Decorating your home’s recreational space can be one of the most fun projects you’ll ever undertake. It’s got to be better than remodeling the bathroom, right? After all, no matter if you have a den, play room, home theater, or man cave, the end result will be a space where you spend many enjoyable hours doing what you love whether it’s watching the latest action adventure flick, playing five card stud, or destroying your next-door neighbor on Mario Kart Wii.
The big attraction in this elegant game room is obviously the pool table kept carefully under wraps, but we love the warm wood, the expansive bar, and the natural modern pendant lighting, something not usually found in rec spaces which are often relegated to the basement. This genteel space is further enhanced by the pendants overhanging the pool table. These closely resemble our Krishna Pendant, part of our ever growing collection of Modern Pendants. This line of lighting is identified by sleek lines and simple cylindrical shades and have been designed for contemporary tastes and spaces.
The Krishna Modern Pendant comes in three sizes from a medium sized 16″ to a very generous 30″ shade. The outer shade is augmented by a smaller, inner shade that adds texture and depth to the overall look of the fixture. The Krishna comes in two sleek, modern finishes — black brass with a bronze shade or satin nickel with silver shade. There’s also a matching Krishna Table Lamp!
Prefer something a bit smaller over the pool table or bar? Check out the Globe 1-Light Pendant which is fine flying solo or even better hung in pairs. The Globe Pendant features etched white glass to provide a soft glow of light within its 7″ diameter shade. It is available in a polished nickel or satin nickel finish to complement any modern home décor scheme.
Memorial Day is the perfect time to purchase new lights for your space during our annual Memorial Day Sale. Use the discount code MEMORIAL12 to take 10% off any applicable fixture. See website for details!
Top photo courtesy Johnson & Associates Architects, Inc.Read More
Thursday we presented you with a simple bedside vignette; it had stark white walls that made a big impact using three accent colors. Today we feature another bedroom photo from Apartment Therapy, but this one is definitely not lacking in wall color. Normally design experts will tell you to avoid sticking to one color in a room, but we couldn’t resist this suite, bathed in all sorts of green shades. There is nothing better than a tastefully decorated bedroom that showcases different design styles, right?
As always, balancing vibrant colors with a little white keeps the room light and easy on the eyes – take note of the primarily white quilt and the crisp white trim around the window. Over sized polished nickel side tables are elegant and refined against the deeper shades of green and the traditional dresser in the corner. Mismatched table lamps on the dresser and bedside tables work together seamlessly – only then is the bedroom lighting brought to another level by the vintage wall sconce found on the left.
The retro black lamp next to the bed is similar to the Disco Table Lamp. Utilizing spandex as the lampshade, it has a bit more edge than your typical linen shade. Also available in various colors, the Disco Table Lamp can be used in those white rooms that need a little extra oomph.
Now, check out that small wall sconce – almost identical to the Newnan Bath Light, it balances out the rustic linens and refined furniture. Don’t let the name deter you; the Newnan can be used in any room throughout your home that needs a distinguished wall lamp - not just a bathroom. The satin nickel finish along with the creamy white shade won’t clash with any existing décor you already have, so it makes the perfect light to incorporate as an afterthought.
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Luxurious – a term that defines anything fabulous, flashy and essentially comfortable. It also happens to be the term that best defines the bedroom featured today from House Beautiful. Usually luxurious styles come in all forms, from gold leaf touches to lush, velvet accents. Well, perhaps trends have circled around again, or this inviting bedroom has just turned into today’s elegant classic; it was featured in the January 2009 issue – nearly three years ago.
The designer of the room, Stephen Shubel, didn’t want the entire room to be over the top, but to remain ornate enough for a modern day Marie Antoinette. That’s why he opted for a plush red velour headboard with matching bed skirt. Because of this huge pop of color, Shubel chose to keep the rest of the room outfitted in white, ivory and black, with the occasional pink or red accessory. Simple accent furniture, like the stools at the end of the bed, and the modest wood side tables keep things toned down, but a pink throw blanket on the printed armchair remind you of the splendor of the space. For you married ladies out there that have had a hard time convincing your husband for a more feminine space, try showing him this room. It may not take too long to change his mind!
Along with the accent furniture, Shubel kept the bedside lighting simple too. Vintage wall sconces may have worked, but could have distracted from the eye-catching headboard. Modern table lamps, like the Disco Table Lamp, coordinate with the opulent atmosphere, but definitely don’t take away from the rest of the room. After all, we do love to see barn lights, but there is a time and a place for the understated yet classic table lamp. Plus, because the Disco Table Lamp isn’t hardwired to a junction box, it can be moved throughout the house as design tastes change.
