If you’re like me, that hopeful list of 2014 resolutions you compiled on January 1st is still hanging on your fridge waiting to be started. Fortunately, the resolutions “I resolve to read more” and “I resolve to spend more quality time with friends and family” don’t have expiration dates. However, my goal to “paint my burnt orange guest bath emerald green while it’s still en vogue” is a little more time sensitive.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.”Read More
Savannah, Georgia, is one of those cities that just oozes southern charm and happens to be home to our good friend Joel Snayd of Rethink Design Studio. Joel works with both residential and commercial clients in the Savannah area with a focus on showcasing each client’s personality through design. We featured some of Joel’s work in a blog last August where he used the All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light for a home on Tybee Island. Today we take a peek at a lovely dining room that Joel created featuring some beautiful rustic sconces.Read More
Who says post mount lighting can’t be dramatic, artistic, and functional all in one? This row of soaring lights prove that even a simple rustic fixture combined with an avant-garde base can take post mount lighting to new heights! Located on the 760-acre campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, the state’s newest institution of higher education in Ft. Myers, these post mount lights complement the impressive entrance to the Lutgert School of Business. These lights are powered in part by the university’s 15-acre solar field featuring photovoltaic panels that tilt and rotate as they soak up that famous Florida sunshine throughout the day.Read More
There are so many things to love about the industrial décor craze that’s taken over the design world — from the use of repurposed and recycled treasures, to humble materials with utilitarian qualities, and the minimal yet comfortable feel it can create in a space.
While our eyes were first drawn to this 100-year-old farm table that serves as a gathering space in this industrial building in North Portland, we couldn’t help but notice the bare bulb pendants hanging in the background. Bare bulbs are also a popular feature of industrial styling, and in this space, which serves as an artists’ studio and retail store, the artists opted for the Plumen Low Energy Light Bulb. You can find the Plumen Bulb in the Barn Light Electric collection of Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Light Bulbs.Read More
Even the thought of Paris evokes images of romance. It’s all over the city – in the elaborate architecture, cozy sidewalk cafés and probably their most famous monument in France, the Eiffel Tower. You may even think of the nearby Versailles, a palace covered in luxury and glamor, however, this isn’t what the elegant and bustling city is all about. Tucked away behind vintage facades and up narrow alley staircases are charming lofts with an industrial look.
These apartment homes have retained their allure over centuries, as well as inspired some from around the world to make Paris into a second home. Some however, haven’t converted these areas into homes, but into cafés. The Café Coutume is a product of Haussmann’s Renovation of Paris, which strives to make the city more efficient in design. The industrial atmosphere of the café is in part due to the raw concrete walls, minimalist furniture and exposed modern ductwork. The Café Coutume has attracted visitors from far and wide who are in search for a taste of the French lifestyle.
Achieving this look in your home doesn’t require selling your home and moving into a renovated factory – or traveling to France for that matter. Take a closer look at the Café Coutume and browse through our Vintage Industrial Furniture collection for rugged designs with a minimalist approach. Keep your walls and other textiles neutral and white with a few galvanized touches. While all this is key in developing a factory-inspired space, it won’t work if you don’t have the proper lighting.
The Café Coutume suspended simple, bare bulb pendant lights throughout. Our Edison bulbs will be perfect with styles like the Minimalist Raw Brass Pendant or the Indy Industrial Pendant (shown on the right). If you’re looking more to the eco-friendly side of things, try a screw in compact fluorescent light bulb. They have a similar look to those shown in the cafe, but can last up to 5 years and save on electrical costs.
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