Posts by Betty

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

Behind the Scenes | Titusville Native Learns, Grows with Barn Light Electric

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Titusville Native Learns, Grows with Barn Light Electric
Customers sometimes ask whether our lighting is simply shipped from overseas then finished here in the United States. One person who can easily answer that question is Josh, our manufacturing supervisor. Josh has worked on the Barn Light team for almost eight years and watched the company grow from a fledgling operation to one of the country’s premier manufacturers of vintage-inspired lighting. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Fluted Shade Pendants Add Fun to Kitchen Reno

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Fluted Shade Pendants Add Fun to Kitchen Reno
One of the renovation trends we see quite often here on the blog is the creation of an open floor plan. Homeowners rearrange furniture, change up cabinetry, and even knock down walls to combine kitchen, living, and dining areas more suitable for entertaining and family living. Debbie describes her southern California bungalow/farmhouse as “fairly small” and opening up the floor plan was something she wanted to do for years. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Dark Sky-Friendly Lights for the Grand Canyon

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Dark Sky-Friendly Lights for the Grand Canyon
Many cities across America are encouraging the use of dark sky-friendly lighting. These fixtures are crafted in a shape that provides downward directed light which helps the skies stay dark and the stars stay bright. Barn lights are a natural fit for dark skies with their dome-shaped shades that reduce glare. Dark skies are critical to the Grand Canyon Association which recently launched a project to retrofit 280 lights in the Grand Canyon historic district to better preserve the night skies. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | One Blake Soho Pendant, Three Different Styles

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | One Blake Soho Pendant, Three Different Styles
A few months ago, I kicked off a fun series where I choose one Barn Light Electric fixture and style it three different ways to illustrate the endless versatility of a well-made light. In that first post, I featured just three of the many different ways the classic Schoolhouse Brass Stem Mount Light can be used to create distinct and unique spaces. This month, with spring on the brain, I’m all about the Blake Soho Pendant in Blush Pink — a classic shape that resembles those May flowers we’re anxiously awaiting, in an immensely popular color in both interiors and fashion. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse
Patsy and her husband’s middle Tennessee home is a popular spot in the summer. Family and friends enjoy the couple’s backyard pool but, with no bathroom nearby, Patsy was facing another summer of wet traffic through her house. She began to envision a bathhouse for her yard. “I sketched out what I wanted and my husband drew it up on a $20 computer program,” Patsy says. “We did all the work ourselves using every free moment we had.” Patsy desired a simple and clean design with white board-and-batten walls, galvanized metal roof, and black accents. ... Read More