Rolling down the highways through the heart of the Kentucky bluegrass country, you are sure to spot an abundance of barns. Barns of all shapes and sizes dot the hillsides and farms where cattle, crops, and, yes, horses are tended each day.
If you’re lucky enough, you might spy a barn like David’s which sports a beautiful barn quilt painted on the side. The painting of quilts on barns began as a kind of grassroots, community art movement and there are thousands of these paintings all over the country. A website dedicated to the Barn Quilt Trails notes that there are about 800 barn quilts in Kentucky alone.Read More
The wall sconce has come a long way since the medieval days of glowing torches lining long, dark hallways in the castle. No other light is more versatile in helping create the proper mood in a room by offering a spot of light just where you need it.
Wall sconces are often a critical piece of the puzzle when interior designers layer light in a room. Achieving the proper balance among different types of lights helps create the mood – too much light makes a room feel sterile while too little light makes a space less inviting and less safe to maneuver in.Read More
When Lori and Nick decided to build a new Craftsman-style home just south of Los Angeles, they chose an architect with a love for the style. Jeff Jeannette and his wife Roberta are both licensed architects who stumbled onto the Long Beach, California area back in 1996 where there are countless early 1900′s Craftsman-style homes.
“Our first home was a 1922,” Jeff says. “It was a 2-bedroom, one bath, 800-square-foot bungalow that we thoroughly enjoyed renovating.” The couple converted the one-car garage into an architectural studio and opened their doors for business in 2000.Read More
If you’re in the market for some new lighting for your home or business, chances are you’re looking for something that speaks to your style or brand. Here at Barn Light Electric, we love giving customers loads of options such as shade size, finish color, cording options, gooseneck arms, and other add-ons like cast guard and glass or wire cages to create lights that are as unique as your space!Read More
From the very beginning, Barn Light Electric has been built on the foundation of honoring original barn lighting styles while updating these traditional fixtures with modern touches. Offering a wide range of customizing options for our signature line of gooseneck barn lights, for example, gives customers a timeless look with up-to-date amenities. Or by hand crafting a classic porcelain enamel light with the latest in LED technology, you get the vintage styling you love in an energy-efficient fixture.Read More
Although September is half over and the autumnal equinox will occur in less than a week, there’s still time to enjoy our outdoor spaces just a bit longer. Unless you live in Colorado where it snowed last Friday!
When our staff photographers visited Tybee Island, Georgia, last week, the weather was warm but rainy. And while you might think the inclement weather put a damper on their outdoor activities, the ladies made good use of this beautiful wrap-around porch at the Sea Star Cottage, one of more than two dozen cottages managed by Mermaid Cottages.Read More
If you follow Barn Light Electric on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you saw our team of photographers heading up the coast last week to Tybee Island, Georgia. The crew makes the journey once or twice a year to have a three-day photo shoot with some of our newest products. The owners and staff of Mermaid Cottages graciously allow us to use their vacation cottages as settings for the photos, and our crew always looks forward to their time on Tybee.Read More
Although summer is my favorite season with its laid-back schedule and warm, sunny days, I do love college football in the fall. It’s a season for cheering on my favorite team, noshing on nachos, and spending time with family and friends yelling at the TV. We’re funny that way.
Whether you have a dedicated game room, a man cave, or just a comfortable living room to entertain guests this fall, adequate lighting can help set the mood. Perhaps some new pendants over the island will jazz up your space or an industrial-style chandelier over the pool table will not only improve your game but give your room a fresh look.Read More
With the explosion of craft breweries all over the country, more and more people are enjoying the never-ending menus of full-flavored brews and are seeking out new venues where they can enjoy them. When Brian Smith, partner at Studio Tack, a design firm in Brooklyn, heard that master brewer Sam Calagione wanted to open a beer-themed getaway, he jumped at the opportunity to be part of its creation. We talked with Brian about the recent opening of the Dogfish Inn located just off Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.Read More
Climactic world events often influence our culture in many ways. The Bauhaus movement was born as World War I came to an end in 1919 and the world focused on trying to make sense out of five years of struggle, hardship, and loss. With perhaps an overwhelming desire to start fresh, designs took on a clean and sensible approach, and items that could be easily mass produced took hold as people put their lives back together.Read More