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Chain-Hung Pendant Lighting Offers Style, Flexibility

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Chain-Hung Pendant Lighting Offers Style, Flexibility
When considering pendant lighting, most people opt for cord hung pendants or the more formal look of a stem-mounted pendant. But a chain-hung mounting not only offers the industrial look that’s so trendy these days, but it also provides more flexibility in installation. For example, Amanda struggled with an off-centered electrical box in her dining room. She needed a light that could swag, but many of the pendants and chandeliers she considered couldn’t accommodate a swag. Amanda loves designs that are timeless and vintage, yet trendy, and she found that seemingly impossible mix in our Schoolhouse Chain Hung Pendant. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage Lighting Adds Retro Style to Kitchen Reno

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage Lighting Adds Retro Style to Kitchen Reno
The open floor plan continues to be popular especially for those who like large, combined spaces for entertaining. It also works well for families who enjoy spreading out between kitchen, living, and dining rooms but still want to carry on a conversation or keep an eye on kids. Lighting these spaces is both a challenge and an opportunity as Jennifer discovered when she recently renovated her kitchen. ... Read More

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting
Born from a passion for the quality of vintage-style lighting, Barn Light Electric embraces the time-honored styles of early 20th century lighting. Our artisans work thoughtfully to maintain the craftsmanship of these designs while incorporating updated materials, finish colors, and dozens of customizing options. The Schoolhouse Lighting Collection is one of our most popular. For many years, schoolhouse lights were simple, hand-blown glass globes crafted to conceal bare bulbs that dangled from a cord. These opaque globes transformed a basic necessity into a design element that added style to public buildings and schoolhouses and eliminated the harsh glare of the... Read More

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element
We talk about color quite often here on the Barn Light Electric blog, but today we’re considering the role of white in design and lighting. White, as you might guess, has no hue, but reflects whatever color you shine on it. If you missed this blog post, our guest blogger Whitney May discovered how her light bulbs could change the color of the “white” tile in her powder room! People often use white as a neutral base then add pops of color with fixtures, furniture, and other accent pieces. Others prefer the classic look of black and white with punches of gray thrown in.  ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 5 Ways to Update Your Home This Weekend

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 5 Ways to Update Your Home This Weekend
Have plans this weekend? If you have a free day, a free afternoon, or even just a free hour, you have time to update your home before clocking into work on Monday morning. With the simple and easy fixes below, you can transform your home with plenty of time to spare for enjoying the summer sun and fun. Update your light fixtures There’s no simpler way to completely change the look of your space than by updating your light fixtures. A boring fixture doesn’t get noticed—or, worse, gets noticed for the wrong reasons—but a statement fixture can steal the show. For example, a Bubble Chandelier brings sleek modernity and a touch of whimsy to a dining area or living... Read More

Featured Customer | LED Barn Pendants Play Nice with Vans' Old Skool Style

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | LED Barn Pendants Play Nice with Vans' Old Skool Style
Nobody does “old skool” quite like Vans. Since 1966, when brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren started manufacturing shoes and selling them directly to their California customers, the Vans name has been synonymous with creativity and self-expression. When the Vans campus in Costa Mesa, Calfornia, recently underwent an extensive renovation, the design aesthetic played up the Vans’ signature style. ... Read More