In her search for new kitchen lighting for her northern Virginia home, Lauren Liess wanted an alternative to traditional can lighting.
“Because our house is a Cape Cod, I looked to old colonial kitchens for inspiration,” Lauren says. “I wanted the kitchen to feel light and airy, very accessible, and easy to work in.”
Lauren and her husband David own an interior design firm and textiles company and have been renovating their home for almost a year. Lauren created a clean and modern layout with open cabinetry balanced with rustic touches. She found the perfect alternative to can lighting in the Kao Flush Mount Pendant.
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Over the years, Barn Light Electric has had the pleasure of working with the designers behind some of TV’s best home improvement shows. These experts have seen it all – from the most outdated kitchens in the country to the smallest homes on the globe. The challenges they regularly face have made them true design ninjas, constantly thinking outside the box to serve up creative yet functional designs for their hungry audiences. Below, some of our favorite lessons learned while watching these pros in action.
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Last Friday we got amped up for the fall entertaining season as Emily, a customer from Ohio, shared her recently renovated porch and patio in this post. Galvanized fans and a radial wave gooseneck light added the industrial touch Emily wanted to punch up her outdoor spaces. Today, we head into Emily’s mudroom where a pair of ceiling pendants mimic the gooseneck light with fun wavy shades.
But seriously….you call this a mud room?!
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Who’s ready for fall entertaining? Here in Florida, we’re used to broiling temps six months out of the year, but much of the country has baked Florida-style this summer. We know many of you are ready to welcome the crisper fall season and a chance to return to outdoor spaces for entertaining.
One of our favorite, long-term customers is Emily from Ohio who was featured on the blog when her gorgeous retro kitchen won first place in our photo contest. Emily moved three years ago and has been slowly renovating her “new” home. Today we check out her amazing back porch where a soothing neutral palette, cozy fireplace, and galvanized fans set... Read More
In Monday’s blog post, we visited with Mary Ann of Will County, Illinois, as she shared pics of the interior of her new home filled with porcelain enamel lights and copper pendants. Today, we take a walk outside where Mary Ann chose classic wall lights to highlight the exterior. Buying quality, American-made lighting was high on Mary Ann’s list as she searched for new lights.
“While not the least expensive option, buying Barn Light Electric fixtures has been an investment worth making,” she says. “You cannot find lights of this quality anywhere else. I cannot tell you how many websites I searched and how many products got... Read More
What keeps a customer coming back to the same company time and time again? For Mary Ann, of Will County, Illinois, Barn Light Electric’s combination of American-made quality and the wide array of customizing options can’t be beat.
“The quality of the lights and the choices are exceptional with the design elements that we like,” Mary Ann says. “It appeals to our Americana spirit.” A long-time customer, Mary Ann first purchased barn lights for a pole barn she built back in 2010.
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Saavy interior designers know that the work environment affects not only our mood but also our productivity. When the creative minds at Maison Blue Design Group tackled a remodel for Guided Discoveries, Inc. in San Juan Capistrano, California, they used colorful barn lights to create an uplifting and playful space that embodies the spirit of the science and marine biology camp.
“The client’s main goal was to create a fun office environment that encourages collaboration and creativity,” says Emily Turner, interior designer with Maison Blue. “We wanted to bring the spirit of the camp environment into the business office.” The inspiration... Read More