Though the city of Chicago burned to the ground in the late 1800s in one of the largest disasters of the 19th century, residents soon rose up and started rebuilding. One of those new homes, built in 1894, is in the Lakeview neighborhood north of the city and is home to Courtney, a hospitality designer by trade. Recently, she began renovating this historic building, and her eclectic tastes began to emerge.Read More
By now, it’s likely you’ve noticed Barn Light Electric products everywhere; you see them on television, around town and maybe even proudly display a few in your own home. Are you a frequent do-it-yourself TV show watcher? If you tune into DIY Network’s, I Hate My Kitchen, you may have even spotted something familiar there too.
I Hate My Kitchen focuses on the homeowners and helps them create a beautiful dream kitchen all at the right price. The crew invades everyday homes, like yours, and turns a kitchen into something to be proud of. Typical kitchen renovations can break the bank if you don’t use your resources properly. In this particular case, three stylish and affordable pendant lights were used in conjunction with recessed ceiling lights overhead.
Over the extending breakfast bar are two of our very own Radial Wave Flute Pendants. The perfect marriage of our larger Radial Wave shade with a vintage cup like the Benjamin Industrial Pendant, this farmhouse light brings a whimsical character to the island without cluttering up the open layout. As you can see, this kitchen isn’t huge, so smaller hanging lights were a great choice.
And that magical white pendant over the sink? That’s our Ivanhoe™ Sinclair. This particular porcelain pendant remains one of our top selling designs, and for good reason. It’s look dates back nearly 100 years – that’s a long time to be so stylish! White with a nickel cup was the ideal choice to keep with the crisp, clean pallet don’t you think?
Unique kitchen lighting like this may look pretty pricey, but not with us. Both lights mentioned above begin at under $160.00 each – a small price to pay for quality, American made lighting, right?
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A vintage light can come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors; it may be green porcelain, have a glass shade or an antique nickel finish. Depending on its previous use, each light tends to come with its own interesting past life too. At Vintage Barn Lighting, it’s likely you’ll enjoy our collection of authentic vintage lights that come complete with a history and style all their own.
We’ll start off with the vintage barn sconce shown on the right. Our gorgeous aqua blue glass Airport Taxi Runway Light is perfect for an industrial setting or even an up and coming trendy office building. There is no denying the character of a vintage sconce like this. We also have quite a few styles Taxi Runway Lights that feature different colored glass shades like dark blue, red/white, orange/blue and black/blue. Where else could you find those?
Swaying from the usual enameled warehouse pendant, the Vintage Quad Lighting Shallow Bowl is perfect for mounting indoors or out. The white porcelain shade paired with an aluminum stem mount is perfect for a coastal living atmosphere, weathering rain and wind for years to come.
For those traditional or formal areas, flush mount lighting may be what you’re needing. Held snugly to the ceiling, but still beautifully designed, is the Acanthus Flush Mount in polished chrome. A beautiful flush mount light constructed of solid brass with an opal glass shade makes the Acanthus the perfect light for any traditionalist looking for a classy and timeless piece.
Not only is all of the vintage lighting in good to excellent condition, but they come 100% ready to install in your home. Be sure to take advantage of our current free shipping offer on all of our vintage and antique lighting. Free shipping makes shopping so much better – just think about the savings! Check out vintagebarnlighting.com today to find the perfect vintage lamp for your home.Read More
At Barn Light Electric, we promote sustainable building techniques through the use of recycled materials. Such pieces are available on our website and include our exclusive line of vintage industrial furniture. These pieces have been hand made using locally reclaimed wood, salvaged from our own recent office renovation.Read More
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Photo (left) courtesy of Country Living
Top: Ivanhoe Bomber 17″ Porcelain Enamel Pendant: $189.00
Bottom: Ivanhoe Sky Chief 16″ Warehouse Porcelain Enamel Pendant: $169.00
Today’s photo inspiration is one we’d like to call Coastal Country. Immediately my eye is drawn to the fabulous vintage green warehouse shade that drops in to say hello. The amazing color practically shouts out “look at me!’ It has a way of standing out even next to the unique knotted pillow and spool- like end table. Its accented surroundings have a formal feeling, while the light provides a fun bit of whimsy.Read More