Posts by Betty

How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover
Don’t look now but we’re on the downhill side of July.  Seriously. If you haven’t tackled your summer remodeling projects yet, we understand. Traveling, spending time with the kids, and being outdoors is way more fun than refinishing cabinets or painting the guest room. But you can still work some makeover magic in your home without spending a lot of time or money. An easy way to spruce up a room and give your space a fresh look is with lighting. But don’t worry about scheduling the electrician (he’s probably at the beach anyway). We’re talking about some of the most stylish, easy-to-customize, plug-in lighting you’ve ever... Read More

Featured Customer | Out With Fluorescents, In With Nautical Sconces

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Out With Fluorescents, In With Nautical Sconces
Have you heard about the latest design craze? Introducing West Coast brunch-by-the-beach meets Midwest farm-to-table. I must admit, this look hadn’t crossed my radar until last week, but now that I’ve seen it, I’m a big fan! Today we’re talking with Jessie Kelley, founder of The Garden Table and creator of this casual blended look. The restaurant, located on Massachusetts Avenue in the thriving arts district of downtown Indianapolis, opened in January in a former pharmacy. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Offer Casual, Rustic Style

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Offer Casual, Rustic Style
Sometimes you have to raise the roof. Not raise a ruckus, but literally raise the roof. That’s exactly what Jenny and her husband did when they tackled a gut renovation of their Millbrook, New York, home. The major renovation included an addition and rebuild of the second floor. The result is a stunning 6,500-square-foot modern farmhouse chock full of laid-back style. “We were going for a casual, rustic feel throughout with fixtures and finishes that still look good even as style trends change over time,” Jenny says. “Remodeling and design are hobbies that I love and I put together idea books on Houzz to design the spaces.” ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Discount Barn Lights Add Clean, Modern Style

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Discount Barn Lights Add Clean, Modern Style
What do you do when your business is growing and you need more space? If you’re Alexis Lundberg of Lexi Grace Design in Arizona, you raise a barn!  “We are a residential and commercial design studio as well as a home staging company,” Lexi says. “I designed the new barn and worked with an awesome contractor to oversee the build process from the ground up.” The result is a studio and warehouse that also serves as an event space. ... Read More

Color Inspiration | Classic Black Always in Style

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Color Inspiration | Classic Black Always in Style
So who remembers the 2017 Pantone color of the year? How about 2016 when they chose not one, but two, colors of the year? Anybody? Color trends may come and quickly go, but Black is one hue that will never, in our humble opinion, go out of style. (By the way, Pantone picked Greenery for this year taking over from last year’s baby blue and pink tones of Serenity and Rose Quartz.)  Many people consider Black a “safe” color. Our sales team hears that quite often — “I’m afraid to pick a color, so I just want Black.” ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation
If you’re a careful reader of our blog, you may remember a mention of Roscoe, New York a few years back. Located two hours north of New York City, this tiny hamlet is home to Prohibition Distillery, a fire hall-turned-distillery with some pretty cool industrial lighting. Roscoe was also home to the Red Rose Motel which operated first as a dance hall, then later as a respite for tourists passing through the area. ... Read More

Restaurant Lighting That Satisfies Both Style and Safety

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Restaurant Lighting That Satisfies Both Style and Safety
The restaurant industry is not for the faint of heart. Rising above the competition in a crowded marketplace involves creating a space that promises not only excellent food but delivers an experience in a setting that customers want to revisit again and again. Lighting presents a special challenge. Safety and security are concerns, but commercial lighting should also play a vital role in establishing the look, feel, and special vibe of any restaurant. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights Define Modern Farmhouse

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 | 2 comments

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights Define Modern Farmhouse
If you follow the Barn Light Electric Instagram feed, you’ll likely remember this beautiful photo. With close to 2,000 likes and loads of comments, it’s pretty clear that people are still crushing on the modern farmhouse look. Today we’re visiting with Kanga Room Systems, the creators of this sweet little space. Sales Manager Taylor Bielamowicz describes this project, located in Burton, Texas, as a small studio plus one of their larger farmhouse packages nestled nearby amongst the trees. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Modern Chandelier for Celebrity Nursery

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 | 1 comment

Professional's Corner | Modern Chandelier for Celebrity Nursery
Celebrity babies may have high-profile parents, but their needs are much like every other newborn’s. A comfy crib, a rocker for feeding time, and diapers. Lots of diapers. Vanessa Antonelli, a New Jersey-based designer with an extensive roster of celebrity clients, was tapped recently by Spy Kids alum Alexa PenaVega and her husband Carlos to design their new baby’s nursery. With every client, Vanessa spends a lot of time listening before she starts creating. Clients also fill out a questionnaire and share photos of anything they find appealing or inspirational. With this information, Vanessa begins the design process. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand
Nightstands are a small, but mighty spot in any bedroom. They act as a frame for your bed, and provide balance, color, texture, and personality to your space. Too often, though, bedside tables become cluttered drop-zones, effectively eliminating the functional and aesthetic purposes they serve. But with these 10 simple steps, you can create a beautiful tablescape that makes bedtime a dream. Start with lighting. Whether you opt for a curvy lamp, a sleek pendant, or a bold swing arm sconce, lighting is perhaps the most important aspect of your bedside styling – so it’s exactly where you should begin. ... Read More