It’s finally that most perfect of seasons, when the sun starts to shine a little warmer, flowers begin waking from their winter nap, and chirping birds return from their yearly migration. At this time of year, our attention naturally shifts from cozy indoors to front porches and backyards, neglected for months and in desperate want of some TLC. And when the final flower is planted and blade of grass mowed, be sure to show off your hard work – even when the sun goes down – with the perfect exterior lighting.
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When we attended the Design Bloggers Conference a few weeks ago in Atlanta, we enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting dozens of new interior designers and bloggers. One new face belonged to Kevin O’Gara, an Atlanta native who created his own blog, Thou Swell, three years ago which has been steadily gaining followers ever since.
Did I mention he’s still in high school?
With a fresh eye for design and a passion for sharing home, garden and decor tips, Kevin will head off this fall to Cornell University’s Design and Environmental Analysis program. We asked Kevin to take over the blogger’s chair today and give us his thoughts on the humble... Read More
We have enjoyed watching Christina work on her 1902 Victorian home for almost a year now. We follow her progress, along with a host of other fans, on her blog Christina’s Adventures where she chronicles the ups and downs of living in and renovating an older home.
One of the last spaces she tackled was the first space people would see coming into the home — the entryway and hallway.
“It was our last major piece of our downstairs area, so there was a light at the end of the tunnel,” Christina says. “But it was hard because we couldn’t simply shut a door and have the mess contained in a room. We welcomed guests into a hallway filled... Read More
What do firefighters do in their spare time? If you’re Scott Kier, you build custom homes. Scott is currently putting the finishing touches on his own custom home which offers expansive views, gorgeous copper lighting, and 12 acres to ride dirt bikes with his sons. It has taken more than two years but Scott, and his wife Sabina, are finally settling into their new home in Sedalia, Colorado, just south of Denver.
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The idea of the wall light has been around for centuries. From medieval days of glowing torches lining the castle walls to warehouse shades providing light to early 20th century barns, no fixture is more versatile in offering the perfect spot of light like the wall sconce.
While some light fixtures serve specific needs and spaces, the utilitarian wall sconce resides happily at the intersection of form and function. In small spaces like powder rooms and stairwells, the wall sconce can serve as the main light providing both safety and style with its compact design. In larger spaces, sconces add a layer of light to complement pendants, chandeliers, and floor... Read More
One of the best parts of writing blog posts for Barn Light Electric is talking with customers who share their projects with us. We hear about everything from new construction, full-gut remodels, and house flipping projects to simple lighting makeovers. Our Featured Customer posts are a great way to highlight our customers’ creativity and to show how lights look in many different settings.
So in the spirit of reflection this week, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite projects featured on the blog this year. We have found that one thing all customers want is high-quality lighting crafted to last for generations — that can’t be... Read More