Kitchen

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

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style
Renovating is not for the faint of heart. Renovating an older home with modern updates is an even trickier process, but one that Bob Shelton has mastered in his 18 years in the business of home building. As owner of Shelton Design/Build in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bob embraces the preservation of older homes while adding details and amenities that make sense for modern living. We caught up with Bob recently to learn more about one of his recent projects that featured the addition of a new kitchen in an older home. Read on to see how Bob captured the best of the home’s history while adding contemporary style. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Deep Bowl Pendants Offer Classic Style in Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Deep Bowl Pendants Offer Classic Style in Kitchen
Tucked away in a small town about 45 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Canada, Stephanie and her husband dreamed of building a modern farmhouse. They purchased two acres of land and shared a vision of a farmhouse mixed with rustic elements. “Fortunately, my husband and I have a similar design aesthetic,” Stephanie says. “We acted as our own general contractors, hiring and coordinating the various trades, and my husband also did some of the work himself. It took us about 11 months to complete although there are many projects yet to be done!” ... 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

Featured Customer | Tiny House Boasts Big Style with Barn Pendants

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Tiny House Boasts Big Style with Barn Pendants
The tiny house movement has grown much larger than its diminutive footprint and shows no signs of fading anytime soon. While some consumers embrace the pared-down lifestyle a smaller home offers, others are finding new uses for these compact and cozy spaces. Christa and Paul decided to build a tiny home to serve as a quaint bed-and-breakfast on their property in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.  ... 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