Vintage Porcelain Lights

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting for Roadside Motel Renovation
If you’re a careful reader of our blog, you may remember a mention of Roscoe, New York a few years back. Located two hours north of New York City, this tiny hamlet is home to Prohibition Distillery, a fire hall-turned-distillery with some pretty cool industrial lighting. Roscoe was also home to the Red Rose Motel which operated first as a dance hall, then later as a respite for tourists passing through the area. ... Read More

Time-Honored Styles Offer Classic Look with Modern Finishes, Options

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Time-Honored Styles Offer Classic Look with Modern Finishes, Options
“I’m building a new house, but I want it to look like it’s been here forever.” We hear this from customers a lot. They want lighting with a classic style, but also with updated features like LED, dozens of finish colors to choose from, and options like dusk-to-dawn sensors. Basically, customers want the best of both worlds — old-fashioned quality and style with modern amenities. Luckily, we offer exactly that! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Sushi Maki on a Roll with Restaurant Refresh

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Sushi Maki on a Roll with Restaurant Refresh
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sushi Maki, a South Florida institution known for spreading the joy of great sushi, the restaurant’s design team recently began a refresh of the properties. Starting with the flagship location in Coral Gables, the team wanted to create a light and breezy feel to the space. “We wanted to draw attention to where our chefs are handcrafting the sushi,” says Chris Romero, brand consultant for Sushi Maki. “We wanted simple, yet distinct, light fixtures that caught your eye but were not overpowering. Something classic and clean.” ... 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

Professional's Corner | Vintage Industrial Theme Sparks Design for Kid Sanctuary

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Vintage Industrial Theme Sparks Design for Kid Sanctuary
Every kid needs a place to just be. To be safe. To be loved. To simply be a kid. The KidSanctuary Campus in Palm Beach County, Florida, offers exactly that — a place where the most vulnerable kids in the foster care system can thrive. Several South Florida interior designers recently collaborated with KidSanctuary to create rooms that not only give kids shelter but give them a place to dream. Today we talk with Eilyn Cueto, with Sire Design of Aventura, Florida, about the vintage-themed room she created for the campus. ... 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