Vintage Porcelain Lights

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

Professional's Corner | Porcelain Angle Shade Sign Lights Create Vintage Feel

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Porcelain Angle Shade Sign Lights Create Vintage Feel
Design inspiration can come from almost anywhere. Homeowners turn to sites like Pinterest and Houzz while others look to Mother Nature, history, travel experiences, and even food. Designer Nicole Montgomery of Chameleon Concepts often turns to her collection of vintage books and magazines for design ideas, but when tapped recently to create a new restaurant in Chicago, it was a simple color that became the source of inspiration for the space. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Period-Authentic Lighting for an Historic Renovation

Posted by on May 20, 2015 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Period-Authentic Lighting for an Historic Renovation
In the early 1900’s, southern cities often sprouted up around local mills. In the area just north of Charlotte, North Carolina, the thriving mill district included the Highland Park Mill and the Mecklenburg Mill along with small local groceries, a barbershop and a dry goods store. When the mills shut down in the late ’60s, the area fell on hard times, but the creation of the Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood Association in 1986 began a revival that transformed the area, now known as NoDa, into a vibrant arts district full of galleries, restaurants, boutique shops, and award-winning breweries. ... Read More

Design 101: How to Use Barn Lighting in Mid Cenutry Modern Interiors

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 | 2 comments

Design 101: How to Use Barn Lighting in Mid Cenutry Modern Interiors
Our expert for today’s Design 101: lesson brings a wealth of experience backed by two master’s degrees and study at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence.  Regan Billingsley, of Regan Billingsley Interiors in Kensington, Maryland, embraces fun, functional design and harbors a deep passion for color. We asked Regan to talk about how to incorporate barn style lighting into mid century modern homes. ... Read More