Restaurant owners know that popularity and the success that follows it depend not only on the menu but also on the atmosphere of the place — the feeling patrons get when they walk through the door. At Bogart’s Restaurant & Tavern in downtown Waynesville, North Carolina, the owners have worked carefully to create a casual, family atmosphere with a menu noted for its flame-grilled steaks, soups, and salads. They also recently updated their lighting to include some unique textured metal pendants that add a definite rustic flair to this popular spot.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
The small town of Flat Rock, nestled in the western North Carolina mountains, may sound like just another wide spot on a country road, but the area was often called the Little Charleston of the Mountains by the well-heeled folks of South Carolina who would escape to the coolness of Appalachia during the sweltering summers of the 1800s. Today, the town has an active historical society dedicated to preserving the antebellum architecture of the area. This year’s Flat Rock Designer Showhouse, a biennial fundraiser, featured a gracious, French Château style home where we discovered some interesting wire pendant lights in the kitchen.Read More
When we think of Texas, wide open spaces filled with friendly people come to mind. Although this generous Dallas kitchen is new construction, it already has the warm, lived-in look of a place that’s been hosting parties since Texans signed their own Declaration of Independence back in 1836. The stained concrete floors, rough-edged countertops, and rusted tin ceiling all give a rustic feel to the space, but the two sinks, dual islands, and plethora of work surfaces let you know this is a serious cook’s kitchen. Comfy industrial style stools give guests a front row seat to the chef’s action at the cooktop tucked on the opposite side of the island.
And with a nod to the ranch, wire basket pendants are suspended from the ceiling to highlight the cooktop space. You can get the same rustic look with our Chicken Wire Basket Pendant Lamp that features a 19″ wide shade to let plenty of light shine through and cast interesting patterns in your space. As part of our collection of Apartment Lighting, this fixture comes with a six foot, brown fabric cord with a plug so you can simply hang it and plug it in. Or, if you prefer, remove the cord for hard wiring directly into the ceiling.
To give your Chicken Wire Basket Lamp a nostalgic feel, check out our complete line of authentic Edison Style Light Bulbs. These vintage bulbs comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and filament types including the Spiral Light Bulb, the Thread Light Bulb, and the Hairpin Light Bulb. Any of these styles will give your basket lamp a vintage vibe that will have your guests coming ’round for a second look!
Don’t forget to vote for Barn Light Electric in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards! You can vote once a day from now until September 24th. Check out our nomination page and vote today! Thank you!Read More
For those constantly on the move and maybe for those with a fear of commitment, apartment living has many positive aspects. The downside to this way of life is the landlord who may take issue with how many picture hangars you bang into the walls or that lovely shade of fuchsia you want to splash around the living room. Apartment lighting also tends to be mediocre, run-of-the-mill type fixtures which are fixed in place.Read More
Thanks to the creativity of those among us with a DIY streak, you can find all manner of items being recycled and remade into useful pieces of home decor. Tune in to any one of the dozens of shows on the DIY Network and soon you’ll be inspired to look around to find what can be rescued, repaired, and rejuvenated into a new setting!
Take this bamboo basket lamp for example. This simple, utilitarian item has found new life, albeit upside down, as an attractive pendant lamp. We love how the light will play through the weave of the lamp casting interesting shadows throughout the space. To get a similar look, check out the Chicken Wire Basket Pendant Lamp, part of our new collection of Apartment Lighting.Read More