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Guest Blogger | 10 Easy Home Updates for the New Year

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 10 Easy Home Updates for the New Year
For many, the new year signifies a time to freshen things up at home, and what started as a hopeful wish list can quickly become a daunting inventory riddled with dollar signs. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Here, 10 easy home updates that you can tackle in 2016 without having to call an expensive contractor. Change light fixtures: Lighting is one of the most important elements in any room, and changing up or adding new fixtures can have dramatic results. This year, add pendants over your kitchen island, a chandelier to your dining room, and wall sconces wherever your home needs extra illumination. An electrician is cheaper than a contractor! ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Eight Ways to Prepare for Holiday Guests

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Eight Ways to Prepare for Holiday Guests
Believe it or not, the holiday season has officially arrived — Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away with Christmas right at its heels. That means amid all the gift-hunting and recipe-tasting and general merry-making, your home is about to become a revolving door of holiday guests — sometimes unannounced! Make sure you’re ready for the arrival of kith and kin with these simple tips. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Schoolhouse Style All Year 'Round

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Schoolhouse Style All Year 'Round
There’s nothing like September and autumn’s promise of a new school year to get us nostalgic for the past. From freshly sharpened pencils and crisp notebooks, to the smell of chalk dust and the ringing of the final bell, the end of summer will always be synonymous with back-to-school. But even if your school days are long gone, you can still harness that first-day excitement – all year long – with a few touches of schoolhouse style at home. Here are the essentials: ... Read More

Guest Blogger | When Old Meets New: Vintage Touches for the Contemporary Home

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | When Old Meets New: Vintage Touches for the Contemporary Home
Living in a contemporary home and appreciating history don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the real design magic happens when old meets new, or when a vintage aesthetic gets a mod twist. The marriage of past and present is an important part of the Barn Light Electric ethos, which, with the help of highly skilled American artisans, has spent nearly a decade reviving the lost American art form of hand-spun porcelain lighting. Today, when most have abandoned this craft for less-expensive manufacturing methods, BLE is the only company in America producing traditional porcelain enamel lighting made for the present-day lifestyle. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Gooseneck Barn Lights for NC Farmhouse

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 | 3 comments

Featured Customer | Gooseneck Barn Lights for NC Farmhouse
When Brian’s dad built a home back in the late 1970s, he incorporated many reclaimed materials such as stained glass windows from an English church, porcelain gas station lights for the garage, and a Texaco Sky chief gas pump from the 1920s. “There was no manufacturer of reproduction lights in those days so he had to use original lighting and craft his own goosenecks using galvanized plumbing pipe,” Brian says. When Brian started building his own home in Wake Forest, North Carolina last year, he followed his father’s lead to include reclaimed materials to give the home the feel of an original farmhouse but with modern conveniences. ... Read More

How to Create an Inviting Entryway for Your Summer Soiree

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 | 4 comments

How to Create an Inviting Entryway for Your Summer Soiree
Even with summer in full swing I find myself looking at the calendar and realizing how fast the season is going by. After the 4th of July, I tend to grab every opportunity to get outside, take advantage of the weather, and socialize more. Informal gatherings on the back porch or spread on the lawn are perfect for the summer, and while these parties are meant to be low stress, you still want your home to look its best for friends and neighbors. ... Read More