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
In just a few short hours, Hurricane Sandy did $68 billion worth of damage to the New York/New Jersey shoreline. In the nine months since the disaster, residents have been slowly picking up the pieces. Today’s Featured Customer owns a vacation home in Ship Bottom, New Jersey, on Long Beach Island which saw 16″ of water in the interior during the height of the storm.
“Everything had to go after the storm because the water went throughout the entire downstairs ruining everything in its path,” Erica explains. “Appliances, carpets, walls, sheet rock, electronics, furniture, and mattresses all had to go.” Erica and her husband Justin, co-owners of The Whiskey Brooklyn, decided to change the style of their decor with the clean slate they now had.Read More
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… Sometimes the marriage of a great interior is about all of the elements coming together and creating a stimulating and creative atmosphere. We were inspired by this harmonious space that combines contrasting elements (like the lush pillows on the rattan couch besides a cold, glass coffee table) and accessories that shows the home owner’s personality (like the fresh plants, urchin table ornament, and books). Love the look? Make it your own with these simple tips…Read More
When facing an empty room it’s difficult for many homeowners to imagine what all the different pieces of furniture and accessories will look like when everything is finally in place. It’s often very helpful to bring in a professional to offer advice on bringing the many details of a space together so that it flows well and truly reflects your own style. This master bedroom is a beautiful blend of both modern and rustic touches and was created by our friend Mary Jo Fiorella of Fiorella Design. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, Mary Jo brings an eclectic view to her clients’ projects.Read More
Each year, Barn Light Electric holds a B.L.O.G. contest — that’s Barn Light Online Giveaway — where we ask bloggers to browse our website, pick out their favorite lights, then tell their readers why they would love them in their own home. Our 2012 first place winner was Rachel who blogs at Maybe Matilda. She and her husband are updating a mid-90s home and infusing it with their own style. Rachel is aiming for the inviting and comfortable look of a country farmhouse so barn lighting fits her style perfectly. And as it turned out, Rachel won our B.L.O.G. contest — on her birthday!Read More
When this homeowner approached the New York firm of Crisp Architects about fulfilling his dream of a London style pub in his basement, he knew exactly what he wanted right down to the tiniest detail. From the full bar highlighted by brass railings and a stained glass window to a high-backed booth and plenty of tables and chairs for pints and poker, this cozy pub transports the homeowner and his guests to another place. A small fireplace, low ceilings, and dark tones add to the cozy and casual atmosphere as does the barn chandelier casting light onto the pool table.Read More