Have you ever purchased a piece of dècor for your home — whether a new sofa, a painting from a local artist, or perhaps upgraded flooring in the kitchen only to find that it doesn’t look quite right?
The problem may lie, not with your taste in tile or art, but in the kind of lighting you’re using. Many people focus on paint, texture, and color when designing a room with lighting nothing more than an afterthought. But in reality, the type of lighting you choose can make or break a space.Read More
Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! We hope you’re finding a special way to welcome 2013. This Style Me Sunday is all about celebrating the glitz and glam of New Year’s celebrations.
Here, retro glam meets industrial style. The Restoration Industrial Factory Side Table makes a statement as its masculine wooden surface juxtaposes with a finely crafted Modernist Champagne cooler. Sparkling light fixtures like Barn Light Electric’s Tubular Linear Iron Chandelier look elegant year round. If you lack the space for a large lighting fixture, try a petite pendant like the Indy Pendant. You can dress it up with a variety of bulb styles, or even use a porcelain socket!Read More
If you haven’t noticed the nip in the air, the red-tipped leaves, or the refreshing absence of humidity, check your calendar. The official start of fall is upon us this weekend, and it’s time to relish the season of harvest with all its splendor and comfort. Thinking ahead to the holidays and the myriad family and friends who will land in your living room, isn’t it time to do a little updating? Maybe some shiny new house numbers out front so Cousin Fred won’t circle the block three times looking for your address. Changing up your lighting is also a great way to give a space a whole new look. And now is the perfect time to shop as our Fall for Vintage Sale starts tomorrow! Switch out that builder basic light with a vintage fixture that’s loaded with history, character, and the unique charm that only antique lights possess.
This room has a very rustic feel with the herringbone patterned brick flooring and textured fabrics, not to mention the stack of firewood against the wall. The delicate, arching light fixture is much like the Milk Glass Shades you’ll find on Vintage Barn Lighting. The Flared Milk Glass Shade with a Cotton Twist Cord offers a 9″ wide shade in a compact fixture. In Unfinished Brass or Polished Nickel, this light will be a conversation starter as it illuminates your sumptuous Thanksgiving hors d’oeuvres on the kitchen island.
Or for a real head turner, hang this Vintage Blue Airport Taxi Runway Light in the guest bath, a hallway, or in the game room. Be sure to check out all the offerings in our Vintage Barn Lighting collection including Vintage Brass Lighting, Wall Sconces, and authentic reproduction Edison Style Light Bulbs that will give a vintage boost to any fixture.
Our special Fall for Vintage pricing includes 10% off all vintage fixtures plus free shipping and handling. There are exclusions so be sure to check out the details. Just enter the code FALL4VINTAGE12 at checkout to receive your savings!Read More
One thing we tend to love about lighting is that one fixture can change the look and feel of an entire room. Direct, overhead lighting placed in the middle of a room can make the mood very intense while accent lighting, provided by wall sconces and floor lamps placed around the perimeter of a room, softens the look. Diffused lighting or fixtures with dimmers can create a more intimate space while bright, overall lighting is task oriented and usually focused on a certain spot such as the kitchen counter.Read More
The word “chandelier” may intimidate some who think the fixture belongs only in stately, ornate entryways or in dining rooms with over-dressed, Downton Abbey types sitting round the table. Not so! With vintage industrial pieces popping up all over the place from farmhouses to downtown lofts, it was only a matter of time before chandeliers took a rustic turn.
We love this simple and sleek chandelier that has found a home on a screened-in porch. While charming by day, this fixture would provide plenty of illumination over card games, conversation, and mint juleps on a hot summer night. This chandelier is similar to our Mystic Seaport Chandelier, part of our collection of Vintage Chandeliers. The Mystic Seaport Chandelier is an American made beauty featuring six candelabra sockets. Measuring 23″ wide by 23″ high, this fixture could become the focal point of your living room, dining room, kitchen, even a bathroom! This light is available in five traditional finish options including raw brass, antique brass, and verdi gris.Read More
Drawing home inspiration could come from anything. Maybe it’s your favorite television show with a phenomenal set, or perhaps you just love a the simplicity inspired by a small coastal town. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina is located on the Outer Banks, and was once home to the Wright Brothers. While the Wright Brothers were primarily focused on flying, this town definitely has a nautical vibe to it.Read More