It was so exciting last week as we stepped outside the office to watch the latest rocket launch from the Kennedy Space Center. It never gets old seeing the sudden billow of smoke and the white contrail bolting skyward.
But today we’re celebrating our own launch right here on the blog! We’re excited to offer Design 101 — a new feature where we present design questions to our friends in the field and get their tips, hear their stories, and learn about what design trends they’re watching.
Today’s question: What rules should I follow, or break, when choosing a chandelier for my dining room table?
And here to answer that... Read More
Multiples are marvelous, aren’t they? Two for Tuesday, identical triplets, and who can resist a buy-one-get-one free sale?
And what’s better than one perfect pendant hanging over your table? A Multi-Light Chandelier from Barn Light Electric’s new collection that features multiple pendants clustered together from one ceiling mount. With several styles of vintage, industrial, and modern shades, these new multi-light chandeliers offer more light from a single canopy and become an instant focal point in any room.
For a rustic look, check out the Atomic Topless Multi-Light Chandelier which can be customized to suit most any commercial or... Read More
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.
The amount of natural light in a room can make a difference in what type of lighting you choose as do the materials on the walls and in the furnishings. Dark paint or... 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!
While you... 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... 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.
Chandeliers are often thought of as more “formal” lighting but this beautiful fixture adds a wonderful rustic touch to the soothing palette of this living... Read More