Living in a contemporary home and appreciating history don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the real design magic happens when old meets new, or when a vintage aesthetic gets a mod twist. The marriage of past and present is an important part of the Barn Light Electric ethos, which, with the help of highly skilled American artisans, has spent nearly a decade reviving the lost American art form of hand-spun porcelain lighting. Today, when most have abandoned this craft for less-expensive manufacturing methods, BLE is the only company in America producing traditional porcelain enamel lighting made for the present-day lifestyle.
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In our last post, we explored creative ways to add some swagger to your décor even if your calendar and budget aren’t quite ready for a complete overhaul. Vintage accessories are a great way to add a little history and charm to your home or office without gutting your entire space and starting over.
Little touches like a Victorian soap dish in the guest bath or an elegant crystal doorknob are a no-brainer for any DIY wannabe and create instant appeal. A fresh coat of paint — another easy, inexpensive way to freshen up a room — and a few well-chosen details like these can make a world of difference to the look, not your wallet.... Read More