Katie, of Irvine, California, celebrated the beginning of the new year by kickstarting her home redecorating plan. Katie moved into her 1970s-era home last fall and wants to update and renovate over the next couple of years. She started in the dining area where she took down the standard five-light chandelier and replaced it with the 17″ Ivanhoe™ Bomber Porcelain Pendant Light in a lovely Jadite finish.Read More
The first example comes from a Design Sponge post showcasing the new home of Lisi and Alex, a young family in Barcelona, Spain. With a baby on the way, the couple sought a home with “a soul, a story and a history.” Once they found the house of their dreams, they collaborated with a designer who refurbished the house who respected the old construction, while making the new design changes look contemporary and organic to the home’s original style at the same time. At Barn Light Electric Co.®, we apply the same design philosophy to our vintage inspired light fixtures. Our barn pendants are based on the RLM warehouse shades that were originally popular around 1930.
Above, a pair of black warehouse shades resemble our Barn Light Warehouse Pendant, which starts at $99 and is a available in shade sizes ranging from 12″ to 27″. The black shades hang over the rustic farmhouse table and become a focal point of the room. Simple elegance defines every aspect of the interior, from the white linens and french doors, to dried flowers placed upon the table. The pendants are a perfect final touch to complete this calm setting.
Another Design Sponge featured home utilizing the Barn Light Warehouse Pendant is found in the guest bedroom of a refurbished a 1915 house in the Northeast. The white warehouse shade against the original brick wall and rusted metal sign combine for a theme that resembles that of an industrial factory wall. Cord hung warehouse pendants are a wonderful alternative to table lamps in bedrooms. Their height can be easily adjusted by using less or more cord. Plus, it will provide overhead lighting as compared to lamps, which can sometimes project a brighter light at your eyes.
The third example from Design Sponge comes from Northumberland National Park in northeast England, where a jadite colored pendant hangs over the home’s breakfast bar made from a tree trunk. Similar pendants found at Barn Light Electric include the Ivanhoe™ Bomber, which comes in a 17″ porcelain enamel shade size. Another option to consider is our Ivanhoe™ Sinclair, which features a much smaller 10″ shade.
During our Barn Light Electric Co.®Holiday Sale (December 22, 2010 to January 4, 2011) you can purchase any of the featured shades today for 10% off. At checkout, just enter the coupon code: BARNLIGHT11Read More
As winter arrives, many New England and lakeside homeowners head indoors to gather around the fireplace and share family stories. Their rustic summer decor may be temporarily over taken by Christmas trees and garland, but the galvanized light fixtures installed over the summer, still appear to flawlessly blend in.
Galvanized Pendants are just as warm and inviting as a fire in the fireplace. A perfect example of this, is our Barn Light Radial Wave Pendant. This classic barn light features a stacked neck design and a fluted, wavy shade. Galvanized metal lights are a perfect choice to consider when designing your own industrial farmhouse inspired home. During the warmer months, galvanized items seem to represent relaxing moments enjoying the summer breeze, while during the winter months, the reflective galvanized finish is as crisp and cool as the fresh frost. Many industrial farmhouse style homes incorporate galvanized because it gives a home a fresh, clean feeling….just like that of a new snowfall.
Galvanized metal pendants blend perfectly with muted white and gray tones commonly seen in farmhouses – like at Lori G’s White Flower Farmhouse. On Frugal Farmhouse Design, her blog, she offers simple and affordable ideas to improve and transform the look of home interiors with vintage inspired decorations and fixtures. She often refurbishes time worn furniture into unique and functional pieces for her shop.
An additional example of industrial farmhouse style decor using galvanized barn pendants and porcelain enamel shades is pictured here, from Lori’s redesign of her friend’s kitchen. Lori installed several from Barn Light Electric Company – including a 16” Galvanized Radial Wave Shade. A larger Cobalt Blue Ivanhoe™ Bomber Cord Hung Pendant, was draped over a newly constructed industrial farm table in the eating area. You can read more about this low budget kitchen renovation by clicking here.Read More