Half Bath Update – Barn Light

We’ve got light in our half bath again!


If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you’ll probably recognize the light fixture. It came with us from our old house, and I’m really diggin’ the way it plays with the birds on the walls in there. We used one of those silver-crowned light bulbs so that “visitors” don’t get blinded if they look up at the ceiling. The light shines up out of the bulb, not down through the silver part, and it’s really working out great!

We’re using a lot of earth tones, and blues & greens on the first level of our house because those seem to be our “comfort colors”, and we love the idea of bringing the feeling of outside, in- especially this time of year!

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The temperatures have been bouncing around quite a bit here in Alabama, but it’s been so fun to witness the earth Springing to life over the past few weeks!

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  1. says

    Hey Layla, love the light. I am a huge fan of barn lighting fixtures. Once again you guys are beating us to Spring. Gives me hope that our grass will eventually green up and that the leaves will start to bud. Looks like we are going to get a late start to Spring here in Southern Ontario. But looking at that lovely tree gives me hope that there is some peek of Spring. Can’t wait to see the rest of the Bathroom!

  2. says

    One more thing…… I forgot to ask…. what is the name of the wallpaper in the bathroom- cute beyond words!!

  3. says

    Long-time reader, first-time commentor (sorry!!). Just wanted to let you know how much I love your style. Feels so light and breezy. You make this California girl want to head south!! Keep up the amazing work and prayers for you on your adoption journey :)

  4. says

    It looks great!! Would you recommend that style light as a ceiling light for a bedroom? I have been thinking about a barn light for my sons room but I don’t want it t

    • says

      Dang it! I don’t want it to be too dark in there.

      Also this is why I should not even try to comment from my

  5. Dawn says

    I agree with needing Spring inside this time of year! Great comfort colors too! My husbands favorite color is blue and mine is green!

  6. says

    Hi Layla, Its funny because my husband and I are building our house (as in, WE are building our house!!) and today I received on my door step FOUR red barn light electric pendant lights for the kitchen. I often think of you selling your house and think, “How sad that they don’t have that awesome barn light anymore”…. no idea that you moved it with you! YAY!!! It looks awesome in your half bath. AND, I want you to know the reason I went with barn lights through Barn Light Electric is because of your recommendation all that time ago! Thanks for your blog, which I NEVER tire of reading! ~ Dori ~

    • Layla says

      Congrats on the building project, Dori! That sounds AWESOME! 😀 And yeah, we brought lots of things with us from the old place. We look forward to using it all here at the new place, too! 😀

  7. says

    It looks dreamy! Truly, I love your decorating style – we’re renovating our home, and your site is my absolute favorite.
    We got some lights from Barn Light Electric too – thanks for the light bulb tip! I’ll be ordering a few of those.

  8. says

    I love the wallpaper and I see it popping up everywhere now! Some pair it with punchy colors but I really really really LOVE the vintage looking light fixture that picks up on the teal!

  9. Angela says

    How funny that you’re deciding to use blues/greens.

    We just bought a new house in November, and the open parts of the house we painted a neutral color, but the living room is Olympic’s “Mount Airy” (blue) and the dining room will have board & batten after I rip down 109872 miles of 20 year old wallpaper, and I really want to paint the top third a color called “tossed salad!” I LOVE blue and green together. I read in a magazine a few years ago that should never be afraid of mixing colors together if you see them outside, because nature is beautiful.

    Now if only I could figure out how to STYLE it all…
    I love how y’all do it. Definitely taking ideas from your blogs! Thanks!

  10. Gina J. says

    The whole room looks amazing! I love it. We made the trip from Wisconsin to Gulf Shores, Alabama for spring break and are having a wonderful time, despite the cooler temps. Our 3 boys still swim everyday…only a Wisconsinite would swim with an air temperature of 47 degrees! We’ve done a lot of exploring and loved seeing the Blue Angels practice on Tuesday. We are hoping for a couple of warmer days today and tomorrow and will then head up to Montgomery to spend Easter with our friends. He is Risen! Blessed Easter to you, Layla & Kevin!

  11. says

    I’ve been following your blog for what seems like years and I pretty much love every design you do, but I must admit I was worried about that wallpaper. That is, until you added the light! I ‘get it’ and I’m soooo back onboard now… Can’t wait to see the finished bathroom!! :)

  12. says

    Love it! I was wondering if that light would end up in that space :). I have been seriously inspired with how you guys have been able to make a newer and more finished house feeling so cozy–thanks for sharing!

  13. says

    I can relate! I just did a makeover in my closet and had to pick a new light fixture. Of course there were problems installing and we were without a light in there for a few days. Not good! ha. Now my light is in and it makes me happy to look at it. Love your bathroom – great color!

  14. Erika says

    One of my fav restaurants here in Downtown Raleigh have fixtures like that and I covet them! I really like the color of this one- almost tiffany blue!

  15. says

    love the bathroom and love the light!!! i was just on their site and got royally confused with all the options!!! what size is yours? that’s exactly what i have been looking for for our bathroom – and the price is right! thanks!!!