For a business owner, an inviting space that draws customers in is the first step to success. Traffic flow, colors, and materials all play a part, but appropriate lighting for a commercial business is one of the most important components. After all, if consumers can’t see those beautiful retail displays, they won’t linger very long.
When Kaya Biron, AIA, an architect with We Design Build in Washington, DC, began designing Wardman Wines, he wanted to turn a cold, dark shell into a warm, rustic, and inviting retail space. The wine store, located on the northeast side of the nation’s capital, features not only wine displays but a tasting bar,... Read More
In Wednesday’s post, we gave you a tour of Mary’s new home in Hardee County, Florida. Mary and her husband, Bob, wanted a traditional farm house with deep porches, a large open kitchen, and plenty of room for family and friends. But they wanted modern touches as well.
Our American-made collection of barn lighting suited their tastes perfectly as you saw in her patriotic-themed kitchen that was featured Wednesday.
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When it comes to lighting, some people look strictly at style — does this particular light make the statement I want in my kitchen?
Others search for the perfect finish color to complement the new paint in the bedroom.
For Mary, who recently built a new home and barn in Hardee County, Florida, having fixtures made in the USA was most important.
“My number one criteria was American made, and it was a bonus to find fixtures made in Florida as well,” Mary says. “I was searching for fixtures that would complement a farmhouse style but with a modern twist, and Barn Light Electric fixtures are perfect. I love supporting the local economy as... Read More
Back in the early days, if you called Barn Light Electric to order a handcrafted, vintage-inspired ceiling pendant, chances were pretty good that you’d be talking to the owner on the phone. That’s what happens when you start a business and you’re responsible for everything from sales to manufacturing to making sure there’s paper towels in the bathroom.
Barn Light Electric has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early 2008, and while the phones are now manned by an entire sales team and the workforce hovers around 120, one thing hasn’t changed — the focus on customer service.
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What’s the best thing about an old barn? Definitely the character.
The worst thing? Outdated materials, worn out wiring, and critters that sneak in via every nook and cranny.
When Marti and her husband Steve started planning to build a barn on their property in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, they wanted the character of an old barn but with new barn perks.
“Our barn is newly built, but we tried to use materials and designs so that it would look like a remodel of an older barn,” Marti says. “We decided to use real wood on the exterior because we just couldn’t find a product that gave an authentic, old barn feel.”
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