Jeri Cerutti describes herself as “a one-woman shop focusing on world design domination one room at a time.” Working out of the Greater Boston area, Jeri offers interior consulting and one-day redecorating services through Simply Sophisticated Spaces to a variety of clients. Occasionally, a larger project comes her way which was the case when she met Reuben and Cynde Smith.
“Rueben had his eye on a former truck maintenance facility to become the home for his Tumblehome Boatshop,” Jeri says. Reuben grew up in the boatbuilding business, working alongside his father and uncle, learning the time-honored craft of building and restoring wooden boats. In addition to having more room for plying his trade, Reuben wanted space for a lobby, office, galley/break room, restrooms, and a conference room/library. Jeri called on Jim Kelly, of JPK Construction in Albany, New York, to lend a hand.Read More
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays thanks to warm weather, plenty of good food, and no presents to wrap. It’s a great day to celebrate our nation’s birthday with family and friends, and maybe take advantage of a sale or two. The annual Barn Light Electric Fourth of July Sale is in full swing and you can save 10% storewide*. We have launched so many new products this spring, you are sure to find the perfect pendant, wall sconce, or table lamp for your home or office. One of our most popular deep bowl pendant lights, the Wesco, got a new look with an uplighting feature. The Wesco Uplight Cord Hung Pendant comes in four shade sizes including a bountiful 18″ size that would make a dynamic statement over the dining room table. The Wesco Uplight is also available in a chain hung mount, a stem mount and as a gooseneck light. So how did the Father’s Day gifts go over last month? It’s not too late to surprise the man in your life with some rugged industrial lighting for the garage, workshop, or home office. The Brewster Pendant exudes manliness with its clean cut, streamline style straight from the Atomic Age. American made from commercial grade materials, this modern ring pendant can be customized with one of more than two dozen finish colors plus cording and glass options. It’s also available as an LED pendant! And if you’re looking for the very latest in LED lighting, you’ve found it in our Rustic LED collection. Utilizing compact LED technology from Cree, a leader in creative LED technology, these fixtures feature an LED light source that is guaranteed to provide a minimum of 50,000 hours of light. Save time and money on energy and maintenance costs and no more bulbs to change! This Brisbane LED Cord Hung Pendant can be customized to your specifications with finish, guard, glass, and cording options to create a look to complement your kitchen, porch, or living space. American made, hand crafted to last for years, and easy on the environment. Learn more about our new rustic LED collection here and have a safe and happy 4th of July! LED Cast Guard Fixtures by Barn Light Electric from Barn Light Electric on Vimeo.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.Read More
Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed doors of the Barn Light Electric R&D department? Odd pieces and parts lie on every available surface, there’s a constant demand for coffee, and we hear plenty of muttering going on. It’s all in a day’s work as the team creates new fixtures that honor the history and style of vintage lighting.
And while we have launched many new products over the last several years, the R&D team hits one out of the park today with a collection that truly embodies the spirit of our motto — where vintage and modern collide.Read More
The zoo is one place you never outgrow. No matter if you’re three or 83, there’s a special joy that comes from watching wild creatures in their natural habitats doing what they do. And here in Brevard County, Florida, we are blessed with a wonderful community zoo that enjoys support from many including Barn Light Electric.
Rated by Trip Advisor as the eighth highest consumer-rated zoo in the country, the Brevard Zoo entertains more than 400,000 visitors each year. In celebration of their 20th birthday, the zoo recently opened their newest exhibit — Meerkat Hamlet.
The meerkat exhibit gives visitors an up close look at these precocious and highly social mammals and Barn Light Electric was proud to support this exhibit with some new barn lighting to help guide visitors along their way.
“The theme of this area of the zoo is Expedition Africa and the new lighting follows the rustic look of your African journey,” says Deputy Director Jon Brangan. “Our goal was to select fixtures that best fit the look and feel of the new meerkat exhibit while also connecting the rest of the Expedition Africa area of the zoo. Each fixture and finish were chosen to complement the surrounding features and landscape.”
Jon worked with local landscape architect, Susan Hall, to select the barn lights for each area. On this walkway, the Universal Gooseneck Light was chosen for its classic shape and rustic, mid-century look. These American made gooseneck barn lights were customized wtih a 10″ shade, Bronze finish, and a cast guard with clear crackle glass. The shades are mounted to a G1 straight gooseneck arm.
In this space, the Universal Gooseneck Lights are a bit bigger with a 16″ shade and sport a Galvanized finish with guard and clear crackle glass. Since Brevard County does get severe weather on occasion — we’re famous for afternoon thunderstorms in the summer — these larger gooseneck lights are installed with a G36 Adjustable 2-Arm Heavy Duty Gooseneck Arm.
The zoo hosts nighttime events and this new lighting, with its wide spread of downward focused light, will help improve safety when visitors wander the paths after dark.
For this animal viewing area, the Blue Collar Stem Mount Pendant provides plenty of light and even more style with its industrial style cage and guard design. This sturdy stem mount pendant features a 14″ shade in a Galvanized finish, clear crackle glass, and a six-inch stem. American made from commercial grade materials, this ceiling pendant is wet rated for both indoor and outdoor locations.
“We have really enjoyed working with Barn Light Electric and the quality of the fixtures is outstanding,” Jon says. “The best part is just how good they look and seeing the finishes come together. It’s so nice to have high quality lighting in an area that has never had lighting before.”
There are a few must-haves this wanna-be decorator desires for her home: High vaulted ceilings, vintage decor everywhere, clean-and-cozy furniture, and lots and lots of color! I thrive in these spaces. So, imagine my delight when designer Emily Henderson announced their new house and plans to redecorate with all of my favorite elements. Not only was her “happy, calm and surprising” scheme exactly what I love, but she revealed her mid-century home that me scooping my chin off the floor.Read More