Top Photo Courtesy of House Beautiful
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
With a busy schedule, finding enough time to tackle even the smallest home improvement projects can be a major challenge. If you’re looking for a quick and simple way to beautify a room, consider adding one of our metal barn lamps to a desk, end table or bookshelf.
Our barn lamps are cherished for their eye-catching design and unique style. As you can see in the photo above, each Machine Age Lamp displayed on the industrial factory cart has noticeably different features compared to traditional lamps. These well constructed pieces feature a metal warehouse shade design as opposed to cloth or linen shades. The shade design is not only easy on the eyes, but is easily wiped clean as opposed to others which can collect dirt and dust over time.
These lamps are a natural fit in industrial, modern age or country style rooms. Their round metal shades were inspired by America’s Machine Age, when steel factories were running at full speed and manufacturing was at its peak. You may recognize this RLM warehouse shade design from our Old Dixie gooseneck or pendant lighting styles.
These Barn Light Machine Age Lamps can be customized in tons of different finish options. Country-style raw copper is just one of more than 50 finishes available to help you choose a style that suits your interior. If these barn lamps weren’t quite what you were searching for, Barn Light Electric also offers a wide selection of Swing Arm Lamps and Task Lamps that can be paired with many of our coordinating vintage or modern pendants and wall sconces.
Were you searching for this style of barn lamp? Oftentimes referred to as a barn light on our website, these warehouse shades are a great matching ceiling pendant to the barn lamps shown above. Consider hanging these above a kitchen island or sink, while accessorizing an off set seating area or living room with a couple Machine Age Table Lamps!Read More
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1.) Etsy Perpetual Magnetic Calendar: $20.00
2.) Etsy Simplex School Wall Clock: $69.00
3.) Room & Board Eames Desk Unit by Herman Miller $1,299.00
4.) Barn Light Electric Machine Age Table Lamp: $259.00
5.) Barn Light 17″ Warehouse Pendant: $189.00
6.) Design Within Reach Eames Aluminum Management Chair: $1,849.00
7.) Ikea Koldby Cowhide Rug: $249.00
In the days of online businesses and working from home, I often wonder what it would be like to wake up each morning, walk across the hallway, and sit down to work – talk about a dream commute. But is it always so great? It takes the right type of person to do so – the type of person that can stay motivated, focused, and ultimately be productive. Today’s world of paid bloggers, traveling salesmen, and crafty Etsy designers, have allowed many to experience this.
So what’s the trick to getting the job done from home? Gather your things and put together an inspiring workspace that fits your needs and helps keeps you on task! Keep in mind, everyone will have different goals or needs, but today’s Style Guide is great for the freelance designers or bloggers who crave color and unique inspirations.
Start with your desk – this is a place you need to feel comfortable at since you’ll be spending most of your day here. When shopping around, keep in mind the amount of work/ table space, if any, that you’ll need. In this case, less is not more! Think ahead for drawer or file space – Room and Board has a great selection of modern and traditional styles. Unique features to this room include western inspired cowhide rug from Ikea, and a couple Etsy finds that include a black and white schoolhouse clock, and a super cool magnetic perpetual calendar. Simply move the numbers around month after month to re-create a useful, unique work of art. Don’t have a magnetic surface? Hang a piece of galvanized sheet metal – industrial and magnetic!
And as always, we finish our rooms by adding in one of a kind, unique lighting options! After scouting out the selection of Barn Light Electric products online, I decided on our vintage inspired Machine Age Table Lamp in a black finish and the galvanized Warehouse Pendant with red wire cage. Table lamps work great day or night, and this one in particular can be customized in almost 50 finish options and three sizes. Table lamps are optimal for reading, typing, or hobbies and ultimately cut down on eye strain.
Ceiling lighting comes in numerous styles and options at Barn Light Electric. The galvanized finish for the Warehouse Pendant provides an industrial, raw look by pairing the shade with a red wire cage. This feature brings in an added pop of color, providing your office with a functional conversation piece for you and any prospective clients to enjoy. This and many other pendant lighting fixtures are available in over 50 finish options and multiple sizes. Group multiple pendants together or hang alone. If you have lower ceilings, or don’t desire cord or stem mount pendants, the Warehouse Pendant is also available in a flush mount option, allowing you to achieve a vintage look that hugs the ceiling.Read More