Here at Barn Light Electric, we love browsing through photos of design projects. It’s even more fun when these photos showcase our lights, so we had a wonderful time during our recent photo contest looking through all of the amazing images our customers sent in. We thank each and every one of you who submitted photos for consideration!
Today we announce our Grand Prize Winner — Emily Coleman of Columbus, Ohio! Emily lives in a fairly new home in an historic Victorian village near the Ohio State University. The mixed neighborhood of students, professors, young professionals, and retirees enjoy the close proximity to shops, galleries, and restaurants all within walking distance. While Emily’s Victorian-style home is solidly built, she knew right away the kitchen would not be functional for her family’s needs.Read More
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
Family heirlooms can take many forms. Grandma’s favorite brooch is nice; Uncle Eddie’s collection of 1940s Popular Mechanic, not so much. Today’s Featured Customers, Diane and Jim of Washington, Vermont, hit the jackpot when it comes to family heirlooms. They recently took ownership of the family farmhouse which was built in 1850. Like most old homes, this treasure needed some updating.
“We just completed the kitchen renovation,” Diane says. “The old kitchen dated back to the 1940s or 50s.” Diane and Jim chose American-made Porcelain Barn Lighting to complete the look of their new kitchen. They chose a classic light in the Ivanhoe™ Sinclair Graniteware Porcelain Pendant. Two 10″ pendants, in Cobalt Blue with White and customized with a polished nickel socket and knob switch, were hung over the sink area with black cotton twist cords. Then a 12″ pendant in the same finish color and options was placed over the island.Read More
Hmm, let’s see… what goes well with recycled wooden ammunition boxes? Porcelain barn lights of course! These 1950s-era ammo boxes played a starring role in the remodel of an existing space that has become the popular Brat Haüs Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. Leading the design charge was Featured Customer and owner Dave Andrea and designer Kimberly Harris from Studio K in Phoenix.
“Brat Haüs is an urban European beer garden,” explains Dave, “specializing in artisan sausage, craft beer, and Belgian fries.” The structure was originally built in the 50s so the wooden boxes were a perfect fit to redesign the walls of the restaurant. When it came to lighting, Dave wanted something to fit with the look.Read More