Springtime got us in the mood to revive our gardens and summer has us wanting to play. From playing in the sprinklers in the back yard, frisbee in the front, or waxing the car in the driveway–this is the time of year to engage with the outdoors. If you’re like me, the garage is ultimate hangout. Many fond summer memories were created while sipping on a glass of lemonade as I watched my dad grilling just outside.Read More
In a previous post, we visited a secluded Vermont cabin tucked away on a winding path where architect Joan Heaton created a cozy yet light-filled cabin for her clients. Even with high ceilings and plenty of windows, Heaton knew lighting the 600-square-foot cabin was critical especially in winter. She chose the 12″ Original™ Warehouse Pendant in a Galvanized finish for the living area which features warm pickled pine paneling and a natural pine ceiling.Read More
In business for more than 50 years, the Friendly Bake Shop of Frankfort, New York, was struggling. Too few options in the display case, a dingy, dated space, and three generations of family members with differing ideas on how to move the family business into the future. Enter Buddy Valastro, better known as the Cake Boss from the hit TLC series. The story of how Buddy helped rally the Viti family and transformed the Friendly Bake Shop was featured in the premiere episode of “The Bakery Boss,” a new TLC offering. Barn Light Electric was proud to support this family business with some porcelain enamel barn lighting to light up their new look!Read More
Gina and her growing family have been living in their Fort Collins, Colorado, home for seven years. Built in 1907, the 1300-square-foot home was beginning to feel cramped so Gina decided to reinvent her historic home to give it a more modern feel while still retaining its vintage charm.
“We decided to add a second story for kids’ rooms and a bathroom, and gut the entire first floor so we could have more living space,” Gina says. “We wanted more open space instead of the many small rooms of our modest Victorian.” With the help of the design/build team from High Craft Builders, the couple added three bedrooms and a bath, changed the first floor bath to a powder room, and redid the kitchen, family room, and dining room. For the kids’ bath upstairs, Gina wanted something retro yet clean and modern looking.Read More
We’re almost three months away from Labor Day, which means it’s time to pull out your favorite white linen pants and milk glass — gotta enjoy it while you can! We’re a little partial to white because it is one of the finishes in our beautiful Porcelain RLM collection. Our collection of white accents isn’t just limited to lighting. Here’s a sampling of some of our finest white home decor accessories!Read More
In the shadow of Mount Mansfield, in the town of Underhill, Vermont, our Featured Customer Martine envisioned a warm, country feel for her bathroom remodel. It would also include her heart’s desire — a claw foot tub.
“We are surrounded by nature and I wanted a farmhouse type feel,” Martine says. “I felt it was important to have a light that was custom and unique to be the center of attention.” Martine selected a 10″ Bantam Laramie Wall Sconce which is a popular fixture in our Barn Wall Sconces collection. She chose a Bronze finish for the fixture which is mounted above the rough-hewn vanity which was, as Martine says, “crafted by my honey who is a carpenter.”Read More