Katrin, of Berkeley, California, had been playing with the thought of a barn light above her aluminum, frosted glass garage door for quite awhile.
“I wanted something modern, but not too modern,” Katrin explains. “I have always loved the concept of mixing very cool and modern items with something more traditional. I wanted something that would have some warmth to it.” When she searched online for barn lights, she discovered Barn Light Electric’s website.Read More
When he purchased a piece of property last year with a nice home but no garage, today’s Featured Customer realized he was finally going to have his dream space. We talk with Mark in Arkansas about the creation of his combined garage and man cave that was designed with some serious inspiration from his favorite NFL team — the Seattle Seahawks. The perfect lighting? Our Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendants — in blue and green of course!Read More
Valentine’s Day is all about size — robust roses, brimming boxes of chocolates, big sparkly bling perhaps? Here at Barn Light Electric, it’s the perfect day to launch our big new, oversized RLM warehouse shades! We’ve taken one of our most popular shades, The Original™, and beefed it up to a whopping 24″ and 28″ wide. Available as The Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light, this oversized wall light reflects a wide span of downward directed light onto patios, sidewalks, awnings, commercial signage, and more. It will bring plenty of light to factories, warehouses, and other commercial buildings such as malls, restaurants, and retail stores. We were so excited about these burly new shades, we had to install them on one of our own buildings!Read More
As it happens many times throughout history, the world of design — interior, architectural, clothing, and even lighting design — can be influenced by major events. In the 1930s, with the United States still deep in the Depression era, the reigning Art Deco movement gave way to what became known as Streamline Moderne. Gone were the extremes and excesses of Art Deco to be replaced with a style that focused on simple curves, horizontal lines, and nautical elements. Think rounded, aerodynamic shapes such as the Hindenburg, Airstream trailers, and the 1934 Chrysler Airflow, the first streamlined car design.Read More
While we are definitely still in the throes of winter no matter what that pesky groundhog predicted, our minds are wandering ahead to spring when flip flops and tank tops will reign supreme. This is a great time to clean out and spruce up your boat house or dock area so you’ll be ready for that first warm day. Perhaps your nautical lighting needs an upgrade? Wall sconces and pendants for wet locations need to be rugged enough to withstand the environment but who says they can’t be ultra stylish too?Read More