The rustic, lived-in look of an industrial farmhouse kitchen is enhanced by so many little touches. In this kitchen, the raw, exposed beam gives a nod to the origins of the structure while the beadboard cabinetry and the well-worn, wide-planked wood flooring give the space a relaxed and comfortable feel. The darker color of the countertops and the small kitchen island add a hint of elegance as does the delicate vintage pendant hanging by the window.
This pendant is much like our Magnolia Pendant which has its roots in Colonial and Victorian building styles. This exquisite fixture adds the perfect touch of light and character without overwhelming the space. The Magnolia is available in small, medium, and large shade sizes and can be mounted with either a cloth cord or a sturdy stem mount. This light, which features a paddle on and off switch, can be finished in one of four traditional finish colors — Old Bronze, Aged Brass, Historic Nickel, or Polished Nickel. To complete your vintage fixture, we include a nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulb with your order! To create a familial look in your space, consider the matching Magnolia Sconce available in a 10″ size and in the same traditional finish colors as the pendant.
If you prefer something a bit more industrial, the Brushed Steel Glass Pendant is a great option. With the classic look of an RLM inspired warehouse shade, this pendant features a Brushed Steel finish and a Glossy White 10″ shade. With a bulb guard peeking from beneath the shade, this pendant will add a certain nautical flair to any space. Thanks to its stem mounting, this fixture is rated for damp locations so consider it for porches or breezeways although it will work equally well in the dining room, over the kitchen island, or in a bathroom setting.
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As you ponder the history and progression of American-made light fixtures — c’mon, we know you think about lighting as much as we do! — the classic RLM warehouse shade is one fixture that has stood the test of time and is as popular today as it was back in the 1930s and 40s when it was first manufactured. Take this inviting kitchen space that has all the spirit of the industrial farmhouse style with its big kitchen window, open shelving, and central table for dining, snapping peas, or just lingering over a morning cup of coffee. What better choice for lighting up the kitchen table than a classic warehouse shade much like our Industrial Twist Cord Warehouse Pendant, part of our collection of Vintage Industrial Lights.
The Industrial Twist Cord Pendant is the ideal example of an antique RLM light with its wide, 16″ shade and colored cotton twist cord. The shade casts a downward span of light onto work surfaces which is why it was so popular in factories, warehouses, and over kitchen tables for snapping those summer veggies! Choose from four traditional finish colors — Galvanized, Black, White, and Dark Green — and customize your cord with Black, Brown, Putty, or a three-strand Black for added texture. To add even more vintage flavor to your fixture, consider adding a wire cage or an authentic Edison Style Light Bulb.
To get this look in a commercial kitchen or restaurant, consider the Farm & Barn All Weather Warehouse Ceiling Light Fixture, part of our collection of Discount Barn Lighting. All Weather Lighting is ideal for commercial lighting plans as each fixture is constructed of corrosion resistant metal that can withstand wet or dry locations – meaning it’s perfect for indoor and outdoor use. Brighten up both your indoor dining areas and outdoor patio seating with classic barn lights that are easy on the budget and delivered quickly too!
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In a city as old as Boston, there is precious little “new” space. So when the owners of West Bridge, a new restaurant in the historic area of Cambridge, were searching for a suitable space, they moved into the shuttered Boston Woven Hose Factory — think fire hoses — near the Longfellow Bridge which spans the Charles River from Boston into Cambridge. Many of the original features of the factory remain in an industrial salute to the building’s past including the 18-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Recycled materials take top billing in this reclaimed space from the long tables crafted from bowling alley floors, to the bar made from rescued barn wood, to the thick ropes used to create industrial style lighting fixtures. And just to the right of the Exit sign in this photo, you can see a nod to the building’s original product — stacked vintage woven fire hoses. All of these natural elements lend a warmth to the space and soften its industrial edge.
We love the RLM-inspired warehouse shades here in the main dining room which closely resemble The Old Dixie Cord Hung Pendant. This classic light draws attention no matter where it’s hung from dining rooms to kitchens to work spaces. Available in four shade sizes, this fixture casts a generous span of light onto any surface with up to a 200 watt bulb. The Old Dixie can be customized with a variety of colored cords including cotton twist cords or an eye-catching, red-and-white chevron cord. Adding a cast guard and glass to the fixture will give your light a vintage voice!
In the foreground of this photo, the designers used reclaimed heavy rope strung along a steel beam to create a very industrial light fixture. You can recreate this look with the Barn Light Indy Industrial Pendant, a drop cord fixture that follows a simple industrial style. Add a Nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulb to give this light the finishing vintage touch!
