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Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand
Nightstands are a small, but mighty spot in any bedroom. They act as a frame for your bed, and provide balance, color, texture, and personality to your space. Too often, though, bedside tables become cluttered drop-zones, effectively eliminating the functional and aesthetic purposes they serve. But with these 10 simple steps, you can create a beautiful tablescape that makes bedtime a dream. Start with lighting. Whether you opt for a curvy lamp, a sleek pendant, or a bold swing arm sconce, lighting is perhaps the most important aspect of your bedside styling – so it’s exactly where you should begin. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style

Posted by on May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style
Different seasons call for different settings: winter makes us crave the cozy cocoon of a cabin in the mountains; fall conjures images of brisk afternoons on a farm; and the warmer months inevitably turn our thoughts to the coast — crashing waves, the smell of salt air, and sand between your toes are as quintessentially summer as it gets. Similarly, we long for these same feelings in our homes: lazy afternoons draped over a crisply slipcovered couch while a gentle breeze blows gauzy linen curtains. This style, dubbed American Coastal, is defined by relaxation, comfort, and the casualness that summer is all about. Here’s how to get this laid-back style in your... Read More

Guest Blogger | 9 Ways to Decorate with the Color of Love

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 | 2 comments

Guest Blogger | 9 Ways to Decorate with the Color of Love
Still feeling amorous post-Valentine’s Day? Why not show your home some love, too! Pull your home out of the cold, gray drear of February with a few touches of the color of love: warm, revitalizing red. Below are nine tips for decorating with this bold hue; but first, a look at the color’s role throughout the world. •  In Eastern cultures, red is often the color for good luck. Brides in India and Nepal wear red saris; in Japan, a red kimono symbolizes happiness and good luck. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Design Trends To Embrace in 2017 & Beyond

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Design Trends To Embrace in 2017 & Beyond
One of my favorite things about wrapping up the year is all of the ‘best of’ lists – best books, movies, restaurants, and, my personal favorite, interior trends. But, although these best-of-home lists are full of inspiration and ideas, they’re also full of trends that are likely on their way out to make way for the new year’s next big thing. So rather than compile a list of things that were hot in 2016 but are definitely not for 2017, here’s my list of the best trends from this year that will carry you through the next 365 days ahead (and beyond!). ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Top Ten Elements of Farmhouse Style

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Top Ten Elements of Farmhouse Style
There’s nothing more quintessentially cozy than a perfectly appointed farmhouse during the holiday season (or any season, for that matter!). This rustic, comforting aesthetic just begs for friends and family to gather, for fireplaces to be lit, and for long nights spent curled up on the couch with a good book. But you don’t have to live on a farm to get the farmhouse look. With a few key elements, you can bring farmhouse style to your home, wherever your home is. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Five Lessons We Learned From Design TV

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Five Lessons We Learned From Design TV
Over the years, Barn Light Electric has had the pleasure of working with the designers behind some of TV’s best home improvement shows. These experts have seen it all – from the most outdated kitchens in the country to the smallest homes on the globe. The challenges they regularly face have made them true design ninjas, constantly thinking outside the box to serve up creative yet functional designs for their hungry audiences. Below, some of our favorite lessons learned while watching these pros in action. ... Read More