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Featured Customer | Easy-to-Customize Porch Lighting for Vintage Farmhouse

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Easy-to-Customize Porch Lighting for Vintage Farmhouse
Some people look at a 170-year-old house and see outdated plumbing, faulty wiring, and sagging floors. Liz Marie took one look at her Grand Rapids, Michigan, home and saw nothing but dreams. “The original home was built in 1847,” she says. “We love the old farmhouse, the wraparound porch, the barn, and the land. We love it all, and it’s only a few minutes away from Starbucks too!” Liz Marie chronicles the renovations of her “new” home on the Liz Marie Blog. Last fall, she decided the front porch needed barn lights to tie together the farmhouse feel. ... Read More

How To | Light Up the Kitchen Sink with Pendants, Gooseneck Lights & More

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Light Up the Kitchen Sink with Pendants, Gooseneck Lights & More
The kitchen is almost always the heart of a home. It serves as a multipurpose space for making meals, doing homework, gathering with family, entertaining friends, and enjoying quiet moments. Kitchen lighting must satisfy a variety of needs and often includes both task lighting and decorative lighting. Today we’re exploring lighting for the kitchen sink. If you’re lucky, a window over the sink provides natural light plus a view, but an overhead fixture offers illumination after dark. We’ve gathered some of our favorite customer photos that show lighting up the kitchen sink can be anything but boring! ... Read More

Spring Fever! It’s Popping Up All Over Instagram!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Spring Fever! It’s Popping Up All Over Instagram!
Like an old Chevy with a bad motor, spring is having trouble getting started. Snow cancelled the Yankees’ home opener, Winter Storm Xanto is roaring across the Midwest, and “sprinter” is the newest made-up word to describe the spring that feels more like winter. Luckily, spring has sprung on our Instagram feed where we found plenty of pics loaded with vibrant colors and seasonal inspiration. We’re kick starting the weekend with some of our favorite photos that get us in the mood for being outdoors, gardening, and even spring cleaning! ... 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

How To | Shop Successfully Online for Quality, American-Made Lighting

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Shop Successfully Online for Quality, American-Made Lighting
Ever since the first secure, online retail transaction happened back in 1994, consumers have enjoyed the convenience of shopping from home. There is much to love about making a purchase from the couch and waiting for the mailman to hand it over at the door. But as we all know, shopping online has its nuances especially when shopping for something more permanent than bath soap and tissues. Here at Barn Light Electric, we strive to make your shopping experience as pleasant and seamless as possible. Today we’re offering some helpful hints on how to shop for lighting online. ... Read More

How To | Create the Perfect Farmhouse Kitchen

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Create the Perfect Farmhouse Kitchen
So you want to create the perfect farmhouse kitchen? The term “farmhouse style” keeps Google engines humming as the look continues to be popular with home builders and renovators. To help you capture the look, we browsed through some of our amazing customer photos and found common elements in these beautiful farmhouse kitchens. One of our favorite elements of a farmhouse kitchen is an apron front sink. Christina opted for a copper version that is the focal point of her space. It’s especially lovely at night under the glow of a Brisbane Industrial Stem Mount Pendant. ... Read More