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!
Today we’re reaching out to you folks who won’t have yards covered in snow. The only icicles you know of are the string light versions seen on your neighbor’s roof at Christmastime. Just because you don’t have that white powdery stuff covering your landscaping doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the outdoors during the winter months. As a matter of fact, hanging out on the porch can be great when the mercury is low. Throw in a fire pit with some hot cocoa, and your outdoor entertaining will trump any summertime barbeque.
Since the sun sets at about 5:00 now, it leaves us in the dark well before dinnertime. Sure, you could rely solely on that blazing fire for lighting and warmth, but you could also make a positive decision to add in a few gooseneck barn lights to your exterior space.
The Braddock Warehouse Shade is the same style as the Original barn light, but is a highly decorated gooseneck light. Scrolling features on the curve of the neck add a period style, Victorian look to an otherwise industrial RLM barn light. Choose a finish similar to the colors found in nature, like Rosewood or French Green, and you’re well on your way to wintertime entertaining heaven.
If by chance some of your outdoor junction boxes won’t hold such a large warehouse shade, our recommendation would be to use the Reno Wall Sconce. Its shallow shade lets light escape freely downward and out, as opposed to a focused area like a deeper bowl would permit. The Reno is also available in the same finish options as the Braddock and many of our other American made barn lights. Any one of our finishes like black or galvanized metal could tie in perfectly with a plethora of outdoor areas. Together, these two will ultimately allow for a streamlined, uninterrupted look in regards to your outdoor gooseneck lighting.Read More