Surrounded by palm trees and the warm salt air of the nearby Intracoastal Waterway, Doug of Lighthouse Point, Florida, has no trouble feeling like he lives in the Sunshine State. His home, however, lacked the old Florida feel he wanted, so he started remodeling to bring some Key West character and charm to the late 1960s-era home.
“I tried to make the house look like an old Florida home with lap board siding and tongue-and-groove accents,” Doug says. When he started looking for exterior lighting, he wanted something that would last.Read More
Today we consider the humble garden shed. This utilitarian structure takes on many forms — from a simple lean-to to one of those two-story, metal monstrosities dropped on your lawn by the local big-box store.
Every now and then we find a customer who raises the bar on garden shed design, and today we feature Susan in Pennsylvania who did just that. A horticulturist and botanical illustrator, Susan owns a fair amount of garden equipment.Read More
We follow a lot of blogs here at Barn Light Electric and one of our favs is Design Sponge. In yesterday’s D*S post on pendant lighting, Grace Bonney wrote, “When it comes to making your house feel like a home, the best investment you can make is in pieces that will remain timeless.”
We couldn’t agree more! Some of the most timeless styles of lighting can be found in our Porcelain Enamel Collection of barn lights. We have taken many of the classic designs from companies like Goodrich®, Ivanhoe®, and Benjamin®, and updated them with a wide range of finish colors and options like cotton cords, wire cages, and cast guards to provide customers with a handcrafted light fixture that will stand the test of time, not only in durability but in style.Read More
With the US economy still struggling six years after the recession took hold, more consumers than ever are focusing on American made products. From locally grown foods and craft beer to clothing and yes, even barn lighting, consumers are realizing that the American-made label translates not only to jobs but to an amazing range of quality products. There is even a growing movement, reported today by CNBC, among American manufacturers to create and export their products as part of a strategic growth plan.Read More
Some marriages are made in heaven. Red wine and dark chocolate. Cal Ripken and the Orioles. Gladys and her Pips. Then there’s Mark and Kelley Ash. The architect-husband and artist-wife pair utilized their blend of talent and creativity to design and build Fox Heart Farm, their Alabama homestead. Recently featured on Houzz, the three-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot home sits on nine pastoral acres and showcases Kelley’s eclectic taste with a cacophony of texture and color in every room.Read More
In 2013, Pantone delighted the design world by naming Emerald Green as the color of the year. This Thursday, Pantone decided to refresh our color palettes by naming Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year. This fresh and feminine hue is popular for floral arrangements, but we are excited to see how it is infused in interior design. Here are some of our favorite complementary hues. Which one suits your style?Read More