Climactic world events often influence our culture in many ways. The Bauhaus movement was born as World War I came to an end in 1919 and the world focused on trying to make sense out of five years of struggle, hardship, and loss. With perhaps an overwhelming desire to start fresh, designs took on a clean and sensible approach, and items that could be easily mass produced took hold as people put their lives back together.
Decades later, the Mid-Century Modern movement branched off and featured utilitarian and functional pieces such as Charles and Ray Eames chairs, Robin Day tables, and clocks by Howard Miller.
In today’s modern home, we often find smooth... Read More
One of the best things about summer, as far as I’m concerned anyway, are the casual get-togethers that just seem to fall into place. With kids out of school and a more relaxed routine in place, summer fun includes friends popping over for a bite and a chat while the kids play outdoors till dusk. If you’re looking to spruce up your gathering places for these informal festivities, consider switching out your pendant lighting to bring a fresh look without spending a lot of time and money on extensive remodeling.
One of our newest offerings is the Cherokee Uplight Cord Hung Pendant, a beautiful blend of original barn light detailing and Atomic Era style. Ideal... Read More
When Chris, of Penn Valley, California, started looking for new lighting for his home remodeling project, he wanted something completely different from the light fixtures he kept finding on the Web.
“I wanted the style to have a country feel, a touch of chic, with a soft industrial feel too,” Chris says. “Barn Light Electric really pulls that off.” Chris started ordering lights and the more he looked, the more he liked. He was attracted to many of our rustic industrial lighting fixtures including the multi-light pendants in our Rustic Chandelier collection.
“I love the Inventor 4-Light Chandelier in the kitchen!” Chris says.... Read More
Every house I’ve ever lived in had at least one room where the ceiling height was an issue. The basement in Maine was described as “cozy” by the realtor. And in Tennessee, we yelled “duck!” to anyone over 5’10” who walked into the house or they would bump their head on the knotty pine ceiling.
Cozy is not all bad, but low ceilings can make it difficult to choose lighting. And if your tight space has no natural light coming in, such as in an interior laundry room, it’s even more important to choose appropriate lighting.
Luckily, we have an entire collection of Flush Mount Lighting with a range of styles and... Read More
It’s tempting when you buy a house to dash in, put your personal stamp on it, and fill every square inch. When Kerry and her husband Travis moved into their new home on the coast of Maine, they decided to spend some time thinking instead about what they wanted the unfinished space above their garage to be. Kerry is the author of a blog called Kid Giddy while Travis is a graphic designer. Their thoughtful process and creative spirits led them to envision a creative studio.
“During the renovation process, we focused on four things: open concept, exposed wood, raw metal, and a timeless appeal,” Kerry explains. “We wanted exposed beams, white walls,... Read More
Installing a cheap, imported light from a big-box store is akin to hanging a paint-by-number landscape over the fireplace mantel. Anybody can do it and it all looks the same.
“Lighting makes a statement like art on the wall,” says Tyler O’Brien, president and owner of Agave Custom Homes in central Texas. We couldn’t agree more.
On a recent project in Wimberly, Texas, just southwest of Austin, Tyler used some Barn Light Originals to make a Texas-sized statement on a new home he designed along with Felicia Foster of Barron Custom Design.
“We were going for a barn theme, and for the exterior lighting, we wanted an industrial, barn look to the... Read More