From pristine to panache, vintage industrial accents make period design accessible to all. We’ve seen a fair share of unique takes on industrial lighting (remember the dolly light?) but in order to make your rustic redesigns truly inspired it’s important to keep some design guidelines in mind. Here to help explain these guidelines are some of BarnLightElectric’s frequently pinned industrial farmhouse design images.
1. White Washed Wonders
There’s nothing wrong with keeping your canvas clean when you are working with rustic accents. This pristine white kitchen is packed with charm with a cluster of vintage-inspired angle shades and beautiful wood flooring.
2. Show your pastoral roots
Evoking a strong sense of nostalgia is key to carrying industrial farmhouse style throughout the home. Photo-galleries with mismatched frames are wonderful for sharing photos old and new.
3. Bring the outdoors, in.
Don’t be afraid to hang your herbs to dry. The industry and utility of barn spaces were ideal for large scale crops and preparing for the harvest. It’s so healthy to revive those practices, even on if it is on a smaller scale.
4. Use new trends to recapture old elements.
Perhaps you think aged wood paneling is a dust trap, but you love the rustic story it tells… Fortunately for you there are a plethora of wall paper companies to have taken on the task of creating wallpaper that imitates the likeness of painted, raw, or finished wood planks!
5. Timeless Mediums are Always in Style
There’s a reason porcelain rlm lighting has been a prevalent go-to choice for illuminating barns, farm and horse stables. The porcelain enamel finish is durable, easy to clean, and keeps its vibrant hues for decades. It also is the finish of choice for these enamelware nesting bowls–a staple, in our opinion, to a barn style kitchen!
6. No-fuss surroundings makes for easy relaxation.
After a hard day’s work, the last thing you need to do is worry about mucking up your carpets or taking a white glove to every surface in your home. Industrial farmhouse interior design frees you from rigid restraint, allowing you to release the expectation that clean and shiny is perfect. Take some time and enjoy the patina in your life.Read More
When we spotted the utilitarian interiors of the Barista Parlour on Zarna’s Runway, we got the impression that someone on their interior design team had a little crush on vintage-inspired pendant lighting. With its high, vaulted ceilings, exposed wiring, and masculine wood accents, this coffee shop plays up the rustic side of commercial design. You can get this look by incorporating some of these antiquated details.Read More
What’s the first thing you see when you stumble through the door after a long week? A stack of bills on that hand-me-down side table? An old coat rack overwhelmed with clutter? Or is it just too dark to see anything because you haven’t replaced that outdated flush mount fixed to the ceiling? Foyers and entryways are high traffic spaces that often go overlooked. Who says utilitarian rooms can’t make you smile?Read More
This week’s Style Me Sunday ushers in a little summer warmth to ease your chilly winter blues. And there’s no better light than our new Sydney shades to do this! Its nautical style is reminiscent of our favorite oceanic holidays—and is the perfect fixture for this eclectic space.
Whether located in your back porch or living room, outdoor furniture like this Wicker Lane White Chair adds lots of texture and detail. Fresh foliage is another element that brings the outdoors in and enlivens your senses.
Crisp and clean cobalt blue-and-white patterns often make cameo appearances in nautical spaces, but we’re adding a little twist with this Arbre Chinois fabric. We love the way this fabric coordinates with the chinoiserie planter from the Inspiration Image without clashing with the overall look.
Looking for a fun way to display your favorite findings? Try hanging them as wall ornamentation! We love this Octopus Print from Etsian littlebluebirdstudios. And don’t forget wall sconces — Captain Ahab would be envious of this Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture’s patina finish!
Fill your Canvas Baskets with Handles with shells, sea-glass, or other collectibles for a great conversational piece!
2013 is all about dazzling color palettes. Color blocking highlights the vibrancy in individual colors, and in light of our recent LED launch, we’ve been thinking a lot about industrial pendants that will perfectly illuminate these vibrant, modern spaces.
Our newest collection gives an innovative twist to our porcelain favorites. Now you can hang your stem mount Benjamin® Sky Chief and Benjamin® Esso with the environmentally friendly power of LED lighting.Read More