All of our featured customers have alluring backgrounds behind their lives, businesses or renovation projects so it’s no surprise that today’s customer, Sarah, isn’t lacking one either. Sarah is a writer, photographer and designer who has lived all over the world – Iowa, Pennsylvania, New Zealand and has recently settled down in Oregon. Her new home is a true diamond in the rough. You see, Sarah is very in tune with nature and her surroundings and is determined to survive on local foods and products. While the majority of Oregon is covered in mountains, forests and wildlife, an earthy adobe home constructed of straw and clay seemed to be a perfect fit.
With somewhat of a modern yet Southwest exterior, the interior of her home also incorporates simple styling and the use of our very own vintage style light fixtures. Her significant other, Tyler, has taken on the task of building craftsman flush mount lights for their home, but Sarah also took note of the potential to use industrial inspired pendants throughout.
The interior colors of her home draw from earthy materials like the adobe walls and wood trim. This allowed a little flexibility for brightly hued light fixtures and Southwest textiles to be used freely throughout. While the home was designed with multiple over sized windows, a little additional lighting was needed. Two of our Ivanhoe™ Dino Warehouse Pendants in Jadite, as well as a Benjamin Industrial Pendant in Cranberry definitely aren’t neutral finishes, but bring in just the right amount of character to an otherwise beige home.
Naturally, Sarah thought to incorporate compact fluorescent light bulbs in all three ceiling lights. Her effort to help the environment also keeps the couple’s energy costs lower than they already are in the adobe home.
Photos Courtesy of Sarah Parker and Lost is Found