Schoolhouse Lighting

Pro's Corner | Q&A on Design & Lighting with D2 Interieurs

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Q&A on Design & Lighting with D2 Interieurs
If you haven’t started following the Barn Light Electric Instagram feed, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Each day offers a treasure trove of beautiful spaces, and we have discovered some amazing designers along the way. One of our latest finds is D2 Interieurs out of Connecticut. Denise Davies, founder and CEO of the firm, has gathered a talented group of interior and architectural designers who tackle projects across New York City, the Hamptons, Miami, the Hudson Valley, and, more recently, in London. One of Denise’s go-to sources for lighting is, you guessed it, Barn Light Electric! ... Read More

All You Need to Know | Lighting for Modern Kitchens

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Lighting for Modern Kitchens
Elements of a modern kitchen appeal to many. Stark white tile, frameless cabinets, sleek hardware, and industrial touches all help create an open and clean space. Many homeowners combine these elements with other pieces to create unique styles such as mountain-modern, rustic-modern, even vintage-modern which marries both old and new. Today, we’re looking at some of our favorite modern kitchens and the different styles of lighting chosen by customers to create the perfect look in one of the most-used rooms of the home. ... Read More

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

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building
If you’ve never tried the seemingly unusual pairing of chicken and waffles, then add King Daddy’s to your bucket list. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, King Daddy’s delights locals and tourists alike with fluffy waffles topped with tasty chicken. Julie Stehling and her husband John opened the restaurant four years ago in the historic Mardis Building in west Asheville. “Our entire building was remodeled as part of a historic redevelopment,” Julie says. “It was originally built in 1925, and, over the years, our space housed a cafe, a furniture store, and an appliance store.” As the couple worked on the renovation, they... 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

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