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Guest Blogger | 8 Steps to Creating a Cozy Reading Nook

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 8 Steps to Creating a Cozy Reading Nook
The winds are rising and the leaves are falling as autumn begins to make way for frosty days ahead. It’s this time of year, when the weather is shifting and the daylight hours are dwindling, that we turn our attention indoors – to creating cozy spots to nestle and warm up icy fingers and toes. And what better way to combat the cold beating at our doors than curling up with a good book, a steaming mug of tea, and a plush blanket in the perfect reading nook. Read on to learn how to carve out your own cozy reading nook for all the chilly eves ahead… ... Read More

How To | Welcome the Season With Color, Texture & Lighting

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Welcome the Season With Color, Texture & Lighting
Our Instagram feed has been overflowing of late and everyone seems to be focusing on the front porch. Is there a friendly competition going on for Best Fall Porch Decor?! Prepping your front porch for the holidays is fun and can show off your personality to family, friends, and passersby. And while pumpkins, wreaths, and pretty flowers can add color and texture to a porch, don’t forget that thoughtful exterior lighting can add the finishing touch to the overall scene. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Pulling it All Together in Assembly

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Pulling it All Together in Assembly
As we continue our celebration of Manufacturing Month here at Barn Light, we’ve been offering a peek at the amazing craftsmanship, dedication to detail, and plain hard work that happens here every single day. You saw where the process starts in the Machine Shop, and, last week, we featured our finish crews who specialize in porcelain enamel, powder coat, and natural finishes. Once all the pieces of a barn light are manufactured, they wind up in our Assembly Department where talented hands put the puzzle together. With all of the customizing options available for our lighting, it’s up to the Assembly crew to make sure each light is built to the... Read More

Guest Blogger | Dorm Room Makeovers with Kevin O'Gara

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Dorm Room Makeovers with Kevin O'Gara
We enjoy bringing you the latest trends, not only in barn lighting, but in home décor and design. Today we welcome back one of the freshest voices in the interior design world — Kevin O’Gara of Thou Swell. Kevin created his interior design blog, named for an old jazz tune, as a place to share home, garden, and entertaining projects with an avant-garde mix of modern and traditional design. We asked Kevin to take the reins of the Barn Light USA blog to share his most recent projects — two dorm room makeovers he completed for friends at Cornell University where Kevin studies Design and Environmental Analysis. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Five Keys to Using Color for Curb Appeal

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Five Keys to Using Color for Curb Appeal
The entertaining season is just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time and warm weather ahead to get the exterior of your home in tip-top shape for guests and passersby. One of the most surefire ways to amp up your home’s curb appeal is with color. Whether bright and bold, subtle and neutral, or anything in between, with a little forethought and consideration, color can take your home from yawn-inducing to gasp-worthy. Below, a few keys to consider when adding color to your home’s exterior: ... Read More

How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover
Don’t look now but we’re on the downhill side of July.  Seriously. If you haven’t tackled your summer remodeling projects yet, we understand. Traveling, spending time with the kids, and being outdoors is way more fun than refinishing cabinets or painting the guest room. But you can still work some makeover magic in your home without spending a lot of time or money. An easy way to spruce up a room and give your space a fresh look is with lighting. But don’t worry about scheduling the electrician (he’s probably at the beach anyway). We’re talking about some of the most stylish, easy-to-customize, plug-in lighting you’ve ever... Read More