Mid-Century

Featured Customer | Industrial Lighting Gives 1950s Kitchen New Vibe

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Industrial Lighting Gives 1950s Kitchen New Vibe
When thinking about a full-gut remodel — especially in a busy space like the kitchen — planning is critical. Lisa, from Harrisonburg, Virginia, spent about two years online looking at kitchen plans and gathering ideas before demolition began in her 1950’s-era kitchen. The space needed major work to bring it forward at least half a century. “I was going for a modern, open feel with an industrial vibe,” Lisa says. “We opened up the space by removing the top cabinets on one side and a built-in soffit over the sink.” During one of her many online searches, Lisa discovered the Barn Light Electric collection of Rustic... Read More

Featured Customer | Rustic Wall Sconce for Mid Century Bath Remodel

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Rustic Wall Sconce for Mid Century Bath Remodel
When Nancy decided that the bathroom in her mid-century ranch home needed a facelift, she wanted to upgrade the 50-year-old sink and toilet, but she didn’t want to lose all of the detailing that she loves so much. “The bath is a beautiful 1950s icon,” Nancy says. “I love its pink tile with teal accents that feature a small wavelike pattern around the circumference of the room.” Nancy lightened up the room by painting over the pink walls and ceiling and added bright white porcelain fixtures. With those details done, she went shopping for a vanity light.  ... Read More

Featured Customer | Wall Sconce Suits Farmhouse Style Kitchen

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Wall Sconce Suits Farmhouse Style Kitchen
Sometimes it’s the little things that drive you crazy. Leisa was remodeling her 1936-era, farmhouse style home in East Tennessee and wanted to replace a light in her kitchen. The old fixture had a thumb switch on it and Leisa looked high and low for a wall sconce with a similar switch. “I must say they are very difficult to find!” Leisa says. A Google search landed her on the Barn Light Electric page where she found plenty of fixtures with the option for paddle switches. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Mid Century Lighting Plays Role in Bungalow Makeover

Posted by on May 18, 2015 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Mid Century Lighting Plays Role in Bungalow Makeover
One of the best parts about being a blogger for Barn Light Electric is that I hear about all sorts of great projects — new home builds, office overhauls, restaurant remodels, and renovation projects that take on a life of their own. Customers generously share their photos with us so that we, in turn, can share them with you to use as inspiration for your own projects! Today we visit with Elizabeth who, along with her husband David, tackled the renovation of a 1949 bungalow in Ojai, California, a tiny rural town near Santa Barbara. They fell in love with the location and timeless charm of the cottage and set about modernizing yet protecting the roots of this... Read More

Modern Pendants Offer Blend of Rustic Style with Contemporary Detailing

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 | 0 comments

Modern Pendants Offer Blend of Rustic Style with Contemporary Detailing
Climactic world events often influence our culture in many ways. The Bauhaus movement was born as World War I came to an end in 1919 and the world focused on trying to make sense out of five years of struggle, hardship, and loss. With perhaps an overwhelming desire to start fresh, designs took on a clean and sensible approach, and items that could be easily mass produced took hold as people put their lives back together. ... Read More

The Mid-Century Modern Ranch House

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 | 0 comments

The Mid-Century Modern Ranch House
There are a few must-haves this wanna-be decorator desires for her home: High vaulted ceilings, vintage decor everywhere, clean-and-cozy furniture, and lots and lots of color! I thrive in these spaces. So, imagine my delight when designer Emily Henderson announced their new house and plans to redecorate with all of my favorite elements. Not only was her “happy, calm and surprising” scheme exactly what I love, but she revealed her mid-century home that me scooping my chin off the floor. ... Read More