Industrial wall lighting was once all about function. Warehouses and factories needed rugged lights that made the working environment safer and could stand up to the harsh conditions where they were installed. The original guard-and-glass type fixtures and vapor proof lights were designed to protect the bulb from the hazardous work environments of the day.
These classic industrial designs are wildly popular today not only because of their rugged nature, but because these handsome wall lights can be customized to suit almost any style of home or commercial brand. You don’t have to settle for basic black or galvanized anymore!Read More
Many stout-hearted homeowners tackle major renovations with big dreams. But sometimes, even with the deep pockets that big dreams require, some renovations are doomed from the start. When Jeff and his wife Stephanie, of Columbus, Ohio, purchased a cottage at Indian Lake, they initially planned a major remodel of the structure. But when they discovered the foundation was severely deteriorated, they decided to tear it down and start over.Read More
If you follow the Barn Light Electric Facebook page, you may have noticed a photo yesterday from one of our favorite north-of-the-border designers — Alykhan Velji of Calgary, Canada. We featured Aly’s special touch in a previous blog post when he created a nursery using a sophisticated palette of grey and white then highlighted the space with brilliant yellow accents. Aly has worked his magic again in a child’s space, this time a bathroom, where the color yellow makes another splash.Read More
Ah, the poor powder room. It’s one of the smallest rooms in the house and often ignored when it comes to lighting. In creating or renovating a powder room, most people focus on stylish tile or fancy faucets rather than the lighting that will help guests navigate the space. Even if you don’t have a constant stream of guests, the powder room probably gets used every single day by family members making a quick pit stop instead of heading off to the big bathroom upstairs.Read More
There’s nothing like starting from a clean slate. This gorgeous home in Sag Harbour, New York, was built on the existing foundation from the former residence. Its location in a wooded clearing led the creative minds at Studio Tim Campbell to design the home as a simple, yet modern farmhouse with a nod to the vernacular of the area.
“We chose to manipulate this aesthetic with a more modern, yet still minimal and understated interior referencing woods, stones, and luxurious fabrics,” says Tanis Paul, senior designer and project manager with the firm. For the exterior, the team chose a classic barn wall sconce to illuminate the simple design.Read More