When Claire and her husband Ken purchased a 1930s-era mud adobe home last summer in Patagonia, Arizona, they got a partially finished casita, or cottage, adjacent to the main home. The couple decided it would be the perfect getaway for people looking to enjoy the history, culture, shopping, and birding in this artsy and eclectic town.
“We just needed to do the finishing touches, such as paint, window treatments, furnishings and landscaping,” Claire says. “The former owner had installed very basic contractor-grade lighting and plumbing fixtures so we changed out all the faucets, four light fixtures, and two ceiling fans.” Claire wanted to create... Read More
Do you describe the industrial style as crisp, clean, and hard working? Or does it seem more cold, raw, and unfinished to you? No matter what your take, the industrial trend has taken the design world by storm and can be seen not only in big-city lofts but in beach-side cottages, midwestern farm homes, and in retail stores and restaurants across the country.
Industrial style has a humble feel showcasing the perfect fusion of form and function. But if you’re on the cold and unfinished side of the debate, we have good news for you. You can get the rugged, unassuming look of an industrial pendant with enough color and style to win you over in no time!
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With all of the technology that pervades our lives, developing relationships with people far away is easier than ever. But nothing beats a face-to-face meeting.
When we first “met” Veronica Valencia seven years ago, she was a young designer working on the set of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She asked oh so politely if Barn Light Electric would be interested in donating lights to the show.
We said yes and our long-distance relationship with this up-and-coming designer took flight. We worked with Veronica during the five years she designed homes and art directed on Extreme Makeover as well as on new projects that came her way.
Last January, Barn Light... Read More
If you’re in the market for some new lighting for your home or business, chances are you’re looking for something that speaks to your style or brand. Here at Barn Light Electric, we love giving customers loads of options such as shade size, finish color, cording options, gooseneck arms, and other add-ons like cast guard and glass or wire cages to create lights that are as unique as your space!
In addition to getting creative with customizing, we encourage customers to think beyond the norm when it comes to the type of fixture they choose. For example, many people choose a wall sconce to flank a front door. Or pick out a nice lamp for the... Read More
Do you, like so many other homeowners, love the industrial look? Even if you don’t live in a trendy Manhattan loft or a downtown Seattle condo, you can still get the rugged industrial look with careful dècor choices.
While many major details contribute to the overall industrial look of a place — including an open floor plan, concrete floors or counter tops, wood beams, duct work, or exposed brick — you can add some industrial flair with furniture, lighting, and other accessories that don’t require a major remodel.
For example, our line of Industrial Furniture contains pieces that will add a certain roughhewn look to your space. The Hudson... Read More
The older I get, the more I realize Mom was right when she said, “It’s the little things that count.”
Clean sheets fresh from the clothes line. A new bowl for making chocolate chip cookies. A waggy-tailed dog who’s always happy to see you and doesn’t ask what’s for dinner.
Little things can have big effects in your home too. Spring is the perfect time to integrate new pieces into your space to change up your look without spending a lot of time or money. And since this spring is all about color after the long, dreary winter, our Veronica Valencia Collection of industrial lighting is a great place to start.
“Lighting can make or... Read More