A serious love of all things vintage drives Meg and Trevor’s home design in Ontario, Canada. As they considered improvements to their main living space, Meg knew the cheesy, big-box-store lights would have to go.
“We wanted to add some interest to the ceiling as it is quite high and we had plain flush mount lights with no real interest,” Meg explains. “We spend most of our time in this room so comfort was a definite feel requirement.” The couple have an eclectic mix of items in their home including a lot of ethnographic African art mixed in with rustic industrial touches.Read More
Just 18 miles due east of the Hostess City of the South, aka Savannah, Georgia, lies stunning Tybee Island, a barrier island rich in history and natural beauty. The architecture on the island is often casual and beachy as shown by this inviting home designed by our friends at Rethink Design Studio. The firm, founded in 2005 by husband-and-wife team Joel and Erika Snayd, has a reputation for producing fresh and inspired interiors and architectural designs. They also offer design services in furniture, textile, lighting, and graphic design.Read More
Most people like to choose a getaway place that is far removed from their everyday life. If you live in the city, you might choose a beach vacation. Or if you live close to the shore, you might escape to The Cove at Fairview, a stunning vacation spot nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina.
The Dixon family of Fairview, a small community located just outside of Asheville, has built five vacation homes on their 24-acre property, the newest of which is called The Huntley. This impressive structure, complete with three stacked-stone fireplaces, blends beautifully with the natural elements of the surrounding woods. The Dixons wanted this new home to have a modern, updated feel without losing the rustic charm of a mountain cabin. Barn lights from Barn Light Electric were a natural choice for this space.Read More
From locally grown vegetables to clothing, within the past few years there has been an increasing demand to purchase American made products. With the internet at everyone’s fingertips today, word is spreading fast for where you can buy all sorts of USA made items. Light fixtures have been no exception to the trend and we don’t see it going away anytime soon. American made lighting has been around for well over 100 years, with some original styles still being used today.Read More
Ahh, the American Dream. To everyone it means something different, but we can guarantee that there is one common theme between all of our dreams. It’s all about setting a goal and finding a way to do what you love, and today’s featured customer happened to do exactly that. Originally from New York, Chris Calabrese and his wife moved to Keyport, New Jersey few years ago. It didn’t take long before he quickly grew tired of the daily commute they inherited with the move. Chris decided to put his dreams into motion and opened up a barbershop a few blocks from his home, aptly named Calabrese’s Barber Shop. A glance at Calabrese’s Barber Shop will transport you back in time. They refer to themselves as a classic, two-chair American barbershop, with scissor cuts and hot shaves being their specialty.
Keeping with the all-American vintage theme, Chris kept the décor industrial – leaving the exposed brick walls in tact and with the addition of an antique barbershop pole. The atmosphere wasn’t complete though without retro lighting to complement the old, factory feel. Throughout Calabrese’s Barber Shop, there is six of our Farm & Barn Cord Hung Pendants. This warehouse pendant light can be seen in the image to the right, and if you didn’t know any better, you may even think it was a photo taken nearly 60 years ago. These discount barn pendants have the same look of a vintage light, but come with a fraction of the price tag in many cases. Not only are they similar in design, they also remain American made, just like the famous brands from Crouse-Hinds and Benjamin Electric.
You wouldn’t expect to see great lighting solely on the interior of Calabrese’s, right? Chris also went with some of our discount sign lights to spotlight his logo on the windows (shown below). The All Weather Sign Light Angle Shade is a common choice for those looking to create a noticeable exterior to draw in business. So if you happen to be in the Keyport area, make sure you stop by Calabrese’s Barber Shop; enjoy the atmosphere while you get a fresh cut or a hot shave!
Photos Courtesy of Calabrese’s Barber ShopRead More