A common lesson taught in life is to never judge a book by its cover, however, there are always certain occasions when it is quite all right to dismiss this unwritten rule. What we’re referring to is the exterior entries to your home. Proper wall sconces used to light doorways can make any home look complete, and at Barn Light Electric, we’ve got an exterior sconce for any taste and style. Live in a Spanish Colonial home? Check out the exterior lanterns! If you’ve got more of a contemporary look, any of our rustic wall sconces or gooseneck porcelain lights will accent as well as illuminate your home’s architectural elements.
Now, log cabins can be a whole different story when it comes to exterior lighting. You must be careful not to take away from the natural beauty and grace of the wood; therefore, the lighting should be kept simple, and blend harmoniously. Arts and Crafts Wall Sconces are an ideal choice for this style of home.
Originally developing in the British Isles during the 1880s, Arts and Crafts design focuses on simplicity of design and quality of the materials used. As an opposition to items being produced that were extremely ornate in decoration or built with poor quality materials, Arts and Crafts lighting flourished all the way through the 1930s and have recently started making a comeback!
The Arts and Crafts Mission Honan Wall Sconce exemplifies all that Arts and Crafts design embodies: simplicity and quality. This wall sconce is even available in three different finishes and two different glass choices. Any combination of these finishes and glass options are sure to accent any log cabin or even Craftsman style bungalow. Please do not feel obligated to limit its use to your entryways – consider placement in your living room for elegant, ambient lighting. To complete your look, mount the Arts and Crafts Mission Prairie School Chandelier over your dining room table or kitchen island!Read More
Itâ€™s pretty difficult to pinpoint what exactly inspires the fashion choices in young Hollywood, all the way from the fabulous to the freakish. With the recent awards season, youâ€™re sure to have seen some pretty daring choices, some of which may have got your mind thinking â€œHey, Iâ€™d like to see something like that in my house!â€ It may have been the design that caught your eye, or even the combination of colors on the fabric. Well, Iâ€™ve found a few impressive looks that almost appear to have been inspired by some of our barn lights worn by young Hollywoodâ€™s hottest — Kim Kardashian and Whitney Port!Read More
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Arts & Crafts Wall Sconces at Barn Light Electric are based on a design movement in the early 1900′s that emphasized hand-crafted materials with very simple decoration.
Arts & Crafts lighting was used when converting this Ann-Arbor, Michigan home into a true Bungalow. After the renovation team relocated the front door, added new beams and applied new wallpaper, they installed wall sconce lighting and pendants from the Arts & Crafts movement to complete the makeover.Read More
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Originally beginning in Europe during the late 1800′s, the Arts & Crafts movement based itself on doing away with industrialization and focusing back on the handmade goods of hardworking craftsmen. This movement hit America around 1910 and took a slightly different direction. Americans focused on more than just handmade goods, they focused on the entire, middle-class home. The Arts & Crafts styles were simple in form. They used very little decoration and often showed off the hard work that went into creating them.
Traditional exterior characteristics of these homes can include large covered porches, wide trim, dormers, or exposed rafters. With similar styled features, and although not your typical Arts & Crafts style home, what better example of a handmade home than a log cabin. Today both the rustic and Arts & Crafts styles are still widely popular around the world. Even newly constructed homes combine styles and try to achieve the once desired hand made look and feel.
The clean vertical and horizontal grid like lines that make up the window panes and lantern are just some of the traditional Arts & Crafts features once used. Where once individual glass panes were painstakingly inset by hand, today this style can easily be lost in mass production.
A modern day and classic craftsman style fixture is the Abington Barn Lantern. Made from a unique cast aluminum, these fixtures remain hand crafted, welded, and produced right here in America – just as they were 100 years ago. The Abington Barn Lantern is available in several sizes and similar styles, including selections from over 20 finish options. Prices for this fixture begin at $250.00 each.
Barn Light Electric offers several high quality, American made lines of lighting. For a full list of our outdoor lantern styles ranging from Arts & Crafts, Victorian, Colonial or Nautical check us out at Barn Light Electric.Read More
If the mission design is the look your are desiring, look no further than our Arts and Crafts sections of Wall Sconce, Pendant, and Chandelier Lighting. With multiple Glass and Finish options, you are sure to add to any decor that you place these lights in. Like all of our lighting, our quality shines through, and you can be sure that you are getting a product that is designed to last a lifetime.Read More