Spring is lurking just around the corner and you’re getting the itch. Not the allergy kind. It’s more of the itch to give your home a fresh look. And two of the most powerful options at your disposal, even if you’re not an avid DIYer, are color and lighting. So let’s breathe some new life into one of the most used rooms in the house — the kitchen.
Perhaps you’ve grown tired of builder beige on the walls. Bring home some of those sample bottles of paint and splash it around. Be bold! Try something new! Live with it for a week and see how the colors look at different times of the day. With minimal investment, you might just find the perfect shade!Read More
I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Atlanta where I attended the Design Bloggers Conference along with more than 400 bloggers, interior designers, and suppliers from around the country. The experience was invigorating and not just because one of the free gifts was a German-made shower head with a massaging whirl spray!
The lineup of speakers included the lovely and always entertaining Candice Olson, host of HGTV’s Divine Design and Candice Tells All. She dished about her background, her inspirations, and her thoughts on lighting.Read More
“Master the mix” could become the interior design mantra for 2014. The art of being able to mix old and new elements for an updated, yet classic design is the goal for many homeowners looking for the latest amenities in their spaces yet longing for vintage character too. In this industrial farmhouse kitchen, the exposed beams and vintage chairs around the farm table speak to years gone by while modern shelving and sleek stainless appliances add a modern touch. The RLM-style warehouse shades also breathe a whisper from the past with their generous span of light focusing on the center work station.Read More
So now that you are familiar with all the wonderful characteristics of porcelain enamel lighting, you’ve decided to take the plunge! As one of the hardest and longest lasting finishes you can buy, porcelain enamel is the best choice for exterior lighting, but that oh-so-shiny surface makes it stylish enough for indoor applications too. But how do you decide which fixture is right for your space? Look no further than Barn Light Electric’s Pinterest boards for inspiration!
There you can find all sorts of lights collected on boards categorized by color, room, and design. For example, if your garage could use some task lighting, check out our Home Exteriors and Garage Design board. This beautiful red Ivanhoe™ Avalon Warehouse Porcelain Pendant adds the perfect splash of color to this utilitarian space.
Or if sprucing up your kids’ room is on the chore list for this fall, consider our Bunk and Bedroom Decor board where you’ll find loads of inspiration like this delightful yellow and gray nursery topped off with a Benjamin™ Dino Porcelain Stem Mount Light. That porcelain finish will be much easier to keep clean than a two-year-old!
We also have Pinterest boards classified by color so if you know what color you’re looking for, browse our color boards for the perfect fixture. The I Dream of Jadite board is quite popular as the creamy mint color is one of the hottest design colors of the year. Aren’t these Jadite Benjamin™ Bomber Pendants just gorgeous?
And if you just like to browse design boards, don’t miss the Utilitarian Chic board which features a pin of our adorable Porcelain Enamel Cups. These handy vessels are perfect for ice cream and juice or as decorative vases for all your fall flowers! Be inspired!Read More
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s deadly rush onto the New York and New Jersey coastlines, we are hearing more about rebuilding efforts as residents pick up the pieces, sort out the insurance paperwork, and, in many cases, rebuild. One of our Featured Customers owns a vacation home in Ship Bottom, New Jersey, on Long Beach Island which saw 16″ of water in the interior during the height of the storm. Erica and her husband had to start from scratch in renovating their space.Read More