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Featured Customer | Vintage Lighting Adds Retro Style to Kitchen Reno

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage Lighting Adds Retro Style to Kitchen Reno
The open floor plan continues to be popular especially for those who like large, combined spaces for entertaining. It also works well for families who enjoy spreading out between kitchen, living, and dining rooms but still want to carry on a conversation or keep an eye on kids. Lighting these spaces is both a challenge and an opportunity as Jennifer discovered when she recently renovated her kitchen. ... Read More

Expanding Lineup Collection Offers Super Efficient, Stylish LED Fixtures

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 | 0 comments

Expanding Lineup Collection Offers Super Efficient, Stylish LED Fixtures
It’s midseason and two new stars are joining our Lineup Collection today! The Outfield and Gridiron Series are the latest heavy-hitters in our commercial LED lighting offerings. The dome-shaped profile of this new fixture presents a mid-sized shade perfect for high-traffic commercial spaces in need of crisp, bright lighting. These shades complement the other players in the lineup — the deep bowl look of the Overtime and Kickoff and the traditional warehouse shade of the Playoff and Scrimmage. ... Read More

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting
Born from a passion for the quality of vintage-style lighting, Barn Light Electric embraces the time-honored styles of early 20th century lighting. Our artisans work thoughtfully to maintain the craftsmanship of these designs while incorporating updated materials, finish colors, and dozens of customizing options. The Schoolhouse Lighting Collection is one of our most popular. For many years, schoolhouse lights were simple, hand-blown glass globes crafted to conceal bare bulbs that dangled from a cord. These opaque globes transformed a basic necessity into a design element that added style to public buildings and schoolhouses and eliminated the harsh glare of the... Read More

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element
We talk about color quite often here on the Barn Light Electric blog, but today we’re considering the role of white in design and lighting. White, as you might guess, has no hue, but reflects whatever color you shine on it. If you missed this blog post, our guest blogger Whitney May discovered how her light bulbs could change the color of the “white” tile in her powder room! People often use white as a neutral base then add pops of color with fixtures, furniture, and other accent pieces. Others prefer the classic look of black and white with punches of gray thrown in.  ... Read More

Our Favorite Barns & the Lights That Make Them Memorable

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Our Favorite Barns & the Lights That Make Them Memorable
Thanks to customer photos filling our Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook feeds, we enjoy a daily dose of beautiful spaces highlighted with our quality, American-made lighting. We have our favorites, but the space that always speaks to our hearts is a barn. We’ve seen barns ranging from old, well-worn tobacco sheds to brand-new barns we’d like to live in. We wanted to share some of our favorites on the blog today. If you’ve got an outbuilding that needs some love, these pics will inspire you! ... 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