Historic Homes

Before & After | Vintage-Inspired Lights Help Transform Victorian Home

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Before & After | Vintage-Inspired Lights Help Transform Victorian Home
Over the past three years, we have enjoyed the renovation journey shared by our friend Christina on her blog Christina’s Adventures. She and her husband have lovingly transformed their 1902 Victorian near Philadelphia into a warm, bright, and welcoming home that they share with their three young children. Today, we’re taking a look back at some impressive before-and-after photos of three of their rooms. When you see these pictures side by side, you can appreciate not only the vision that Christina had for each space, but the countless hours of work devoted to this labor of love. ... Read More

All You Need to Know | Lighting for Modern Kitchens

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Lighting for Modern Kitchens
Elements of a modern kitchen appeal to many. Stark white tile, frameless cabinets, sleek hardware, and industrial touches all help create an open and clean space. Many homeowners combine these elements with other pieces to create unique styles such as mountain-modern, rustic-modern, even vintage-modern which marries both old and new. Today, we’re looking at some of our favorite modern kitchens and the different styles of lighting chosen by customers to create the perfect look in one of the most-used rooms of the home. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Wall Sconce Lights Add Nautical Flair

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Wall Sconce Lights Add Nautical Flair
When Ann-Marie decided to renovate the master bathroom in her Kennebunkport, Maine, home, she faced more than just a decor update. “The bathroom was so dated, but there was a huge bathtub that took over the entire room,” she says. “Filling that bathtub on the second floor in a building built in 1900 was a pretty scary thought!” The home was built on piers over the water and is an historic fixture in the town. When Ann-Marie started the renovation project, she wanted to stay true to the nautical roots of the home. The master bathroom had a ceiling light and fan but she wanted the vanity light to be a bit more stylish. ... Read More

Featured Customer | American Made Wall Lighting As Grand as the Tetons

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 | 3 comments

Featured Customer | American Made Wall Lighting As Grand as the Tetons
When Gillian and her husband visited the Teton Valley of southeastern Idaho five years ago, they fell in love with the grandeur of the area. Although they had never done so much as a home improvement project, the couple purchased a two-and-a-half acre lot and began planning to build their forever home. “We broke ground in June 2017 and completed our guest house this past spring,” Gillian says. “We want to be in the Valley as much as we can for vacations until we make it our permanent home in five years.” ... Read More

Featured Customer | Nautical Wall Sconce Wows Guests

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Nautical Wall Sconce Wows Guests
When Marjorie and her husband Michael began a guest bathroom renovation, they decided to buck the neighborhood trends and embrace their love of all things nautical. “We live on the south shore of Long Island, about five miles from the beach. Every single house looks exactly the same with vinyl siding, the same fencing, and the same windows,” Marjorie says. “Everything about our home renovation goes against the grain. We are definitely ‘that house’ on the block!” Their home features many farmhouse elements such as white board-and-batten siding but with black details and nautical accents throughout. ... Read More

All You Need to Know | The Essential Elements of Rustic Decors

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | The Essential Elements of Rustic Decors
Design trends may come and go, but the trend towards all things rustic shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With deep vintage roots, rustic elements help us feel closer to nature and lend an organic vibe to spaces. The use of wood and other natural elements create a warm, relaxed, and inviting feel. Today we’re featuring some of our favorite rustic spaces from customers who share their photos with us via our Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest feeds. Be sure to follow Barn Light Electric on all three platforms for a continuous flow of inspiration! ... Read More