Lighting adds both form and function to a space, and puts your personal stamp on the style of your home. Ambient lighting provides overall illumination for a room, and usually comes from an overhead ceiling-mounted light or fan, or from recessed fixtures like eyeball or can lights. Task lighting targets a particular area of a room, like a reading spot in a living room or a food prep area in a kitchen. Accent lighting draws attention to particular objects, like artwork, bookcases, or plants.
At the Little Red Barn Door Shop in Geneva, located in the Berry House on Third Street, owner Sylvia Torres offers a variety of lighting fixtures and lamps to help her customers create the popular Magnolia-esque look in their own homes.
"I recommend that customers consider how they use the space they're purchasing lighting for," said Torres. "Then I can suggest how to layer the various types of lighting. It's important to consider the amount of ambient lighting in a room so you know how much to add."
The shop offers pendant lamps, floor lamps, desk-sized lamps, and light fixtures in a rustic, industrial style that fits with the decor in most homes. "We have more lamps and a wider variety of lighting options in our larger showroom location in St. Charles, which we're planning to open in late October," added Torres. "The showroom will be used for special shopping events."
The Little Red Barn Door also offers vintage-style lamps made from metal piping by a local company. "These antique-style lamps are very popular, and come in a variety of forms; we have some made to resemble cameras, hockey players, dogs, and even people," said Torres. "The best way to see our lighting options is to check our Facebook and Instagram accounts and search for Little Red Barn Door." For more information or ideas for lighting in your home, please contact:
227 S. Third Street, Suite 205