Yesterday we shared with your our featured customer Chris Calabrese who followed his dreams and opened up a small barbershop a few blocks from his New Jersey home. Today’s featured customers, Kristen and Katherine, did nearly the same thing. They too followed their dreams and opened up their own flower shop called Root 75 in Coronado, California.
Root 75 wasn’t exactly a new building with a blank canvas. The shop’s previous tenant was a musty old carpet shop, full of dreary wood and carpets. Kristen and Katherine budgeted properly, used their available resources and took the old carpet store from dull to delightful in a major six-week overhaul.
Root 75 happens to be in a coastal California area so it was only natural that the two wanted to reflect their surroundings inside the shop. Looking a lot like the driftwood from the nearby beaches, the previous forest green carpeting was replaced with gorgeous wood flooring containing gray undertones. The walls too were painted a misty grey-blue shade much like a light sea fog. By choosing neutrals for the floors and walls, the jewel tones of the flowers become the stars of the show! Katherine’s husband even painted the tabletop with chalkboard paint so the flowers could easily be labeled and changed around.
With a flower shop full of whimsy and wonder, ordinary lighting wasn’t going to do the trick. Taking inspiration from the vintage pendant light found in a friend’s garage, Kristen and Katherine came to Barn Light Electric to find something to complement their radial shade. Their vintage light is similar to our radial wave designs, so eventually they decided upon the Barn Light Radial CGU Pendant. The Radial CGU Pendant Light (shown on the left) incorporates the fun of the vintage lamp, but also brings in an industrial element with its galvanized finish.
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Photos Courtesy of Root 75