Decisions, decisions. When you build a new home, the questions come at you in a barrage that would make General Patton cringe. You discover that the devil is truly in the details, and you’re faced not only with figuring out what you like and what looks great but what is functional, environmentally sound, and budget friendly too.
When today’s Featured Customer, Colleen, began the process of building a new log home, crafted by Gastineau Log Homes, she didn’t want the traditional lodge look complete with moose and bears.
“We are furnishing in more of a rustic, barn style for our home which is located on the Red Cedar River in Chetek, Wisconsin,” Colleen says. “We wanted plenty of light to balance our logs which are finished with a dark stain.” After conferring with her electrician, Colleen chose two 12″ Ivanhoe® Sinclair Graniteware Porcelain Pendants, one in Cobalt Blue with White and one in Black with White. Colleen customized her new pendants with a standard black cord and a polished nickel socket with a knob switch.
“We love the industrial and vintage feel to the lights and I LOVE the graniteware!” Colleen says. “Someday I’ll have a full collection. I also like that they give direct light with a wide, down-facing focus for task work in the kitchen and over our island. I prefer this to a more diffuse light.” Colleen also chose our very affordable 12″ All Weather Farm Light Stem Mount in a Black finish for the kitchen. This classic RLM-inspired warehouse shade is perfect for kitchens and other damp locations like porches or bathrooms thanks to the sturdy stem mount that protects the wiring.
“Our electrician was instrumental in giving us information on what types of lights to order for lighting excellence,” Colleen explains. “The quality and size of the lights from Barn Light Electric fit the bill!”
Photos courtesy of the homeowner