Each year, Barn Light Electric holds a B.L.O.G. contest — that’s Barn Light Online Giveaway — where we ask bloggers to browse our website, pick out their favorite lights, then tell their readers why they would love them in their own home. Our 2012 first place winner was Rachel who blogs at Maybe Matilda. She and her husband are updating a mid-90s home and infusing it with their own style. Rachel is aiming for the inviting and comfortable look of a country farmhouse so barn lighting fits her style perfectly. And as it turned out, Rachel won our B.L.O.G. contest — on her birthday!
“I entered the contest on a whim,” she says, “and... Read More
Chandeliers have come a long way since they were first used in the Middle Ages and consisted of little more than candles secured to a wooden platform hoisted above the dining table. Once associated only with the wealthy who could afford to light their spaces at night, chandeliers became popular among the common folk with the advent of gas and eventually electricity. The wooden platform gave way to more circular designs crafted from metal, then advances in glass making led to the very popular and often intricate crystal chandelier designs.
This homeowner has chosen a distinctive fixture for the dining room that mimics a crown design often found in 15th and 16th century... Read More
When you hear the word “chandelier” does something large, elegant, and formal with a dozen individual light bulbs come to mind? Then you haven’t checked out our collection of Barn Chandeliers which are among the most popular we sell here at Barn Light Electric. Influenced by the nostalgic Railroad Era, this classic line of chandelier lighting mixes warehouse shades with industrial and western characteristics. Several of our distinctive shade designs have been combined to create each unique unit.
This kitchen, for example, boasts a chandelier very much like our Robin Hood 2-Light Chandelier which provides plenty of lighting over this island workspace.... Read More
We love the look of this modern kitchen with its creamy tile backsplash and the handsome dark wood cabinetry that gives us just a peek through textured glass of what’s inside. The sleek lines of the cabinet doors are uninterrupted by pulls of any sort, and the deep color of the wood is offset by the lighter counters and shiny stainless stove. A fashionable space such as this cries out for a sophisticated lighting plan over the island where guests have a front row seat to what the chef is creating. A Chandelier tends to have a more formal look than pendant lighting and are a natural choice for a modern space.
This chandelier definitely sparked our interest, however,... Read More
When planning for an open kitchen and dining room, coordinating your main elements is key. The two spaces must flow harmoniously and utilize similar colors and textures. You may recall our featured customer Jocelyn from a few weeks ago. We presented you with the beautiful exterior of her home that was highlighted by our gooseneck lights and outdoor sconces near the front door.
Judging by the face of her home, Jocelyn has great taste in design – no doubt about it. So when she later sent us photos of her kitchen and dining room, it was a must that we share it with you. Her Lake Geneva, Michigan home was a new build, allowing her to control every detail – from... Read More