In the northern most corner of New Jersey, Cynthia and her family enjoy a rural lifestyle full of hiking, fishing, camping, and all that the great outdoors offers. Their comfortable farmhouse was brand new when they moved in 19 years ago but has undergone some much-needed renovations recently.
“We have taken our colonial out of the 1990s and updated our bathrooms, kitchen, and living spaces,” Cynthia says. Although Cynthia, who is married and the mother of six children, has a background in biochemistry, she follows her passion for home design and building and has handled much of the renovation work herself. When it came time to update the lighting in her... Read More
We love revisiting with pros who have used our lighting in the past, and today, we catch up with Elizabeth Basso of Basso Interiors out in Colorado. We featured Elizabeth back in 2012 in this blog post where she chose a bold barn pendant for bathroom lighting.
“I love designing bathrooms,” Elizabeth says. “I like thinking of them from start to finish and making them user friendly and on budget!”
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The love for vintage-inspired barn lighting is not confined to our manufacturing facility in Florida or even to the shores of the United States. Our ceiling pendants hang in Hong Kong restaurants. Our hand-crafted wall sconces adorn apartments in Brazil and our multi-light chandeliers bring style to dining room tables in Canada.
The Barn Light Electric family has branched out too — all the way Down Under where Barn Light Australia manufactures and assembles vintage and barn style lighting for customers in Australia and New Zealand. Their excellent craftsmanship caught the eye of Sibella Court, interior stylist and product designer with The Society, Inc. who... Read More
Last Style Me Sunday we focused on one of our favorite Southeastern city’s Southern Gothic styles. Now we’re turning our attention out west. Elements like warm copper, weathered wood, and hand woven textiles are going to make a big impact on fall styles. Now, before you deck your home out with vibrant decor from your favorite Taco-shack, remember: It’s good to start small and infuse a new infuse a new trend instead of overwhelming your space. Select fine quality pieces, that will make the transition from season to season. We’re veering away from the beach and embracing the summer heat with Arizona flair!
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Saavy business owners spend a good deal of time not only monitoring what goes on inside their doors but on what is happening right outside. After all, if you own a brick-and-mortar business and no one slows down to take notice of it, your cash registers will remain silent. Attractive landscaping, prominent signage, and salient lighting are all important factors in getting people through your front door.
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Bigger is not always better as recently proven by the lighting fixtures seen on the outside of this gym and massage therapy facility. Instead of installing big, glaring neon lights for the exterior of their business, these savvy owners chose miniature gooseneck lights to add a hint of style and character to an otherwise bland and boring building.
These cute little barn lights with their hammered shades remind us of the larger, classic RLM warehouse shade designs that came into vogue back in the 1930s when barn lighting was a popular style not only on farms but in warehouses and factories too. And while these mini lights are doing a fine job dressing up the building... Read More