While we absolutely love when customers share pohtos of their projects with us, it’s even better when we get to revisit with old friends as they tackle new projects.
Long-time readers of the blog may remember Amy Jacobs and the Bradford Avenue home she renovated back in 2011. Amy took that home from a water-damaged nightmare to a cozy, lived-in, rustic space with lots of texture and plenty of vintage industrial lighting.
Amy sold the Bradford Avenue house to her sister and moved into a new home in a neighborhood near the popular 12th Avenue South area in Nashville. Reconnecting with contractor Brad Skipper, Amy has created yet another showstopper of a home,... Read More
If you follow Barn Light Electric on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you saw our team of photographers heading up the coast last week to Tybee Island, Georgia. The crew makes the journey once or twice a year to have a three-day photo shoot with some of our newest products. The owners and staff of Mermaid Cottages graciously allow us to use their vacation cottages as settings for the photos, and our crew always looks forward to their time on Tybee.
After settling into the Sea Star Cottage, the ladies started unpacking the boxes of lights and accessories that made the trip from Titusville. This cottage was built in the early 1930s and is full of original heart pine... Read More
Call me nostalgic, but I miss the days when the biggest decision you faced in the light bulb aisle was whether to buy 60 or 100 watts. Have you looked at light bulbs lately? There are literally hundreds to choose from with differences not only in wattage but in color, brightness, life expectancy, efficiency, and, of course, cost.
You can find plenty of information online about what all of these differences mean, but the one thing experts agree on is that LED lighting is, by far, the most efficient and longest-lasting option on the market.
But LEDs are expensive, you say. Actually, the price of LED lights has dropped dramatically in recent years, and the technology... Read More
For more than 20 years, the good folks at Southern Living have inspired us with their annual Idea House. With an ensemble of talented architects and designers descending upon a new location each year, a showcase home is born chock full of color, texture, and creativity. Back in 2011, the team, including San Antonio architect Michael G. Imber, traveled to the central Texas Hill Country to create a rambling European style home that utilized native building materials in a nod to its southern landscape.
While the entire home is stunning, we were thrilled that Michael chose our Ivanhoe® Sinclair Porcelain Pendant for the laundry/flower room.
“I actually started the... Read More
One of the best parts about our business is the interaction we have with so many talented professionals such as interior designer Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design in St. Petersburg, Florida. Offering her services to clients in Florida, Atlanta, Chicago, L.A., and New York, Lisa believes in “liveable glamour” — creating spaces that merge a variety of elements for functional, everyday living. Lisa recently turned her talents to the KELP Sushi Joint in nearby Tampa which opened up in a space previously occupied by a yogurt shop.
“The direction of KELP was to design a space that was modern but also felt like it could be homey,” Lisa says.... Read More
Many stout-hearted homeowners tackle major renovations with big dreams. But sometimes, even with the deep pockets that big dreams require, some renovations are doomed from the start. When Jeff and his wife Stephanie, of Columbus, Ohio, purchased a cottage at Indian Lake, they initially planned a major remodel of the structure. But when they discovered the foundation was severely deteriorated, they decided to tear it down and start over.
“We built a 1,000-square-foot, cottage-style lake house that has some vintage, barn-style characteristics,” says Jeff, president of Chester A. Smith Marble & Granite Company, an 86-year-old marble and granite fabricator... Read More