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... Read More
When we talk about home décor, it’s often from a woman’s perspective. But what happens when the man of the house wants a say in the decorating decisions? Depending on the man, you could end up with a pool table on the patio, a dartboard in the kitchen, and a PGA limited-edition golf ball chandelier in the bedroom. For Father’s Day, give the men in your life a nudge in the right direction with some trendy Industrial Decor from Barn Light Electric!
Inspired by the Industrial Revolution and using locally salvaged materials, our line of Industrial Decor combines steel and reclaimed wood to create a classic furniture line. From rolling work stations and... Read More
Just in case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a population explosion of late that begs for our attention. Thrift stores with names like Second Hand Rose or New to You are popping up everywhere along with vintage shops and industrial decor showrooms. No matter where you live, the industrial trend has taken off gathering up new converts like Billy Graham at a 1950s tent revival.
Here at Barn Light Electric, we too love the idea of taking something old and giving it new life much like our line of Vintage Barn Lighting. And what better complement to one of these beautiful antique lights than some industrial furniture in the same space? Take this industrial... Read More
Nestled in the hills of West Central Georgia is the Williams family â€“ Jeremy and Jennifer and their two children, 8-year-old Josie and 6-year-old Jacob who was diagnosed at birth with Spina Bifida. Shortly after Jacobâ€™s birth, Jeremy visited a doctor after noticing trouble moving his hand. After three grueling years of testing, Jeremy was diagnosed with Lou Gehrigâ€™s disease; a fatal, progressive disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which ultimately interferes with muscle movement. For now, Jeremy is able to still work and move around, but soon enough, he too will be confined to a wheel chair.
The Williamsâ€™ home is... Read More
(Photo above shows factory workers utilizing industrial carts)
If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of history, our original Industrial Factory Carts might be just the item for you. During the turn of the century, the Industrial Revolution brought on massive changes, and eventually changed the way the entire world looked at manufacturing. Herds of workers flocked to the cities looking for jobs, and products and textiles instantly went from being slowly hand made, to being mass produced in mere hours. In order to transport boxes, fabric, parts, or supplies across the factory floors, workers would often use this original style of factory carts.
Made from American... Read More
The fact something could be so well built that it survived a century of heavy abuse and wear is a testament to the original craftsmanship of Industrial Factory Carts. As discussed in a previous post, we explored the rich history of these restored carts and the materials that caused them to last as long as they have. Each cart has been meticulously restored to bring out the natural wood finishes and showcase the reconditioned original hardware. The durable materials and construction make these carts versatile pieces of furniture that can be used as coffee tables, displays, garden carts, and a stylish means for storage. The industrial age has past, but what it left is... Read More