In the early 1900’s, southern cities often sprouted up around local mills. In the area just north of Charlotte, North Carolina, the thriving mill district included the Highland Park Mill and the Mecklenburg Mill along with small local groceries, a barbershop and a dry goods store. When the mills shut down in the late ’60s, the area fell on hard times, but the creation of the Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood Association in 1986 began a revival that transformed the area, now known as NoDa, into a vibrant arts district full of galleries, restaurants, boutique shops, and award-winning breweries.
It is here that Mark and Danielle began a painstaking,... Read More
His work area is scattered with pieces and parts, an odd jumble of hardware, light shades, and wires. But while it may seem like a junk drawer exploded over his desk, Charles “Butch” Bragg sees all of these pieces as endless potential for new lighting. This is the heart of Barn Light Electric’s Research & Development operation where Butch and his fellow team members are always on the hunt for ways to improve the lighting we make and create new fixtures with inspiration from this vast collection of parts.
“I receive project concepts in the form of pictures or a light fixture, then I create prototypes in collaboration with other team... Read More
What kind of shopper are you? Someone who takes plenty of time to browse every option and consider every possibility before making a choice? Or perhaps more of a last-minute, I’ve-got-to-have-it-now kind of shopper?
If you fall into the latter category, our Quick Ship option is for you! We’ve created a collection of some of our most popular cord-hung pendants, stem mount lights, gooseneck lights and wall sconces that are completely American made and hand crafted but ship in just a few days from our Florida manufacturing facility.
And just because the lights ship quickly doesn’t mean you miss out on all of the customizing options that make our barn... Read More
Decorating your home should be a fun form of creative, uninhibited self-expression. But if there’s one thing that can quickly kill those good vibes and strike fear in the hearts of even the most daring home decorators, it’s the mere mention of pastels.
What’s so intimidating about these springtime shades? It comes down to the thin line between sensational and saccharine and the dread of crossing it looms large over anyone who remembers the ‘90s.
But fear not! These sunny hues are popping up everywhere in the world of interiors and, with a few simple steps, can become a part of your world, too. Better get your sugar fix elsewhere because the new pastels are... Read More
Happy May Day! With the early days of spring behind us and the promise of summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to turn attention to outdoor living spaces. Many of us take advantage of the improved weather to revitalize our homes for the upswing in activity that’s sure to come. Backyard wiffle ball games, impromptu happy hour on the porch, or maybe an evening dip in the pool if you’re lucky enough to have one!
Exterior lighting can help make your outdoor spaces not only safer and more functional, but they add personality to your home and, in many instances, become a focal point of your décor on the front porch or... Read More
Let’s face it — Monday mornings are hard to face no matter where you work. The weekend is a fast-fading memory and Friday afternoon is too far away to even dream about.
So when the pros at Homepolish, a comprehensive interior design service, were called in to create a new office for Path Interactive in New York City, they wanted the space to be inviting not only for clientele, but also for the employees facing every Monday morning.
“This was a complete gut renovation,” says Shelly Lynch-Sparks, head of commercial design at Homepolish. “I wanted the space to feel welcoming and fun. When you walk into Path Interactive, you feel the... Read More