Schoolhouse Lighting

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

How To | Light Up Small Spaces with Color & Style

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Light Up Small Spaces with Color & Style
In case you missed Wednesday’s post, we’re celebrating Kim Lewis’s newest tiny home which is making its debut this weekend at the Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles. Kim is an expert at making the most of every single inch of a tiny home, but she refuses to sacrifice on color or style. Small spaces can be especially difficult when it comes to lighting. Oh sure, you could pop in a can light which takes zero space, but how boring is that?! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Industrial Lighting Highlights Renovated Basement

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Industrial Lighting Highlights Renovated Basement
With the final ring of the school bell, countless kids are rushing home, tossing backpacks and lunchboxes in their wake, ready to enjoy newfound freedom. Moms, on the other hand, wonder how long it will be until they hear “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do!” We’re taking a look at kids’ play spaces on the blog this week to inspire you to create fun and functional places for your kids to hang out this summer. Today we drop in on Jocelyn in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where her lovely home is filled with Barn Light Electric fixtures. ... Read More

Flush Mount Lights Offer Stylish Alternative to Recessed Cans

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Flush Mount Lights Offer Stylish Alternative to Recessed Cans
When recessed lighting first hit the residential market in the mid 20th century, homeowners loved the clean, modern look. In a time before open floor plans and cathedral ceilings became vogue, recessed lights helped make small rooms with low ceilings look bigger. Today, a more stylish alternative to the traditional can light is available in the versatile Flush Mount Light. Offering a more compact profile than standard pendant lights, flush mount lighting is perfect for spaces large and small. Take a look at how some of our customers have used a variety of flush mount styles to brighten their spaces. ... Read More

Lighting Lingo | Understanding the Anatomy of Stem Mount Lighting

Posted by on May 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Lighting Lingo | Understanding the Anatomy of Stem Mount Lighting
In a recent product review for the Primary Schoolhouse Stem Mount Pendant, a customer bestowed an Excellent rating on her new pendants and wrote that the fixtures were “beautifully crafted and well packed.” She noted, however, that she misunderstood how to calculate the stem length measurement. So today we’re offering a quick primer on the parts of stem mounted lighting and how to accurately measure the size of stem you need for your space. ... Read More

Porch Season is Officially Here! Time to Light It Up!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Porch Season is Officially Here! Time to Light It Up!
There’s so much to love about spring! With the warmer weather and the season’s explosion of color, the porch is once again a popular spot to watch the kids play, check out the neighbors’ new flowers, and enjoy hearing the birds again. Whether your porch is just a small extension beyond your front door or a screened-in, living/kitchen combo out back, all porches need appropriate lighting. Today we take a look at some of our favorite porch projects and the variety of lighting styles homeowners chose to complement their outdoor décor.  ... Read More