Nautical Lights Bring Vintage Style, Modern LED Options to New Garage
When your home has been standing for 130-plus years, you take a long and careful look before making changes. Cindy and her husband had always wanted an attached garage for their Victorian home built in 1892, but they didn’t want the addition to look like it didn’t belong.
“Our home is in New England, and our design direction was keeping the garage in line with the history of the house,” Cindy says. “Our architect created a rendering of the garage, and my husband and I loved everything about it — from the lights to the color to the size — you name it. It all just worked.”
The architect chose The Original™ Nautical LED Gooseneck Light to highlight the new structure which blends seamlessly with the home. These American-made gooseneck lights are customized with 14″ shades handspun from commercial-grade aluminum, a Royal Blue finish, and G22 gooseneck arms. The fixtures get their nautical flair from a wire guard and clear glass.
“They just look cool and they’re unique,” Cindy explains. “You don’t see them everywhere. We tend to choose things we enjoy looking at but nothing too flashy or head turning. We like stuff that isn’t trendy and will weather the test of time.” Four of the lights accent the front of the garage while one matching fixture is installed on the back door of the structure.
The Original™ is one of Barn Light Electric’s signature RLM-inspired gooseneck lights. With deep roots in vintage lighting designs, this shade has been updated with a variety of finish colors, mountings, and other accessories. The LED menu includes lumen and color temperature options so you can create the perfect illumination for your space. Whether your home is brand-new construction or 130 years old like Cindy’s, you can customize these handcrafted lights to suit any style.
“The color of the lights is amazing!” Cindy says. “The lady who does our flowers thinks they’re awesome. She chased me down after they were installed to tell me so! She loves them!”
Photos courtesy of the homeowner