OUTDOOR LIGHTING OUR BLOGGERS LOVE: CARSON WAREHOUSE SHADES

Several years ago, when we first decided to offer warehouse lights, we turned to our two favorite sources: the Antiques & Vintage team and our historical archive of catalogs. Our designers soon found a favorite shade shape: an over-sized dome shown on a post light meant for a 1930s gas station island.

This type of warehouse light was developed in the late 1880s and 1890s, primarily for street lighting. We engineered the shade right away, pairing it with authentically reproduced wall-mounted warehouse lights.

Authentic to its history and original design down to some of the smallest details, we're thrilled to spot this customer-favorite fixture lighting up the porches and patios of some of our favorite bloggers' homes.

Re-imagining her front porch, The Effortless Chic paired bright and inviting paint with fresh and updated door hardware. Our Carson 12'' wall sconce in white, Chevron Wire Brush Doormat, and Modern House Numbers complete the look for a modern entry that offers a warm welcome to guests from near and far.

Below, Chris Loves Julia creates a custom look all their own and makes a big impact in their exterior lighting design with two Carson straight-arm wall mounts with chain arm supports adorning the garage.

Minimal yet impactful, these utilitarian fixtures showcase details like decorative acorn finials, cast shade holders with cooling fins, and well-proportioned enamel shades.

Perfect for all seasons, the Carson L-Arm Wall Mount featured below by The Faux Martha at #TheFauxHouse in Minneapolis, MN is our most stripped-down, straightforward wall bracket. It truly embraces the form-follows-function ideal: the only details are those needed to get the job done, but the lines and shapes are balanced and pleasing. Originally made from heavy iron, our lightweight, durable aluminum version comes in three different projection lengths and can be configured with optional supports.

Shop these and other outdoor lighting, furniture, and decor favorites for your next outdoor space makeover in our Outdoor Collection.