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.Read More
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!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.Read More
At some point in life, your Summer reading list included classics like To Kill A Mockingbird, A Streetcar Named Desire, or a short story or two from Flannery O’Conner. The Southern gothic genre has been a staple in American literature with its larger-than-life characters, haunting yet familiar settings, and melancholy plot lines. Southern gothic interior design has embraced the weathered ornaments of this genre, and we’ve recently spotted its influence in the Savannah, GA scene.Read More
While Washington, DC is steeped in history, not all of it is located on The Mall. Today’s Featured Customer recently remodeled the kitchen in her 19th century row house and chose a classic vintage pendant to highlight the island.
“We wanted an eclectic style,” Sara says. “The island is wrapped with blueish-green boards from an old porch ceiling (the drawer fronts are walnut) and we wanted to ground the bright color with deep warm browns in the lights, copper sink, and walnut butcher block counter.” Sara chose the Bond Small Pendant, a 10″ fixture featuring a Textured Rustic Bronze finish with a Waxed Natural Copper shade.
“We wanted the lights to coordinate with the copper sink and the walnut butcher block top and we loved the two-tone look of the lights,” she explains. “We were looking for something not too heavy and nothing with glass — I don’t like to clean glass!” The Bond Small Pendant, like many in this collection of vintage pendant lights, has roots in Colonial, Victorian, and Art Deco styles. With timeless charm, these ceiling lights add a touch of history to any residential or commercial space and many offer updated finish colors and options.
The Bond also comes in a shallower design as the Bond Large Pendant. This 18″ wide shade throws a generous span of light and would be suitable for kitchen islands like Sara’s as well as dining room tables, game rooms, or in commercial settings such as restaurants, pubs, or boutiques. The Bond Large Pendant can be customized with a solid Textured Rustic Bronze finish or with the Natural Copper shade to give the two-tone look Sara chose.
“We loved the two-toned look and the historic, but not fussy, style of the lights,” Sara says. “The shape is fun and playful without too much bulk to block the open lines and the view.”
Photos courtesy of the homeowner
It’s Sunday morning and we have classic, whimsical spaces on the brain. We’re dreaming of the perfect place to our enjoy freshly brewed coffee and homemade banana bread…a Nostalgic Americana Kitchen! In our cozy dream kitchen, we’d opt out of the stereotypical red-white-and-blue scheme while keeping our favorite time-honored accents like graniteware and patchwork.
Let the light in with open and airy windows. Let the sun create a reflected color palette by lining salvaged wine bottles and vintage oil containers in the window pane. Fill them with fresh wildflowers and dried herbs for a natural accent.Read More