With fall trend forecasts spreading like wildfire, we can’t help but ponder the history behind them. Words like “rustic” and “utilitarian” are commonplace influences on the list — but why?
The utilitarian lifestyle emphasizes the pursuit of function and happiness. It makes sense that surrounding ourselves with purpose-filled objects inspire us to be more industrious. As much as we love baubles and bookends, nothing beats a beautifully crafted product that reminds us of our hard-working roots.
Our products are our passion, but it’s hard not to pick favorites. Join our staff as they select some of their favorite Barn Light Electric goods for this special series of curated collections.
Barn Light Electric’s Art Director, Lauren Mitchell, loves vintage Americana style. In her collection of rustic kitchen accessories, she notes, “I love the combination of worn and weathered enamel with ultra-modern bare socket pendants.”
Earth Day is tomorrow! How are you celebrating? At Barn Light Electric, we love to recycle classic trends and give new life to abandoned materials through our upcycled products. We’re not the only people to embrace this lifestyle. So many independent crafters and brands have accepted the challenge of creating products out of recycled resources and we’re loving the result.
This Style Me Sunday, we have picked some of our favorite reycled and upcycled interior decorations and products to share from charming locals around the internet.Read More
When we spotted the utilitarian interiors of the Barista Parlour on Zarna’s Runway, we got the impression that someone on their interior design team had a little crush on vintage-inspired pendant lighting. With its high, vaulted ceilings, exposed wiring, and masculine wood accents, this coffee shop plays up the rustic side of commercial design. You can get this look by incorporating some of these antiquated details.Read More
If your bathroom still has its mid-century porcelain fixtures—especially if they are powdery pink!—it might be time for an upgrade! While we find this little feminine lavatory charming, its look is quite dated. We were, however, inspired by its details and palette and decided to perform our own imaginary remodel.
In our retro re-envisioning, we kept the aqua and blue hues and substituted the pink with classic white. Two of our other favorites elements were the white shag rug and streamlined wall sconces. The Whisper White Shag Rug would make a delightfully fluffy barrier between your feet and a cold tile floor, don’t you think? These Ultra Skinny Short ADA Sconces look extremely similar to the originals. They give this bathroom update a little modern flair. Amy Butler’s creative Shower Curtain is reminiscent of the original shower curtain; its aqua repeating pattern paired with these terry cloth Hand Towels’ add lots of energy and fun.
We’d recommend swapping out colored porcelain fixtures for traditional white finishes. The Pomezia 27” Console Stand Kit has the same look of the freestanding porcelain sink from the image. Beneath it, there’s space to store baskets full of towels or toilet paper rolls! This Oval Mirror with Swivel mount allows you to adjust your reflection, and its polished nickel finish coordinates perfectly with the vintage Standing Soap Dish and Crest Hook. If you still want colorful pops of porcelain, consider the Ivanhoe™ Marathon Porcelain Pendant. With vibrant finishes like jadite and cobalt blue, these shades would be a great way to incorporate more cool colors into this space!
Still missing the pink? This Champagne and Raspberries Handcrafted Soap gives a nod to the retro design while smelling rather delicious!
1. Crest Hook by Vintage Barn Lighting 2. Standing Soap Dish from Vintage Barn Lighting 3. Champagne and Raspberries Handcrafted Soap from AlaiynaBSoaps 4. Towels in Terry Aqua from Martha Stewart Collection 5. Shower Curtain by Amy Butler 6. Ivanhoe™ Marathon Porcelain Pendant from Barn Light Electric 7. Oval Mirror with Swivel from Barn Light Electric 8. Ultra Skinny Short ADA Sconce from Barn Light Electric 9. Pomezia 27” Console Stand Kit from Porcher 10. Whisper White Shag Rug from ModernRugsRead More
Beer and bowling belong together much like cold weather and clam chowder or good merlot and a hearty steak. The Theresa Restaurant, located in the heart of Munich, Germany, has combined the concept of good food, tasty brew, and bowling all served up in an urban industrial style setting. Working from a gray and white palette, the interior features dining tables crafted from reclaimed wooden flooring, linen baskets for bread, along with some modern touches like bare bulb pendants and concrete flooring. Oh, and there’s the bowling lane downstairs complete with a chalkboard wall for keeping score.Read More