Kitchen

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

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

How To | Kitchen Lighting Tips

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Kitchen Lighting Tips
We often say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. With a wide range of activities taking place from weekend breakfast spreads and after-school homework to entertaining friends and late-night cups of tea, the kitchen is one space where lighting is a critical component to functionality and style. Today, we’ve gathered some of our best kitchen lighting tips from both customers and our guest bloggers. And, as always, our sales team is a great resource when you have questions about kitchen lighting! ... Read More