As soon as the carcass is simmering on the stove and the leftover potato stuffing safely tucked in the fridge for tomorrow’s breakfast, I am left to sit and ponder the perfect gift. While millions of people are desperately seeking a parking spot and elbowing their way to the best sales racks, I sip my tea and think about something both beautiful and useful.
Something bright and shiny that looks lovely sitting on the counter but is functional too. A go-to piece for the kitchen that makes friends and family stop and say, “Wow!”Read More
From pristine to panache, vintage industrial accents make period design accessible to all. We’ve seen a fair share of unique takes on industrial lighting (remember the dolly light?) but in order to make your rustic redesigns truly inspired it’s important to keep some design guidelines in mind. Here to help explain these guidelines are some of BarnLightElectric’s frequently pinned industrial farmhouse design images.
1. White Washed Wonders
There’s nothing wrong with keeping your canvas clean when you are working with rustic accents. This pristine white kitchen is packed with charm with a cluster of vintage-inspired angle shades and beautiful wood flooring.
2. Show your pastoral roots
Evoking a strong sense of nostalgia is key to carrying industrial farmhouse style throughout the home. Photo-galleries with mismatched frames are wonderful for sharing photos old and new.
3. Bring the outdoors, in.
Don’t be afraid to hang your herbs to dry. The industry and utility of barn spaces were ideal for large scale crops and preparing for the harvest. It’s so healthy to revive those practices, even on if it is on a smaller scale.
4. Use new trends to recapture old elements.
Perhaps you think aged wood paneling is a dust trap, but you love the rustic story it tells… Fortunately for you there are a plethora of wall paper companies to have taken on the task of creating wallpaper that imitates the likeness of painted, raw, or finished wood planks!
5. Timeless Mediums are Always in Style
There’s a reason porcelain rlm lighting has been a prevalent go-to choice for illuminating barns, farm and horse stables. The porcelain enamel finish is durable, easy to clean, and keeps its vibrant hues for decades. It also is the finish of choice for these enamelware nesting bowls–a staple, in our opinion, to a barn style kitchen!
6. No-fuss surroundings makes for easy relaxation.
After a hard day’s work, the last thing you need to do is worry about mucking up your carpets or taking a white glove to every surface in your home. Industrial farmhouse interior design frees you from rigid restraint, allowing you to release the expectation that clean and shiny is perfect. Take some time and enjoy the patina in your life.Read More
The entertaining season is upon us and while I do love visiting with friends and family, my favorite part of the holidays is the food! I love throwing a party with nothing but hors d’oeuvres and desserts because, quite frankly, those are my favs. It’s like opening your own tapas place where guests sample little bites of this and that and since they don’t fill up on a heavy meal, there’s plenty of room for dessert!Read More
The problem with adding on to your existing home is that the new structure often looks like an after thought. Even if you’re putting up a separate building from the main home, you want the new structure to tie in with either architectural elements, color, or both! Today, we take a look at a charming potting shed created by our Featured Customer Lois who lives in the wine country north of San Francisco. Her new shed is not only functional but ties in beautifully with her Mediterranean-style home.Read More
Back in March when we were simply dreaming of summer picnics, we featured the Manhattan studio of The Jewels of New York. Diana Yen, the creative force behind this catering and food consultation service, installed two Ivanhoe™ Avalon Warehouse Porcelain Pendants to brighten up her busy work space. And as it often happens with customers browsing our website, something else caught Diana’s eye.Read More