Schoolhouse Stem Mount Lighting

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

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