Here at Barn Light Electric, our hearts are full. As we approach Thanksgiving, we have much to be grateful for including our new manufacturing facility that opened in October and our incredible Barn Light Electric family. These hard-working and creative souls are the spirit behind our American made lighting and each one plays a role in crafting the highest quality lights and home decor items just for you.Read More
We meet a lot of professionals day in and day out, and it’s always a pleasure to meet architects, builders, and designers who have a true passion for what they do — for their business, their product, and their customers. Matt and Jeff Balmer are fourth-generation builders who have spent much of their life in residential construction. As partners of Lands End Development in Crosslake, Minnesota, the brothers have grown their company much in the same way as we have here at Barn Light Electric — on the principles of quality, creativity, value and service.Read More
I hate to even utter the words but with store aisles clogged with sad-looking kids and eager moms picking out binders and book covers, it can only mean one thing. Change is in the air. Fall, and a new school year, are lurking just around the corner. While those words may bring a chorus of groans from some, many of us see the changing of the seasons as a great time to change things up around the house.Read More
In just a few short hours, Hurricane Sandy did $68 billion worth of damage to the New York/New Jersey shoreline. In the nine months since the disaster, residents have been slowly picking up the pieces. Today’s Featured Customer 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.
“Everything had to go after the storm because the water went throughout the entire downstairs ruining everything in its path,” Erica explains. “Appliances, carpets, walls, sheet rock, electronics, furniture, and mattresses all had to go.” Erica and her husband Justin, co-owners of The Whiskey Brooklyn, decided to change the style of their decor with the clean slate they now had.Read More
While Washington, DC is steeped in history, not all of it is located on The Mall. Today’s Featured Customer recently remodeled the kitchen in her 19th century row house and chose a classic vintage pendant to highlight the island.
“We wanted an eclectic style,” Sara says. “The island is wrapped with blueish-green boards from an old porch ceiling (the drawer fronts are walnut) and we wanted to ground the bright color with deep warm browns in the lights, copper sink, and walnut butcher block counter.” Sara chose the Bond Small Pendant, a 10″ fixture featuring a Textured Rustic Bronze finish with a Waxed Natural Copper shade.
“We wanted the lights to coordinate with the copper sink and the walnut butcher block top and we loved the two-tone look of the lights,” she explains. “We were looking for something not too heavy and nothing with glass — I don’t like to clean glass!” The Bond Small Pendant, like many in this collection of vintage pendant lights, has roots in Colonial, Victorian, and Art Deco styles. With timeless charm, these ceiling lights add a touch of history to any residential or commercial space and many offer updated finish colors and options.
The Bond also comes in a shallower design as the Bond Large Pendant. This 18″ wide shade throws a generous span of light and would be suitable for kitchen islands like Sara’s as well as dining room tables, game rooms, or in commercial settings such as restaurants, pubs, or boutiques. The Bond Large Pendant can be customized with a solid Textured Rustic Bronze finish or with the Natural Copper shade to give the two-tone look Sara chose.
“We loved the two-toned look and the historic, but not fussy, style of the lights,” Sara says. “The shape is fun and playful without too much bulk to block the open lines and the view.”
Photos courtesy of the homeowner