His work area is scattered with pieces and parts, an odd jumble of hardware, light shades, and wires. But while it may seem like a junk drawer exploded over his desk, Charles “Butch” Bragg sees all of these pieces as endless potential for new lighting. This is the heart of Barn Light Electric’s Research & Development operation where Butch and his fellow team members are always on the hunt for ways to improve the lighting we make and create new fixtures with inspiration from this vast collection of parts.
“I receive project concepts in the form of pictures or a light fixture, then I create prototypes in collaboration with other team... Read More
The name says it all. What would you expect to find at the newly opened Orange Anchor restaurant located in the Washington Harbour at the Georgetown waterfront? A nautically inspired space filled with playful pops of brilliant orange to complement the wide variety of fresh seafood, steaks, burgers, and craft beer.
Reese Gardner, owner of the Wooden Nickel Bar Company which created the Orange Anchor, embraced the location and carefully chose colors, decor and nautical lighting to support the name and concept of the venue.
“We wanted it to resemble a yacht,” Reese says. “We wanted a chic look with clean lines and pops of orange and... Read More
What’s better than digging into a plate full of sticky BBQ ribs, crispy fries, and tangy cole slaw? Digging in at Woody’s Bar-B-Q under the warm glow of rustic industrial lighting! Woody’s Cocoa location opened last November and has been serving up amazing pulled pork, beef brisket, and even some mesquite grilled chicken to a steady stream of devoted customers. Fred and Samantha Gumieny, the husband-and-wife team behind this local favorite, wanted to create an atmosphere as inviting as the food they create.
“When people think barbecue, they generally think rustic and industrial decor so that’s exactly the look we shot for when we were... Read More
Nestled among the hubub of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the Santa Monica Freeway lies an oasis for travelers who want to be in the thick of things yet a world away. The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, owned by the Picataggio family since 1997, offers a welcoming residential ambiance in country-inspired rooms. The boutique hotel recently underwent a face lift to give the space a fresh, updated look.
“It had been more than a decade since our last remodel and we wanted a more sophisticated and nuanced interpretation of the ‘farm’ theme,” says Ellen Picataggio, brand officer and hotel curator for Farmer’s Daughter Hotel. “The... Read More
In last Friday’s blog post, we showcased a gorgeous kitchen remodel completed by Nar Bustamante of Nar Fine Carpentry in California. Nar selected three of our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendants to serve as a focal point and offer a splash of color in the space. These Cobalt Blue fixtures feature energy-saving LEDs that will save the homeowner on energy bills and maintenance costs for years to come.
In our chat with Nar, he noted that he has used nothing but LED lighting for the past five years. With the price of LEDs continuing to be competitive, especially in light of the financial and environmental benefits, more and more home owners and... Read More
Laundry rooms aren’t usually the space you consider for having a good time. The living room, yes. The porch, sure. Even the kitchen. But the laundry room — not so much.
When Anne, a resident of Baton Rouge, decided to remodel her laundry room, she wanted to add something fun and stylish to liven up the space.
“Many designers here recommend the same furniture, the same lighting,” Anne says, “and I wanted something that is not common in Baton Rouge.” During a visit to a friend’s house, Anne spotted The Original™ Flush Mount Pendant. She knew she’d found her something different. Anne chose a 14″ shade and... Read More