Nautically inspired interior design takes the cake for this summer’s breakout home decor trend. Easy accents like charming Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixtures and marine lantern style lighting carry the spirit of adventure into seaside retreats across the nation. We love spaces that make us dream, and that is why we’re looking “up” for the next big interior design trend. It’s time to take our rooms to new heights with aviation inspired decor!
Pull out your model airplanes, it’s time to get aeronautically charged style!
Don’t forget that tomorrow begins our Illuminating Spaces Photo Contest! Check out the official rules to learn how to enter and win big prizes!Read More
Springtime got us in the mood to revive our gardens and summer has us wanting to play. From playing in the sprinklers in the back yard, frisbee in the front, or waxing the car in the driveway, this is the time of year to engage with the outdoors. If you’re like me, the garage is the ultimate hangout. Many fond summer memories were created while sipping on a glass of lemonade as I watched my dad grilling just outside.
This Father’s Day, we want to inspire you to clean our your Dad’s garage to make way for the ultimate man space. Here’s our list of man space essentials:
The first step towards an inviting garage is good seating. Incorporate unique pieces of furniture like these American-made Industrial Factory Stools for friends and family to come and linger on. Their durable powder coat or galvanized finishes and swivel tops are crafted to last.
Garage organization systems are much needed to control the clutter. A portable cart like the Sun Service Equipment Vintage Rolling Shop Cart adds nostalgic flair with its vintage engine analyzer bottom and restored wooden top. Coordinate this mobile work station with with other industrial elements like these Tapering Zinc Containers. Rugged storage containers come in a set of three: one for wood scraps, one for lawn tools, and then a catch all!
Don’t let your garage turn into a dark, unused space at night. Let it function 24/7 with proper lighting! Wall sconces like the Atomic Topless Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce may have a sleek and compact silhouette, but it is durable enough to weather high-traffic areas. For ample lighting in this space, try a shallow bowl ceiling light like the Skylark Stem Mount Pendant. If you’re looking for a utilitarian light, an 8″ Esso cord hung pendant is perfect! It’s porcelain finish will withstand bumps and damp conditions, while its cord hung mount will allow you to reposition it for your needs!
We’re saying so-long to Pumpkin Spice Lattes and welcoming Santa’s White Christmas with open arms! Fall and winter are the prime months for lounging at local coffee shops, so why not bring some coffee bar charm into your own home? Your kitchen bar is the prime real-estate for industrial bar décor, and this Style Me Sunday’s style board will show you how to make the posh transformation!Read More
When we talk about home décor, it’s often from a woman’s perspective. But what happens when the man of the house wants a say in the decorating decisions? Depending on the man, you could end up with a pool table on the patio, a dartboard in the kitchen, and a PGA limited-edition golf ball chandelier in the bedroom. For Father’s Day, give the men in your life a nudge in the right direction with some trendy Industrial Decor from Barn Light Electric!Read More
Spring has definitely sprung in most corners of the good old USA, and it came rather early this year which is a happy bonus for the gardeners among us. Late March is usually the time when those with a green thumb are itching to get started, but it’s still a bit too early to put anything into the ground. Having these few extra warm weeks to start the season off means the bounty of fresh produce will arrive on our tables even sooner.
This charming potting area is a gardener’s dream and is actually located in the corner of a garage. Although for some, a potting area is little more than an old table with room to start seedlings and repot flowers, this space has some beautiful detailing such as the handy pegs to hang tools, wainscoting on the walls, the apron front sink, and plenty of storage space below. The industrial style stool is also a nice touch. This stool is very similar to the new line of Industrial Factory Stools that Barn Light Electric launched just a few weeks ago. Created from designs straight from the Machine Age of the early 20th century, these stools were first manufactured when American steel production went into high gear and furniture took on a sleek, efficient look. These backless stools are perfect for so many different spaces including kitchen bars, study areas for kids, and, of course, the garage or workshop.
The Backless Stool is American made exclusively for Barn Light Electric from high quality steel. The fixed seat measures 13″ across and is made of solid black walnut. The stool can be finished in classic black, vintage galvanized, or barn red for a retro look. We also offer the Industrial Factory Stool with a back which features a solid black walnut swivel seat and can be finished in the same black, galvanized, and red finishes.
Top photo courtesy of Dana GallagherRead More