Where Vintage & Modern Collide

Celebrating American-Made Craftsmanship on Labor Day

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Celebrating American-Made Craftsmanship on Labor Day
As America celebrates Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer, Barn Light Electric is pausing to celebrate the incredible team of craftsmen and other professionals who not only make our lighting, furniture, and home decor goods, but who serve behind the scenes in sales, marketing, R&D, shipping, and accounting.  From our inception as a small, family-owned business more than 10 years ago, Barn Light Electric has sought out employees eager to embrace our mantra of combining the best of vintage style with the latest customizing options all wrapped in the highest quality products we can create. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building
If you’ve never tried the seemingly unusual pairing of chicken and waffles, then add King Daddy’s to your bucket list. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, King Daddy’s delights locals and tourists alike with fluffy waffles topped with tasty chicken. Julie Stehling and her husband John opened the restaurant four years ago in the historic Mardis Building in west Asheville. “Our entire building was remodeled as part of a historic redevelopment,” Julie says. “It was originally built in 1925, and, over the years, our space housed a cafe, a furniture store, and an appliance store.” As the couple worked on the renovation, they... Read More

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style
Renovating is not for the faint of heart. Renovating an older home with modern updates is an even trickier process, but one that Bob Shelton has mastered in his 18 years in the business of home building. As owner of Shelton Design/Build in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bob embraces the preservation of older homes while adding details and amenities that make sense for modern living. We caught up with Bob recently to learn more about one of his recent projects that featured the addition of a new kitchen in an older home. Read on to see how Bob captured the best of the home’s history while adding contemporary style. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Deep Bowl Pendants Offer Classic Style in Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Deep Bowl Pendants Offer Classic Style in Kitchen
Tucked away in a small town about 45 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Canada, Stephanie and her husband dreamed of building a modern farmhouse. They purchased two acres of land and shared a vision of a farmhouse mixed with rustic elements. “Fortunately, my husband and I have a similar design aesthetic,” Stephanie says. “We acted as our own general contractors, hiring and coordinating the various trades, and my husband also did some of the work himself. It took us about 11 months to complete although there are many projects yet to be done!” ... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Add Rustic Style to Napa Event Venue

Posted by on Aug 24, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lights Add Rustic Style to Napa Event Venue
As a classically trained musician and composer, Florante Aguilar travels the world advancing and popularizing Philippine music through film, recordings, and live performances. When he and his wife, Fides Enriquez, a filmmaker and painter, wanted to create a space for intimate artistic events, they looked no further than their own back yard. An old barn that once served as a greenhouse and storage space behind their home in Napa, California, was ripe for renovation. ... Read More

All You Need to Know | The Original Barn Wall Sconce

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | The Original Barn Wall Sconce
The iconic Original™ Gooseneck Light is, hands-down, our most popular fixture. The handcrafted quality is unrivaled and the classic lines of this warehouse shade offer the rustic look so many desire. With dozens of customizing options to choose from, this gooseneck light embellishes both traditional and modern spaces with ease. Some spaces, however, call for a more compact profile than offered by a gooseneck mount. The Original™ Wall Sconce offers all of the style and customizing options of the Original™ Gooseneck but with a wall-hugging mount.The Original™ Wall Sconce features the same warehouse shade as the gooseneck but is affixed with two arms to a sturdy... Read More

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Exterior Lighting Tips

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Modern Farmhouse Journey | Exterior Lighting Tips
We’ve been following Whitney and Peter on their modern farmhouse journey for several months now, and it’s been a real treat watching all of the details come together. If you missed Whitney’s first two posts, be sure to check out this one from April and this one from July. In today’s post, Whitney moves outside to share the couple’s decision-making process when choosing exterior lighting. Take it away, Whitney! ... Read More