Spring is a busy time here at Barn Light Electric as people emerge from the winter doldrums and get motivated to work on home renovation projects. In our business, spring also means it’s time for the annual LIGHTFAIR International Conference which brings together the industry’s leading manufacturers to talk lights, announce new products, and showcase the latest technologies.
The hot topic this year is LED lighting according to our crack team of barn light experts who descended upon the Javits Center in New York City for this year’s show.
“We had a steady flow of traffic on Day 1,” says Melanie, East Coast Commercial Sales Manager... 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
In the seaside town of Sag Harbor, decorator Natasha Esch and her husband, Matthew Coffin, have painstakingly restored and renovated an historic 19th-century storefront building. Using a mix of rustic wood and industrial metal decor, the pair created a stunning environment for Esch’s penchant toward European midcentury design. A variety of midcentury chairs dot the open floor plan featuring refinished oak flooring and, in the soaring space above, rustic posts and beams recycled from an old barn add warmth and a sense of strength.
Hanging from those beams and focusing light directly below are hefty, deep bowl pendants much like our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl... Read More
We spent much of the 1970s and ’80s being bombarded with the message that new is better than old. Lease a new car then turn it in and get another new one. Use a new plastic bottle each day instead of filling up a glass. Luckily, there’s been a significant shift of late towards preserving the past. Upcycling, reusing, and repurposing are no longer fringe concepts but words to live by!
Like many people, we love finding old treasures like vintage barn lights. Ones that have been in use for decades and, with a little TLC, can be made like new again for many more years of service. Barn Light Electric grew from the excitement of finding old lighting fixtures made... Read More
The bleak midwinter is upon us. With the polar vortex bearing down and wind chills plummeting even in the southeast, we’re looking for anything warm and bright to liven up our day. Out in Austin, Texas, Carrie need look no further than her lovely kitchen to see a bright pop of happy yellow thanks to the industrial pendant lighting she recently purchased for her new home.
“Everything else in our house is white so we wanted fun, bright pops of color with our lights,” she says. Carrie chose the classic shape of an RLM warehouse shade for over the island with the Old Dixie Stem Mount Pendant. She customized these hand crafted, American-made ceiling lights... Read More
In Monday’s blog, we visited with Brian in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where his stunning new Craftsman-style home sits on eight rolling acres of land complete with hay fields, deep woods, and bubbling creeks. For much of the home’s exterior, Brian chose classic, American-made gooseneck lighting. Today we take a peek inside to see how Brian and his wife chose to light up the interior of their home.
“We were going for a vintage farmhouse feel with basic Craftsman elements to mimic the simple style of a North Carolina farm house,” Brian explains. “One of the best compliments we have received was when our landscape designer came in and... Read More