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
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
Here at Barn Light Electric we try to stave off the Monday blahs as often as possible so today we are beating the blues by announcing another exciting new addition to our lineup of your favorite pendants, sconces, goosenecks, and chandeliers! Announcing the Coastal Carolina Collection, an eclectic grouping of fixtures that have definite vintage flair and industrial touches.
For a look straight from the Colonial Era, check out the Wilmington Sconce and Wilmington Stem Light. The striking wall mount sconce features a Ball Jar glass encased in a wire cage for a vintage feel while the shallow shade directs the light downward making this a Dark Sky Qualified fixture. The... Read More
As the interest in vintage lighting has grown over the past few months, we recognized a need to provide a quality, trusted website where customers can find all styles of turn of the century lighting.
Vintage Barn Lighting is a place where visitors can browse hundreds of lighting styles – all from an era where products were American made and produced using only the best of materials. It is because of this, that we have had the opportunity to collect and restore these beautiful pieces and offer them to you under one roof. Thanks to the exceptional original craftsmanship and material choices used by companies like Abolite, Appleton and Benjamin® Electric,... Read More
Austin is known as the cultural hub of Texas, and for good reason. From its vibrant downtown atmosphere to its local neighborhoods, the capital city of the Lone Star State boasts some of the most unique architecture and home designs in the nation.
We found an outstanding example of Austin’s diverse landscape on the design blog: Apartment Therapy. In the photo to the left, you’ll see an early 1900’s bungalow. The bungalow’s warm and natural interior was designed by artist Erin Curtis and Nicole Blair of Studio 512.
To say the homeowners were strict with their budget would be a major understatement. As a company that strives to salvage and restore... Read More
Over the past few months, Barn Light Electric has had the pleasure of taking you on an in-depth, virtual tour of the Orlando Vision House 2011. To refresh your memory, the Vision House is an energy and cost efficient home built in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando. This home features various ceiling fans and barn lighting from Barn Light Electric Company. By using commercial ceiling fans in common areas, the cooling costs of the Vision House can be reduced by as much as 50%! If that’s not a selling point, then we don’t know what is!
Also featured throughout the home are porcelain barn lights. Take the multiple exterior Goodrich® Sky Chief Porcelain... Read More