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
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
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.
You never know what you’ll find at the flea market! Our friends at the Red Brick Barn, a rustic, two-story retreat in central Victoria, Australia, found some vintage warehouse shades at a local flea market and repurposed them for use in their communal dining room. The shades sported the classic green enamel finish when found at the flea market but were spray painted an off-white color leaving a hint of green showing at the rim as an accent.Read More
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.”
As a long-time fixture in Barn Light Electric’s graphics department, she has gone from a simple admirer of all things vintage to having a deep appreciation for the historic design of these products. “My style has always lent itself towards a vintage aesthetic (thanks mom for dragging me to all those antique stores every weekend as a kid) but working here has allowed me to refine my style.”Read More
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