Living Room

Capturing the Wow Factor with Minimalist Lighting

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Capturing the Wow Factor with Minimalist Lighting
I just returned from the home of a friend who happens to be an interior designer. As you might expect, her home is drop-dead gorgeous with every detail in perfect placement. It’s not that her space is chock full of décor, but rather, she has taken a more minimalist approach and thoughtfully selected pieces to include in her contemporary farmhouse. For those who eschew a minimalist style as cold and uninviting, I would urge you to take another look. While minimalist styles of lighting have clean and simple lines, they can also be visually striking enough to make a statement. It’s the small details in these fixtures that provide the ultimate wow factor. ... Read More

Barn Lights: How Do I Customize Thee? Let Me Count the Ways!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Barn Lights: How Do I Customize Thee? Let Me Count the Ways!
So you find a really sweet barn light, but it’s a pendant, not a gooseneck light. And you really need a gooseneck for the garage. Twelve boxes of pendants but no goosenecks in sight. Wait, what? Why are you at the big box store when you can find the perfect barn light right here and customize it to your heart’s content?! Today, we’re going to show you one of our most popular shades — the Old Dixie — and the many different ways you can customize this RLM-inspired fixture to suit your taste and your space. ... Read More

How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover
Don’t look now but we’re on the downhill side of July.  Seriously. If you haven’t tackled your summer remodeling projects yet, we understand. Traveling, spending time with the kids, and being outdoors is way more fun than refinishing cabinets or painting the guest room. But you can still work some makeover magic in your home without spending a lot of time or money. An easy way to spruce up a room and give your space a fresh look is with lighting. But don’t worry about scheduling the electrician (he’s probably at the beach anyway). We’re talking about some of the most stylish, easy-to-customize, plug-in lighting you’ve ever... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Offer Casual, Rustic Style

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Offer Casual, Rustic Style
Sometimes you have to raise the roof. Not raise a ruckus, but literally raise the roof. That’s exactly what Jenny and her husband did when they tackled a gut renovation of their Millbrook, New York, home. The major renovation included an addition and rebuild of the second floor. The result is a stunning 6,500-square-foot modern farmhouse chock full of laid-back style. “We were going for a casual, rustic feel throughout with fixtures and finishes that still look good even as style trends change over time,” Jenny says. “Remodeling and design are hobbies that I love and I put together idea books on Houzz to design the spaces.” ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation
If you’re a careful reader of our blog, you may remember a mention of Roscoe, New York a few years back. Located two hours north of New York City, this tiny hamlet is home to Prohibition Distillery, a fire hall-turned-distillery with some pretty cool industrial lighting. Roscoe was also home to the Red Rose Motel which operated first as a dance hall, then later as a respite for tourists passing through the area. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights Define Modern Farmhouse

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 | 2 comments

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights Define Modern Farmhouse
If you follow the Barn Light Electric Instagram feed, you’ll likely remember this beautiful photo. With close to 2,000 likes and loads of comments, it’s pretty clear that people are still crushing on the modern farmhouse look. Today we’re visiting with Kanga Room Systems, the creators of this sweet little space. Sales Manager Taylor Bielamowicz describes this project, located in Burton, Texas, as a small studio plus one of their larger farmhouse packages nestled nearby amongst the trees. ... Read More