Katrin, of Berkeley, California, had been playing with the thought of a barn light above her aluminum, frosted glass garage door for quite awhile.
“I wanted something modern, but not too modern,” Katrin explains. “I have always loved the concept of mixing very cool and modern items with something more traditional. I wanted something that would have some warmth to it.” When she searched online for barn lights, she discovered Barn Light Electric’s website.Read More
We just love a good reveal, don’t you?! Today, a kitchen reveal in Asheville, North Carolina, has captured our attention and not just because our Ivanhoe™ Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendant takes a starring role. One of our favorite food bloggers is Sommer Collier, author of A Spicy Perspective where you can not only find fabulous recipes and cooking tips but some good conversation too. Sommer has been living without her kitchen for the past few weeks as it underwent a complete makeover right down to the hardwood floors. Here is a shot of Sommer’s kitchen before the demolition crew came in.Read More
As it happens many times throughout history, the world of design — interior, architectural, clothing, and even lighting design — can be influenced by major events. In the 1930s, with the United States still deep in the Depression era, the reigning Art Deco movement gave way to what became known as Streamline Moderne. Gone were the extremes and excesses of Art Deco to be replaced with a style that focused on simple curves, horizontal lines, and nautical elements. Think rounded, aerodynamic shapes such as the Hindenburg, Airstream trailers, and the 1934 Chrysler Airflow, the first streamlined car design.Read More
When we last visited Carrie, author of the blog Hazardous Design, she and her husband were busy pushing their late 1800s-era home into the 21st century one space at a time. That post described the garage makeover which included some fresh paint and one of our All Weather Gooseneck Farm Lights.
Today we return to the home where Carrie has been focusing her latest efforts on the front entryway. As with many renovations in an older home, the first steps included removing dated materials. In Carrie’s case, this meant steaming away a busy vinyl wallpaper and stripping the staircase down to bare wood. With a relatively clean palette, the couple repainted the ceiling and walls, stained the stairs “dark, dark, dark” as Carrie says, and cut picture molding to add interest and texture to walls.Read More
Here at Barn Light Electric, we’ve celebrated many milestones in our five-plus year history. Moving into our current building on the Indian River gave us more room as did the expansion into two nearby facilities that gives much-needed space to our R&D crew, our metal spinners, and our shipping experts. The launch last September of our porcelain enamel lighting manufacturing facility was a tremendous step forward as we became the only American manufacturer of the Goodrich™, Ivanhoe™ and Benjamin™ porcelain lighting styles.
And today marks another milestone for us as we announce the launch of our new line of American-made LED Lighting. Yes, you can finally have it all — the wildly popular vintage lighting styles that we are known for, plus the energy-efficient and environmentally friendly aspects of LED lighting. We have incorporated the most innovative LED technology from Cree, Inc., which revolutionized the LED industry with its pioneering product development. Our stylish LED fixtures feature Cree’s TrueWhiteRead More