Bath & Vanity Lighting

Pro's Corner | Barn Lighting Featured in Texas Hill Country Home

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Barn Lighting Featured in Texas Hill Country Home
Characterized as the border between the American Southwest and Southeast, the Texas Hill Country boasts a majestic landscape of hills, rivers, and colorful explosions of native wildflowers such as bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. When Jennifer Harbison, of Cobalt Living, was tapped to design a new home nestled in the Hill Country, she wanted to embrace the rustic feel of the surrounding countryside. ... 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

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

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 | 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