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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

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

Nautical-Style Lighting Adds Coastal Vibe to Any Location

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 | 0 comments

Nautical-Style Lighting Adds Coastal Vibe to Any Location
If you love the laid-back, casual style of the coast but live too far for full immersion, don’t despair. Bringing the spirit of the beach to your home is easy with nautical-style lighting from Barn Light Electric. Inspired by the nautical lights once installed on ships and dockside, our collection of nautical fixtures feature rugged industrial guard-and-glass designs. This feature not only offers the aesthetic you seek but protects the bulb within. From compact wall sconces and bulkhead lights to larger chandeliers, these American-made nautical lights will have you feeling the beach vibe in no time! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building
If you’ve never tried the seemingly unusual pairing of chicken and waffles, then add King Daddy’s to your bucket list. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, King Daddy’s delights locals and tourists alike with fluffy waffles topped with tasty chicken. Julie Stehling and her husband John opened the restaurant four years ago in the historic Mardis Building in west Asheville. “Our entire building was remodeled as part of a historic redevelopment,” Julie says. “It was originally built in 1925, and, over the years, our space housed a cafe, a furniture store, and an appliance store.” As the couple worked on the renovation, they... Read More

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style
Renovating is not for the faint of heart. Renovating an older home with modern updates is an even trickier process, but one that Bob Shelton has mastered in his 18 years in the business of home building. As owner of Shelton Design/Build in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bob embraces the preservation of older homes while adding details and amenities that make sense for modern living. We caught up with Bob recently to learn more about one of his recent projects that featured the addition of a new kitchen in an older home. Read on to see how Bob captured the best of the home’s history while adding contemporary style. ... Read More