Style Guide

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

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

Color Inspiration | Classic Black Always in Style

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Color Inspiration | Classic Black Always in Style
So who remembers the 2017 Pantone color of the year? How about 2016 when they chose not one, but two, colors of the year? Anybody? Color trends may come and quickly go, but Black is one hue that will never, in our humble opinion, go out of style. (By the way, Pantone picked Greenery for this year taking over from last year’s baby blue and pink tones of Serenity and Rose Quartz.)  Many people consider Black a “safe” color. Our sales team hears that quite often — “I’m afraid to pick a color, so I just want Black.” ... Read More

Entryway Envy! How to Make a Great First Impression

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Entryway Envy! How to Make a Great First Impression
Even with summer in full swing, one of my kids reminded me yesterday that Christmas is only six months away. Seriously?! I suddenly feel the need to get outside and enjoy the weather with family and friends. Informal gatherings on the back porch are perfect for the summer, and while these times are meant to be low stress, you still want your home to look its best. So what kind of statement does your entryway make? Even if everyone is headed to the kitchen, first impressions are made at the front door. Take a look at some of our favorite customer entryways we’ve shared in the past and the lighting they chose to say welcome! ... Read More

Kim Lewis Tiny Home Debuts in LA with Barn Light Electric

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Kim Lewis Tiny Home Debuts in LA with Barn Light Electric
When the tiny home movement first started gaining momentum, some thought the trend would play out and disappear. The trend was fueled, in part, by the economic downturn in 2007-2008 and consumer interest in lowering the cost of living. Instead of fizzling, however, the trend continues to flourish. There is much to love about these small spaces in addition to the affordability factor. Tiny homes are more ecologically friendly than a mini-mansion and can serve multiple purposes, such as a place for aging relatives, returning children, a home office, or a guest house. ... Read More

Brass & Copper Barn Lights Solve Finish Color Dilemma

Posted by on May 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Brass & Copper Barn Lights Solve Finish Color Dilemma
When faced with a dizzying array of customizing options for new barn lights, customers spend a good deal of time pondering the finish color. They must consider not only how the color looks in their space today, but how it will look in years to come. Will I get tired of Emerald Green? If I paint the living room, will Blush Pink pendants still work? Is Black too boring? For some consumers, natural finishes are the perfect solution to the dilemma of choosing the perfect color. At Barn Light Electric, we offer an extensive collection of Brass and Copper Lighting that is easy to customize and offers a timeless look of elegance to any space. ... Read More