Schoolhouse Stem Mount Lighting

Lighting Lingo | Understanding the Anatomy of Stem Mount Lighting

Posted by on May 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Lighting Lingo | Understanding the Anatomy of Stem Mount Lighting
In a recent product review for the Primary Schoolhouse Stem Mount Pendant, a customer bestowed an Excellent rating on her new pendants and wrote that the fixtures were “beautifully crafted and well packed.” She noted, however, that she misunderstood how to calculate the stem length measurement. So today we’re offering a quick primer on the parts of stem mounted lighting and how to accurately measure the size of stem you need for your space. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lights Suit Relaxed Style of Coastal Beach House

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lights Suit Relaxed Style of Coastal Beach House
When does a renovation take on a life of its own and become a full-gut, strip-to-the-bones remodel? For Cynthia, the moment came when her contractor found previously undetected termite damage in her Ocean Springs, Mississippi, cottage. The cottage was run down, having sat empty for years. But had she known the true extent of the damage, Cynthia admits the structure would likely have been torn down. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lighting Accents Log Home Kitchen with Vintage Style

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lighting Accents Log Home Kitchen with Vintage Style
A room’s design often starts with a single element. A favorite fixture perhaps. A must-have piece of furniture. Or, in Debbie’s case, a favorite color. While “dancing around” Pinterest, Debbie found her dream space — a log home kitchen complete with red cabinets. “I really wanted the red-and-white color scheme,” Debbie says. “I bought a set of vintage red salt-and-pepper shakers, then a friend gave me a sugar-and-creamer set in red milk glass from her mom’s old kitchen.” Working with Hearthstone Log Homes, Debbie and her husband created their new log home in Ohio where Debbie’s dream kitchen turned into a... Read More

Customer Favorites from Pinterest, Instagram & More

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 | 2 comments

Customer Favorites from Pinterest, Instagram & More
When you’re shopping for new lighting, there are endless sources for inspiration. We’ve got you covered not only here on the blog, but on multiple social media platforms as well. Two of the best places to check out are the image-rich sites of Instagram and Pinterest. The Barn Light Electric Instagram feed is chock full of photos that show our handcrafted, American-made lighting in different settings so you can see how specific lights look in different spaces.  ... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lighting Blends Vintage, Farmhouse Styles

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lighting Blends Vintage, Farmhouse Styles
We have enjoyed watching Christina work on her 1902 Victorian home for almost a year now. We follow her progress, along with a host of other fans, on her blog Christina’s Adventures where she chronicles the ups and downs of living in and renovating an older home. One of the last spaces she tackled was the first space people would see coming into the home — the entryway and hallway. “It was our last major piece of our downstairs area, so there was a light at the end of the tunnel,” Christina says. “But it was hard because we couldn’t simply shut a door and have the mess contained in a room. We welcomed guests into a hallway filled... Read More

A Look Back | Our Most Popular Pins from 2015

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 | 2 comments

A Look Back | Our Most Popular Pins from 2015
So what do you call this week between Christmas and New Year’s? If you Google that, you’ll come up with all sorts of suggestions including my newest fave — Restivus. Ah, if only… The last week of the year is typically a time of reflection — what were the hot news stories, who died, and what trends captured our attention during the last 12 months? Here at Barn Light Electric, our Pinterest boards are a great indicator of what lighting styles people found captivating so, without further ado, here are some of our most-liked and repinned photos from 2015. ... Read More