The Streamline Moderne look has been on everyone’s mind, and in light of this week’s launch of our newest wall sconce collection, we want to show you how to channel this retro-era in your own home. Sleek, horizontal lines and rounded corners are telltale signs of Streamline Moderne and you can often spot them at old-school Greyhound stations and nostalgic diners.
This movement has heavily influenced interior design as well. We were tickled pink when we stumbled across this midcentury atomic-styled home from the Portland Homes and Living blog. The clean, airy feeling of the space that is achieved with the use of white and galvanized appliances and glass accents is still relevant to today’s design tastes.
Retro accessories like vintage napkin holders are easily accessible online and at local antique shops. Pair them with minimalist salt and pepper shakers on a Chromcraft Retro Counter Height Dining Table and you’re on your way to having your very own period dinette. Bring a vintage look to your table with our newest collection of porcelain enamel dishes. Now you can enjoy fresh strawberries and ice cream in a cobalt-blue-and-white graniteware bowl with a fresh batch of crepes on a pristine porcelain plate.
Don’t eat in the dark! Our new Streamline Sconces imitate their namesake-era’s polished aesthetic, and they come in a variety of custom colors. Have you ever dreamed of your dinnerware matching your lighting? Consider it possible!
1. Image courtesy of Kathryn Madison, author of Portland Homes and Living
2. Greyhound Photograph via Lauren Mitchell
3. Vintage Napkin Holder from olliesfinethings
4. Retro Counter Height Dining Table from Chromcraft
5. Build-Your-Own Graniteware Bowl Collection from Barn Light Electric
6. Build-Your-Own Graniteware Plate Collection from Barn Light Electric
7. Atomic Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce from Barn Light Electric
8. Atomic Topless Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce from Barn Light Electric
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Barn Light Electric Co.® is proud to announce two NEW additions to our extensive line of porcelain enamel barn lights: the 16″ Goodrich™ Skyway Porcelain Gooseneck Light and the 17″ Goodrich™ Husky Porcelain Gooseneck Light. Both the Goodrich™ Skyway and the Goodrich™ Husky comes complete with everything you need for installation – a porcelain socket, 7′ of wire and a heavy duty G-19 gooseneck arm that attaches to a large aluminum backing plate. For an added $30, a black or white powder coat finish can be applied to the gooseneck arm and backing plate. To customize the look of your Skyway or Huskey, choose from multiple different shade finishes – including our newest finish, Jadite (shown below). As with all of our porcelain warehouse shades, these barn lights are CSA Listed, meaning they comply with both national and international lighting standards. Combining porcelain enamel lighting with the CSA listing makes these shades a great option to consider when shopping for commercial grade lighting.
Shade styles differ slightly between these to classic barn lights. The Goodrich™ Skyway resembles The Original barn light, which has remained one of our top selling gooseneck and pendant lights. Its tall neck fans out into a thin sleek shade. The shiny porcelain enamel glass exterior qualifies the Skyway as an ultra modern lighting addition to a urban loft or cutting edge home. The Goodrich™ Husky is just that, large. Borrowing design elements from The Old Dixie, the relatively deep 17″ shade stems from a much shorter neck than the Skyway.
Like all of our porcelain enamel shades, the Husky and Skyway are based on original designs of Goodrich RLM warehouse lights. RLM warehouse shades were first released in the 1930â€²s and they steadily grew into American culture, as did Atomic Wall Sconces. Originally, these light fixtures were commonly found on the around gas stations, barns, warehouses, shipping yards and industrial areas. They’re often referred to as Gas Station Lights. Today, vintage inspired remakes of the originals have transcended into residential life and are popular light fixtures in living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Porcelain barn lights are also used to add a touch of character to restaurants with rustic settings, such as Dinosaur BBQ in New York, which incorporated our Ivanhoe™ Sinclair Industrial Porcelain Pendants.Read More