While those who live in the oft-rainy city of Vancouver, Canada, may get used to the gloominess of the weather, that doesn’t mean they embrace it in their everyday environments. The design team from Mak Interiors in Vancouver recently infused a shared office space with colorful industrial barn lights to create a happy space for the freelancers and entrepreneurs who work there each day.
“We went for a very eclectic style, a modern-meets-industrial chic,” says Sabrina Chammas, creative director at L’Atelier. “Our members have the option to reserve a desk on a monthly basis or just buy time passes to access certain parts of our space.”... Read More
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 These experts have seen it all – from the most outdated kitchens in the country to the smallest homes on the globe.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.
... Read More
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
If you’re on the hunt for indoor lighting, your focus is likely on color and style. But when it comes to outdoor lighting, most people think about durability first. How long will a fixture last when exposed to the sun, wind, rain, snow, and whatever else Mother Nature might dish out?
The front line of defense against the elements is the type of metal used for your lighting. While aluminum and steel are often used in crafting outdoor lighting, you should also consider both copper and brass lighting. Not only do they offer a timeless look, but they require minimal maintenance as they age naturally over time.
... Read More
The popularity of industrial design continues to gain momentum. Homeowners can’t seem to get enough of open floor plans and tend to choose décor pieces that focus on function more than style. Exposed duct work and piping serve as design elements, reclaimed wood is repurposed for new uses, and industrial pendants harken back to the days of early 20th century factories and warehouses.
Our collection of American-made Rustic Pendants is chock full of ceiling lights that complement not only an industrial style but farmhouse and nautical spaces too. The latest additions to this collection — Static Ring Pendants — made their debut this week.
... Read More