Posts by Betty

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

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting for Coastal Tennis Clubhouse

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 | 2 comments

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting for Coastal Tennis Clubhouse
Although Chris and Alissa Harris have concentrated on residential projects since forming Salt Architecture in 2014, their first commercial project is a smashing success. The Harbor Head Tennis Club, located in West Falmouth, Massachusetts, now sports a gorgeous clubhouse used for informal gatherings, courtside cocktail parties, or for watching tournament finals out on the courts. The new construction was designed by the architect couple who envisioned a rustic, yet modern space to blend with the surrounding seaside village. ... Read More

Entryway Envy! How to Make a Great First Impression

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Entryway Envy! How to Make a Great First Impression
Even with summer in full swing, one of my kids reminded me yesterday that Christmas is only six months away. Seriously?! I suddenly feel the need to get outside and enjoy the weather with family and friends. Informal gatherings on the back porch are perfect for the summer, and while these times are meant to be low stress, you still want your home to look its best. So what kind of statement does your entryway make? Even if everyone is headed to the kitchen, first impressions are made at the front door. Take a look at some of our favorite customer entryways we’ve shared in the past and the lighting they chose to say welcome! ... Read More

How To | Light Up Small Spaces with Color & Style

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Light Up Small Spaces with Color & Style
In case you missed Wednesday’s post, we’re celebrating Kim Lewis’s newest tiny home which is making its debut this weekend at the Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles. Kim is an expert at making the most of every single inch of a tiny home, but she refuses to sacrifice on color or style. Small spaces can be especially difficult when it comes to lighting. Oh sure, you could pop in a can light which takes zero space, but how boring is that?! ... Read More

Kim Lewis Tiny Home Debuts in LA with Barn Light Electric

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Kim Lewis Tiny Home Debuts in LA with Barn Light Electric
When the tiny home movement first started gaining momentum, some thought the trend would play out and disappear. The trend was fueled, in part, by the economic downturn in 2007-2008 and consumer interest in lowering the cost of living. Instead of fizzling, however, the trend continues to flourish. There is much to love about these small spaces in addition to the affordability factor. Tiny homes are more ecologically friendly than a mini-mansion and can serve multiple purposes, such as a place for aging relatives, returning children, a home office, or a guest house. ... Read More

Gooseneck Barn Lights Offer Superior Downlighting for Garages

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Gooseneck Barn Lights Offer Superior Downlighting for Garages
My garage is a hot mess. I admit that I have never actually parked a car in the garage thanks to countless boxes of stuff, kayaks, bikes, a punching bag, and 1,000 board feet of red oak that’s drying. No room for even a Smart car in there. Which is why I keep the door closed as much as possible. No matter what’s hiding behind your garage doors, the exterior can look as sharp and stylish as your home with thoughtful exterior lighting. Whether your garage is attached or detached, excellent down lighting helps illuminate the surrounding driveway and the walkway to the house without creating harsh glare. And there’s no better garage lighting than... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Celebrating Fathers at Work

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Celebrating Fathers at Work
The bombardment of ads for watches, wallets, and World’s Best Dad t-shirts must mean Father’s Day is right around the corner. That special weekend when we celebrate the fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and father figures in our lives with cookouts, cheesy gifts, and lots of love. On this Father’s Day, Barn Light Electric is celebrating four special pairs of employees on our team — three fathers and their sons plus a father and daughter who work side by side each day handcrafting, finishing, assembling, and shipping our American-made lighting. ... Read More

Summertime and the Living is Outdoors!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Summertime and the Living is Outdoors!
With summer in full swing, outdoor dining spaces are getting a workout. Preparing dinner on the grill keeps the heat out of the kitchen, plus it’s easy to throw an extra burger on when friends drop by. The more relaxed mood of outdoor dining is enhanced even more with exterior lighting that lets you linger long after the sun goes down. Our good friend and neighbor Gregory Daniel needed lighting for his grill and outside pool deck. The lights needed to be mounted to an existing wall which called for a gooseneck arm that would take the shade up higher to allow for better positioning over the grill. The 14″ Goodrich® Union Warehouse Shade is customized with a... Read More