It’s mid-January, so at this point you should have moved out of your holiday, sloth-like funk. You’ve enjoyed the company of family, as well as more than enough holiday decorations throughout the neighborhood. With that being said, it’s time to start thinking forward to the future and updating your home for the years to come.
Thinking about the upcoming years may leave you wondering, “What will be popular for that long?” After all, why open up your wallet for something that will be out of style before you even get it home? We’ve done the research for you and put together a few of our favorite pieces seen in stores right now. The 2012 Summer Olympics being held in London are sure to bring people from all over the world with their individual cultures and beliefs blending in one area. This wouldn’t be the first time a sporting event inspired interior designers. Expect to see the re-emergence of bright colors associated with mid-century, retro decor. This trend will last well into the autumn and winter months, then throughout 2013. Get on top of things now with our trend spotting guide, and you’re sure to be the envy of the block.
Retro patterns reminiscent of the Art Deco era from Ocean Drive, South Beach are popping up everywhere. Check out the White Lacquer Headboard along with the brass Sunburst Mirror. Along with the bright and cheery colors in the duvet cover, it wouldn’t be surprising to spot this bedroom all over Pinterest and the blogosphere. A modern floor lamp finishes up the space. The Disco Round Floor Lamp with a yellow spandex shade brings in the last touch of mid-century appeal as well as a functional lighting choice. Since it is a floor lamp, it can be moved throughout your home, transitioning with the design trends you’re expecting in the future.Read More
Throughout your home or apartment, you’re sure to have areas that need extra lighting, but lack the space or proper electrical hookups. Whether it’s due to lack of wiring or a low ceiling height, our traditional pendants and sconces don’t always appeal to everyone. That leaves you with a basic solution that is sometimes forgotten about – creative, modern floor lamps.
If you’re on the hunt for a contemporary light, but aren’t willing to go with something found in a big box store, Barn Light Electric has an easy solution. Our Macintosh Torchiere Floor Lamp is constructed from clean, fashionable lines. When paired with an etched glass shade above, the Torchiere projects lite upwards, allowing it to gracefully bathe the room in soft light.
Are you looking for something a little bit more discreet, but doesn’t sacrifice style? The Obscure Floor Lamp is exactly that – obscure. The Satin Aluminum finish is muted and neutral, careful not to distract from other pieces in your room. Since it is such a universal piece, the Obscure Lamp can be moved from room to room over the years.
Both the Macintosh Torchiere and Obscure Floor Lamp have coordinating table lamps for your occasional and end tables. For the match for the Torchiere, check out the Ensor Table Lamp. The white linen shade filters light to be a bit easier on the eyes, while the base has the same art deco lines as its floor lamp counterpart. On the other hand, the Bauhaus Table Lamp is identical to the Obscure, just a mini version. The same shade as the Obscure diffuses light much like the Ensor, and has an easy to reach on/off switch.
Got questions on any of our modern floor and table lamps? Contact us, and we’d be glad to help you out!Read More
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1.) Minimalist Polished Brass Pendant + Edison Bulbs: $118.99
2.) West Elm Sundial Outdoor Pillow: $29.00
3.) Anthropology Savannah Story Bust, Gazelle: $68.00
4.) Barn Light Electric Bo 60′s Floor Arc Lamp: $415.00
5.) West Elm Tulip Leather Chair: $699.00
6.) Natural Tree Stump Side Table: $199.00
7.) Safari & Zebra Rugs: $549.00-$749.00
With all the previous weeks’ talk of World Cup in South Africa, we were inspired by the variety of animals and prints we saw. Each piece represents years of culture and are often hand made. This week’s online shopping trip and Style Guide led us to creating a space dedicated to such a beautiful country, most of us can only dream of visiting.
Most of our findings today come from Barn Light Electric and West Elm, a division of Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma. Similarly priced to Ikea, their furniture and accessories are ideal for dressing up apartments or redecorating on a budget.
As with traditional African decor, we brought in several elements and textiles by combining animal prints, wooden accent tables, and leather club chairs. We added a few accents with warm, natural toned pillows and a one of a kind Gazelle bust (also available in an equally awesome Rhino or Giraffe). These pieces are ideal for several areas in the home – simply throw in an oversized, white down comforter with a wood headboard for a bedroom, or add in a dark desk to jazz up a home office or den.
