Posts by Betty

Pro's Corner | Curvaceous Goosenecks for Jersey Pool House

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Curvaceous Goosenecks for Jersey Pool House
When interior designer Alexa Ralff was searching for lighting for a project on the Jersey Shore, she remembered a wall sconce she had purchased previously from Barn Light Electric. “I used a sconce from Barn Light Electric in a powder room and I couldn’t get over the quality,” Alexa says. “Solid, beautifully crafted, amazing customer service.” Alexa’s current project was a 250-square-foot house with a surprise in the back yard — a long, narrow swimming pool with a pool house. The clients, a family of five, wanted a tiny home that could serve as party central where they can catch summer tennis on TV, nap on the couch, or sip a... Read More

Guest Blogger | Five Keys to Using Color for Curb Appeal

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Five Keys to Using Color for Curb Appeal
The entertaining season is just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time and warm weather ahead to get the exterior of your home in tip-top shape for guests and passersby. One of the most surefire ways to amp up your home’s curb appeal is with color. Whether bright and bold, subtle and neutral, or anything in between, with a little forethought and consideration, color can take your home from yawn-inducing to gasp-worthy. Below, a few keys to consider when adding color to your home’s exterior: ... Read More

Featured Customer | Customized Gooseneck Barn Lights for New Barn Home

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Customized Gooseneck Barn Lights for New Barn Home
Building a new home is a juggling act with a sequence of events that can play out in a number of ways. Some people buy a lot and build, then sell their current home. Others sell the current home and rent until the new place is move-in ready. Out in Sagle, Idaho, Nancy and Gary purchased a five-acre lot in a new development for their dream home. They decided to build a 1600-square-foot barn that will serve as both a shop/garage and as a guest house. For now, the barn is home until the couple build the main house next spring. ... Read More

A Rustic & Refined Kitchen Wins Considered Design Award

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 | 3 comments

A Rustic & Refined Kitchen Wins Considered Design Award
The votes are in and the people have spoken! The Rustic & Refined Kitchen, featuring our very own Original™ Warehouse Pendant, captured first place in the 2017 Remodelista Considered Design Awards. Readers loved this entry in the Best Kitchen Space — Amateur category, created by Zachary Leung in Toronto, Canada. Join us as we chat with Zachary about his 130-year-old home and why he chose barn lighting for his new kitchen. ... Read More

Capturing the Wow Factor with Minimalist Lighting

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Capturing the Wow Factor with Minimalist Lighting
I just returned from the home of a friend who happens to be an interior designer. As you might expect, her home is drop-dead gorgeous with every detail in perfect placement. It’s not that her space is chock full of décor, but rather, she has taken a more minimalist approach and thoughtfully selected pieces to include in her contemporary farmhouse. For those who eschew a minimalist style as cold and uninviting, I would urge you to take another look. While minimalist styles of lighting have clean and simple lines, they can also be visually striking enough to make a statement. It’s the small details in these fixtures that provide the ultimate wow factor. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Enamelware Dishes Add Pop of Color to Mornings

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Enamelware Dishes Add Pop of Color to Mornings
If you missed this post last week, it’s worth a look. Our friend Erin, who writes The Sunny Side Up blog, chose the Drake Retro Desk Lamp for her son’s room and the results are fabulous! Erin created the perfect industrial vibe with a navy-and-gray palette accented by pops of orange on the nightstand. It’s a look her young son loves now and will easily grow with over the years. As Erin browsed the Barn Light Electric website looking at lamps, our 12-Piece Dipped Enamel Breakfast Set also caught her eye. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Kitchen Pendant Lighting

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Kitchen Pendant Lighting
When Nancy and her husband Charlie moved into their Charlottesville, Virginia, home back in 2013, it was a homecoming of sorts for Charlie. “This was my husband’s grandfather’s house which was built in 1910,” Nancy says. “Charlie lived here until he was six years old and remembers having no central heat or indoor plumbing.” Luckily, the outhouse Charlie remembers off the back porch has been replaced with indoor plumbing. The couple has been renovating the home, updating rooms to make them more user friendly while still keeping the bones and farmhouse style of the home intact. The kitchen underwent the biggest transformation. ... Read More

Barn Lights: How Do I Customize Thee? Let Me Count the Ways!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Barn Lights: How Do I Customize Thee? Let Me Count the Ways!
So you find a really sweet barn light, but it’s a pendant, not a gooseneck light. And you really need a gooseneck for the garage. Twelve boxes of pendants but no goosenecks in sight. Wait, what? Why are you at the big box store when you can find the perfect barn light right here and customize it to your heart’s content?! Today, we’re going to show you one of our most popular shades — the Old Dixie — and the many different ways you can customize this RLM-inspired fixture to suit your taste and your space. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Orange Table Lamps Offer Colorful Industrial Pop

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Orange Table Lamps Offer Colorful Industrial Pop
We follow a number of great design blogs around here and our new favorite is The Sunny Side Up. Written by Erin, who lives in sunny San Diego, the blog was named Best Overall Design Blog at this year’s Design Bloggers Conference. Erin’s pages are loaded with stunning photography and plenty of home design, decor, and organization ideas. She also shares her top 10 lessons learned during the building of her family’s custom home. ... Read More

Featured Customer | LED Barn Lights Bring Vintage Touch, Efficiency to CSA Farm

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | LED Barn Lights Bring Vintage Touch, Efficiency to CSA Farm
The Frye family has been farming in eastern Iowa since the late 1800s, and though much has changed in farming since those early days, Susan Frye still carries on the traditions. Owner of Small Frye Farm, Susan’s efforts produce a thriving CSA — Community Supported Agriculture — for neighbors in both Scott and Johnson counties. Susan gets plenty of visitors to the farm buying fresh cut flowers and homegrown organic food. She is slowly restoring some of the older buildings on the farm and wanted to add some exterior barn lights.  ... Read More