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.
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
Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! We hope you’re finding a special way to welcome 2013. This Style Me Sunday is all about celebrating the glitz and glam of New Year’s celebrations.
Here, retro glam meets industrial style. The Restoration Industrial Factory Side Table makes a statement as its masculine wooden surface juxtaposes with a finely crafted Modernist Champagne cooler. Sparkling light fixtures like Barn Light Electric’s Tubular Linear Iron Chandelier look elegant year round. If you lack the space for a large lighting fixture, try a petite pendant like the Indy Pendant. You can dress it up with a variety of bulb styles, or even use a porcelain socket!Read More
Where do you hang your stockings? We’ve seen quite the gamut of locations. From traditional mantels, stair railings, and bookshelves to free hanging stockings–there’s something promising about these little places just waiting to be stuffed with knick knacks and candy. For today’s Style Me Sunday, we’re creating a mantel piece that will rival your Christmas tree for center of attention.
Our cozy mantel was inspired by this Faux Fireplace re-do from the The Rooster and The Hen blog. Flocked Fraser Fir Garland with a light misting of white snow looks adorable draped across the corners. Vintage inspired wall sconces like the Chesapeake Bay Mirrored Wall Sconce and the Norwalk Wall Sconce both feature Nostalgic Edison style bulbs that give off a warm, almost candle-like glow.
Michelle Fritz’s Burlap Stockings are so shabby chic and look lovely besides other vintage accessories like the Bullit Mantel Alarm Clock. We love her idea of displaying fresh greenery in the stockings before Santa arrives to fill them with goodies!
Industrial home goods like the Tapering Zinc Containers add a little edge while being practical for storing fireplace accessories. The Industrial Metal Adjustable Stool is great for extra seating, but can also be used as a mantel-side table to hold your charming Enamelware Cups.
Speaking of stockings, our 2012 Holiday Sale is still going strong for another 12 days! If you haven’t taken advantage of our free shipping, now’s the time. As an additional bonus, we’re giving you 10% off all American made Porcelain Enamel lighting fixtures. Just enter the code STOCKING12 to redeem the discount!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Barn Light Electric!
As the seasons change and the fall chill beckons us to spend a little more time enjoying the outdoors, that means we also spend a little more time prepping our mudrooms for the extra use! If you don’t have the luxury of an extra entry-way mudroom, you can always incorporate these pieces into your foyer or living room to transition them into functional, stylish spaces!
Organization is key in these types of rooms. The Alaterra Shaker Cottage Bench and Coat Rack Set’s clean design is the perfect foundation for a light color palette. Just because it’s a mudroom doesn’t mean it has to look dirty! To prevent rain boots and shoes from tracking footprints all over, try incorporating a Rolling Metal Dolly for a little industrial edge. Coordinate your rolling dolly with baskets like these nifty Decorative Metal Cabinet Basket for more storage. Doesn’t this Canvas Basket with Handles make a great umbrella holder?
The Bashian Greenwich Fantasy Ivory Rug is ideal for showing off your excellent taste while it conceals little stains that might occur on the high traffic floor space. Once your guests have stripped off their outer layers, they can sit pretty in your elegant Cambridge Chairs.
Time to accessorize! This patina Butcher Trade Sign and Benjamin Sky Chief are two pastoral inspired design elements that will maintain their barn style charm for years to come! Vintage inspired clocks like the Bordeaux Tin Wall Clock will captivate your friends with intricate details and unique faces.
If you are looking to redecorate, we’re excited to announce our exclusive facebook sale! In celebration of the ending of Daylight Savings Time, we are offering 10% off our entire Vintage Time Keeping selection. Just “like” our facebook to learn more about the deal. You better hurry, because the sale ends tonight!
1 – Photo from “Mini Warehouse Ceiling Light for a Small Mudroom”
2 – Benjamin Sky Chief in white
4 – Butcher Trade Sign | Green Patina
5 – Cambridge Chair by Thibaut
6 – Alaterra Shaker Cottage Bench and Coat Rack Set
7 – Rolling Metal DollyRead More