If you were building a brand new home, what would be on your list of must-haves? A wine cellar? A master-suite spa? Mine would have to include a screened-in porch although the wine cellar would definitely make the list too!
Nothing extends your living space and offers a connection with the great outdoors quite like a porch. When Michelle built her new home on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Maine, she included a porch that features a day bed for quiet afternoons of reading. She chose a barn wall sconce to provide a focused touch of light over the cozy spot.Read More
Katrin, of Berkeley, California, had been playing with the thought of a barn light above her aluminum, frosted glass garage door for quite awhile.
“I wanted something modern, but not too modern,” Katrin explains. “I have always loved the concept of mixing very cool and modern items with something more traditional. I wanted something that would have some warmth to it.” When she searched online for barn lights, she discovered Barn Light Electric’s website.Read More
Barn doors have been popping up in places other than the big building on the back 40 for some time now. Barn doors are rustic yet with an industrial edge, and this custom-made, knotty pine door features a clear stain that lets the grain, knots, and character of the wood show through beautifully. Adding to the barn flavor is the Wall Sconce just inside the next room.
This dandy little fixture looks very much like our Austin Wall Sconce, a compact shade that is perfect for hallways, entryways, or tight spaces like powder rooms or a child’s reading nook. The galvanized finish adds a nice metallic touch to the brightness of the room and pulls the barn feel through the door. Wall-hugging sconces are a great choice to highlight artwork such as this without overpowering the space.Read More
Where do you hang your stockings? We’ve seen quite the gamut of locations. From traditional mantels, stair railings, and bookshelves to free hanging stockings–there’s something promising about these little places just waiting to be stuffed with knick knacks and candy. For today’s Style Me Sunday, we’re creating a mantel piece that will rival your Christmas tree for center of attention.
Our cozy mantel was inspired by this Faux Fireplace re-do from the The Rooster and The Hen blog. Flocked Fraser Fir Garland with a light misting of white snow looks adorable draped across the corners. Vintage inspired wall sconces like the Chesapeake Bay Mirrored Wall Sconce and the Norwalk Wall Sconce both feature Nostalgic Edison style bulbs that give off a warm, almost candle-like glow.
Michelle Fritz’s Burlap Stockings are so shabby chic and look lovely besides other vintage accessories like the Bullit Mantel Alarm Clock. We love her idea of displaying fresh greenery in the stockings before Santa arrives to fill them with goodies!
Industrial home goods like the Tapering Zinc Containers add a little edge while being practical for storing fireplace accessories. The Industrial Metal Adjustable Stool is great for extra seating, but can also be used as a mantel-side table to hold your charming Enamelware Cups.
Speaking of stockings, our 2012 Holiday Sale is still going strong for another 12 days! If you haven’t taken advantage of our free shipping, now’s the time. As an additional bonus, we’re giving you 10% off all American made Porcelain Enamel lighting fixtures. Just enter the code STOCKING12 to redeem the discount!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Barn Light Electric!
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1.) The Land of Nod Indian Patchwork Quilt: $139.00
2.) Etsy Cow Print Decorative Pillow: $14.99
3.) Barn Light Electric Province Cast Guard Sconce: $279.00
4.) Artificial Hay Bales: Prices Vary
5.) Barn Light Electric Machine Age Table Lamp: $259.00
6.) Etsy License Plate Art: Approx. $75.00
At some point, we’ve all watched our favorite design show and said, “I could never do that.” Today we took a little inspiration from one of our many favorite TV shows – Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Every Sunday viewers tune in to see Ty Pennington and his design team’s awesome creations, with the ultimate goal being to help a very deserving family. A few weeks ago, Barn Light Electric had the opportunity to donate lighting for the Williams family in Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia. Josie, who is 8, is a mini cowgirl at heart, and received a very cool Hayloft inspired room (see finished photo below).
To bring a similar room into your home, we’d like to introduce today’s Style Guide that is devoted to the ultimate cowgirl. We selected bedding similar to The Hayloft – something bright, colorful, and utilized old, rustic patterns. Topping off the bed, we’d suggest throwing on some decorative cow print throw pillows. Although pricey, you can choose authentic cow skin or a cheaper Etsy alternative – we like Etsy’s!
Light up your Hayloft with none other than our Barn Lights! To be placed on both sides of the bed, we selected two Barn Light Province Cast Guard Sconces in our Cruiser Green finish. Sconces next to the bed can serve as accent lighting and can be used for bedtime stories and future late night studying. By selecting a frosted glass option, a softer glow of light will be released. If your little cowgirl has a desk for coloring or homework, we recommend the Machine Age Metal Table Lamp. By combining a warehouse style shade as the top, and selecting a raw, galvanized finish, a rustic, traditional country feel is brought into the area.
Complete your room by adding accessories and authentic looking hay bales – these can act as book shelves, headboards, or night stands. Accessories can be purchased, or homemade, bringing in colors from your bedding. Collect old license plates to make your own art – get creative, spell out words like Cowgirl, Country, or YeeHaw.
Photo courtesy of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Williams Family.
Shown above over the bed: 12′ Original Warehouse Shade, B-13 Gooseneck, 114-Painted Rosewood