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Pro's Corner | Q&A on Design & Lighting with D2 Interieurs

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Q&A on Design & Lighting with D2 Interieurs
If you haven’t started following the Barn Light Electric Instagram feed, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Each day offers a treasure trove of beautiful spaces, and we have discovered some amazing designers along the way. One of our latest finds is D2 Interieurs out of Connecticut. Denise Davies, founder and CEO of the firm, has gathered a talented group of interior and architectural designers who tackle projects across New York City, the Hamptons, Miami, the Hudson Valley, and, more recently, in London. One of Denise’s go-to sources for lighting is, you guessed it, Barn Light Electric! ... Read More

Before & After | Vintage-Inspired Lights Help Transform Victorian Home

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Before & After | Vintage-Inspired Lights Help Transform Victorian Home
Over the past three years, we have enjoyed the renovation journey shared by our friend Christina on her blog Christina’s Adventures. She and her husband have lovingly transformed their 1902 Victorian near Philadelphia into a warm, bright, and welcoming home that they share with their three young children. Today, we’re taking a look back at some impressive before-and-after photos of three of their rooms. When you see these pictures side by side, you can appreciate not only the vision that Christina had for each space, but the countless hours of work devoted to this labor of love. ... Read More

Featured Customer | New Barn Lights Blend with Vintage Lighting at Historic Hotel

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | New Barn Lights Blend with Vintage Lighting at Historic Hotel
In Monday’s blog post, we started a tour of the historic Red Rose Motel in Roscoe, New York. Originally built in 1938, the motel enjoyed decades of visits from loyal clientele but suffered from neglect in recent years. When current owners discovered this gem tucked away in the Catskill Mountains, they faced a formidable renovation. “The building was in a state of disrepair with major roof problems, rotten fixtures, and dangerous electrical,” says Melissa Kawecki, director of operations and innkeeper. “Our design goal was a nod to the past, celebrating the history of the Red Rose and of the Catskills when it was a premier travel destination.... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Give Nod to Past at Historic Hotel

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Give Nod to Past at Historic Hotel
Tucked amidst the scenic Catskill Mountains in Roscoe, New York, lies a small motel and tavern on the banks of the Beaverkill River. With a colorful history that includes an owner who was a New York City prize fighter, the Red Rose Motel served for decades as a local landmark welcoming fly-fishers, hunters, locals, and big city escapees. In recent years, the motel fell into disrepair and was abandoned until new owners, JP Frenza and Kris Kiger, glimpsed the potential within the old building and began a major renovation. ... Read More

How To | Create a Cozy & Fun Kids’ Room

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Create a Cozy & Fun Kids’ Room
If there’s one room in the house where you can be unencumbered by a million design rules, it’s a kid space. Bedrooms and bunkrooms occupied by children are often loaded with color, whimsy, and fun details you won’t find in other parts of the home. But don’t throw the design book out just yet. By following a few guidelines, you can create a space that not only satisfies your toddlers, but will also keep up as they enter those fun teenage years. Scroll on for some Pinterest-worthy pictures! ... Read More

How To | Pick the Right Gooseneck Arm

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Pick the Right Gooseneck Arm
When choosing a gooseneck barn light, one of the most important decisions is not just picking the best shade style for the space, but finding an appropriate gooseneck arm. The gooseneck light mounting — the arm — is a vital part of both the form and function of the fixture. At Barn Light Electric, we craft 30 different arm styles so you can find the very best size and shape for your new gooseneck light. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Copper Pendants Offer Flexible Style in Multi-Use Space

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Copper Pendants Offer Flexible Style in Multi-Use Space
Designing business interiors requires a thoughtful eye to both function and brand aesthetics. But when a building hosts one business by day and another by night, flexibility becomes key. Christie Thompson is a lead strategist for Campfire & Co., a Richmond, Virginia, branding agency that creates websites, graphic identities, marketing plans, and interior environments. The team recently tackled the renovation of a restaurant into a multi-functional and multi-use office space. ... Read More