Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Those words of wisdom from Leonardo da Vinci serve as the mantra for all those on board the minimalist train. For others who decry this pared-down styling in wall sconce lighting, we urge you to take a closer look.
Minimal is not synonymous with plain and boring. Your lighting is certainly one of the most functional pieces of home décor, but it has a rightful place in the overall design plan of your space too.
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When Brian and Laura, of Newton, Massachusetts, bought a 1912, two-family home, it was in desperate need of TLC after decades of rental abuse. They are slowly renovating the home and bringing it up to to date with LED lighting throughout. Last summer saw the largest phase of work as they replaced all of the windows and siding, insulated the home, gutted the kitchen and bath in one unit, and the entire second floor of the second unit adding a master bedroom, master bath, and a bonus room.
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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
So what do you call this week between Christmas and New Year’s? If you Google that, you’ll come up with all sorts of suggestions including my newest fave — Restivus. Ah, if only…
The last week of the year is typically a time of reflection — what were the hot news stories, who died, and what trends captured our attention during the last 12 months?
Here at Barn Light Electric, our Pinterest boards are a great indicator of what lighting styles people found captivating so, without further ado, here are some of our most-liked and repinned photos from 2015.
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