Professional Projects

Pro's Corner | Wall Sconces Kick Off Bathroom Renovation

Posted by on May 30, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Wall Sconces Kick Off Bathroom Renovation
When considering all of the changes you can make in a renovation, how does lighting play into the plan? For Becky Morrison, new lights topped her list when she tackled the redesign of her master bathroom. “The lights were the first selection I made for this space,” Becky says. “They were the inspiration. Our vacation home is a classic ranch built in 1957, and I wanted the bathroom to have a fun, retro feel.”  ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Barn Pendants Offer Authentic Simplicity

Posted by on May 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Barn Pendants Offer Authentic Simplicity
When Amanda and her husband Stephen purchased a “gem in the rough” to remodel, they planned to tackle much of the work themselves. The duo are a remodeling dream team with Amanda’s interior design skills — she’s principal at Sage + Wren — combined with Stephen’s engineering talents. Four years later, their Madisonville, Louisiana, farmhouse is finally finished and, as Amanda says, “We tell people a lot of actual blood, sweat, and tears went into this one.” ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Schoolhouse Lighting Blends Old, New in Bath Reno

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Schoolhouse Lighting Blends Old, New in Bath Reno
What’s it like to work with your best friend every day? Darci Haney and her husband Matt are the design/build team behind MD Haney & Co. which has been tackling design and renovation projects in the Pacific Northwest for almost 15 years. “It’s a pretty good gig,” Darci says of working side-by-side with Matt. “We do mostly residential projects. He builds and I get to help make them pretty.” Their most recent project was right under their own roof. The couple own a sprawling, 1940s-era ranch home just outside McMinnville, Oregon. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting
We often hear people describe barn lighting as classic or timeless. Indeed, even today, you can find antique warehouse shades still in use decades after installation. These are often porcelain enamel lights crafted from quality steel in an age when products were built to last. When Kelly Hurliman, an interior designer from just outside of Chicago, decided to remodel her kitchen, she wanted the classic look and quality of a porcelain enamel barn light. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Iconic Barn Pendants Highlight Kitchen Remodel

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Iconic Barn Pendants Highlight Kitchen Remodel
Interior design takes a creative mind and a keen eye for detail. Kitchen design, in particular, presents special challenges. With so many activities taking place in a kitchen, from food prep and planning to entertaining and homework, this hub of family activity must be adaptable to many needs. Jill Washington, owner and designer of Sparrow Lane Interiors, has built her career around thoughtful kitchen design. Serving clients in the greater Toronto region, Jill lends her years of education and experience to creating warm, inviting, and completely functional spaces for her clients. We spotted one of Jill’s recent projects on Instagram and had to find out more. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Quick Ship Lighting Offers High Quality, Fast Turnaround

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Quick Ship Lighting Offers High Quality, Fast Turnaround
If you follow the Barn Light Electric blog, you know that our lighting isn’t sitting in a giant warehouse waiting for a drone to snatch it from the shelf. Unlike other business models that sacrifice quantity over quality, our vintage-inspired lighting is handcrafted and made to order. That means you can customize these fixtures to your heart’s content! This hands-on process, from cutting and shaping the metals, to prep, paint, assembly, and shipping is accomplished by many talented hands. This process takes time; about eight to ten working days to complete. We think this process, and the end result, is well worth the wait! ... Read More