Guest Blogger:

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Creating a Vintage-Inspired, American-Made Home
We’re excited to introduce a new series to the blog today! Whitney May and her husband Peter are sharing their journey of building a modern farmhouse in Vermont. We will follow along as they make decisions on colors, materials, decor, and yes, lighting! Whitney will take over the blogger’s chair on a regular basis this spring and summer to chronicle the ups and downs of the construction process. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | One Blake Soho Pendant, Three Different Styles

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | One Blake Soho Pendant, Three Different Styles
A few months ago, I kicked off a fun series where I choose one Barn Light Electric fixture and style it three different ways to illustrate the endless versatility of a well-made light. In that first post, I featured just three of the many different ways the classic Schoolhouse Brass Stem Mount Light can be used to create distinct and unique spaces. This month, with spring on the brain, I’m all about the Blake Soho Pendant in Blush Pink — a classic shape that resembles those May flowers we’re anxiously awaiting, in an immensely popular color in both interiors and fashion. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Home Office Design to Suit Your Work Style

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Home Office Design to Suit Your Work Style
The workforce is evolving, with more people working from home than ever before. In fact, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely in 2016. With more adults than ever working from their homes (and I’m one of them!), it’s become increasingly important to have a home office from which you can conduct business, be productive, and get inspired (even real estate professionals have noticed an increased demand for home office space among buyers). Here’s how to create a functional and stylish home office of your own: ... Read More

Guest Blogger | One Schoolhouse Light, Three Different Styles

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | One Schoolhouse Light, Three Different Styles
One of the things I love most about interior design is how open it is for interpretation – colors, accessories, moods, and even settings can all affect the way the beholder experiences a room. Like many other aspects of decor, when it comes to lighting there are very few (arguably, if any) rules that are hard and fast. A simple swap of a chair, wallpaper, or even just a few throw pillows can make a light fixture that felt unequivocally one style suddenly feel entirely opposite. How cool is that?! ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 8 Steps to Creating a Cozy Reading Nook

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 8 Steps to Creating a Cozy Reading Nook
The winds are rising and the leaves are falling as autumn begins to make way for frosty days ahead. It’s this time of year, when the weather is shifting and the daylight hours are dwindling, that we turn our attention indoors – to creating cozy spots to nestle and warm up icy fingers and toes. And what better way to combat the cold beating at our doors than curling up with a good book, a steaming mug of tea, and a plush blanket in the perfect reading nook. Read on to learn how to carve out your own cozy reading nook for all the chilly eves ahead… ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Dorm Room Makeovers with Kevin O'Gara

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Dorm Room Makeovers with Kevin O'Gara
We enjoy bringing you the latest trends, not only in barn lighting, but in home décor and design. Today we welcome back one of the freshest voices in the interior design world — Kevin O’Gara of Thou Swell. Kevin created his interior design blog, named for an old jazz tune, as a place to share home, garden, and entertaining projects with an avant-garde mix of modern and traditional design. We asked Kevin to take the reins of the Barn Light USA blog to share his most recent projects — two dorm room makeovers he completed for friends at Cornell University where Kevin studies Design and Environmental Analysis. ... Read More