I have a longstanding love affair with barns. I grew up in the south where we had a big old barn that was better than any playhouse my parents could have built us. My sisters and I spent countless hours there holding club meetings amongst the hay bales and watching barn swallows tend their nests in the eaves. On a rainy day, there was nothing better than a picnic lunch in the hayloft listening to the rain patter on the tin roof.Read More
Congratulations! You’ve decided to buy some new lighting! If you’re like most consumers shopping for lighting, you concentrate on the obvious — pendant, wall sconce, gooseneck? Does my home have a retro spin, a vintage vibe, or a modern, minimalist mood? Do I need three 10″ shades or one 16″ shade to adequately light the kitchen counter? And the biggest question of all — what color will make my heart sing every time I see it?Read More
While we tend to think of our lighting around here as pretty darned perfect, we love it when customers get creative and think outside the traditional mounting options when it comes to installation. Back in a July blog post, we showed you a very creative installation of some porcelain enamel barn pendants in a rustic-themed home in Wisconsin.
Today’s Featured Customer bought a home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and planned to fully embrace the sea breezes, salt air, and nautical styling of a traditional Florida beach house.Read More
The new year is swiftly approaching, which means it’s time to make some resolutions for 2014. If you’re simply stumped on what to do, how about making the resolution to purchase quality, American-made lighting! With the help of our staff and friends, we picked 12 of our favorite products to go alone with our 12 Day Holiday Sale!
View our selection of American-made goods after the jump…Read More
We’re still in the spirit here at Barn Light Electric as our 12 Days of Christmas Sale is now in full swing. It’s a great time to truly relax after all of the hubbub of the holidays and cast an eye towards the new year. What’s on your wish list for 2014? A new wardrobe? A new vacation destination? Perhaps some sprucing up around the house ?
We want to keep the merriness of the season around for just a bit longer so we’re offering 10 percent off most everything on our site along with free shipping.Read More
It’s hard to believe but there was a time when the popular warehouse style light shades were only seen — you guessed it — in warehouses. Or in factories where these barn style pendants provided a wide span of light over a large area — a critical feature where heavy machinery and meticulous work was involved.
Kinda reminds me of the kitchen! Homeowners love our barn pendants like the Wesco Cord Hung Pendant that offers plenty of down lighting onto kitchen islands where homework gets completed, bread gets baked, and slow cups of coffee are consumed with the morning paper.Read More