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 Perhaps the colors are outdated.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.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.
Breathe new life into old nautical and state flags by displaying them as wall ornamentations. This nostalgic State of Oregon Flag would look great on display and would be a great way to infuse color into your space!
Rooms with high ceilings are ideal for creative lighting displays. In this shop, we love that they combined bare bulb pendants with old warehouse shades to reflect different volumes of light. Barn Light Electric manufactures many similar hanging pendants like the Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief Warehouse Porcelain Pendant, the Ivanhoe™ Conoco Porcelain Pendant, and the Indy Porcelain Socket Pendant. Juxtapose this industrial lighting with something more refined like the Central Park Swing Arm Sconce.
The industrial-style interiors are making the transition from winter trend to spring must-have — so start your space today!
1. Barista Parlour Hand Crafted Coffee from Zarna’s Runway
2. Hip Display Shelf from Huh Designs
3. Vintage State of Oregon Flag from ethonollie
4. Central Park Swing Arm Sconce from Barn Light Electric
5. Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief Warehouse Porcelain Pendant from Barn Light Electric
6. Ivanhoe™ Conoco Porcelain Pendant from Barn Light Electric
7. Indy Porcelain Socket Pendant from Barn Light Electric
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
Let’s face it — women spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It is what it is, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Especially when your kitchen is light-filled and a comfortable place not only to prepare meals but to relax with the kids after school or enjoy an evening cuppa tea with that last brownie you tucked away. This inviting space is full of feminine details from the floral wallpaper and plate collection to the pink framed chalkboard and baby blue fridge. Complementing all of these light touches are the cord hung pendants in a soft mint color which really pops amidst all the pink and blue.Read More
The words “reduce, reuse, and recycle” have gotten a workout since the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. But one of our new favorite “re” words is repurpose — finding a new purpose for an old material to give it new life and avoid the landfill. This kitchen features a perfect example of repurposing as old Mason-style ball jars become eye-catching industrial pendants.
The space is a beautiful blend of old and new with the combination of wood, stainless steel, granite, tile, and the nostalgic jar lights. To get this look, take a peek at our Vintage Ball Perfect Blue Mason Jar Pendant, part of our collection of Vintage Industrial Lights. You can customize this unique light with a powdercoat finish color for the lid and your choice of a standard cord or seven different colored cotton cords. Each of these American made jars is original and finishes will vary. These lights obviously look right at home in a kitchen but would be a great addition to a family or game room, a powder room, or hung in a cluster in a foyer.Read More