Schoolhouse Stem Mount Lighting

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Schoolhouse Lighting
Born from a passion for the quality of vintage-style lighting, Barn Light Electric embraces the time-honored styles of early 20th century lighting. Our artisans work thoughtfully to maintain the craftsmanship of these designs while incorporating updated materials, finish colors, and dozens of customizing options. The Schoolhouse Lighting Collection is one of our most popular. For many years, schoolhouse lights were simple, hand-blown glass globes crafted to conceal bare bulbs that dangled from a cord. These opaque globes transformed a basic necessity into a design element that added style to public buildings and schoolhouses and eliminated the harsh glare of the... Read More

How To | Choose Lighting to Complement Patterned Elements

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Choose Lighting to Complement Patterned Elements
When faced with a blank palette, most people consider adding color to enliven a space. But throwing a vibrant texture or pattern into the mix can take a room from routine to remarkable in short order. Adding lighting to patterned walls, or ceilings, can be tricky, but luckily, we found some great examples of patterned spaces on our Instagram feed to share! Jamie, of Jamie Keskin Design, lent her magic touch to a kid’s room by using star-covered wallpaper on the ceiling. The center of the space is anchored by a 20″ Outback Flush Mount Pendant in beautiful Teal. ... Read More

High Lumen LED Schoolhouse Lights Debut at Lightfair International

Posted by on May 11, 2018 | 0 comments

High Lumen LED Schoolhouse Lights Debut at Lightfair International
The phrase “Where vintage and modern collide” isn’t just a slogan for our t-shirts here at Barn Light Electric. This phrase describes the passion we have for handcrafting classic styles of lighting while making them fresh and relevant with new materials, finishes, and options Grandma never dreamed of. We’re sharing our passion this week with others in the industry at the annual LIGHTFAIR International trade show taking place in Chicago. It’s been a jam-packed week of meeting old friends and making new ones as we unveil our newest offerings with those in the lighting industry. ... Read More

Q & A | Kitchen Reno Blends Vintage, Modern Details

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Q & A | Kitchen Reno Blends Vintage, Modern Details
If you’re a dedicated follower of the Barn Light Electric blog (we have great photos and plenty of inspiration!), you probably remember this post featuring a stunning bathroom renovation. Amy, who writes the blog My Life From Home, was the master behind that eye-popping wall paper and gorgeous copper gooseneck lighting. Amy recently moved and has begun another round of renovations at her new place. We chat with her today about her latest project — her kitchen. ... 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

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