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Modern Farmhouse Journey | The Power of Color Temperature

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | The Power of Color Temperature
Last April, we introduced Whitney in this blog post as she began sharing her story of building a mid century modern farmhouse in Vermont. Today, Whitney discusses a powerful lesson learned about color and lighting in her new powder room. As my husband, Peter, and I dove into the construction of our mountain-top farmhouse, we faced steep learning curves along the way. We discovered that a clear vision for layout and décor is no guarantee when it comes to what materials arrive on your doorstep. Even with countless hours of research, endless Pinterest board comparisons, Houzz inspiration hunting, and precise planning, you just can’t foresee everything until the project... Read More

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home
We’re excited to introduce a new series to the blog today! Whitney May and her husband Peter are sharing their journey of building a modern farmhouse in Vermont. We will follow along as they make decisions on colors, materials, decor, and yes, lighting! Whitney will take over the blogger’s chair on a regular basis this spring and summer to chronicle the ups and downs of the construction process. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Quick Ship Lighting Offers High Quality, Fast Turnaround

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Quick Ship Lighting Offers High Quality, Fast Turnaround
If you follow the Barn Light Electric blog, you know that our lighting isn’t sitting in a giant warehouse waiting for a drone to snatch it from the shelf. Unlike other business models that sacrifice quantity over quality, our vintage-inspired lighting is handcrafted and made to order. That means you can customize these fixtures to your heart’s content! This hands-on process, from cutting and shaping the metals, to prep, paint, assembly, and shipping is accomplished by many talented hands. This process takes time; about eight to ten working days to complete. We think this process, and the end result, is well worth the wait! ... Read More

Pro's Corner | LED Lights Offer Vintage, Modern Mashup

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | LED Lights Offer Vintage, Modern Mashup
When you’re a third generation carpenter, you know a thing or two about fulfilling client’s dreams. The Gomez family, principals of Allwood Construction in San Carlos, California, have perfected the art of building dream homes and completing historic renovations for more than 40 years. One of their recent projects was a new build in Woodside, California, which included a home and a barn plus a remodeled potting shed and a new two-story water tower built in the same place and likeness as a 100-year-old water tower that was removed. ... 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 | Classic Gooseneck Barn Lights Lend Authenticity to New Build

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 | 1 comment

Featured Customer | Classic Gooseneck Barn Lights Lend Authenticity to New Build
What’s the best thing about an old barn? Definitely the character. The worst thing? Outdated materials, worn out wiring, and critters that sneak in via every nook and cranny. When Marti and her husband Steve started planning to build a barn on their property in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, they wanted the character of an old barn but with new barn perks. “Our barn is newly built, but we tried to use materials and designs so that it would look like a remodel of an older barn,” Marti says. “We decided to use real wood on the exterior because we just couldn’t find a product that gave an authentic, old barn feel.” ... Read More