No room is complete without proper accent lighting. For this we chose to group together several Minimalist Polished Brass Pendants with Nostalgic Edison Bulbs. Their simplistic style does not add to the business of the prints, but merely brings in a touch of sophistication by quietly dropping in and providing a soft glow. To be placed by the club chair, we chose the Barn Light Electric Bo 60′s Floor Arc Lamp. This retro styled lamp swings over the chair and is ideal for studying or weekend reading. Its dark toned shade, resembles that of natural wood and paired with orange, brings in a touch of retro wonder.Read More
Posted by on Jun 8, 2010 | 0 comments
Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy
Our blog photo today comes from one of the most popular design blogs on the web today – Apartment Therapy. Whether you have an apartment, cottage, loft, or home, Apartment Therapy provides tips, tricks, advice, and inspiration to all its readers.
By providing a House Tour of a 3,000 square foot Massachusetts home, we stumbled across this photo capturing two similar Barn Light Electric products from our Modern Floor Lamp and Modern Ceiling Fans categories. Not everyone knows that Barn Light Electric carries more than, well, barn lighting. We carry a variety of products ranging from Victorian and Arts & Crafts, to Mid Century and Modern designs. The photo today brings together both city and rural design, while staying true to the original 1950′s Peacock Farms roots, by creating a livable space, accented with eclectic Mid Century findings.
Although made of solid metal materials, the Stratos Ceiling Fan appears to lightly float near the open, sloped ceiling above. Without intruding, its sleek aluminum appearance blends in with dual modern sofas below and can quietly provide air circulation above when needed. Ceiling fans were not widely used in the 1950′s, but in 1986, the Stratos Ceiling Fan was designed and made of a solid, one piece, die-cast rotor. Today, this look remains the signature element of nearly all modern fan designs. Available in multiple blade colors and sizes, the Stratos Ceiling Fan also can be customized with light kits and remote controls for high ceilings.
The iconic 1960′s style floor lamp will arc to almost 94 inches overhead or can be retracted back to almost 78 inches. The Satin Nickel shade and stem are supported by a solid 15 inch white marble base, and whereas some table lamps can be bulky and in the way, the Bo 60′s Floor Arc Lamp has a slender neck that gracefully drapes desired lighting over seating areas practically unannounced. Today, prices for these lamps in their original condition can fetch almost $2,000 each, but with Barn Light Electric, you can bring the Bo 60′s Floor Arc Lamp into your dwelling for a fraction of the cost.Read More
Originally designed in France during the 17th Century, with candles instead of electric light bulbs of course, came along the floor lamp. From 17th Century to Modern Design, Barn Light Electric’s Cooper Dome Floor Lamp design has only been tweaked here and there. True history in design is made when very little needs to be done after the initial product is made. That would be the case with this fixture. With Polished Chrome, Satin Nickel, Rose Bronze or Satin Brass as finish choices you are surely to find a finish that will match your decor. With the Cooper Dome Floor Lamp, you can utilize it as a functional accent light to your den or living space, or adjust it down to a reading level and indulge in a good novel. With many options and uses, the Barn Light Electric Cooper Dome Floor Lamp is sure to complement your interior space and light up your room.
There is nothing more detrimental to the overall appearance and of your modernly decorated room than the addition of a subpar lamp that does not reflect the cohesive modern design that is established through your modern decor. The market for modern lamps has lacked innovative lamp products that actually reflect true contemporary designs based on art and style from historical modern movements. Our Modern Table and Floor Lamps display influences from the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstatte, Bauhaus School, International Style, Late Modernism, Post Modernism, and Contemporary movements. These influences add to the authentic look and feel of our modern lamps, each lamp maintains its modern appearance by the composition of durable materials with various options on finishes and shades. Until now most lamps lacked the elements of eclectic, modern, traditional, and sculptural influence; which is the main focus of all modern designs. The free form, organic lines of our Table Lamps and Floor Lamps contribute to the minimal functionalism that these lamps exhibit. By focusing on form and function the true essence of modern design is evident in the bold profile of these lamps, creating an innovative product line.