Vintage Porcelain Lights

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

Vintage Barn Lighting: Why Do These Antiques Last for Generations?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 | 3 comments

Vintage Barn Lighting: Why Do These Antiques Last for Generations?
We spent much of the 1970s and ’80s being bombarded with the message that new is better than old. Lease a new car then turn it in and get another new one. Use a new plastic bottle each day instead of filling up a glass. Luckily, there’s been a significant shift of late towards preserving the past. Upcycling, reusing, and repurposing are no longer fringe concepts but words to live by! Like many people, we love finding old treasures like vintage barn lights. Ones that have been in use for decades and, with a little TLC, can be made like new again for many more years of service. Barn Light Electric grew from the excitement of finding old lighting fixtures made... Read More

Featured Customer | Iconic American Gooseneck Light Evokes Simpler Time at Inn

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Iconic American Gooseneck Light Evokes Simpler Time at Inn
Following a dream sounds so idyllic and satisfying. In reality, it can be nerve wracking! Back in 2010, Bobbi and Jeff Noe, of Granville, Ohio, decided to take the plunge leaving behind 30 years of corporate sales, marketing and customer service experience to follow their dream of owning a bed and breakfast. In four short years, the Welsh Hills Inn has developed a loyal following receiving TripAdvisor’s coveted Traveler’s Choice Award for the past two years and is included in the Top 10 B&Bs/Inns in the World. Sounds pretty idyllic and satisfying! ... Read More