Historic Homes

Q & A | Kitchen Reno Blends Vintage, Modern Details

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Q & A | Kitchen Reno Blends Vintage, Modern Details
If you’re a dedicated follower of the Barn Light Electric blog (we have great photos and plenty of inspiration!), you probably remember this post featuring a stunning bathroom renovation. Amy, who writes the blog My Life From Home, was the master behind that eye-popping wall paper and gorgeous copper gooseneck lighting. Amy recently moved and has begun another round of renovations at her new place. We chat with her today about her latest project — her kitchen. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Schoolhouse Lighting Blends Old, New in Bath Reno

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Schoolhouse Lighting Blends Old, New in Bath Reno
What’s it like to work with your best friend every day? Darci Haney and her husband Matt are the design/build team behind MD Haney & Co. which has been tackling design and renovation projects in the Pacific Northwest for almost 15 years. “It’s a pretty good gig,” Darci says of working side-by-side with Matt. “We do mostly residential projects. He builds and I get to help make them pretty.” Their most recent project was right under their own roof. The couple own a sprawling, 1940s-era ranch home just outside McMinnville, Oregon. ... Read More

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home
We’re excited to introduce a new series to the blog today! Whitney May and her husband Peter are sharing their journey of building a modern farmhouse in Vermont. We will follow along as they make decisions on colors, materials, decor, and yes, lighting! Whitney will take over the blogger’s chair on a regular basis this spring and summer to chronicle the ups and downs of the construction process. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Fluted Shade Pendants Add Fun to Kitchen Reno

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Fluted Shade Pendants Add Fun to Kitchen Reno
One of the renovation trends we see quite often here on the blog is the creation of an open floor plan. Homeowners rearrange furniture, change up cabinetry, and even knock down walls to combine kitchen, living, and dining areas more suitable for entertaining and family living. Debbie describes her southern California bungalow/farmhouse as “fairly small” and opening up the floor plan was something she wanted to do for years. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse
Patsy and her husband’s middle Tennessee home is a popular spot in the summer. Family and friends enjoy the couple’s backyard pool but, with no bathroom nearby, Patsy was facing another summer of wet traffic through her house. She began to envision a bathhouse for her yard. “I sketched out what I wanted and my husband drew it up on a $20 computer program,” Patsy says. “We did all the work ourselves using every free moment we had.” Patsy desired a simple and clean design with white board-and-batten walls, galvanized metal roof, and black accents. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Iconic Barn Pendants Highlight Kitchen Remodel

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Iconic Barn Pendants Highlight Kitchen Remodel
Interior design takes a creative mind and a keen eye for detail. Kitchen design, in particular, presents special challenges. With so many activities taking place in a kitchen, from food prep and planning to entertaining and homework, this hub of family activity must be adaptable to many needs. Jill Washington, owner and designer of Sparrow Lane Interiors, has built her career around thoughtful kitchen design. Serving clients in the greater Toronto region, Jill lends her years of education and experience to creating warm, inviting, and completely functional spaces for her clients. We spotted one of Jill’s recent projects on Instagram and had to find out more. ... Read More