Don’t you just love finding the perfect deep bowl pendant on Houzz or Pinterest? You pin it to your lighting board and start dreaming of finish options, colorful cording, and other ways to customize this beauty. At some point, reality sets it and you realize that, while the light looks stunning in those professional photos, that huge bowl would overpower your own space. In Keri’s 1,500-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn, New York, space is at a premium but she didn’t want to sacrifice any style when it came time to remodel. By redesigning the floor plan, Keri opened up her living room to the kitchen where she chose the deep bowl styling of the compact Fargo Pendant to highlight the kitchen island.Read More
You never know what you’ll find at the flea market! Our friends at the Red Brick Barn, a rustic, two-story retreat in central Victoria, Australia, found some vintage warehouse shades at a local flea market and repurposed them for use in their communal dining room. The shades sported the classic green enamel finish when found at the flea market but were spray painted an off-white color leaving a hint of green showing at the rim as an accent.Read More
Saluda, North Carolina, may be home to only 600 year-round residents, but thanks to summer tourists and seasonal residents, the city’s Main Street is alive with shoppers in June, July, and August, and the nearby Green River teems with kayakers and other water adventurers. Local businesses cater to these crowds and the Green River BBQ does a booming business. Today’s Featured Customer, Melanie, started Green River BBQ in 1984 and has been serving up authentic southern barbeque ribs, chicken, turkey, and beef to hungry customers ever since. Melanie has been slowly adding to her restaurant and recently upgraded her lighting to include some classic RLM-inspired barn pendant lights.Read More
If you’ve done your research and decided it’s time to invest in LED lighting for your home or business, you probably already know that LED light fixtures can be, well, boring. Unimaginative. Dare we say, ugly? We are happy to tell you that, at long last, you can give the Google search a rest as Barn Light Electric has combined the best in vintage styling with the latest in LED technology for the ultimate light fixture! You can indeed have it all – quality, American made lights plus the high efficiency, environmentally friendly aspects of LED bulbs.Read More
Nothing says fine dining like barbequed ribs hot from the smoker. Or make that swine dining. And nobody does swine dining like Okie Dokies Smokehouse in Swannanoa, North Carolina. We checked out the exterior lighting at Okie Dokies in a previous blog, but today we’re taking a peek at some recent renovations inside. Now, in addition to the rustic sconces on the exterior of their building, Okie Dokies has some bright and shiny barn pendant lights highlighting their remodeled dining area.
These pendants look very much like our Bantam Artesia Pendant Light which offers all of the styling of larger RLM warehouse shades but in a compact and functional fixture. We love how the aluminum finish adds some shine to the warm wood tones and the texture of the stacked stone on the walls. Available in both 8″ and 10″ shade sizes, this rugged fixture is a great choice for restaurant lighting as it offers plenty of downward directed light onto the table where it’s needed.
This American-made, cord-hung pendant comes with your choice of a standard black or white cord, or dress it up a bit with a colored cotton cord. The Red Chevron cord in particular adds a playful twist to this charming light! Customize your Artesia pendant in one of a dozen beautiful and durable powdercoat finish colors ranging from Black or Galvanized to the cheery Barn Red or Buttery Yellow. A wire cage, in your choice of finish colors, can be added to this fixture to provide protection to the bulb and add a vintage look.
To create a cohesive look to your restaurant or commercial lighting plan, consider the complementary fixtures in the Artesia family such as the Bantam Artesia Goosneck Light and the Bantam Artesia Stem Mount Pendant. Both come in the same 8″ and 10″ sizes as the cord-hung pendant and can be fully customized with finish and other options.
Top photo courtesy Okie Dokies Smokehouse