“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
When you find a design element you love, you return to it again and again. And so it is with Jana, our Featured Customer whom we visited in a May posting when she revealed the remodeling efforts in her lovely farmhouse kitchen. Jana chose Benjamin™ Bomber pendants and Wheeler™ Esso sconces for her space and liked the look so much she returned to those two families of lights for her dining and family rooms.Read More
Springtime got us in the mood to revive our gardens and summer has us wanting to play. From playing in the sprinklers in the back yard, frisbee in the front, or waxing the car in the driveway, this is the time of year to engage with the outdoors. If you’re like me, the garage is the ultimate hangout. Many fond summer memories were created while sipping on a glass of lemonade as I watched my dad grilling just outside.
This Father’s Day, we want to inspire you to clean our your Dad’s garage to make way for the ultimate man space. Here’s our list of man space essentials:
The first step towards an inviting garage is good seating. Incorporate unique pieces of furniture like these American-made Industrial Factory Stools for friends and family to come and linger on. Their durable powder coat or galvanized finishes and swivel tops are crafted to last.
Garage organization systems are much needed to control the clutter. A portable cart like the Sun Service Equipment Vintage Rolling Shop Cart adds nostalgic flair with its vintage engine analyzer bottom and restored wooden top. Coordinate this mobile work station with with other industrial elements like these Tapering Zinc Containers. Rugged storage containers come in a set of three: one for wood scraps, one for lawn tools, and then a catch all!
Don’t let your garage turn into a dark, unused space at night. Let it function 24/7 with proper lighting! Wall sconces like the Atomic Topless Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce may have a sleek and compact silhouette, but it is durable enough to weather high-traffic areas. For ample lighting in this space, try a shallow bowl ceiling light like the Skylark Stem Mount Pendant. If you’re looking for a utilitarian light, an 8″ Esso cord hung pendant is perfect! It’s porcelain finish will withstand bumps and damp conditions, while its cord hung mount will allow you to reposition it for your needs!