Surrounded by palm trees and the warm salt air of the nearby Intracoastal Waterway, Doug of Lighthouse Point, Florida, has no trouble feeling like he lives in the Sunshine State. His home, however, lacked the old Florida feel he wanted, so he started remodeling to bring some Key West character and charm to the late 1960s-era home.
“I tried to make the house look like an old Florida home with lap board siding and tongue-and-groove accents,” Doug says. When he started looking for exterior lighting, he wanted something that would last.Read More
Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed doors of the Barn Light Electric R&D department? Odd pieces and parts lie on every available surface, there’s a constant demand for coffee, and we hear plenty of muttering going on. It’s all in a day’s work as the team creates new fixtures that honor the history and style of vintage lighting.
And while we have launched many new products over the last several years, the R&D team hits one out of the park today with a collection that truly embodies the spirit of our motto — where vintage and modern collide.Read More
Remember our last Style Me Sunday spotlighting utilitarian spaces? This week we’re looking at the room most of us dread: The Laundry Room.
Let’s take a moment to switch our sentiments from the tediousness of folding laundry and sorting out whites to reflect on the good elements of doing laundry. Everyone loves the feeling of swaddling warm towels fresh from the dryer, and the scent of mountain fresh laundry detergent is quite refreshing.
Rejuvenate your ho-hum laundry room with these festive barn-inspired accessories.
Adorn your walls with a decorative steel sign like this American made Porcelain Enamel LAUNDRY Sign. Try hanging it by an open window or in a vintage window frame. We especially love this Vintage Window Weekly Calendar. It provides a great way to keep your days organized and you can mark your schedule on its rustic chalkboard surface. The ceramic knobs are perfect for hanging extra towels and rags.
Need to infuse some spring-appropriate hues? Vibrant curtains like these Floral Shabby Chic Curtains add the perfect pop of color.
Organize your clothes using these Canvas Handled Wire Baskets. Not only are these baskets artfully styled, but their woven metal construction allows you to see what’s inside. This set of three baskets is perfect for sorting your regulars, whites, and towels.
Add some barn style lighting to your room with galvanized wall sconces. The new Mini Artesia is a compact sconce—perfect for lighting up small spaces! If you’re looking for a more energy efficient but decorative wall light, the Radial Wave LED Sconce is a modern twist on traditional reflector lighting.
If ceiling lighting is your desire, but you’re tired of the old fashioned drum light or plain-Jane glass globes, try a vintage flush mount light fixture. The 14″ Vintage Benjamin® Vented Warehouse Flush Mount emits both down and up lighting — perfect for illuminating your laundry room.
Your laundry room will thank you for giving it the Style Me Sunday treatment!
Porcelain Enamel LAUNDRY Sign from Barn Light Electric | Floral Shabby Chic Curtains from RockinCushions on Etsy.com | Canvas Handled Wire Baskets from Barn Light Electric | Mini Artesia Pendant from Barn Light Electric | Vintage Window Weekly Calendar from EightySix56 on Etsy.com | Radial Wave LED Sconce from Barn Light Electric | 14″ Vintage Benjamin® Vented Warehouse Flush Mount from Barn Light ElectricRead More
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
Here at Barn Light Electric, we’ve celebrated many milestones in our five-plus year history. Moving into our current building on the Indian River gave us more room as did the expansion into two nearby facilities that gives much-needed space to our R&D crew, our metal spinners, and our shipping experts. The launch last September of our porcelain enamel lighting manufacturing facility was a tremendous step forward as we became the only American manufacturer of the Goodrich®, Ivanhoe® and Benjamin® porcelain lighting styles.Read More