We just love a good reveal, don’t you?! Today, a kitchen reveal in Asheville, North Carolina, has captured our attention and not just because our Ivanhoe™ Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendant takes a starring role. One of our favorite food bloggers is Sommer Collier, author of A Spicy Perspective where you can not only find fabulous recipes and cooking tips but some good conversation too. Sommer has been living without her kitchen for the past few weeks as it underwent a complete makeover right down to the hardwood floors. Here is a shot of Sommer’s kitchen before the demolition crew came in.Read More
If you love the coastal look but are landlocked miles from the sea, you can still create a refreshing retreat with plenty of maritime touches like today’s 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 some nautical style.
“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.” Fred first saw Barn Light Electric products on Houzz. He chose two of our 12″ Barn Light Blue Collar Pendants in a Medium Blue finish with clear glass and a standard white cord for the center of the space.Read More
People remodel for many different reasons. Perhaps the colors are outdated. Or maybe it’s time to try some new industrial decor in the living room. For Keith and Cathy of Houston, Texas, their daughter’s wedding meant a house full of family and friends, and one of the targets of their remodeling plan was the lighting over the kitchen bar.
“We were going for an Art Deco industrial/warehouse look throughout the second floor living area,” Cathy says. “Keith is an electrical engineer and we’ve always liked the vintage industrial fixtures such as Crouse-Hinds and Fostoria.” The couple chose two 12″ Sinclair Stem & Loop Pendants in a Yellow porcelain enamel finish. The stem & loop pendant features a cord-and-stem mount combination that includes cording at the top and bottom of the stem. Keith and Cathy chose a black cotton twist cord and a 36″ Nickel stem and canopy finish along with a Nickel knob switch.Read More
They pack a lot of culture, sunshine, and absolute fun into the seven square miles that make up our nation’s southernmost city. While Key West, Florida, is known for many things, the history of the place is particulary fascinating. Cuba may come to mind when you think of cigar making, but Key West was once considered the cigar capital of the world shipping more than 62 million cigars annually. In the late 1800s, there were more than 80 cigar factories with hundreds of workers living in small conch houses. One of these houses, severely damaged by fire in 2011, was recently rebuilt by today’s Featured Customer Mark who shares with us why he chose gooseneck barn lighting to honor the history of the home.
“Key West has the largest collection of antique wood frame buildings in the US except for New Orleans, and I wanted to do my part to preserve the ambience of our little lane,” Mark says. The little lane is located in Old Town and Mark was able to save the exterior in the front of the home after the fire. Working with architect Thomas E. Pope, interior designer Ben Teague, and contractor Key King Enterprises, Mark created a brand new space that is modern in feel but honors its heritage with style and materials.
“I wanted a design that would ‘live modern’ in every way but feel truer to the period of the house,” Mark explains. In the kitchen, Mark chose three 8″ Bantam Artesia Gooseneck Lights in a Galvanized finish. The two fixtures over the cabinets have G22 gooseneck arms while the one over the sink sports a G26 arm. This compact version of our larger gooseneck warehouse shades is perfect for this diminutive kitchen.
“We paired the galvanized barn lights with antique-style bulbs and they provide just the right touch of ‘rustic’ in the kitchen,” Mark says. Outside, he chose a Goodrich™ Sky Chief Porcelain Gooseneck Light with a 16″ shade over a doorway to the home. The Sky Chief was customized with a Black finish, G22 gooseneck arm, and a nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulb. The Black finish complements the signature pastel color and white trim of the house in perfect Key West style.
“It makes beautiful entry lighting and looks as if it might have been original to the house,” Mark notes. And with its tough porcelain enamel finish, this is one American made gooseneck light that will be around for whatever history Key West has in the making!Read More
When we spotted the utilitarian interiors of the Barista Parlour on Zarna’s Runway, we got the impression that someone on their interior design team had a little crush on vintage-inspired pendant lighting. With its high, vaulted ceilings, exposed wiring, and masculine wood accents, this coffee shop plays up the rustic side of commercial design. You can get this look by incorporating some of these antiquated details.Read More
We were in for a treat when Lauren, our photographer, stumbled across one of our new favorite vacation locations—the Mermaid Cottages. Their charming interiors full of vibrant walls, rustic accents, and shabby chic décor captivated us–of course we had to be their friends! We were inspired by their many rental cottages located on Tybee Island, so today’s Style Me Sunday is all about the “cottage charm, coastal calm” of their Inlet Breeze master bedroom.Read More