The mud room gets no respect. A completely utilitarian space, the mud room functions to simply accept our dirty, wet boots and jackets while we head off to more comfortable, cleaner spaces in the home. When Beth set out to remodel her mudroom, practicality was certainly in mind, but because her space is visible from both the den and kitchen, she hoped to make the space visually appealing as well.
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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.
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When you’re on the hunt for vintage-inspired lighting, antique stores are one place to look. But as Marcel, of central New York, found out rather quickly, old lights can be difficult to work with.
“We realized that being able to scale those lights within the home or to other structures, such as barns, would be quite difficult,” he says. Marcel purchased a farm that had been dormant for a number of years and a top priority was to preserve the history of the place. Focusing on the old homestead, Marcel searched for period-appropriate lighting that he could customize with ease.
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American made. Those two little words pack a lot of pride these days. Consumers actively seek out American-made products not only because of the high quality and craftsmanship available, but because of the positive impacts that buying American has on our economy and environment as well.
For Tess in Denver, Colorado, buying American made was paramount in her search for new kitchen lighting.
“We were insistent on US made and we wanted top quality construction,” Tess says. She found Barn Light Electric during an extensive online search as she was remodeling and repainting her condo. She chose three Brewster Pendant Lights and customized them with a Galvanized... Read More
Whether your lighting up your home foyer or kitchen island, or trying to illuminate your covered porch, hanging pendant lights are a practical way to brighten a space and add stylish accents. Because our custom collection of pendant lighting showcases light styles ranging from stem mounted to cord hung, many customers inquire:
“What is the difference between stem mount and cord hung lights?”
In a nutshell, cord hung pendants offer flexibility and versatility before, during, and after installation, while stem mounts are better suited for long-term, fixed settings. We also offer our warehouse shades in cable & cord (studio) and chain hung ceiling mount... Read More