The last few weeks of any building project take on a frenetic pace. When Chuck and Jane built their new home in Fairview, North Carolina, last year, the process took longer than expected and, as the weeks wore on, Jane was anxious to get it all done so they could move in. Their gorgeous home was profiled on the blog late last fall here and here.
In the flurry of last-minute details, Jane realized one exterior light didn’t get ordered (to the right of the sliding glass door above). With the building inspector’s visit looming and the Certificate of Occupancy hanging in the balance, Jane had the electrician install a builder-basic fixture in the space.... Read More
When you’re on the hunt for inspiration, Instagram always delivers. We are awed each day by the photos our customers post and the creativity they show in designing their spaces. We’ve seen a lot of beautiful bathroom spaces of late (yes, bathrooms can, and should be, beautiful!) and we wanted to share some of these on the blog today.
Often an afterthought, vanity lighting plays a crucial role in the illumination of your bathroom. The starting block where you stand each morning to assess the day, prep the teeth, and fix the face needs adequate lighting that’s up to the task. Vanity lighting can also serve as a stylish focal point in these smaller... Read More
Building a new home brings on a host of decisions once the bones are in place. What type of floors, countertops, cabinetry, and yes, what type of lighting will go in each space? When Aaron set about building his dream home in the community of Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, he had plenty of lighting decisions to make.
“Having American made, locally sourced lighting with LED were all important aspects to this build,” Aaron says. “The ability to customize colors, castings, and illumination were highly appreciated too!” Aaron works for Realty Holding Group who provided extensive design build services for his new... Read More
Still feeling amorous post-Valentine’s Day? Why not show your home some love, too! Pull your home out of the cold, gray drear of February with a few touches of the color of love: warm, revitalizing red. Below are nine tips for decorating with this bold hue; but first, a look at the color’s role throughout the world.
• In Eastern cultures, red is often the color for good luck. Brides in India and Nepal wear red saris; in Japan, a red kimono symbolizes happiness and good luck.
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When visitors come to your home, the first thing they notice is the lighting in your stairway, right?
This oft-overlooked space may seem the perfect place to save on the lighting budget, but why not create passages that play an integral part of your home’s overall design?
That new Barn Chandelier over your dining room table is a show-stopper! Continue the look and the quality of the lighting into the adjacent stairway for a seamless transition from one space to the next.
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After countless hours perusing Pinterest and even more time following discussion threads on Houzz, you’ve finally found the perfect barn light for your kitchen. What could be better than custom made lighting? Better than porcelain enamel? Better than made in the USA?
How about… all of the above plus the energy efficiency of LED?
You can have it all — seriously, have it all — with the LED Lighting Collection at Barn Light Electric. We’ve taken our most popular vintage-inspired lights and crafted them by hand with painstaking attention to detail, then added some of the highest-rated LED components on the market today. Developed by Cree,... Read More