Perfectly Pretty in Pink | Gooseneck Barn Light Adorns Playhouse
When Christie and Hank began planning a playhouse for their three girls, they envisioned a simple-to-build yet functional space where the girls’ imaginations could run free. The end result is a child’s dream come true in the family’s Atlanta back yard.
The 8×10 playhouse features three windows for generous interior light plus doubling as a pretend drive-thru. A wide porch adds extra play room for the girls who are six, three, and two years old.
“We chose Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green for the exterior color as a nod to our love of the outdoors and to blend into our grass and trees,” Christie says. “And we love the lighter shade of Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green for the interior.” Christie and Hank designed the playhouse knowing the girls will outgrow pretend play and thus created a transitional space where they could do homework or hang out with friends.
It wasn’t until the project was built that the couple realized they needed a finishing touch to make the playhouse complete. An exterior light on the porch would make the house a home, and they turned to Barn Light Electric to create the perfect fixture.
“As a previous customer of Barn Light, we know they have the customizing options that allow us to get the right size shade, the perfect Blush Pink color, and a gooseneck arm with enough arch to project light onto the porch and steps,” Christie explains. “The barn-style lighting acts as a whimsical element to show our girls that thoughtful design matters, but can also be fun!”
The couple picked the Union Gooseneck Light with a 10″ handspun shade for the playhouse porch. They chose the Blush Pink finish and a G26 gooseneck arm which provides the needed projection from the wall.
“During our building process, we would ask Janie, Simms, and Sallie for color and design direction, and pink was a unanimous color choice,” Christie notes. “The girls trusted us that their playhouse was going to have pink somewhere!” The Union Gooseneck harkens back to early 20th century industrial lighting but has a sleek, updated feel. American made from commercial-grade aluminum, this gooseneck light is easy to customize with an assortment of finish options, functional guards, and various arm styles.
“The light makes the playhouse seem like a real house but just for them. The pink creates a feminine feel and the girls love that they helped pick out the color,” Christie says. “It’s our favorite part of the playhouse and I’m not just saying that. We all love it!”