The idea of the wall light has been around for centuries. From medieval days of glowing torches lining the castle walls to warehouse shades providing light to early 20th century barns, no fixture is more versatile in offering the perfect spot of light like the wall sconce.
While some light fixtures serve specific needs and spaces, the utilitarian wall sconce resides happily at the intersection of form and function. In small spaces like powder rooms and stairwells, the wall sconce can serve as the main light providing both safety and style with its compact design. In larger spaces, sconces add a layer of light to complement pendants, chandeliers, and floor... Read More
One of the best parts of writing blog posts for Barn Light Electric is talking with customers who share their projects with us. We hear about everything from new construction, full-gut remodels, and house flipping projects to simple lighting makeovers. Our Featured Customer posts are a great way to highlight our customers’ creativity and to show how lights look in many different settings.
So in the spirit of reflection this week, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite projects featured on the blog this year. We have found that one thing all customers want is high-quality lighting crafted to last for generations — that can’t be... Read More
As a certified building contractor and owner of Little Yellow House, Inc., Don Gelsinger spends a lot of time thinking about other people’s spaces. Last year, however, he and his wife, Andrea, took a hard look at their own space and realized they needed to separate their home-based business from their personal space.
“We built a new detached garage/office suite last year,” Andrea says, noting that “it was the best idea we ever had!” Since their neighborhood is on the shores of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida, the couple live a “salty life” where they boat, fish, and take advantage of the chamber-of-commerce weather year... Read More
Long-time fans of This Old House will no doubt recognize today’s Featured Customer. Steve Thomas hosted the popular home improvement show for 14 years and calls himself a serial renovator after almost 20 years of renovating two dozen homes. His latest project is a circa 1903, shingle-style cottage in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine. Named Sea Cove Cottage, this renovation is more personal to Steve as it’s the winter home for he and his wife Evy and their two standard poodles.
... Read More
Want to add a little sparkle to your life? Take a page from Ashley, of Ashley Brooke Designs, who is a firm believer in adding a little extra sass to everyday life by turning simply functional items, like mugs and stationery, into simply fantastic ones.
With a background in interior design and a passion for textiles, this native Floridian, who grew up right here on the Space Coast, added some sparkle to her own home recently with some new lighting from our Copper & Brass Collection.
... Read More
When it comes to using color in home décor, people often fall to one side of the fence or the other. Stick to neutrals and use little pops of color — or — color is the best thing ever and there aren’t enough shades in the rainbow to complete the look!
Our friend designer Rachel Shingleton of Pencil Shavings Studio definitely falls to the latter side of that fence. She started her color and design blog in 2008 and writes about how to integrate color and style into the home. She recently turned her keen eye to her own bonus room which is used as an office and a hangout space for the entire family.
... Read More