In the seaside town of Sag Harbor, decorator Natasha Esch and her husband, Matthew Coffin, have painstakingly restored and renovated an historic 19th-century storefront building. Using a mix of rustic wood and industrial metal decor, the pair created a stunning environment for Esch’s penchant toward European midcentury design. A variety of midcentury chairs dot the open floor plan featuring refinished oak flooring and, in the soaring space above, rustic posts and beams recycled from an old barn add warmth and a sense of strength.
Hanging from those beams and focusing light directly below are hefty, deep bowl pendants much like our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl... Read More
Most renovation projects start with a vision. When Debbie and her husband purchased a 1960s-era factory and warehouse building in Plainfield, Illinois, they rehabbed and rented out space to a brewery, a distillery, an agility dog training academy, and a large workout gym.
The couple decided to keep the last unit for themselves envisioning a place to store their collection of antique motorcycles and cars. Their oldest daughter, Corinne, is an architect and was planning her wedding at the time and decided the space would be perfect for the reception.
“Our first intention was to create a space for my dad’s collection,” Corinne says. “But we also... Read More
Laundry rooms aren’t usually the space you consider for having a good time. The living room, yes. The porch, sure. Even the kitchen. But the laundry room — not so much.
When Anne, a resident of Baton Rouge, decided to remodel her laundry room, she wanted to add something fun and stylish to liven up the space.
“Many designers here recommend the same furniture, the same lighting,” Anne says, “and I wanted something that is not common in Baton Rouge.” During a visit to a friend’s house, Anne spotted The Original™ Flush Mount Pendant. She knew she’d found her something different. Anne chose a 14″ shade and... Read More
The arts and crafts look is a time-honored design filled with warm woods and rich earth tones. In the mountains of western North Carolina, the arts and crafts style has found a home nestled in an area rich in ecological diversity and a passion for superior craftsmanship.
Driving through the Asheville area, you’re likely to spot whole neighborhoods of arts-and-crafts style homes. Some are filled with 4,000-square-foot luxury models while others offer more modest homes. Though smaller, these structures still have all of the highlights of the craftsman style with plenty of artistic flair thrown in for good measure.
In one neighborhood, we found not only a... Read More
It’s the little things in life that matter. A spontaneous hug from a toddler. Three green lights in a row. An unexpected letter in the mail from an old friend. (People still do that, right?!)
Sometimes in our growing list of products we offer here at Barn Light Electric, the little things get lost in the shuffle. And one of our newest little things can have a big impact on your gooseneck light, ceiling pendant, or sign lighting.
The Swivel Knuckle allows your fixture to have a greater range of motion and joins the mounting to the shade. This gives you the ability to adjust the angle of the shade, maneuvering and manipulating it exactly where you need the... Read More
If you could change one thing about your kitchen, what would it be? New hardware on the cabinets? Maybe polished concrete counter tops instead of granite?
Gary and JoHannah of Austin, Texas, targeted their modern pendant lighting. One of the features of their kitchen is a vintage Chambers gas stove and they searched for something more appropriate to complement the appliance.
“We wanted to give the kitchen a new look and increase the amount of light we have in there,” Gary says. The couple selected the Brisbane Cord Hung Pendant to bring some rustic industrial swagger to their space. They customized these kitchen lights with a 14″ shade, Navy... Read More
We’re starting a new feature on the blog today to give our readers an inside peek at what happens behind the doors at Barn Light Manufacturing. When we celebrated the grand opening of our new 50,000-square-foot facility in October 2013, our 100-plus employees were thrilled with the new digs and the expanded space to do their work.
Today, we visit with James, our lead metal spinner, who hails from West Virginia. He traded work in the coal mines for sunny Florida and has been spinning metal for Barn Light Electric for almost three years.
“James knew nothing about spinning when he came to work for the company and after a few short months, he was producing... Read More