If you’re looking for some farmhouse inspiration, look no further than Kelly’s pole barn home in northern Indiana. This is the land where Kelly’s husband’s great grandparents raised seven children and where Kelly has created the home of her dreams. The house is full of rustic industrial touches including in two of the bathroom spaces that Kelly chose to share with us. In the half bath off her new kitchen, Kelly chose some classic gooseneck barn lighting to highlight the space.Read More
If you’re looking to infuse some industrial style into the bath, take some inspiration from our Featured Customer Fred who has a lovely lakefront home in Sparta, New Jersey. Fred recently remodeled a bathroom in his home and added rustic pendants and a rustic vanity sconce for a nautical industrial look. “I like the beach look as opposed to the cabin look,” Fred says. “And I wanted something different than the cookie cutter fixtures from the home centers.”Read More
One reason the industrial farmhouse look is so desirable is because it creates a warm, inviting space that is neither fussy nor formal. The look can be easily achieved in a variety of home styles from cabins in Montana to urban lofts in Chicago. Take this beach home in coastal North Carolina for example. This space offers a strikingly simple balance of nautical and utilitarian touches that make it a comfortable yet appealing space. Our friend, Philip R. Thomas, who is both owner and builder, chose some classic rustic pendants to accent his butcher block island. The metal of the pendants complements the abundance of wood in the space and gives a nod to the coastal vernacular.Read More
It’s surprising somewhat to see how many commercial operations are jumping on the rustic industrial decor bandwagon. One of the latest sightings was at an REI store in North Carolina. REI got its start in the 1930s when a Pacific Northwest mountaineer was searching for a good quality ice axe. He finally found one through an Austrian gear catalog, but he saw a niche to be filled and REI was born. It is now the nation’s largest consumer co-op, returning the majority of profits to its members through annual refunds based on their purchases.
The cash registers in the North Carolina location are highlighted by a row of rugged pendants very similar to our Barn Light Atomic Industrial Pendant, part of our collection of Rustic Pendant Lighting. This pendant is based on explosion proof designs and features a cast guard surrounding the glass. Available in two sizes, this industrial pendant can take on a variety of different looks depending on your choice of finish colors and glass options.
More than 55 finish colors are available including traditional colors of black or galvanized, or browse our selection of specialty and aluminum finishes that range from Painted Weathered Brass or Sierra Wash to a bold Trans Yellow or sleek Polished Copper. Eight glass choices includr colored, textured, clear, or frosted options. You can see below how changing up the color of the cast guard and glass can give you very different looks!
Mountings can also vary with this very adaptable fixture. Choose a cord hung mounting for indoors or a stem mount for outdoor applications. We also have a flush mount option for low ceilings or tight spaces.
If you prefer the look of a wire guard as opposed to the cast guard, look no further than the Barn Light Wire Guard Industrial Pendant. Also available in two sizes and with dozens of finish options, this fixture will look right at home in any business seeking a rugged industrial look!Read More
One of the things that makes the industrial trend such fun is that every piece of the space should have a story to tell. Take this industrial farmhouse kitchen for example. The rugged wooden beams that form the structure look as if they once sheltered horses and chickens down on the farm. This vintage kitchen table was salvaged from a train station in Switzerland and probably provided many travelers with a place to rest with a cup of coffee while waiting for the next departure. The concrete countertops are a nod to a more modern design trend while the lavender tinted walls soften the entire space and add a hint of levity.
The pendant over the table is a classic, vintage style fixture that perfectly ties together both rugged and rustic themes. This piece closely resembles our Barn Light Wire Guard Industrial Pendant, part of our Rustic Collection of ceiling lighting. Based on designs from mid 20th century explosion proof light fixtures, our rustic pendants combine function and style with durable materials and exceptional American craftsmanship. This style is ideally suited for industrial, nautical, and atomic ranch homes.
The Wire Guard Industrial Pendant is available in more than 50 finish colors so your industrial space can take on any number of looks. Choose a traditional finish like galvanized, painted steel, or rosewood for a classic look or go with something more daring and bold like our trans red, blue, yellow, or cruiser green. These colors will add a more retro spin to your space and make your fixture a focal point in any room.
The glass that surrounds your bulb can also be customized. Leave it clear if you like the bare bulb look or go with a frosted, textured or colored glass to add even more interest to your light. Stem and wire mounting options are available so be sure to ask our knowledgable sales staff for help in choosing the best option for your space.