Building a new home brings on a host of decisions once the bones are in place. What type of floors, countertops, cabinetry, and yes, what type of lighting will go in each space? When Aaron set about building his dream home in the community of Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, he had plenty of lighting decisions to make.
“Having American made, locally sourced lighting with LED were all important aspects to this build,” Aaron says. “The ability to customize colors, castings, and illumination were highly appreciated too!” Aaron works for Realty Holding Group who provided extensive design build services for his new... Read More
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
When Mother Nature flexes her winter muscles with snow and bitter winds, our home becomes a refuge. Even here in Florida, where the temps dive into the 50s on occasion (I know, you feel our pain), the first month of the new year is more often spent indoors than out. It’s also when you realize it’s been months since you seriously deep cleaned and decluttered!
We’re taking inspiration from Houzz today where an ideabook focuses on a January Home Checklist. While exterior tasks are duly noted, we’re more interested in the interior list than ice dams and freezing pipes.
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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
Hell’s Kitchen doesn’t exactly sound like a place where you want your kids to hang out.
The Hartley House, located in the heart of Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, is certainly an exception. Founded in 1897, this center is a haven not only for kids but for the entire community with camps, after-school programs, adult education, and senior programs. The space recently underwent a dramatic renovation thanks to the creative minds at Wolf & Wing Interior Design and the generous folks at the New York Junior League who funded the project.
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Much of our inspiration for barn lights comes from the vintage designs of the 1930s and 40s. Porcelain enamel pendants from this era were handcrafted from the highest quality materials available to last for decades.
One of our most popular barn pendant lights is the Ivanhoe® Sinclair Porcelain Pendant. Based on an original RLM warehouse shade, this simple, industrial style pendant features a shallow bowl shade with a rugged porcelain enamel finish.
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