Whether your lighting up your home foyer or kitchen island, or trying to illuminate your covered porch, hanging pendant lights are a practical way to brighten a space and add stylish accents. Because our custom collection of pendant lighting showcases light styles ranging from stem mounted to cord hung, many customers inquire:
“What is the difference between stem mount and cord hung lights?”
In a nutshell, cord hung pendants offer flexibility and versatility before, during, and after installation, while stem mounts are better suited for long-term, fixed settings. We also offer our warehouse shades in cable & cord (studio) and chain hung ceiling mount styles. Depending on the spacing and unique needs of your project, you may find using a specific ceiling mount more advantageous.Read More
I’m not sure what the weather is doing outside your window today but in typical spring fashion, March is being fickle. Mother Nature can’t quite let go of the frost just yet, but she teases with sunny days that make me long for flip flops and tank tops.
Spring will be here before we know it and right on its heels will be summer with its heat and humidity. Spring is a great time to consider installing ceiling fans in your home or place of business. Already have ceiling fans? Take a closer look and ask yourself — is the style outdated? Is the fan as energy efficient as it could be? Would it be more functional with a light kit? Is it just plain ugly?Read More
There are a few must-haves this wanna-be decorator desires for her home: High vaulted ceilings, vintage decor everywhere, clean-and-cozy furniture, and lots and lots of color! I thrive in these spaces. So, imagine my delight when designer Emily Henderson announced their new house and plans to redecorate with all of my favorite elements. Not only was her “happy, calm and surprising” scheme exactly what I love, but she revealed her mid-century home that me scooping my chin off the floor.Read More
If you’re like me, that hopeful list of 2014 resolutions you compiled on January 1st is still hanging on your fridge waiting to be started. Fortunately, the resolutions “I resolve to read more” and “I resolve to spend more quality time with friends and family” don’t have expiration dates. However, my goal to “paint my burnt orange guest bath emerald green while it’s still en vogue” is a little more time sensitive.Read More
The new year is swiftly approaching, which means it’s time to make some resolutions for 2014. If you’re simply stumped on what to do, how about making the resolution to purchase quality, American-made lighting! With the help of our staff and friends, we picked 12 of our favorite products to go alone with our 12 Day Holiday Sale!
View our selection of American-made goods after the jump…Read More
In 2013, Pantone delighted the design world by naming Emerald Green as the color of the year. This Thursday, Pantone decided to refresh our color palettes by naming Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year. This fresh and feminine hue is popular for floral arrangements, but we are excited to see how it is infused in interior design. Here are some of our favorite complementary hues. Which one suits your style?Read More
Dianne’s Fishbar knows zesty. From their eclectic menu of East-Coast flavors, Baja Mexican and seafood samplings to their vibrant restaurant interiors, Dianne’s passion for dining experiences makes it a highlight of the Ontario, Canada cuisine scene.
Before Dianne’s, this venue housed an Italian restaurant. Its transformation was a design collaboration between owner Tim Pater, SZA Architects, and builder Trevor Henderson. We got in touch with Tim to chat about his vision for this restaurant and what drew him to BarnLightElectric.com for unique restaurant lighting solutions.Read More
I’m a little behind the 8-ball when it comes to classic television. As much as I enjoy curling up on the couch with a bag of popcorn for a night of per-recorded fun, I’m about a decade behind this band of buddies. I started the first season this week and was surprised about how much I recognized the show’s creative set design. In case you’re like me, pre-Friends, the show originates in the mid-90s and revolves around the lives of six friends. It’s wacky, endearing, and quite colorful.
Perhaps I’ve been exposed to the set design through commercials and clips, but the more I spend time watching life unfold in fictional locations like Central Perk and Monica’s apartment, the more I want to incorporate the bright and textured sensibilities of the Friend’s set design in my own apartment.
While I don’t think I could pull off purple walls and an over-sized rug in my living room, I think these ideas could easily translate from TV set to everyday space.
1. Every “friendly” space needs a cozy couch. This tufted sofa from Leathercraft has such a warm and welcoming texture and would make a perfect keeper-couch for those who are just starting out in life.
2. When you think of ’90s interior design, I’m sure the first thing that pops into your mind is a bright colored space or quirky textile. I love the idea of such free-spirited interiors, but to modernize it, it’s important to reel it in. Add a pop of neon with a neon accent, like this vintage Fenton Satin Glass Planter.
3. Knock knock. Who’s there? Oh wait, you don’t have a door knocker? It’s easy to remedy that solution with this brass hardware decor staple.
4. One of the best things about Monica’s abode is her unique taste in art. While her housekeeping style is neat and tidy, she isn’t afraid to get adventurous with her wall decor. Incorporate the look of her curated taste with a vintage poster like this vintage circus poster!
5. In the ’90s, brass finish was everywhere. Door knobs, kitchen faucets, chandeliers… It was an accessible way to add a little glimmer. Since it’s come back, we’ve loved surrounding ourselves with this metallic accent, especially in period style lighting like the Sinclair Stem & Loop!
6. While I can’t say I am a die-hard Friends fan (yet!), I wouldn’t mind adorning a bright yellow Peephole Door Frame to my door’s interior. This replica door frame would be such a great stocking stuffer!
7. Want to serve your friends a little iced coffee? Be sure to pour your brew in an enamelware cup.
8. Soften up your space with cozy textiles. If quilted blankets and checker-patterned are not your friend, you might like a little more understated style like this linen pillow from Nate Berkus. Mix and match your pillows for an extra eclectic look!
9. Give your guests a something yellow to brighten their entrance with the porcelain enamel Dino Wall Sconce.Read More
In the past few years we’ve witnessed a resurgence in farmhouse style in home construction and interior design. Their substantial size, hard-working roots, and classic Americana appeal make these spaces ideal for practical living—and not just for equine residents. When customer Teri Ford had a vision to construct her Elmhurst, Illinois residence with a contemporary barn theme, she turned to the able hands at CVG Design for the plans and Barn Light Electric for authentic barn lighting.Read More
Inspired by turn-of-the-century utility lights, our Spoke Top collection features classic cord-hung shades with intricate metal guards that protect the cup and socket. Who would have thought that rugged factory lighting accessories would be considered charming kitchen lighting? For a little industrial edge, select the spoke top as a custom option for our Fargo or Homestead cord hung pendant lights. Find out how these fixtures are more than meets the eye after the jump!Read More