Happy May Day! With the early days of spring behind us and the promise of summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to turn attention to outdoor living spaces. Many of us take advantage of the improved weather to revitalize our homes for the upswing in activity that’s sure to come. Backyard wiffle ball games, impromptu happy hour on the porch, or maybe an evening dip in the pool if you’re lucky enough to have one!
Exterior lighting can help make your outdoor spaces not only safer and more functional, but they add personality to your home and, in many instances, become a focal point of your décor on the front porch or... Read More
We love people with a passion. And just like our fervent devotion to vintage-inspired lighting, the people at Rafterhouse are dedicated to the careful renovation and preservation of post-war era ranch homes. Austin King and business partner Chris Liles have focused their Phoenix, Arizona, business on transforming these spaces into modern-day dream homes.
“We hate seeing ranch homes lose their charm,” Austin says. “We strive to build, enhance, and upgrade these homes while staying true to their historical roots and the character and integrity of the neighborhoods they reside in.”
A recent project, located in the Arcadia neighborhood of... Read More
When the majority of Barn Light Electric employees are winding down in the late afternoon, Brian Krauss is just getting started. As the Evening Shift Supervisor, Brian oversees those who work the second shift at Barn Light Manufacturing where our extensive and ever-growing collection of vintage-inspired lighting and home decor products are hand crafted each day.
Brian got his start almost three years ago prepping shades for powder coating, then moved up to Team Lead in the paint department before being promoted to his current supervisory position. The Titusville native ensures that the night shift runs smoothly in paint, inventory, and the machine shop and takes... Read More
Spring is in full bloom and the urge to clean out, refresh, and renew after the long winter has taken hold. But after you’ve gotten rid of the dust bunnies and cleaned the smudges off the windows, does your space still cry out for something new?
Nothing adds a pop of color more than porcelain enamel. Spring is a great time to cast a critical eye at your lighting and take the opportunity to change things up. To help out, we’re giving you our Top Ten Reasons to Shop Porcelain Enamel this spring! Drum roll please….
Reason #10: Help keep this economy moving! All of our porcelain enamel lighting and porcelain enamel dinnerware are American made of... Read More
Our expert for today’s Design 101: lesson brings a wealth of experience backed by two master’s degrees and study at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence. Regan Billingsley, of Regan Billingsley Interiors in Kensington, Maryland, embraces fun, functional design and harbors a deep passion for color. We asked Regan to talk about how to incorporate barn style lighting into mid century modern homes.
Regan: The farmhouse style of lighting originated in the 1920’s when the need for more industrial types of lighting developed out of a post-war economic boom. There was a need for increased lighting in factories, as well as commercial environments... Read More
What is it about waking up in the middle of the night with a perfectly wonderful idea? Is it because we finally turn off our brains to sleep and that nugget of brilliance can finally surface?
For Katy Kindred, her mind was a turmoil of construction, renovation, and opening day details for the new restaurant she and her husband Joe were opening in Davidson, North Carolina, earlier this year. She had fallen in love with our Graniteware Bowl Collection, especially the creamy Jadite dotted with black speckles, but she couldn’t figure out how to use the bowls in their new space.
“I wanted that pop of color on the tables but wasn’t sure how to... Read More