Where Vintage & Modern Collide

Color Trends | Embracing the Many Hues of Blue

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Color Trends | Embracing the Many Hues of Blue
We’re in a blue mood today, but it’s all good since we’re exploring some wonderful variations of this hue! Blue is a calming color that evokes the sky and the sea and is often chosen for bedrooms, living rooms, and other spaces where we relax. Our palette of blues, available in both powder coat and porcelain enamel, ranges from rich Navy to delicate Delphite. These colors help create lighting that stands out as a focal point in a space or stars in a supporting role to complement other decor. ... Read More

Q & A | Kitchen Reno Blends Vintage, Modern Details

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Q & A | Kitchen Reno Blends Vintage, Modern Details
If you’re a dedicated follower of the Barn Light Electric blog (we have great photos and plenty of inspiration!), you probably remember this post featuring a stunning bathroom renovation. Amy, who writes the blog My Life From Home, was the master behind that eye-popping wall paper and gorgeous copper gooseneck lighting. Amy recently moved and has begun another round of renovations at her new place. We chat with her today about her latest project — her kitchen. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Schoolhouse Lighting Blends Old, New in Bath Reno

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Schoolhouse Lighting Blends Old, New in Bath Reno
What’s it like to work with your best friend every day? Darci Haney and her husband Matt are the design/build team behind MD Haney & Co. which has been tackling design and renovation projects in the Pacific Northwest for almost 15 years. “It’s a pretty good gig,” Darci says of working side-by-side with Matt. “We do mostly residential projects. He builds and I get to help make them pretty.” Their most recent project was right under their own roof. The couple own a sprawling, 1940s-era ranch home just outside McMinnville, Oregon. ... Read More

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home
We’re excited to introduce a new series to the blog today! Whitney May and her husband Peter are sharing their journey of building a modern farmhouse in Vermont. We will follow along as they make decisions on colors, materials, decor, and yes, lighting! Whitney will take over the blogger’s chair on a regular basis this spring and summer to chronicle the ups and downs of the construction process. ... Read More

How To | Light Up the Kitchen Sink with Pendants, Gooseneck Lights & More

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Light Up the Kitchen Sink with Pendants, Gooseneck Lights & More
The kitchen is almost always the heart of a home. It serves as a multipurpose space for making meals, doing homework, gathering with family, entertaining friends, and enjoying quiet moments. Kitchen lighting must satisfy a variety of needs and often includes both task lighting and decorative lighting. Today we’re exploring lighting for the kitchen sink. If you’re lucky, a window over the sink provides natural light plus a view, but an overhead fixture offers illumination after dark. We’ve gathered some of our favorite customer photos that show lighting up the kitchen sink can be anything but boring! ... Read More

Spring Fever! It’s Popping Up All Over Instagram!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Spring Fever! It’s Popping Up All Over Instagram!
Like an old Chevy with a bad motor, spring is having trouble getting started. Snow cancelled the Yankees’ home opener, Winter Storm Xanto is roaring across the Midwest, and “sprinter” is the newest made-up word to describe the spring that feels more like winter. Luckily, spring has sprung on our Instagram feed where we found plenty of pics loaded with vibrant colors and seasonal inspiration. We’re kick starting the weekend with some of our favorite photos that get us in the mood for being outdoors, gardening, and even spring cleaning! ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting
We often hear people describe barn lighting as classic or timeless. Indeed, even today, you can find antique warehouse shades still in use decades after installation. These are often porcelain enamel lights crafted from quality steel in an age when products were built to last. When Kelly Hurliman, an interior designer from just outside of Chicago, decided to remodel her kitchen, she wanted the classic look and quality of a porcelain enamel barn light. ... Read More