In last Friday’s post, I noted that customers often want a new home that looks like “it’s been here forever.” And just this morning, another perfect example of the New Aged look popped into my inbox. I heard from Barbara in the North Dallas area who is settling into her new home that looks anything but new.
“My son is an architect and developer, and we recruited him to build us a home for retirement in so we could be closer to our grandchildren,” Barbara says. “Jason wanted a design that looked like it had been here for a long time and one with the environment. He loves old New England architecture and the shabby chic look that... Read More
Angle shade lights have come a long way baby. With humble beginnings at roadside gas stations in the early 20th century, sign lights were simple fixtures that guided motorists off the dark roadway into the service area where men in white uniforms scurried to tend to your car’s every need. Hard to imagine, right?
Today, angle shade lights offer not only directional lighting to signs and parking lots in commercial spaces, but have become a go-to fixture for homeowners as well and can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and laundry rooms. Easy to customize to fit almost any space, angle shade lights can become an integral and fashionable piece of your home... Read More
Design inspiration can come from almost anywhere. Homeowners turn to sites like Pinterest and Houzz while others look to Mother Nature, history, travel experiences, and even food. Designer Nicole Montgomery of Chameleon Concepts often turns to her collection of vintage books and magazines for design ideas, but when tapped recently to create a new restaurant in Chicago, it was a simple color that became the source of inspiration for the space.
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Spring is a busy time here at Barn Light Electric as people emerge from the winter doldrums and get motivated to work on home renovation projects. In our business, spring also means it’s time for the annual LIGHTFAIR International Conference which brings together the industry’s leading manufacturers to talk lights, announce new products, and showcase the latest technologies.
The hot topic this year is LED lighting according to our crack team of barn light experts who descended upon the Javits Center in New York City for this year’s show.
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Commercial lighting is the true workhorse of the lighting industry. Commercial lights must be energy efficient, rugged enough to stand up to high-traffic areas, and fully illuminate signs, architecture, hostess stands, kitchens, display spaces, and doorways. They not only provide safety to customers but must be stylish enough to capture attention and entice those customers through the door.
Some business owners gravitate to run-of-the-mill sign lighting or fluorescent lighting to handle these tasks. We’d like to offer commercial business owners something better — highly efficient, durable lighting that is easy to customize, will complement any brand, and... Read More
‘Tis the season to give thanks and here at Barn Light Electric we have much to be thankful for including our family of employees and countless customers around the globe who share our love for vintage-inspired, American-made lighting.
Our annual Thanksgiving Sale starts today and we’re offering 10 percent off for the next six days. Plenty of time to eat turkey, watch football, and check out all the latest offerings in our ever-growing collection of hand-crafted lighting!
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