In the shadow of Mount Mansfield, in the town of Underhill, Vermont, our Featured Customer Martine envisioned a warm, country feel for her bathroom remodel. It would also include her heart’s desire — a claw foot tub.
“We are surrounded by nature and I wanted a farmhouse type feel,” Martine says. “I felt it was important to have a light that was custom and unique to be the center of attention.” Martine selected a 10″ Bantam Laramie Wall Sconce which is a popular fixture in our Barn Wall Sconces collection. She chose a Bronze finish for the fixture which is mounted above the rough-hewn vanity which was, as Martine says, “crafted by my honey who is a carpenter.”
“I was going for a look that was both country and natural but also incorporated a warm, metal touch,” she adds. “I wanted something that you couldn’t get at your local Home Depot; something you wouldn’t find in most people’s homes.” The Bronze finish complements the oil rubbed bathtub fixtures Martine chose for her claw foot tub. She had always wanted a freestanding tub and designed the bathroom around it. This cozy space serves as her own special place to get away and relax.
The Bantam Laramie is a smaller version of the Laramie Wall Sconce making it an excellent choice for baths, hallways, and reading nooks. This American made fixture is crafted by our own metal spinners and can be finished in one of 15 durable and brilliant colors.
Martine spent many hours online looking at lighting styles to find the perfect fixture for her space. While she used Houzz, the website and online community that features hundreds of thousands of interior design photos, she notes that, in the end, Google Images helped her the most.
“With the sconce above the concrete vessel sink and the reclaimed wood vanity that my honey made, it all just fits so well together and looks like it’s been there forever,” Martine says. “All around the light provides this soft and warm glow. I love it!”
Photos courtesy of the homeowner