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Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style

Posted by on May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style
Different seasons call for different settings: winter makes us crave the cozy cocoon of a cabin in the mountains; fall conjures images of brisk afternoons on a farm; and the warmer months inevitably turn our thoughts to the coast — crashing waves, the smell of salt air, and sand between your toes are as quintessentially summer as it gets. Similarly, we long for these same feelings in our homes: lazy afternoons draped over a crisply slipcovered couch while a gentle breeze blows gauzy linen curtains. This style, dubbed American Coastal, is defined by relaxation, comfort, and the casualness that summer is all about. Here’s how to get this laid-back style in your... Read More

Professional's Corner | Q & A with Television Designer Kim Lewis

Posted by on May 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Q & A with Television Designer Kim Lewis
The tiny house movement continues to grow, not in square footage, but in popularity with those who want to free themselves from the cost and hassles of owning a large home. Don’t need 4,000 square feet of space and five bathrooms to clean? Looking to downsize as you retire? Ready to spend more time outside enjoying life instead of mowing a half-acre yard? A tiny house may hold the key to happiness for you! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Capture Farmhouse Style in NJ Renovation

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Capture Farmhouse Style in NJ Renovation
In the northern most corner of New Jersey, Cynthia and her family enjoy a rural lifestyle full of hiking, fishing, camping, and all that the great outdoors offers. Their comfortable farmhouse was brand new when they moved in 19 years ago but has undergone some much-needed renovations recently. “We have taken our colonial out of the 1990s and updated our bathrooms, kitchen, and living spaces,” Cynthia says. Although Cynthia, who is married and the mother of six children, has a background in biochemistry, she follows her passion for home design and building and has handled much of the renovation work herself. When it came time to update the lighting in her... Read More

Guest Blogger | 9 Ways to Decorate with the Color of Love

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 | 2 comments

Guest Blogger | 9 Ways to Decorate with the Color of Love
Still feeling amorous post-Valentine’s Day? Why not show your home some love, too! Pull your home out of the cold, gray drear of February with a few touches of the color of love: warm, revitalizing red. Below are nine tips for decorating with this bold hue; but first, a look at the color’s role throughout the world. •  In Eastern cultures, red is often the color for good luck. Brides in India and Nepal wear red saris; in Japan, a red kimono symbolizes happiness and good luck. ... Read More

Multi-Light Chandeliers Crafted with Inspiration from Across the Ages

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 | 1 comment

Multi-Light Chandeliers Crafted with Inspiration from Across the Ages
Barn Light Electric is celebrating nine years in business this month! We’ve come a long way since the early days of operating out of a 100-year-old hardware store in downtown Titusville. Using salvaged vintage lights as inspiration, we began handcrafting our own designs, exploring new colors, reviving the art of porcelain enamel, and adding options like LED to bring these time-honored styles into the next century. ... Read More

How To Chase Away Winter's Shadows with Accent Lighting

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 | 0 comments

How To Chase Away Winter's Shadows with Accent Lighting
So where will you be at 6:28am on Monday, March 20th? Personally, I’ll be celebrating the arrival of spring! Not that I have anything against winter, but spring is my favorite season. Everything turns green again, flowers pop up, and spring training is in full swing. What’s not to love?! I do admit to holding one grudge against winter — I abhor the darkness. Yes, it’s cozy at night when you can light a fire and snuggle with the kids under a throw on the couch, but I miss the extended hours of daylight and time spent outside. ... Read More