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 spacious home designs allow you to play up dramatic elements like lighting and wall art. Wall sconces like The Laramie Wall Sconce channel rustic, Western style while maintaining an elegant silhouette. Plus, with vibrant finishes like barn red, the Laramie Sconce will not go unnoticed! Another must-have piece is a distressed vintage sign. These pieces, like the English Bulldog Advertisement Wooden Sign, are like glimpses into history. Who doesn’t love a little nostalgic signage?
If you don’t have large, open windows like this Michigan barn, pendant lighting will be your best friend. Maintaining a stylish presentation while emitting a broad spectrum of light is the barn light’s specialty. This 18″ Green Benjamin Stem Mount Warehouse Shade is wide enough to reflect over a dinner table and its rustic condition is so shabby chic! If you’re looking for a more compact factory light, try the Ashland Pendant Light. With a rainbow of finishes and collection of accessories to choose from, the Ashland can go from modern sleek to industrial utilitarian. For extra barn-style lighting, try adding a cage!
What’s farming without the greenery? If you’re like many, the green thumb may not be in your jeans. Fortunately, some household plants like his Large Braided Money Tree are fairly low maintenance, but their vibrant hues add fresh life to your space. Remember, bigger is better in spacious homes so enjoy adding lots of foliage.
Industrial decor, tables and consoles are ideal for the barn-style home. Because of their distressed, utilitarian nature, they fit right in to the pastoral look. The Urbanization | Factory Utility Cart can serve different functions in a variety of spaces. Use it in a large kitchen as a moving island or in a stylish loft or apartment as a craft table or display.
You don’t have to live in a barn to enjoy industrial farm house style — all you need are a few simple accents.
Michigan Barn Space courtesy of Northworks Architects and Planners | The Laramie Wall Sconce from Barn Light Electric | English Bulldog Advertisement Wooden Sign from Jezebel Treasures | 18″ Green Benjamin Stem Mount Warehouse Shade from Barn Light Electric | Ashland Pendant Light from Barn Light Electric | Large Braided Money Tree from Giving Plants | The Urbanization | Factory Utility Cart from Barn Light ElectricRead 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
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 matching Wilmington Stem Mount Light has a rugged look, and both of these fixtures are finished in a traditional Centennial Rust.Read More
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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, they’re durable enough to last for additional decades to come!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.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 thatâ€™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 Gooseneck Lights into account â€“ the baked-on porcelain enamel finish will maintain its barn red color for years to come, resisting the fading effects of the intense Florida sun. The durability of porcelain barn lighting has been revered for years, simply for their ability to transcend time. To bear witness to this, simply check out our collection of Vintage Barn Lights, many of which feature the same porcelain enamel finish.
Another common feature seen on the lighting throughout the Vision House is the use of the ever-popular galvanized finish. The Textile 3 Light Industrial Chandelier is a favorite of ours, as it utilizes industrial elements in a stylish manner. The cast guard and glass strongly resembles the Barn Light Blue Collar Pendants in the open kitchen. This industrial farmhouse look is carried out on the back porch with the red cast guard and frosted jelly jar glass of the Barn Light Outback Warehouse Shade.
The common theme of the Vision House is one that we hope and expect to see more of in the design world. Itâ€™s been a long road coming, and we hope that youâ€™ve enjoyed touring this lovely Florida home!
Top Photo Courtesy of Andy Frame PhotographyRead More