Remember our last Style Me Sunday spotlighting utilitarian spaces? This week we’re looking at the room most of us dread: The Laundry Room.
Let’s take a moment to switch our sentiments from the tediousness of folding laundry and sorting out whites to reflect on the good elements of doing laundry. Everyone loves the feeling of swaddling warm towels fresh from the dryer, and the scent of mountain fresh laundry detergent is quite refreshing.Read More
Thus far, 2013 has been a barn burner, if you’ll pardon the expression, here at Barn Light Electric. In just seven short weeks, we’ve launched two new lines of rustic sconces, an entire collection of LED lighting that is loaded with both style and efficiency, extra large warehouse shades perfect for commercial applications, and the lovely Sydney shades which offer a unique uplighting feature.
When tackling all the details involved in opening a new business, many people focus on what’s inside the doors more than anything else. For Carrie, today’s Featured Customer in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, a great deal of her time and effort went into the exterior lighting of the Stockbox Grocery.
“Our community has had issues with the storefronts not having adequate lighting,” Carrie explains. “When we went to community meetings, the first thing they wanted to know about our business was what the exterior lighting would look like.” So Carrie spent hours on the internet looking for lights with the perfect balance of style and functionality.Read More
When Hélène of Pointe-Claire, Quebec began remodeling her kitchen, she wanted the various new elements, fixtures, and pendant lighting to respect the history of her centennial home.
“I wanted all of the new features to be in unity with the rest of the house,” Hélène says. “It is quite old. When I dig deep enough in the garden, I find horseshoes!” Hélène was striving for a country chic look but also the unpretentious, warm feel of a French farm. Hélène chose Barn Light Electric’s 12″ Ivanhoe™ Sinclair Porcelain Pendant in a Graphite finish with a white canopy and polished nickel socket with a knob switch. Based on original 1930s designs, the Sinclair Pendant follows a simple industrial style with timeless appeal. Like all of our porcelain enamel lights, the Sinclair is American made with a baked-on porcelain enamel finish meant for a lifetime of use. Hélène also chose the black cotton twist cord for her new pendants for even more vintage flair.Read More
If you’ve been out and about this week, you probably noticed the store shelves are looking pretty bare. The hordes of post-holiday shoppers have ravaged the wrapping paper leftovers, and Valentine’s candy is quickly filling up the empty shelf space. But if you think your chances of getting a great holiday deal went over the fiscal cliff, think again. You still have time to save during the last hours of our Holiday Sale! You have until 11:59pm PST tonight to save 10% on any member of our Porcelain Enamel Lighting family and get Free Shipping on any item on our site.
Is there a kitchen remodel in your future? Check out this lovely renovation which took a builder-basic look with oak cabinetry and standard can lights to a stunning white space with open shelving accented by three 12″ Ivanhoe™ Aero Shallow Bowl Porcelain Pendants in creamy Jadite. The Aero has a fun, modern look with a hint of industrial edginess and the soothing jadite finish really pops in this bright space. That porcelain enamel finish is one of the most durable you can buy and is a great choice for kitchens which see a lot of heat, steam, and occasional food fights if toddlers are nearby.
Our porcelain enamel fixtures are hand spun from commercial grade steel by our own craftsmen who spin the metal from a flat disc to the desired shape. Two coats of porcelain enamel glass are then hand-applied giving each shade its own unique character. The shades are baked in our porcelain enamel oven which seals the glass and gives the fixture its signature shiny finish designed for a lifetime of use.
Top photo courtesy of Design*SpongeRead More