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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

Pro's Corner | Porcelain Enamel Pendant Anchors Breakfast Nook with Vintage Style

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Porcelain Enamel Pendant Anchors Breakfast Nook with Vintage Style
When John and Courtney purchased a home in 2014 as a foreclosure, they faced a daunting renovation. Built in 1882 and dubbed Content for the peaceful happiness it brought to the owner, the home was historically significant but had been neglected and abandoned in recent years. Although busy with full-time jobs and with no prior renovation experience, the couple completely overhauled the home with a thoughtful eye towards preserving vintage details. The transformation didn’t go unnoticed as they started getting requests from other homeowners for renovation and design help. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Easy-to-Customize Lighting is Interior Designer’s Go-To Solution

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Easy-to-Customize Lighting is Interior Designer’s Go-To Solution
One of the challenges designers face when tackling a remodeling project is blending the old with the new. Updating paint, furniture, and lighting can breathe new life into a space, but making all of the pieces work together can be tricky. Cecily Mendell, principal designer of Cecy J Interiors in San Francisco, California, recently remodeled a client’s home in nearby Los Altos where she struck a delightful balance between the old and new. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights for Arizona Spec Home

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 | 1 comment

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights for Arizona Spec Home
Building a brand new home is exciting, but it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the countless decisions that must be made. Speculative homes, often called spec houses, offer an attractive alternative because the builder handles all of the decision making. You simply purchase a brand new or extensively renovated home and settle in! Nathan Anderson and Nate Howard, contractors and owners of Rebuild the Block, offer new and renovated spec homes in the Arcadia/Central Phoenix area of Arizona. They recently completed a home in the Arcadia Lite section of Phoenix, one of the hottest markets for new homes thanks to its proximity to downtown, the PHX airport, and tons of great... Read More