You’ve come a long way baby. When schoolhouse lighting first came onto the scene back in the early 20th century, these hand-blown, glass globes were crafted to conceal bare bulbs that were the norm for lighting fixtures. These simple opaque globes instantly transformed a basic necessity into a design element that not only added a certain style to a space, but cut down on the harsh glare of a bare bulb. Schoolhouse lights were quite popular in public spaces such as government buildings, libraries, and yes, even schoolhouses.
If you follow this blog, you know that Barn Light Electric has a passion for vintage lighting, and we strive to pay homage to the... Read More
Jael’s blood runs deep brown. Chocolate brown in fact.
Along with husband Dan, Jael’s passion is everything chocolate. As owners of the French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville, North Carolina, the couple have created a dessert restaurant that’s not only a local favorite but also a destination for tourists eager to find out why a line forms on the sidewalk outside the door every day. Their success came not without growing pains. After repeated visits from the fire marshall concerned about the crowds packing the lounge, Dan and Jael sought out new space.
And while Jael may know chocolate, choosing the right lighting for the new location was... Read More
In Monday’s blog, we visited with Brian in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where his stunning new Craftsman-style home sits on eight rolling acres of land complete with hay fields, deep woods, and bubbling creeks. For much of the home’s exterior, Brian chose classic, American-made gooseneck lighting. Today we take a peek inside to see how Brian and his wife chose to light up the interior of their home.
“We were going for a vintage farmhouse feel with basic Craftsman elements to mimic the simple style of a North Carolina farm house,” Brian explains. “One of the best compliments we have received was when our landscape designer came in and... Read More
If you love having the perfect dip for your party tray, or consider yourself a connoisseur of barbeque sauce, or simply like trying new jams and jellies, then All Sauced Up is your heaven on earth! Nestled in the Great Smokey Mountains in the shopping mecca of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the store specializes in sauces of every type from salsa, dips and relish to jams, peppers, dressings, and other condiments.
The Pigeon Forge shop is the second location for David Ogle of Five Oaks Development who dressed up this new store with some classic schoolhouse lighting. The store underwent a remodeling process to take it from a modern branch bank to a space that recalls a... Read More
If you’re on the hunt for lighting, you’ve probably noticed the endless array of choices when it comes to pendant lighting. But what if you have a space that is not suited for a dangling cord-hung pendant? Even one with the lovely red-and-white twist cord you’ve had your eye on?
Flush mount lighting — those fixtures that hug tightly to walls and ceilings — may not be as popular as cord or stem mount lighting, but these versatile fixtures can be the perfect solution for some spaces. With our ever-expanding collection of flush mount lights, you don’t have to settle for a basic fluorescent fixture from the big-box store. Barn Light... Read More