If you love furniture, there’s no better place than High Point, North Carolina, during Market Days. The excitement is electric as more than 75,000 people descend on the Piedmont region to browse and buy everything from sofas and settees to vanities and trestle tables. Showrooms are decked out with the finest furniture and fabrics, and many offer food and drinks hoping to entice shoppers to linger just a bit longer.
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Design trends get a lot of play in January as we try to figure out what’s hot and what’s cooling off. One trend we see holding steady is the rustic/modern blending of both old and new elements.
Our friends at Wolf & Wing Interior Design embrace this style and often use barn lights to add a classic but clean look to a space. The design team recently transformed a turn-of-the-century space that once housed a shoe store into a modern restaurant with plenty of rustic elements for interest. Located on the South Shore of Long Island, the restaurant, called Flight, is casual and comfortable but with a more sophisticated atmosphere than other area bars and... Read More
With the holidays in the rear view mirror and the new year upon us, it’s fun not only to reflect on the past 12 months but to look ahead and plan for 2017. Many people use post-holiday weeks to take stock in their home — to see what needs repairing, refreshening, or a major overhaul. When it comes to finding inspiration for your home renovation projects, the choices can be overwhelming.
Pinterest is one of our favorite places to find inspiration and capture images for home design, lighting, and other décor. Today, we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular pins from the Barn Light Electric Pinterest boards to see what trends might be... Read More
The words warmth and elegance are rarely used to describe an office. But when Luke Dubbeldam designed the office spaces for a client in the seed potato business, he suggested copper pendants to bring those very characteristics to this busy work space.
“The design direction for the project was a warm industrial style,” says Luke, owner of Iron and Wood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. “We wanted simple, good, solid materials to be evident — copper, hot rolled steel, alder, Douglas fir.”
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An entrepreneur at heart, Jack Glasser was still in high school when he started Glasser Images. Eleven years later, his company has grown to include a staff of photographers and assistants who moved recently to a brand new studio in the heart of downtown Bismark, North Dakota. The new location is bigger, more modern, and offers much needed space for the growing business.
“The new space has such beautiful natural light,” Jack says. “It was an empty shell so we built out the space as we needed. The open work space helps foster creativity with natural and professional industrial lighting.” Moving from a more traditionally styled space, Jack wanted... Read More
Nothing warms our heart more than a great American success story. Barn Light Electric started in a garage where our owners rewired and refinished vintage gooseneck and barn pendant lights to sell. Fast forward a few years and today we’re handcrafting vintage-inspired lights in a 60,000-square-foot facility and shipping them worldwide.
Today’s Featured Customer had similar humble beginnings. Hayes Manufacturing started in a garage more than 40 years ago and today makes state-of-the-art drive and flywheel couplings in its Fife Lake, Michigan, headquarters. The five owners and partners recently remodeled a storage space in their plant to create an executive... Read More