One of the best things about summer, as far as I’m concerned anyway, are the casual get-togethers that just seem to fall into place. With kids out of school and a more relaxed routine in place, summer fun includes friends popping over for a bite and a chat while the kids play outdoors till dusk. If you’re looking to spruce up your gathering places for these informal festivities, consider switching out your pendant lighting to bring a fresh look without spending a lot of time and money on extensive remodeling.Read More
When Chris, of Penn Valley, California, started looking for new lighting for his home remodeling project, he wanted something completely different from the light fixtures he kept finding on the Web.
“I wanted the style to have a country feel, a touch of chic, with a soft industrial feel too,” Chris says. “Barn Light Electric really pulls that off.” Chris started ordering lights and the more he looked, the more he liked. He was attracted to many of our rustic industrial lighting fixtures including the multi-light pendants in our Rustic Chandelier collection.Read More
They say the devil is in the details. Not sure who “they” are, but I tend to agree! The details, like those last few items on your punch list that the contractor just can’t seem to finish, can drive people to distraction when trying to complete any task. The last two percent can be the most difficult.
When your task is selecting new lighting for your home or office, getting the details right can mean the difference between ending up with a basic fixture or one that adds the wow factor you want when you walk into the room.Read More
Tis the season to be shopping and, like it or not, the mall is usually on the list of places to go. While some people avoid even entering a mall parking lot between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, others would not want to miss all the displays, the sales, and the lights. And we’re not talking about twinkling, colorful lights here. We’re talking about big, beautiful barn lights that are showing up more and more often in commercial lighting venues such as retail stores, restaurants, pubs, and movie theaters.Read More
Sometimes you find interesting lighting in the most unexpected places. On a recent trip to the Grovewood Gallery, a 9,000-square-foot showcase of some of America’s finest artists and craftsmen, we were pleasantly surprised to find not only the friendliest standard poodle ever was waiting to greet us, but an array of RLM-inspired warehouse shades in sunshine yellow. The artist in residence was Carl Powell who works with glass and is a National Endowment of the Arts recipient. Carl was happy to show us his latest project in the works — a stained glass door for a homeowner, all taking place under this beautiful yellow barn warehouse shade.Read More