink. She customized these American-made ceiling lights with a creamy Jadite finish, white cloth cords, standard cast guards, and ribbed glass.
“The Jadite color just spoke to me, and that served as the inspiration for the wall color in the room,” she explains. “The white cloth cords blend with the ceiling, and I thought the ribbed glass offered a cool industrial edge.”
Down the center of the space, April and Andy chose Primary Schoolhouse Stem Mount Pendant Lights. These vintage-inspired ceiling lights are customized with large glass, a Galvanized fitter, canopy and stem, and triple painted bands of Jadite to match the industrial pendants nearby. Since the ceiling is sloped, April chose the hang-straight canopy to allow these stem pendants to hang straight.
“This is a large space so we needed something with some girth to it. We wanted the house to feel authentically old, so we thought schoolhouse lights could feel like they were original,” April notes. “I wanted the triple bands of color because I wanted a pop of color but not enough to obstruct the light.”
April and Andy enjoy the compliments they receive on their new home and lighting choices. The colorful style they created offers the authentic and antique feel they envisioned from the start.
“Most people assume the lights are old and that we had them refinished!” April says. “And that’s exactly what we wanted!”
Photos courtesy of @barnhomeliving