While Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and the end of another school year, the long holiday weekend also kicks off the traditional wedding season. I’m traveling this weekend to Jacksonville for a wedding, and in looking for an appropriate gift, I wanted to find something different, special, and perfect in every way. Definitely not something mass produced and clogging the shelves of every cheesy import and big box store in the country.
So I went to the marketing experts at Barn Light Electric to ask about their picks for the perfect wedding gift, and this top-notch team of promoters were happy to share their favorites.
Katie,... Read More
One of our favorite West Coast destinations is Bend, Oregon — land of amazing scenery, low humidity thanks to the high elevation, and year-round recreational opportunities including elbow bends at the 14 breweries we found there!
On last summer’s trip out west, we also discovered Cottage Bend Vacation Rentals designed by Sarah Phipps of Sarah Phipps Design. We fell in love with Sarah’s comfortable and colorful style so we asked her to get comfy in the blogger’s chair today to talk about one of the trickier lighting tasks in the home — bathroom lighting.
Sarah: In my experience, the bathroom can be one of the most difficult rooms to... Read More
We love people with a passion. And just like our fervent devotion to vintage-inspired lighting, the people at Rafterhouse are dedicated to the careful renovation and preservation of post-war era ranch homes. Austin King and business partner Chris Liles have focused their Phoenix, Arizona, business on transforming these spaces into modern-day dream homes.
“We hate seeing ranch homes lose their charm,” Austin says. “We strive to build, enhance, and upgrade these homes while staying true to their historical roots and the character and integrity of the neighborhoods they reside in.”
A recent project, located in the Arcadia neighborhood of... Read More
I love shopping from the comfort of my couch. Ordering online has so many benefits, not the least of which is avoiding the drive to the mall when it’s freezing outside!
But when you’re purchasing something substantial like, for instance, some new rustic industrial lighting for the kitchen, you want to know exactly what you’re getting. And that’s when the great void of the internet can seem a bit cold and impersonal. Luckily, when you have questions about lighting, our incredible sales staff is at the ready with answers to all of your questions and suggestions for your specific lighting dilemmas.
One question we often hear is “What is... Read More
Back in the day, it was all about the quality. That’s the number one reason why the founders of Barn Light Electric used to scour estate sales and old buildings looking for vintage lighting. The companies that created lighting back in the early 20th century did not scrimp on materials or use cheap labor to save a buck. Companies like Pass & Seymour that created classic Alabax Lighting Fixtures, porcelain ceramic lights crafted to be attractive, simple, easy to clean, and, above all, long lasting.
We celebrate the beauty and simple lines of Alabax lighting with the launch of our own Kao Collection. Inspired by the ceramic lighting fixtures and canopies... Read More
West Texas makes me think of wide open spaces, friendly people, and places to hang out where, as Sam Malone would say, everybody knows your name. And when the design team from MWM Architects in Lubbock, Texas, sat down to create a brand new space for the Twisted Root Burger Company, that’s exactly the feel they were shooting for.
“Every Twisted Root is a little different and each has its own theme,” explains Sara Bradshaw, project manager with MWM. “Our theme was West Texas Dance Hall and we wanted a very eclectic, been-there-for-awhile feel with lots of personality.”
Along with Principle Architect Jason Moore, Sara searched for lighting... Read More