Here at Barn Light Electric we try to stave off the Monday blahs as often as possible so today we are beating the blues by announcing another exciting new addition to our lineup of your favorite pendants, sconces, goosenecks, and chandeliers! Announcing the Coastal Carolina Collection, an eclectic grouping of fixtures that have definite vintage flair and industrial touches.
For a look straight from the Colonial Era, check out the Wilmington Sconce and Wilmington Stem Light. The striking wall mount sconce features a Ball Jar glass encased in a wire cage for a vintage feel while the shallow shade directs the light downward making this a Dark Sky Qualified fixture. The matching Wilmington Stem Mount Light has a rugged look, and both of these fixtures are finished in a traditional Centennial Rust.Read More
We all have our design issues, right? Those pesky little places that just seem to defy all logic and reason when it comes to lighting. A cavernous space can be tricky to illuminate while tight spaces present their own problems. And above all, you want your lighting not only to be functional but to exude a charm and character all its own.
Take this clever approach, for example, to solving the problem of accenting some beautiful built-in bookcases in a narrow hallway. How do you shed some much-needed light into the bookcases when the tops reach almost to the ceiling? With a swingarm fixture, that’s how! These are much like Barn Light Electric’s Garden City Swingarm Adjustable Sconce, part of our line of Vintage Wall Sconces. Vintage wall sconces pull their designs from the early 20th century and were very popular in Victorian and Art Nouveau homes of that time. Today, vintage wall sconces are facing a resurgence in popularity and can be found in a variety of home styles from log cabins, cottages, and ranch style homes to mountain chalets and seaside retreats. These charming vintage fixtures present a creative way to solve many a decorating dilemma.Read More
Think back to a simpler time, when the world didn’t revolve around technological advances, kids were free to roam about the neighborhoods, and when you knew all your neighbors by name. Now, the times have changed, especially when it comes to the homes we live in. The rapid growth and construction of high rise complexes packed with neatly designed lofts and condos makes it difficult to find an open place for little ones to run around. Next to taking them to Central Park for play dates, creating an imaginative space with toy storage within your home is probably the best bet for letting kids play safely.
Built in bookcases showcase adult memorabilia, while lower cabinetry hides the colorful blocks, cars and dolls. In a narrow living room, keeping furniture and lighting compact will help you to make the most of your square footage. For example, if you were able to find room for a floor lamp, it may end up getting knocked over. Adding additional side tables wouldn’t be a plausible option either as they would take up valuable floor space.
It’s probably for that reason that the homeowner opted for recessed can par lights along with vintage pharmacy style lights to highlight collectibles in the bookcases. Wall lamps, like the Industry Swing Arm Sconce, transform a room into a classic living space. Because of the ability to adjust the neck of the sconce, you can choose what you wish to spotlight at any given time. Don’t limit the use to common areas – the Industry Swing Arm Sconce can also become a flexible bedside reading lamp, seeing as bedrooms within condos and apartments tend to be smaller than single family homes. Available in three traditional finishes, unique vintage pharmacy wall lamps may brighten up even the dreariest of city spaces. If this adjustable sconce doesn’t fit with your existing design, we also offer an assortment of other vintage wall sconces, many of which are also adjustable like the featured ones today.
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One would think that a feminine bedroom would be made up of wall-to-wall pink and purple frills. Not quite – the smallest piece of floral print can make all the difference in the world. Sometimes traditional farmhouse bedrooms can be mistaken as feminine because of the soft colors and floral pieces used, but here it’s likely anyone would enjoy catching some shuteye.
Keeping the walls and ceilings painted the same neutral color makes the room appear larger than it really is (designers have used this trick for years). Substitute crisp, white trim around doors, windows, and floors to make the room have a timeless air about it. Want an unusual looking headboard? Looking closely above, the clever headboard is nothing but a re-purposed mantle found at a local flea market. The homeowner created a covertly feminine look with a discreet floral center and fresh roses nearby. Would you say that these complete the bedroom? Almost, but not quite!Read More
Adjustable reading lamps aren’t just for bedroom lighting anymore. Sure, this daybed utilized them too, but that isn’t their only function. Because of the unique nature of designs like our Exeter Wall Sconce, these jointed and movable lamps are being used to replace Par Lights and Angle Shades within residential settings.
Above, a light fixture akin to the Exeter Wall Sconce, shines down onto the wooden wall. The kind words written by Plato are meant to be highlighted, and are something that the designer in this showcase wished to impend on everyone who passed through. To complement and highlight your favorite features throughout your home, we recommend the Exeter Glass Shade Sconce. The frosted glass lets light escape through the shade itself, not just downward. Not only is the Exeter a unique light fixture because of its appearance, but also because of its versatility.
A daybed like this one is an interesting alternative to traditional sofas and armchairs typically found within the living areas of your home. Just like the wall sconces themselves, daybeds are versatile in the sense that it can be used as seating for kids and adults, but also as a secret reading nook or a guest bed when space is limited. While everyone is relaxing, handy shelves are available to set drinks, snacks or the remotes. With the flip of a switch, the vintage style lights can be turned on to read by, or off to set the mood for a weekend movie night.
If you look online, you’ll find that the Exeter Sconce is available in several traditional style finishes – Old Bronze or Antique and Polished Nickel. This allows it to seamlessly blend in with the already existing hardware and decor in your home. If you prefer a matching, solid metal shade, they too can be ordered here.
Top Photo Courtesy of Katydid and Erin Martin DesignRead More