Spring is lurking just around the corner and you’re getting the itch. Not the allergy kind. It’s more of the itch to give your home a fresh look. And two of the most powerful options at your disposal, even if you’re not an avid DIYer, are color and lighting. So let’s breathe some new life into one of the most used rooms in the house — the kitchen.
Perhaps you’ve grown tired of builder beige on the walls. Bring home some of those sample bottles of paint and splash it around. Be bold! Try something new! Live with it for a week and see how the colors look at different times of the day. With minimal investment, you might just find the perfect shade!Read More
I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Atlanta where I attended the Design Bloggers Conference along with more than 400 bloggers, interior designers, and suppliers from around the country. The experience was invigorating and not just because one of the free gifts was a German-made shower head with a massaging whirl spray!
The lineup of speakers included the lovely and always entertaining Candice Olson, host of HGTV’s Divine Design and Candice Tells All. She dished about her background, her inspirations, and her thoughts on lighting.Read More
So now that you are familiar with all the wonderful characteristics of porcelain enamel lighting, you’ve decided to take the plunge! As one of the hardest and longest lasting finishes you can buy, porcelain enamel is the best choice for exterior lighting, but that oh-so-shiny surface makes it stylish enough for indoor applications too. But how do you decide which fixture is right for your space? Look no further than Barn Light Electric’s Pinterest boards for inspiration!
There you can find all sorts of lights collected on boards categorized by color, room, and design. For example, if your garage could use some task lighting, check out our Home Exteriors and Garage Design board. This beautiful red Ivanhoe™ Avalon Warehouse Porcelain Pendant adds the perfect splash of color to this utilitarian space.
Or if sprucing up your kids’ room is on the chore list for this fall, consider our Bunk and Bedroom Decor board where you’ll find loads of inspiration like this delightful yellow and gray nursery topped off with a Benjamin™ Dino Porcelain Stem Mount Light. That porcelain finish will be much easier to keep clean than a two-year-old!
We also have Pinterest boards classified by color so if you know what color you’re looking for, browse our color boards for the perfect fixture. The I Dream of Jadite board is quite popular as the creamy mint color is one of the hottest design colors of the year. Aren’t these Jadite Benjamin™ Bomber Pendants just gorgeous?
And if you just like to browse design boards, don’t miss the Utilitarian Chic board which features a pin of our adorable Porcelain Enamel Cups. These handy vessels are perfect for ice cream and juice or as decorative vases for all your fall flowers! Be inspired!Read More
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s deadly rush onto the New York and New Jersey coastlines, we are hearing more about rebuilding efforts as residents pick up the pieces, sort out the insurance paperwork, and, in many cases, rebuild. One of our Featured Customers owns a vacation home in Ship Bottom, New Jersey, on Long Beach Island which saw 16″ of water in the interior during the height of the storm. Erica and her husband had to start from scratch in renovating their space.Read More
When you’re dashing out the door to school and work, you need a room design that lets you flow easily through the morning’s details without tripping over anyone in the rush. This entry is very functional with its wide hall and long bench to accommodate those putting on shoes, yet it offers so much more than a sparse, utility-room look. Along with the stylish slate flooring and beadboard detailing, the rugged warehouse shade lighting provides plenty of down light so car keys don’t go missing at the last minute.Read More
When considering exterior lighting choices, many factors come into play. A fixture must be rated for wet locations of course and constructed of high quality materials that can handle the sun, wind, rain, and whatever frozen precipitation may fall in your part of the world. When all the reviews are in, porcelain enamel lighting is the champ not only for durability but also for the shiniest finish of any light on the market.Read More