In last Friday’s blog, we announced the launch of our new collection of Vented Warehouse Shades. These handsome fixtures have been updated with circle or slot-shaped vents in the neck to provide uplighting as well as downlighting through the classic warehouse shade design. These vented shades have their roots in early 20th century designs crafted by lighting giants such as Benjamin™, Ivanhoe™ and Goodrich™. Today’s Featured Customer hails from California where she chose our Vintage Benjamin™ Vented Warehouse Flush Mount Lights to give her kitchen an authentic look.Read More
With sales promos clogging up my inbox and Christmas carols blasting in every store, that can only mean one thing. Well, OK, maybe more than one thing.
What it does mean is that winter is just around the corner! And after all the merriment and mayhem of the holidays are over, in less than three weeks mind you, we will have to contend with all that Mother Nature dishes out with the coming of the season.Read More
“We recently moved into our apartment and wanted to add some character so that it didn’t feel like a cookie cutter apartment,” says Sarah of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. “We have a few pieces in the apartment that have warm, rustic charm so we wanted to build on that with the lighting.” Sarah, founder of the service organization Lori’s Hands, browsed numerous decorating blogs for inspiration and stumbled upon Barn Light Electric. Her search for the perfect light ended when she found our collection of Benjamin™ Stem Mount Lighting.Read More
Take one “sad-looking house” on a farm in Virginia, add in a recent retiree with a great eye and sense of delight, and you get one amazing makeover!
“I have admired Barn Light Electric fixtures for a long time,” says Susan Lange of Lexington, Virginia, “and when it came time to renovate, I bolted to your website for inspiration.” The original understated porch was removed and a new porch was added along with new roofing, vertical siding, a new door and windows plus an addition to the left of the house. With an interest in vintage lighting, Susan chose porcelain enamel fixtures for her new porch — the Benjamin™ Seaside Radial Wave Reflector Stem Light and the matching Goodrich™ Seaside Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light.Read More
In just a few short hours, Hurricane Sandy did $68 billion worth of damage to the New York/New Jersey shoreline. In the nine months since the disaster, residents have been slowly picking up the pieces. Today’s Featured Customer 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.
“Everything had to go after the storm because the water went throughout the entire downstairs ruining everything in its path,” Erica explains. “Appliances, carpets, walls, sheet rock, electronics, furniture, and mattresses all had to go.” Erica and her husband Justin, co-owners of The Whiskey Brooklyn, decided to change the style of their decor with the clean slate they now had.Read More
If you’re a regular reader of interior design blogs and drool over the professional photos on sites like Houzz and Remodelista, it may seem daunting to remodel your own space without the help of a professional designer. Today’s Featured Customer admits she’s no designer, but when she launched into a complete gutting of her 1991-era kitchen, she followed her heart in picking out new lighting.Read More