In Monday’s blog post, we visited with Mary Ann of Will County, Illinois, as she shared pics of the interior of her new home filled with porcelain enamel lights and copper pendants. Today, we take a walk outside where Mary Ann chose classic wall lights to highlight the exterior. Buying quality, American-made lighting was high on Mary Ann’s list as she searched for new lights.(more…)
We’re always on the lookout for new and interesting design blogs, and our latest discovery — House 214 Design — is a visual delight. Writer Melinda McCoy uses her background in teaching and love of design to inspire readers to look at every design decision, no matter how small, as an opportunity to make an impression. (more…)
Done well, white rooms are peerless. They’re breezy and light, ethereal and welcoming, calming and utterly timeless. They forsake trends and transcend any period, style, or geography. Though for some, decorating with white can be daunting. We’ve all seen white gone wrong, resulting in boring, chilly, or downright sterile spaces. But with these simple guidelines and tips, you can achieve the white room of your dreams (even if you have children and pets!).(more…)
When you’re shopping for new lighting, there are endless sources for inspiration. We’ve got you covered not only here on the blog, but on multiple social media platforms as well.
Two of the best places to check out are the image-rich sites of Instagram and Pinterest. The Barn Light Electric Instagram feed is chock full of photos that show our handcrafted, American-made lighting in different settings so you can see how specific lights look in different spaces.
So what do you call this week between Christmas and New Year’s? Google offered up all sorts of suggestions including my newest fave — Restivus.
The last week of the year is typically a time of reflection and here at Barn Light Electric, our Pinterest boards are a great indicator of what lighting styles people found captivating so, without further ado, here are some of our most-liked and repinned photos from 2015.(more…)
The term “industrial” gets bandied about like hot gossip at a dinner party these days, and it certainly seems to be the trend du jour for many interior designers and home décor enthusiasts. It’s no surprise since the industrial look is hard-working, budget-friendly, and adaptable to so many spaces.