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.Read More
One of the perks of working in the interior design industry is experiencing a plethora of beautiful spaces. I get really excited when our blogger, Betty, sends a customer photo my way. Nothing like seeing your work in someone’s home. When I was given the opportunity to join our design team on a photo-trip to a beautiful ’30s-era Spanish villa located in the heart of central Florida, I was ecstatic. What we love and do at Barn Light Electric is rooted in historic spaces and restored lighting, so to see our porcelain barn lights hanging in period-appropriate surroundings is the cherry on top.Read More
We get excited about seeing your projects — really excited. Last week we received an email from a creative customer whose vintage-inspired bathroom had me itching to take a trip to the nearest antique store to re-do my own front bath. You might remember our featured customer from Friday, Khanh Morales. Khanh was more than helpful with detailing how she took a blank canvas of a studio bath and turned it into a showroom for her antiquing addiction.Read More
Springtime got us in the mood to revive our gardens and summer has us wanting to play. From playing in the sprinklers in the back yard, frisbee in the front, or waxing the car in the driveway, this is the time of year to engage with the outdoors. If you’re like me, the garage is the ultimate hangout. Many fond summer memories were created while sipping on a glass of lemonade as I watched my dad grilling just outside.
This Father’s Day, we want to inspire you to clean our your Dad’s garage to make way for the ultimate man space. Here’s our list of man space essentials:
The first step towards an inviting garage is good seating. Incorporate unique pieces of furniture like these American-made Industrial Factory Stools for friends and family to come and linger on. Their durable powder coat or galvanized finishes and swivel tops are crafted to last.
Garage organization systems are much needed to control the clutter. A portable cart like the Sun Service Equipment Vintage Rolling Shop Cart adds nostalgic flair with its vintage engine analyzer bottom and restored wooden top. Coordinate this mobile work station with with other industrial elements like these Tapering Zinc Containers. Rugged storage containers come in a set of three: one for wood scraps, one for lawn tools, and then a catch all!
Don’t let your garage turn into a dark, unused space at night. Let it function 24/7 with proper lighting! Wall sconces like the Atomic Topless Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce may have a sleek and compact silhouette, but it is durable enough to weather high-traffic areas. For ample lighting in this space, try a shallow bowl ceiling light like the Skylark Stem Mount Pendant. If you’re looking for a utilitarian light, an 8″ Esso cord hung pendant is perfect! It’s porcelain finish will withstand bumps and damp conditions, while its cord hung mount will allow you to reposition it for your needs!
We were inspired by the folks at Northworks Architects and Planners when we discovered their beautifully refashioned Michigan barn home. While their innovative redesign has function and style in mind, it is evident that they cared about the history and integrity of this barn structure. With our roots sinking deeply into barn and farmhouse aesthetics, this space resonates with us. This Style Me Sunday we’re combining some of our favorite rugged vintage lighting and industrial farmhouse accents that will give your home, apartment, or loft a warm and historic barn ambiance.
One of the charms of living in a barn or ranch style home is the expansive interiors. These spacious home designs allow you to play up dramatic elements like lighting and wall art. Wall sconces like The Laramie Wall Sconce channel rustic, Western style while maintaining an elegant silhouette. Plus, with vibrant finishes like barn red, the Laramie Sconce will not go unnoticed! Another must-have piece is a distressed vintage sign. These pieces, like the English Bulldog Advertisement Wooden Sign, are like glimpses into history. Who doesn’t love a little nostalgic signage?
If you don’t have large, open windows like this Michigan barn, pendant lighting will be your best friend. Maintaining a stylish presentation while emitting a broad spectrum of light is the barn light’s specialty. This 18″ Green Benjamin Stem Mount Warehouse Shade is wide enough to reflect over a dinner table and its rustic condition is so shabby chic! If you’re looking for a more compact factory light, try the Ashland Pendant Light. With a rainbow of finishes and collection of accessories to choose from, the Ashland can go from modern sleek to industrial utilitarian. For extra barn-style lighting, try adding a cage!
What’s farming without the greenery? If you’re like many, the green thumb may not be in your jeans. Fortunately, some household plants like his Large Braided Money Tree are fairly low maintenance, but their vibrant hues add fresh life to your space. Remember, bigger is better in spacious homes so enjoy adding lots of foliage.
Industrial decor, tables and consoles are ideal for the barn-style home. Because of their distressed, utilitarian nature, they fit right in to the pastoral look. The Urbanization | Factory Utility Cart can serve different functions in a variety of spaces. Use it in a large kitchen as a moving island or in a stylish loft or apartment as a craft table or display.
You don’t have to live in a barn to enjoy industrial farm house style — all you need are a few simple accents.
Michigan Barn Space courtesy of Northworks Architects and Planners | The Laramie Wall Sconce from Barn Light Electric | English Bulldog Advertisement Wooden Sign from Jezebel Treasures | 18″ Green Benjamin Stem Mount Warehouse Shade from Barn Light Electric | Ashland Pendant Light from Barn Light Electric | Large Braided Money Tree from Giving Plants | The Urbanization | Factory Utility Cart from Barn Light ElectricRead More
Our love of mid-century style runs long and deep — from streamline moderne to atomic age industrial. Geometrical, aeronautical angles and emphasis on clean, simple lines take center stage in this trend and are perfect for office and organizational spaces. In our mid-century inspired office, we are taking our favorite elements of this interior design style and making them relevant for today’s home.
Every office and craft room needs a great work space. This Retro White and Gray Desk has a slim style that would look great paired with a cozy, tufted chair. It’s important to remember these contrasting accents that infuse current products — after all, you aren’t working in a time capsule! A Storm Grey Chevron Cushion makes a bold and artistic accent.
Put your space to work by composing some thoughtfully worded letters on memorable, hand-crafted Map Stationary. Retro lighting and clocks will remind you of iconic designs and designers like the Mouille Style Eye Wall Sconce and Bullit Mantel Alarm Clock.
We’ve expanded our line of Modern Pendants! Influenced by tribal beat lights, our Diwali Modern Pendant has sculptural impact that takes your pendant lighting from “blah” to “wow.” The Madrid Modern Pendant has a classic deep bowl light shape, but its compact size makes it perfect for contemporary rooms with constricted space. Even small spaces deserve swag lighting!
1. Map Stationary from bookBW | 2. Storm Grey Chevron Cushion from belljarinteriors | 3. Madrid Modern Pendant from belljarinteriors | 4. Diwali Modern Pendant from BarnLightElectric | 5. Bullit Mantel Alarm Clock from BarnLightElectric | 6. Retro White and Gray Desk from departmentChicago | 7. Mouille Style Eye Wall Sconce from BarnLightElectricRead More