Our love of mid-century style runs long and deep — from streamline moderne to atomic age industrial. Geometrical, aeronautical angles and emphasis on clean, simple lines take center stage in this trend and are perfect for office and organizational spaces. In our mid-century inspired office, we are taking our favorite elements of this interior design style and making them relevant for today’s home.Read More
When we spotted the utilitarian interiors of the Barista Parlour on Zarna’s Runway, we got the impression that someone on their interior design team had a little crush on vintage-inspired pendant lighting. With its high, vaulted ceilings, exposed wiring, and masculine wood accents, this coffee shop plays up the rustic side of commercial design. You can get this look by incorporating some of these antiquated details.
Breathe new life into old nautical and state flags by displaying them as wall ornamentations. This nostalgic State of Oregon Flag would look great on display and would be a great way to infuse color into your space!
Rooms with high ceilings are ideal for creative lighting displays. In this shop, we love that they combined bare bulb pendants with old warehouse shades to reflect different volumes of light. Barn Light Electric manufactures many similar hanging pendants like the Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief Warehouse Porcelain Pendant, the Ivanhoe™ Conoco Porcelain Pendant, and the Indy Porcelain Socket Pendant. Juxtapose this industrial lighting with something more refined like the Central Park Swing Arm Sconce.
The industrial-style interiors are making the transition from winter trend to spring must-have — so start your space today!
1. Barista Parlour Hand Crafted Coffee from Zarna’s Runway
2. Hip Display Shelf from Huh Designs
3. Vintage State of Oregon Flag from ethonollie
4. Central Park Swing Arm Sconce from Barn Light Electric
5. Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief Warehouse Porcelain Pendant from Barn Light Electric
6. Ivanhoe™ Conoco Porcelain Pendant from Barn Light Electric
7. Indy Porcelain Socket Pendant from Barn Light Electric
Where do you hang your stockings? We’ve seen quite the gamut of locations. From traditional mantels, stair railings, and bookshelves to free hanging stockings–there’s something promising about these little places just waiting to be stuffed with knick knacks and candy. For today’s Style Me Sunday, we’re creating a mantel piece that will rival your Christmas tree for center of attention.
Our cozy mantel was inspired by this Faux Fireplace re-do from the The Rooster and The Hen blog. Flocked Fraser Fir Garland with a light misting of white snow looks adorable draped across the corners. Vintage inspired wall sconces like the Chesapeake Bay Mirrored Wall Sconce and the Norwalk Wall Sconce both feature Nostalgic Edison style bulbs that give off a warm, almost candle-like glow.
Michelle Fritz’s Burlap Stockings are so shabby chic and look lovely besides other vintage accessories like the Bullit Mantel Alarm Clock. We love her idea of displaying fresh greenery in the stockings before Santa arrives to fill them with goodies!
Industrial home goods like the Tapering Zinc Containers add a little edge while being practical for storing fireplace accessories. The Industrial Metal Adjustable Stool is great for extra seating, but can also be used as a mantel-side table to hold your charming Enamelware Cups.
Speaking of stockings, our 2012 Holiday Sale is still going strong for another 12 days! If you haven’t taken advantage of our free shipping, now’s the time. As an additional bonus, we’re giving you 10% off all American made Porcelain Enamel lighting fixtures. Just enter the code STOCKING12 to redeem the discount!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Barn Light Electric!
If your bathroom still has its mid-century porcelain fixtures—especially if they are powdery pink!—it might be time for an upgrade! While we find this little feminine lavatory charming, its look is quite dated. We were, however, inspired by its details and palette and decided to perform our own imaginary remodel.Read More
Are you dismayed to discover that October is half over and the reality is that you’re probably not going to make it to Germany this year for Oktoberfest? Well, if international travel isn’t in your schedule or budget this fall, consider a trip to Manhatten for a visit to Landbrot, a German bakery and bar that is celebrating the rich goodness of German’s culinary scene all month long.
The restaurant, whose names means country bread, serves up everything from pretzels and dark roasted coffees to strudel, sausages, and of course a variety of German micro brews. The industrial loft style space definitely has a New York vibe going but with the coziness of a traditional German cafe. Patrons park at industrial stools while vintage pendants hang above the marble bar.Read More
If you love finding your design inspiration by looking at what other people do in their own homes, there is no shortage of websites offering beautiful in-setting shots of living rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens that have been transformed by the perfect paint color, awesome accessories, and inspired lighting choices. Another place to look if you find yourself typing the same URL every day are real estate websites. If you’ve always wanted to see the inside of that lovely home behind the gates that’s for sale in your neighborhood, chances are you can check it out at the realtor’s web address. But don’t limit yourself to local homes. Go international! Visit the Wall Street Journal’s House of the Day or Sotheby’s to get a feel for what international design trends are out there.Read More