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.Read 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