Happy Saturday and Happy Halloween, friends. I still haven’t bought candy for all the trick or treaters that will be stopping by tonight. We live in a neighborhood with over 400 homes so we get at least 3 big bag fulls of candy for all the kiddos that come by the house. Dean and I sit outside in our fold up chairs and visit with the neighbors in the cul-de-sac. That’s what I do love about Florida. We can sit outside and visit with the neighbors on Halloween. I lived way too many Halloweens’ trick or treating with the kids when they were little all buttoned up in their big winter coats over their adorable and long thought out costumes. I always thought, what’s the point of getting dressed up? No one can even see their costumes. There would be Halloween nights where it was actually snowing while we were trick or treating. It’s so crazy to think we actually did that. It is a blast to see all the kids and their parents walking the neighborhood. It sure does bring back the memories when the kids were little and we were doing the same thing. We hope this weekend is a great family time for all of you with little ones.
I guess there really isn’t a smooth transition from Halloween to farmhouse lighting but here it is. There is no doubt that modern farmhouse style and rustic industrial are still our favorite designs. We are looking to add a gooseneck warehouse light fixture to the back of the house where Dean is building the new patio and pergola. It’s almost done and just in time for the soon to be cooler weather down here in Florida.
I am so glad that Dean knew exactly what type of outdoor lighting he wanted to install because when I did a search on google for farmhouse lighting and warehouse lighting I was beyond overwhelmed. This is where I don’t have the patience that my ever so kind, loving and patient husband does.( I’ll add that one to my long list of “room for improvement” traits. Who are we kidding? I am definitely old enough to have noticed that weakness many moons ago). Anyhow, he definitely has the eye and I am sure because he is a “professional” and has been designing for years is why it comes so naturally to him.
For those of you that don’t have a Dean in your household, I did find some great resource lighting guides and instructional courses from some of the top notch lighting stores. There is a lot to consider when choosing indoor and outdoor lighting for your home. It really is a very strategic process if you want proper lighting and no regrets. Juno Lighting actually has instructor-led and on line training from basic, intermediate to commercial. They also have great pdf guides you can download. Circa lighting is a great place to check out designers such as Ralph Lauren, David Easton and Thomas O’Briens’s vintage elegance. Try not to spend your entire day in bed dreaming and drooling over the Restoration Hardware lighting website. They have 12 different source books for free that you can request here. By the way Restoration Hardware has an outlet store in Vero Beach, FL if you are ever in the area. It’s worth the stop, for sure.
By far, one of our very favorite places to shop for all fixtures, indoor or outdoor, is our local and coastal Barn Light Electric. We purchased our very first kitchen pendant light here. It is about a 40 minute drive from our home and whenever I am in the area, I like to stop by and say hello. There has never been a visit where I didn’t say “I want that one and this one and I will take one of each, thank you very much”. Hopefully, on our next visit, I will be able to share some of the photos of the showroom with you. For now, enjoy our selection of modern farm house lighting for under $100. (Some of the links below the photos are affiliate links which means if you purchase one of the products, we may get a small commission. We only provide resources and affiliates for products that we have and or highly recommend for our readers)