Lighting That Maintains A Sustainable Look
The latest trend facing the building community is creating an eco friendly living space out of as many reclaimed materials as possible to reduce waste, and build a unique residence out of these naturally worn items. Contrary to popular belief, going green is not limited to energy efficiency, but also applies to the use of sustainable building materials that may have been recycled from older barns, commercial structures or demolition projects. This not only benefits the environment, but also provides a non-uniform appearance to the exterior or interior of any project. Utilizing this approach, this customer submission benefits from the use of reclaimed wood planks from a 100 year old barn that was recycled to make the walls of this impeccable Washington cabin. With such a spectacular view of the Deschutes National Forrest, creating a unique cabin that equally reflected this breathtaking terrain was a sizable task, but the mixture of rich browns that compose the exterior of this cabin allows it to naturally blend in with the scenic canopy of pine trees in which it is set. The main goal of this project was to utilize as many reclaimed pieces as possible, but the need for more than adequate doorway lighting was needed. This concern prompted the use of an inconspicuous Barn Light Electric favorite, the Artesia Warehouse Shade, a light who’s minimized traditional warehouse shade and large performance creates a warm inviting entrance to this seasonal retreat. Coupled with the sustainable galvanized steel material and soft white glow from the energy efficient compact fluorescent bulb, this timeless shade fits with the rustic integrity of this reclaimed cabin.