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?Read More
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.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
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.) The Land of Nod Indian Patchwork Quilt: $139.00
2.) Etsy Cow Print Decorative Pillow: $14.99
3.) Barn Light Electric Province Cast Guard Sconce: $279.00
4.) Artificial Hay Bales: Prices Vary
5.) Barn Light Electric Machine Age Table Lamp: $259.00
6.) Etsy License Plate Art: Approx. $75.00
At some point, we’ve all watched our favorite design show and said, “I could never do that.” Today we took a little inspiration from one of our many favorite TV shows – Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Every Sunday viewers tune in to see Ty Pennington and his design team’s awesome creations, with the ultimate goal being to help a very deserving family. A few weeks ago, Barn Light Electric had the opportunity to donate lighting for the Williams family in Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia. Josie, who is 8, is a mini cowgirl at heart, and received a very cool Hayloft inspired room (see finished photo below).
To bring a similar room into your home, we’d like to introduce today’s Style Guide that is devoted to the ultimate cowgirl. We selected bedding similar to The Hayloft – something bright, colorful, and utilized old, rustic patterns. Topping off the bed, we’d suggest throwing on some decorative cow print throw pillows. Although pricey, you can choose authentic cow skin or a cheaper Etsy alternative – we like Etsy’s!
Light up your Hayloft with none other than our Barn Lights! To be placed on both sides of the bed, we selected two Barn Light Province Cast Guard Sconces in our Cruiser Green finish. Sconces next to the bed can serve as accent lighting and can be used for bedtime stories and future late night studying. By selecting a frosted glass option, a softer glow of light will be released. If your little cowgirl has a desk for coloring or homework, we recommend the Machine Age Metal Table Lamp. By combining a warehouse style shade as the top, and selecting a raw, galvanized finish, a rustic, traditional country feel is brought into the area.
Complete your room by adding accessories and authentic looking hay bales – these can act as book shelves, headboards, or night stands. Accessories can be purchased, or homemade, bringing in colors from your bedding. Collect old license plates to make your own art – get creative, spell out words like Cowgirl, Country, or YeeHaw.
Photo courtesy of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Williams Family.
Shown above over the bed: 12′ Original Warehouse Shade, B-13 Gooseneck, 114-Painted Rosewood