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We’ve all thought about it. C’mon, admit it! You’d love to chuck all the excess “stuff” that tends to accumulate over the years and live more simply with less room and less stuff. Portland, Oregon interior designer Jessica Helgerson took that leap and has been living for over a year in a 540-square-foot cottage on five acres of farmland. The house, located on an island on the Columbia River, was remodeled using mostly reclaimed materials, and the family raise chickens, turkeys, bees, and grows their own food.
The minimal square footage is maximized for space efficiency with an open floor plan throughout. Here in the kitchen, a wood stove provides heat while the dining room table is well lit by three beautiful barn lights. These glass shade pendants look very much like our Homestead Pendant, part of our collection of Barn Pendants. This striking pendant has a definite vintage feel and you may have seen similar offerings on our VintageBarnLighting.com site in the Milk Glass or Cased Glass collections.
This early-era lighting style was once a staple in factories and warehouses and, although slim at the top, the shade widens near the base to allow a wide span of light to spill out onto the surface below. The Homestead comes with five glass options including clear ribbed, frost ribbed, green, opal, and amber. Each one of these options will give your light a different look as you can see below. The cup can be finished in one of more than 50 colors and you can also customize the cup with arms and different key styles. A seven foot adjustable cord is included or you can choose a black or white cloth cord to pump up the vintage volume. No matter how you choose to customize the Homestead, it will bring instant style to your space for years to come!
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One of the best things about the industrial design trend is that by choosing singular pieces of industrial decor and lighting, it can give a home such personality — one that’s completely different from the guy next door. While his fixtures came from the big box store down the street where every other builder shopped, a vintage industrial find is something that may have a familiar feel yet is totally different from anything you’ve seen. In this dining area, the white walls and high ceiling give the space an open, airy, and distinguished feel while the dark wooden table and it’s vintage chandeliers become focal points providing just the right hint of historical interest.
These chandeliers are very much like one of our newest vintage offerings, the Kitty Hawk Chandelier which features a hand-worked wrought iron frame and chain mounting. It is available in two sizes — a 26″ inch fixture that boasts 6 bulbs and a 36″ inch fixture that has eight bulbs. Finished in a classic Copper Bronze, the Kitty Hawk Chandelier comes ready to hang with Nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulbs included!
For a different look to this light, check out the Kitty Hawk Linear Chandelier which offers overhead lighting in a straightforward fashion. Also finished in a traditional Copper Bronze, this 42″ chandelier with its eight bulb sockets would easily light up the pool table, the garage workshop, or the dining room table in your urban loft. And like the round version of the Kitty Hawk, the Nostalgic Style Edison Light Bulbs are included!
And as a perfect complementary light, the Kitty Hawk Wall Sconce is simplicity at its finest! The scalloped edges on this hand-worked wrought iron create a beautiful, softened backdrop for the Edison Style Light Bulb. Finished in the traditional Copper Bronze, the Kitty Hawk Wall Sconce adds the perfect touch of light to smaller spaces such as hallways, closets, and entryways.
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The unique blending of the rustic feel of a farmhouse with the sleek lines of the industrial look are what attract so many people to the industrial farmhouse style. Think kitchen table crafted from repurposed wood surrounded by mismatched metal stools. Or beadboard walls with exposed metal piping as an accent. Or how about warm oak cabinetry set off by a vintage chandelier?
A chandelier can transform a room from ordinary to extraordinary in no time and become the focal point of conversation in the space. These rustic chandeliers were found in a mountaintop inn that uses several variations of this fixture throughout the common areas such as the lobby and dining room. Constructed of hammered metal that has aged to a pleasant patina, these fixtures provide necessary lighting with loads of vintage charm.
One of the newest offerings in our line of vintage chandeliers is The Outer Banks Chandelier which features rustic touches of metal and natural rope for a very distinctive look. Chain hung and finished in a shipyard bronze, the Outer Banks Chandelier comes in four sizes from a 25″ wide version with eight light sockets to a 32″ size that features 18 sockets on two rounds. This fixture arrives at your door ready to hang — light bulbs included!
Looking for something a bit smaller to sit more snugly against the ceiling? Check out another one of our new offerings in the vintage chandeliers line — The Providence Flush Mount Chandelier. A charming example of Early American lighting, this chandelier is the perfect size for hallways, closets, or small rooms. Available in five brass finishes including raw and antique brass, this American manufactured fixture features three, 60-watt candelabra socket to provide a pleasant glow to any space.