Springtime got us in the mood to revive our gardens and summer has us wanting to play. From playing in the sprinklers in the back yard, frisbee in the front, or waxing the car in the driveway, this is the time of year to engage with the outdoors. If you’re like me, the garage is the ultimate hangout. Many fond summer memories were created while sipping on a glass of lemonade as I watched my dad grilling just outside.
This Father’s Day, we want to inspire you to clean our your Dad’s garage to make way for the ultimate man space. Here’s our list of man space essentials:
The first step towards an inviting garage is good seating. Incorporate unique pieces of furniture like these American-made Industrial Factory Stools for friends and family to come and linger on. Their durable powder coat or galvanized finishes and swivel tops are crafted to last.
Garage organization systems are much needed to control the clutter. A portable cart like the Sun Service Equipment Vintage Rolling Shop Cart adds nostalgic flair with its vintage engine analyzer bottom and restored wooden top. Coordinate this mobile work station with with other industrial elements like these Tapering Zinc Containers. Rugged storage containers come in a set of three: one for wood scraps, one for lawn tools, and then a catch all!
Don’t let your garage turn into a dark, unused space at night. Let it function 24/7 with proper lighting! Wall sconces like the Atomic Topless Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce may have a sleek and compact silhouette, but it is durable enough to weather high-traffic areas. For ample lighting in this space, try a shallow bowl ceiling light like the Skylark Stem Mount Pendant. If you’re looking for a utilitarian light, an 8″ Esso cord hung pendant is perfect! It’s porcelain finish will withstand bumps and damp conditions, while its cord hung mount will allow you to reposition it for your needs!
We were inspired by the folks at Northworks Architects and Planners when we discovered their beautifully refashioned Michigan barn home. While their innovative redesign has function and style in mind, it is evident that they cared about the history and integrity of this barn structure. With our roots sinking deeply into barn and farmhouse aesthetics, this space resonates with us. This Style Me Sunday we’re combining some of our favorite rugged vintage lighting and industrial farmhouse accents that will give your home, apartment, or loft a warm and historic barn ambiance.
One of the charms of living in a barn or ranch style home is the expansive interiors. These spacious home designs allow you to play up dramatic elements like lighting and wall art. Wall sconces like The Laramie Wall Sconce channel rustic, Western style while maintaining an elegant silhouette. Plus, with vibrant finishes like barn red, the Laramie Sconce will not go unnoticed! Another must-have piece is a distressed vintage sign. These pieces, like the English Bulldog Advertisement Wooden Sign, are like glimpses into history. Who doesn’t love a little nostalgic signage?
If you don’t have large, open windows like this Michigan barn, pendant lighting will be your best friend. Maintaining a stylish presentation while emitting a broad spectrum of light is the barn light’s specialty. This 18″ Green Benjamin Stem Mount Warehouse Shade is wide enough to reflect over a dinner table and its rustic condition is so shabby chic! If you’re looking for a more compact factory light, try the Ashland Pendant Light. With a rainbow of finishes and collection of accessories to choose from, the Ashland can go from modern sleek to industrial utilitarian. For extra barn-style lighting, try adding a cage!
What’s farming without the greenery? If you’re like many, the green thumb may not be in your jeans. Fortunately, some household plants like his Large Braided Money Tree are fairly low maintenance, but their vibrant hues add fresh life to your space. Remember, bigger is better in spacious homes so enjoy adding lots of foliage.
Industrial decor, tables and consoles are ideal for the barn-style home. Because of their distressed, utilitarian nature, they fit right in to the pastoral look. The Urbanization | Factory Utility Cart can serve different functions in a variety of spaces. Use it in a large kitchen as a moving island or in a stylish loft or apartment as a craft table or display.
You don’t have to live in a barn to enjoy industrial farm house style — all you need are a few simple accents.
Michigan Barn Space courtesy of Northworks Architects and Planners | The Laramie Wall Sconce from Barn Light Electric | English Bulldog Advertisement Wooden Sign from Jezebel Treasures | 18″ Green Benjamin Stem Mount Warehouse Shade from Barn Light Electric | Ashland Pendant Light from Barn Light Electric | Large Braided Money Tree from Giving Plants | The Urbanization | Factory Utility Cart from Barn Light ElectricRead More
2013 is all about dazzling color palettes. Color blocking highlights the vibrancy in individual colors, and in light of our recent LED launch, we’ve been thinking a lot about industrial pendants that will perfectly illuminate these vibrant, modern spaces.
Our newest collection gives an innovative twist to our porcelain favorites. Now you can hang your stem mount Benjamin Sky Chief and Benjamin Esso with the environmentally friendly power of LED lighting.Read More
Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! We hope you’re finding a special way to welcome 2013. This Style Me Sunday is all about celebrating the glitz and glam of New Year’s celebrations.
Here, retro glam meets industrial style. The Restoration Industrial Factory Side Table makes a statement as its masculine wooden surface juxtaposes with a finely crafted Modernist Champagne cooler. Sparkling light fixtures like Barn Light Electric’s Tubular Linear Iron Chandelier look elegant year round. If you lack the space for a large lighting fixture, try a petite pendant like the Indy Pendant. You can dress it up with a variety of bulb styles, or even use a porcelain socket!Read More
There’s no novelty space quite like a walk-in closet. Something about entering a room with chicly organized clothing from ceiling to carpet gives us the feeling of luxury and affluence. Unfortunately, not every house is furnished with these novel nooks, but we can still achieve the look of vintage glamour in our dressing spaces with these decorative accessories.
Placing an ornate Chateau Dressing Chair beside your island allows you to utilize the counter top for makeup application and styling while feeling like Hollywood royalty. Try an Industrial Metal Round Standing Mirror for primping and give yourself lots of light with this Decorative Wire Mannequin Table Lamp. The Vintage Century Lighting Broadway Stage Spot Light is a great conversation piece that plays off of the “Old Hollywood” theme.
Other vintage inspired accents like the Lille Tin Wall Clock and sepia Flower Arrangement photograph keep with the monochromatic theme, while mint colored vintage suitcases and Barn Light Electric’s new Jadite Enamelware Cup add a soft palette reminiscent of the famous Tiffany blue. Soft lighting from the Raindrop Chandelier will give your space a romantic, angelic glow—perfect for the modern Doris Day!
We’re thrilled about our new, edgy light collection. Inspired Soho district in New York, our Soho Collection features shades that combine the industrial and rustic nature of the inner city with the bold and colorful design aesthetic of the artists that inhabit it.
For this Style Me Sunday we’re focusing on the softer side of Soho. Our inspiration image shows off a beautifully aged brick wall in a stylish loft apartment. To soften the look, we gave our look a pastel palette that includes sage, blush, and cream. The Unfurl Sofa Bed is ideal for adding a clean surface to a rustic space, and it’s neutral color allows us to accessorize it with textured pillows. This oval coffee table’s round shape contrasts the Charcoal Grey Geometric Rug, for a very modern look. For extra surface room, try the Hudson Loft Sofa Table.Read More