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Porch Season is Officially Here! Time to Light It Up!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Porch Season is Officially Here! Time to Light It Up!
There’s so much to love about spring! With the warmer weather and the season’s explosion of color, the porch is once again a popular spot to watch the kids play, check out the neighbors’ new flowers, and enjoy hearing the birds again. Whether your porch is just a small extension beyond your front door or a screened-in, living/kitchen combo out back, all porches need appropriate lighting. Today we take a look at some of our favorite porch projects and the variety of lighting styles homeowners chose to complement their outdoor décor.  ... Read More

Bathroom Lighting Inspiration Courtesy of Instagram

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Bathroom Lighting Inspiration Courtesy of Instagram
When you’re on the hunt for inspiration, Instagram always delivers. We are awed each day by the photos our customers post and the creativity they show in designing their spaces. We’ve seen a lot of beautiful bathroom spaces of late (yes, bathrooms can, and should be, beautiful!) and we wanted to share some of these on the blog today. Often an afterthought, vanity lighting plays a crucial role in the illumination of your bathroom. The starting block where you stand each morning to assess the day, prep the teeth, and fix the face needs adequate lighting that’s up to the task. Vanity lighting can also serve as a stylish focal point in these smaller... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain LED Lighting Outshines the Competition

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain LED Lighting Outshines the Competition
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

Featured Customer | Rustic Chandelier Adds Quirky, Coastal Charm to Kitchen

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Rustic Chandelier Adds Quirky, Coastal Charm to Kitchen
Many remodeling projects take a space from one decade into the next. In Susan’s case, her kitchen took a giant leap from the 1980s right into the next century. Her “older” condo, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, needed a serious kitchen update. “The space had an old fluorescent light and I wanted to have colors that looked more coastal,” Susan says. With her new mint backsplash in place, Susan started her search for new kitchen lighting.  Having shopped Barn Light Electric in the past, Susan remembered the creamy Jadite finish in the porcelain enamel palette of colors. It matched her new backsplash perfectly. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Wall Sconces Provide Finishing Touch to Key West Cottage

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Wall Sconces Provide Finishing Touch to Key West Cottage
Many renovation projects start with a simple idea. Let’s try a different color paint. How about new wall sconces in the hallway? We need a new dishwasher. And like a stack of dominoes, perched precariously close together, once one item is knocked off the list, a second one suddenly needs attention. And so it was for Diane Kaufman, our good friend and head mermaid at Mermaid Cottages. A frequent visitor to Key West, Diane fell in love with a rental cottage there and snapped it up. The cottage was in good shape but once she started freshening the place up, things started to snowball. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Task Lighting Both Functional & Stylish for Quilt Studio

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Task Lighting Both Functional & Stylish for Quilt Studio
The older I get, the more I appreciate good task lighting. And the smaller the task, the more focused the lighting needs to be! Debbie, an obsessed quilter, (her words, not mine) built a studio next to her Outer Banks home where she and her friends could quilt. Bright, direct lighting was imperative to the space. “Our house is an Old Nags Head-style shingle house, and we designed the studio to look like a logical addition,” Debbie says. “We wanted an old-style building with bright colors, especially red. I wanted lighting that would work with the old-school exterior and the reclaimed wood floors.” ... Read More