While those who live in the oft-rainy city of Vancouver, Canada, may get used to the gloominess of the weather, that doesn’t mean they embrace it in their everyday environments. The design team from Mak Interiors in Vancouver recently infused a shared office space with colorful industrial barn lights to create a happy space for the freelancers and entrepreneurs who work there each day.
“We went for a very eclectic style, a modern-meets-industrial chic,” says Sabrina Chammas, creative director at L’Atelier. “Our members have the option to reserve a desk on a monthly basis or just buy time passes to access certain parts of our space.”... Read More
In Monday’s post, we introduced you to Renee who recently built both a home and a barn on her Texas ranch. Renee fell head over heels in love with our custom barn lights which enabled her to create a consistent look in her lighting in both spaces.
“Although the barn and our home have wildly different functions, we wanted them to have complementary features, because you see both buildings as you arrive,” Renee says. “The barn lights were the perfect opportunity to tie the two together.”
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Choosing one light is pretty straightforward. Choosing multiple lights for an entire house — and a barn — gets a little trickier. How do you create a consistent or complementary look when you see only one or two options sitting on the shelves at the big box store? Custom barn lights to the rescue!
Out in the Lone Star State of Texas, Renee built both a new home and a barn on her working ranch. The first set of lights she chose for the house lasted less than a year which prompted a search for better quality barn lights.
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In Monday’s blog post, we visited with Mary Ann of Will County, Illinois, as she shared pics of the interior of her new home filled with porcelain enamel lights and copper pendants. Today, we take a walk outside where Mary Ann chose classic wall lights to highlight the exterior. Buying quality, American-made lighting was high on Mary Ann’s list as she searched for new lights.
“While not the least expensive option, buying Barn Light Electric fixtures has been an investment worth making,” she says. “You cannot find lights of this quality anywhere else. I cannot tell you how many websites I searched and how many products got... Read More
What keeps a customer coming back to the same company time and time again? For Mary Ann, of Will County, Illinois, Barn Light Electric’s combination of American-made quality and the wide array of customizing options can’t be beat.
“The quality of the lights and the choices are exceptional with the design elements that we like,” Mary Ann says. “It appeals to our Americana spirit.” A long-time customer, Mary Ann first purchased barn lights for a pole barn she built back in 2010.
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Saavy interior designers know that the work environment affects not only our mood but also our productivity. When the creative minds at Maison Blue Design Group tackled a remodel for Guided Discoveries, Inc. in San Juan Capistrano, California, they used colorful barn lights to create an uplifting and playful space that embodies the spirit of the science and marine biology camp.
“The client’s main goal was to create a fun office environment that encourages collaboration and creativity,” says Emily Turner, interior designer with Maison Blue. “We wanted to bring the spirit of the camp environment into the business office.” The inspiration... Read More