Barn Lighting Electric With LA Designer Veronica Valencia
By Space Coast Daily // January 10, 2014
features sleek shades, rugged industrial styling
ABOVE VIDEO: Barn Light Electric owner Bryan Scott describes how his passion for taking old barn lights and bringing them back into production in the United States has created a unique company with a loyal following with customers around the globe.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Barn Light Electric has teamed with Los Angeles-based designer Veronica Valencia to create a new collection of barn pendants, wall sconces, and studio lights that offer a bohemian twist on the classic barn light.
The Veronica Valencia Collection features sleek shades with touches of rugged industrial styling and an array of fresh colors such as Blush Pink, Teal, Sherbet Orange, and Lavender.
Valencia’s keen eye and intuition for color helped her select these hues which harmonize perfectly with Pantone’s Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Color of the Year.
“I love girly pastels as well as vibrant loud colors, but at the same time, I have an obsession for whites, creams, and anything simple,” Valencia explains.
“At the end of the day, any space that exudes a bit of coziness and romance with a warm masculinity is my cup of tea.”
Valencia was captivated by color and design from an early age and was barely 10 years old when her parents let the budding designer pick the paint color for the exterior of their home.
BARN LIGHT ELECTRIC SUPPORTED NUMEROUS HOMES
“Luckily, I wasn’t into purples and I picked out a sophisticated dove grey,” Valencia says.
“Our house is still that color.” The designer honed her creative style as a lead behind-the-scenes designer for ABC’s hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where she designed homes and art directed for five years.
“I discovered Barn Light Electric when I was executing the makeovers on the show and responsible for finding donations,” Valencia explains.
“Barn Light Electric supported numerous homes for EM:HE as well as other projects I’ve worked on since the show ended.”
The fixtures in the Veronica Valencia Collection are American made by Barn Light Electric craftsmen from commercial grade materials. With multiple finish and mounting options, these pendants and wall lights are suitable for both residential and commercial use.
“Lighting can make or break the design of any space,” Valencia says.
“It affects the way a person feels and can drastically change the mood of a gathering. Lighting is magic!”