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
Chandeliers have come a long way since they were first used in the Middle Ages and consisted of little more than candles secured to a wooden platform hoisted above the dining table. Once associated only with the wealthy who could afford to light their spaces at night, chandeliers became popular among the common folk with the advent of gas and eventually electricity. The wooden platform gave way to more circular designs crafted from metal, then advances in glass making led to the very popular and often intricate crystal chandelier designs.Read More
We love the look of this modern kitchen with its creamy tile backsplash and the handsome dark wood cabinetry that gives us just a peek through textured glass of what’s inside. The sleek lines of the cabinet doors are uninterrupted by pulls of any sort, and the deep color of the wood is offset by the lighter counters and shiny stainless stove. A fashionable space such as this cries out for a sophisticated lighting plan over the island where guests have a front row seat to what the chef is creating. A Chandelier tends to have a more formal look than pendant lighting and are a natural choice for a modern space.
This chandelier definitely sparked our interest, however, because it has a great rustic vibe and closely resembles our Warehouse 3-Light Chandelier The Thunder, a beautiful offering in our collection of Barn Chandeliers. This classic line of fixtures is influenced by the nostalgic Railroad Era and mixes warehouse shades with distinctive western characteristics. The Thunder comes in four finish options — satin steel, galvanized, rosewood, or polished brass — each offering a slightly different look.
Need something a bit larger for the dining room table? Check out the Warehouse 5-Light Chandelier The Thunder 2. This light features five shades to provide a wider span of light and comes in the same finish colors as the three-light version plus a polished brass/copper option. You’ll never miss a trick if you hang one of these over the poker table in the game room!
All of our commercial-grade chandeliers can be chain hung or stem mounted for wet locations. In addition to the Barn Chandeliers, we offer rustic, vintage, and modern styles. If you have something special in mind, give our sales staff a call, and they’ll help you create a light that’s perfect for your space. No matter which style you choose, your new chandelier will add a great designer touch!
Top photo courtesy of Olin RedmonRead More