When we spotted the utilitarian interiors of the Barista Parlour on Zarna’s Runway, we got the impression that someone on their interior design team had a little crush on vintage-inspired pendant lighting. With its high, vaulted ceilings, exposed wiring, and masculine wood accents, this coffee shop plays up the rustic side of commercial design. You can get this look by incorporating some of these antiquated details.Read More
In yesterday’s blog post we visited a brand new, green-built home in northern New York designed by a couple who were unhappy with renting but didn’t have the finances to buy an expensive, energy-efficient home built to their standards. We took a tour of Jeff and Kalie’s new kitchen where five cord-hung porcelain enamel lights take center stage over the island and countertops. Today, we venture out onto the porch where two more RLM warehouse shades add a bright touch to the front of the home.Read More
Have you ever got an urge to get up and leave your current pad for a relaxing rural setting? Or maybe you already live in an industrial farmhouse that may just need a touch of light. Well, at Barn Light Electric, we have a line of porcelain enamel lights that brings country living to even the most urban setting. These lights reflect the classic styling and quality of vintage barn lights, such as those seen in factories, gas stations, and obviously barns!
Layla and Kevin Palmer also share this dream with so many of us. As the writers of The Lettered Cottage, this husband and wife team authors articles about interior design as well as innumerous DIY projects – ranging from painting furniture to giveaways hosted by their amazing team of sponsors. Youâ€™ll never guess who has the honor of hosting their latest contestâ€¦itâ€™s us! After all, we do have the best selection of lighting that is fit for a farmhouse!
By entering the contest on The Lettered Cottage, you have the opportunity to win an Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief Porcelain Pendant, or an Ivanhoe™ Sinclair Porcelain Pendant. Both of these pendant lights are perfect for placing in a farmhouse kitchen over and island or table, however their beauty shouldnâ€™t be limited to the kitchen. They could even be used as task lighting over a desk or other workstation. These Barn Light exclusives are constructed from genuine vitreous porcelain enamel and a steel spun shade. Did we mention they are made in America too?
To enter, simply head over to The Lettered Cottage and leave a comment! Make sure you enter as soon as possible, because Layla and Kevin will randomly select a name this Thursday morning, and announce the winner on Friday! This is a giveaway you certainly cannot afford to miss out on, as the lucky winner will receive a customized Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief or Ivanhoe™ Sinclair of their choosing.Read More
Porcelain Gooseneck Lights, like the Goodrich™ Sky Chief, prove that today it is still possible to find affordable, hand crafted American made products. Reliable and durable commodities are never overrated, which is why our customers love the high quality components used on our porcelain enamel barn lights! Investing in a porcelain enamel barn light will not only provide years of interior or exterior use, but will also bring a bit of iconic American history into any space.Read More
Photo (left) courtesy of Traditional Home Magazine
Great lighting isn’t just for the main areas in your home. With affordable options like a vintage inspired warehouse shade, parents can create a warm and relaxing environment in their child’s playroom. In the photo above, a black warehouse pendant light resembling the Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief Warehouse Pendant, adds charm and a historic twist to the classical styled room. Vintage style toys like the Brio wooden train set and traditional layered draperies add a bit of inspirational whimsy to this playroom. The photo is from an article on TraditionalHome.com, which includes an insightful quote from Atlanta interior designer Barbara Westbrook:Read More