In a previous post, we visited a secluded Vermont cabin tucked away on a winding path where architect Joan Heaton created a cozy yet light-filled cabin for her clients. Even with high ceilings and plenty of windows, Heaton knew lighting the 600-square-foot cabin was critical especially in winter. She chose the 12″ Original™ Warehouse Pendant in a Galvanized finish for the living area which features warm pickled pine paneling and a natural pine ceiling.Read More
Studies have shown that a well-designed office space is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase worker productivity. When the good folks at Hattery, an ideas and innovation lab in San Francisco, decided their space needed more flexibility for their fast-paced environment, they turned to Celsa Dockstader, their Studio Design Coordinator to spearhead the changes. We spoke with Celsa about how her choice of barn pendant lighting played into the overall design.Read More
Earlier this week, we visited with designer Cheryl Sottile in a post featuring a kitchen renovation in the Florida Keys. Cheryl infused tropical hues into the space with our Ivanhoe™ Dino Porcelain Pendant Lights in a creamy Jadite finish. Today, we cross the Sunshine State to visit another one of Cheryl’s project sites, this time in Sarasota where she tackled transforming a former oyster bar into a Mexican restaurant.Read More
In a recent blog post, we visited with Sarah Phipps, a resident of Bend, Oregon, who has been flipping houses for a number of years but is spending more and more time in design consultation. Clients are eager to tap into Sarah’s eclectic style, her skill set, and years of on-the-job knowledge. On a recent project, she transformed a tiny kitchen in an old mill cottage into a functional and funky space. Today we check out the living area of another original mill house located on the west side of Bend near the Deschutes River.Read More
Have you heard the news? The hottest color palette of the year is a soothing mix of sea blue, emerald green, and creamy jade according to Pantone, the standardized color reproduction system that designers live by. The palette is perfect for coastal-themed homes whether they are located within the reaches of salt air or not. And when Cheryl Sottile, a designer from the Melbourne, Florida, area spotted our Jadite pendants on Houzz recently, she knew the popular porcelain enamel color would suit a renovation project in the Florida Keys to a tee.Read More
One aspect of the industrial look that we just love is the mixing of old and new materials to create something with both vintage and modern details. In this Professional Project, we talk with Daniel Henkel of Design 42 Architecture in New York City about a recent project where he led the efforts on a gut renovation of a home just blocks from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
“The building was thought to have been an old printing press,” Daniel says, “so our clients had the idea to create an open space with an industrial elegance.” As with any tall space, bringing the light back down to a human scale was a challenging aspect according to Daniel. He created ambient light by uplighting the newly exposed vaults with cove lighting. Over the dining nook, Daniel installed two Austin Wall Sconces at mid-wall height to provide plenty of light on the table below.Read More