In last Friday’s post, we introduced you to John Colaneri, who just wrapped up his second season of Cousins Undercover on HGTV along with his cousin Anthony Carrino. John and his wife recently purchased a piece of land in northern New Jersey where John has put his years of construction expertise to work on his first ground-up building project. The couple are putting down roots in their new home that mixes old elements with new to create a contemporary design with a sense of history and timeless style.
“The house is truly nestled into the woods but we’re only five minutes from downtown so it’s easy for us to go out to dinner or even catch the... Read More
Many stout-hearted homeowners tackle major renovations with big dreams. But sometimes, even with the deep pockets that big dreams require, some renovations are doomed from the start. When Jeff and his wife Stephanie, of Columbus, Ohio, purchased a cottage at Indian Lake, they initially planned a major remodel of the structure. But when they discovered the foundation was severely deteriorated, they decided to tear it down and start over.
“We built a 1,000-square-foot, cottage-style lake house that has some vintage, barn-style characteristics,” says Jeff, president of Chester A. Smith Marble & Granite Company, an 86-year-old marble and granite fabricator... Read More
It’s been a busy week here at Barn Light Electric! One of our favorite food bloggers, Sommer Collier of A Spicy Perspective, is giving away a set of our porcelain enamel bowls this week plus we got a nice plug on CNBC that featured our Solid Copper Bowls as a great American-made gift for the holidays.
So we’ve had a load of new friends popping up on Facebook who are exploring our site for perhaps the very first time. As our name suggests, we do love barn style lighting here. Rustic and rugged RLM-inspired warehouse shades are some of our most popular fixtures, however, we also embrace vintage, mid century modern, and contemporary looks too. If you’ve... Read More
Here at Barn Light Electric, our hearts are full. As we approach Thanksgiving, we have much to be grateful for including our new manufacturing facility that opened in October and our incredible Barn Light Electric family. These hard-working and creative souls are the spirit behind our American made lighting and each one plays a role in crafting the highest quality lights and home decor items just for you.
To celebrate this year’s holiday, Barn Light Electric is offering customers 10 percent off storewide* now through December 2nd. Simply enter the code THANKS13 at checkout to receive your discount. And shipping is free!
Wouldn’t your holiday table look... Read More
We’re excited to roll out two more additions to the site this week, the new and improved Chestnut Collection and our special “spoke top” pendant light fixtures.
Inspired by turn-of-the-century utility lights, our Spoke Top collection features classic cord-hung shades with intricate metal guards that protect the cup and socket. Who would have thought that rugged factory lighting accessories would be considered charming kitchen lighting? For a little industrial edge, select the spoke top as a custom option for our Fargo or Homestead cord hung pendant lights. Find out how these fixtures are more than meets the eye after the jump!
One of the special... Read More
We meet a lot of professionals day in and day out, and it’s always a pleasure to meet architects, builders, and designers who have a true passion for what they do — for their business, their product, and their customers. Matt and Jeff Balmer are fourth-generation builders who have spent much of their life in residential construction. As partners of Lands End Development in Crosslake, Minnesota, the brothers have grown their company much in the same way as we have here at Barn Light Electric — on the principles of quality, creativity, value and service.
Jeff recently undertook a very special renovation and building project on Lake Obrien where his... Read More