Vintage Industrial Furniture

Guest Blogger | 10 Easy Home Updates for the New Year

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 10 Easy Home Updates for the New Year
For many, the new year signifies a time to freshen things up at home, and what started as a hopeful wish list can quickly become a daunting inventory riddled with dollar signs. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Here, 10 easy home updates that you can tackle in 2016 without having to call an expensive contractor. Change light fixtures: Lighting is one of the most important elements in any room, and changing up or adding new fixtures can have dramatic results. This year, add pendants over your kitchen island, a chandelier to your dining room, and wall sconces wherever your home needs extra illumination. An electrician is cheaper than a contractor! ... Read More

Design 101: I'll Take Mix and Match Styles for $1000 Please Alex

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Design 101: I'll Take Mix and Match Styles for $1000 Please Alex
We love people who are as passionate about their work as we are about hand crafting our American-made lighting. And no one is more passionate about post war-era ranch homes than Austin King of Rafterhouse. Having just wrapped an HGTV pilot episode, Austin has been incredibly busy of late, but he agreed to take over the blogger’s chair to talk about mixing vintage and modern styles — a technique he loves to use to create visual interest with a touch of history. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | When Old Meets New: Vintage Touches for the Contemporary Home

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | When Old Meets New: Vintage Touches for the Contemporary Home
Living in a contemporary home and appreciating history don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the real design magic happens when old meets new, or when a vintage aesthetic gets a mod twist. The marriage of past and present is an important part of the Barn Light Electric ethos, which, with the help of highly skilled American artisans, has spent nearly a decade reviving the lost American art form of hand-spun porcelain lighting. Today, when most have abandoned this craft for less-expensive manufacturing methods, BLE is the only company in America producing traditional porcelain enamel lighting made for the present-day lifestyle. ... Read More

Industrial Lighting Marries Functionality, Durability with Color, High Style

Posted by on May 5, 2014 | 1 comment

Industrial Lighting Marries Functionality, Durability with Color, High Style
Do you, like so many other homeowners, love the industrial look? Even if you don’t live in a trendy Manhattan loft or a downtown Seattle condo, you can still get the rugged industrial look with careful dècor choices. While many major details contribute to the overall industrial look of a place — including an open floor plan, concrete floors or counter tops, wood beams, duct work, or exposed brick — you can add some industrial flair with furniture, lighting, and other accessories that don’t require a major remodel. ... Read More

Industrial Factory Stools Add Flexible Seating to Kitchen

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Industrial Factory Stools Add Flexible Seating to Kitchen
In many homes, the kitchen is a happening spot with meal preparation, family meetings, and loads of casual conversation over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. This spacious and sunny kitchen is very inviting with its hardwood flooring, pale green cabinetry, apron front sink, and the flexible seating offered by the backless industrial stools. Industrial decor is all the rage these days, and we often read about it in blogs and see examples of it on home design sites. From pieces that are salvaged and restored to authentic reproductions, industrial decor can bring home a touch of the Industrial Revolution to any room.... Read More

Barn Pendants Add Touch of Modern Flair to Rustic Maine Home

Posted by on May 22, 2012 | 0 comments

Barn Pendants Add Touch of Modern Flair to Rustic Maine Home
What many people love about the industrial farmhouse trend is that it creates such a comfortable, lived-in look. Mismatched vintage chairs around a table of reclaimed wood, exposed beams, and recycled flooring all contribute to this feel. But if you also happen to love some of today’s more modern looks, you don’t have to give up one for the other. You can mix and match these styles blending sleeker, contemporary fixtures with rustic touches to create a seamless, eclectic style all your own.... Read More