Earth Day is tomorrow! How are you celebrating? At Barn Light Electric, we love to recycle classic trends and give new life to abandoned materials through our upcycled products. We’re not the only people to embrace this lifestyle. So many independent crafters and brands have accepted the challenge of creating products out of recycled resources and we’re loving the result.
This Style Me Sunday, we have picked some of our favorite reycled and upcycled interior decorations and products to share from charming locals around the internet.Read More
We had dozens of entries but at the conclusion of our 2013 Barn Light Electric Remodel Challenge on Pinterest, the winner was Julie Bigboy from California! Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to Julie on her beautiful pinboard that features not only beautiful barn lighting but charming home accessories that will make Julie’s new home a warm and inspiring place for her family. Join us as we have a chat with our winner!
Q: How long have you been on Pinterest?
A: I joined Pinterest in June 2011.
Q: What do you enjoy pinning and seeing on other people’s boards?
A: I love home decor ideas, DIY, crafts, and recipes.
Q: Since you’re a new homeowner, are you looking for furniture, lighting, and accessories with an eye to your new space?
A: Definitely! Home decor is my number one searchable on Pinterest! I love pinning paint colors, rugs, furniture, lighting, and window coverings along with pretty details into different boards for my “dream home.”
Q: Why did you decide to enter BLE’s Pinterest contest?
A: The designs of the lighting and other items on Barn Light Electric really spoke to the feel of the home I’d like to create.
Q: How valuable do you think Pinterest is as a tool for finding images and keeping track of them?
A: Pinterest has been an invaluable tool for me. In the past, I would lose track of ideas or have to print them out which only added to clutter and stress. Now I have all of my ideas at my fingertips and refer to them frequently.
Q: What design goals do you have for your new home?
A: The house is quite small so long term we would like to build on extra space including a larger master bedroom, office and family room. Fortunately the home had recently been remodeled so there isn’t much for us to do which can be a good and bad thing. I am not fond of the glass tile colors in the kitchen, but I have to live with them for the time being because my husband isn’t receptive to replacing brand new tile right now! But in moving from an apartment to our first house, one of the first things we want to do is add color on the walls, personalize the space with lots of photographs and art work, and make the space really warm and welcoming.
We were in for a treat when Lauren, our photographer, stumbled across one of our new favorite vacation locations—the Mermaid Cottages. Their charming interiors full of vibrant walls, rustic accents, and shabby chic décor captivated us–of course we had to be their friends! We were inspired by their many rental cottages located on Tybee Island, so today’s Style Me Sunday is all about the “cottage charm, coastal calm” of their Inlet Breeze master bedroom.Read More
This week’s Style Me Sunday ushers in a little summer warmth to ease your chilly winter blues. And there’s no better light than our new Sydney shades to do this! Its nautical style is reminiscent of our favorite oceanic holidays—and is the perfect fixture for this eclectic space.
Whether located in your back porch or living room, outdoor furniture like this Wicker Lane White Chair adds lots of texture and detail. Fresh foliage is another element that brings the outdoors in and enlivens your senses.
Crisp and clean cobalt blue-and-white patterns often make cameo appearances in nautical spaces, but we’re adding a little twist with this Arbre Chinois fabric. We love the way this fabric coordinates with the chinoiserie planter from the Inspiration Image without clashing with the overall look.
Looking for a fun way to display your favorite findings? Try hanging them as wall ornamentation! We love this Octopus Print from Etsian littlebluebirdstudios. And don’t forget wall sconces — Captain Ahab would be envious of this Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture’s patina finish!
Fill your Canvas Baskets with Handles with shells, sea-glass, or other collectibles for a great conversational piece!
Vintage Industrial fever is taking over, and if you haven’t caught the bug just yet, check out this endearing kitchen. From the over-sized, rustic “Grocery” sign to the distressed, perforated metal bins—every detail in this room has a story.
Barn Light Electric carries a variety of these vintage-inspired accessories that you can use to transform every room in your home. Our Industrial Home Utility category carries an assortment of utilitarian-influenced accessories including Decorative Metal Cabinet Baskets and Canvas Handled Wire Baskets.Read More