Posts by Betty

Modern Farmhouse Journey | The Power of Color Temperature

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | The Power of Color Temperature
Last April, we introduced Whitney in this blog post as she began sharing her story of building a mid century modern farmhouse in Vermont. Today, Whitney discusses a powerful lesson learned about color and lighting in her new powder room. As my husband, Peter, and I dove into the construction of our mountain-top farmhouse, we faced steep learning curves along the way. We discovered that a clear vision for layout and décor is no guarantee when it comes to what materials arrive on your doorstep. Even with countless hours of research, endless Pinterest board comparisons, Houzz inspiration hunting, and precise planning, you just can’t foresee everything until the project... Read More

Guest Blogger | 5 Ways to Update Your Home This Weekend

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 5 Ways to Update Your Home This Weekend
Have plans this weekend? If you have a free day, a free afternoon, or even just a free hour, you have time to update your home before clocking into work on Monday morning. With the simple and easy fixes below, you can transform your home with plenty of time to spare for enjoying the summer sun and fun. Update your light fixtures There’s no simpler way to completely change the look of your space than by updating your light fixtures. A boring fixture doesn’t get noticed—or, worse, gets noticed for the wrong reasons—but a statement fixture can steal the show. For example, a Bubble Chandelier brings sleek modernity and a touch of whimsy to a dining area or living... Read More

How To | Choose Lighting to Complement Patterned Elements

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Choose Lighting to Complement Patterned Elements
When faced with a blank palette, most people consider adding color to enliven a space. But throwing a vibrant texture or pattern into the mix can take a room from routine to remarkable in short order. Adding lighting to patterned walls, or ceilings, can be tricky, but luckily, we found some great examples of patterned spaces on our Instagram feed to share! Jamie, of Jamie Keskin Design, lent her magic touch to a kid’s room by using star-covered wallpaper on the ceiling. The center of the space is anchored by a 20″ Outback Flush Mount Pendant in beautiful Teal. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Oversized Barn Lights Complement Scale of New Home

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Oversized Barn Lights Complement Scale of New Home
When clicking through the multitude of customizing menus for our handcrafted barn lights, customers often focus on the finish options such as color, guard, glass, and beautiful cotton cords. It’s so exciting, in fact, that the fundamental design question of scale might get lost in the conversation. When Shauna was considering exterior lighting for her new Colorado Springs home, the scale of the lights was most important. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Star in Major Home Renovation

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Star in Major Home Renovation
As soon as Janna saw the six-acre farm in Salem, Oregon, she started dreaming. Even before she and her husband made an offer on the land, which included a 120-year-old farmhouse, she envisioned beautiful, black barn lights highlighting the white facade. The couple purchased the home last December and, after five months of extensive renovations, are settling in to life on the farm. Janna chronicled their journey on Instagram @yellowprairieinteriors.  ... Read More

All You Need to Know | The Original Gooseneck Light

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | The Original Gooseneck Light
If we had to pick the most popular light on the Barn Light Electric website, the Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light would win hands down. Customers who purchase this gooseneck light describe it as iconic, classic, and timeless. In this month’s installment of our All You Need to Know series, we’re taking a look at this versatile and quintessential fixture and the countless ways customers incorporate it into their homes and businesses. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Rustic Industrial Lighting for New England Farm

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Rustic Industrial Lighting for New England Farm
Every now and then, pictures cross my desk that set off the share alarm. Pictures so perfect that I just can’t wait to share not only with the rest of the Barn Light Electric team but with our followers as well. Today’s pics of a barn in Ridgefield, Connecticut, definitely sounded the alarm! Designed and built by Sequoia Contracting, this new construction for Dark Horse Farm was created with an eye towards a charming, historic feel. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Exterior Barn Lights for Colorado Retreat

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Exterior Barn Lights for Colorado Retreat
Have you ever seen a home featured on our blog that you instantly wished you could visit? Like Steve’s jaw-dropping Sullivan’s Island home that we shared here? Or this inviting modern farmhouse in Ohio that Caroline outfitted with classic barn lighting inside and out. We’re happy to tell you that today’s Featured Customer loves visitors! The Wolf Den, located in Twin Lakes, Colorado, is a charming retreat perched at the base of Mount Elbert, Colorado’s tallest peak. ... Read More

Celebrate the 4th with a Patriotic Skillet Cookie!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 | 2 comments

Celebrate the 4th with a Patriotic Skillet Cookie!
With the 4th of July landing on Wednesday this year, we’ve decided to celebrate all week! And what better way to celebrate than with an easy dessert that’s sure to please kids and adults alike! We’re happy to introduce Liz, from That Skinny Chick Can Bake, who created the Patriotic Skillet Cookie just in time for this week’s Independence Day festivities. Liz has been blogging for more than eight years and loves creating sweet things in her kitchen. ... Read More

How To | Create a Design-Savvy Bathroom Space

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Create a Design-Savvy Bathroom Space
Summer is a great time to tackle home renovation projects, and we’ve seen quite a few amazing transformations in recent weeks from customers who share photos on Instagram and Facebook. Two spaces that keep popping up are bathrooms and powder rooms. Even though a bathroom may be one of the smaller rooms in the house, it can still play a role in the overall look and feel of a home’s design. Thoughtfully curated lighting, bath linens, and other accessories combine to give a bathroom its own special style. ... Read More