“We recently moved into our apartment and wanted to add some character so that it didn’t feel like a cookie cutter apartment,” says Sarah of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. “We have a few pieces in the apartment that have warm, rustic charm so we wanted to build on that with the lighting.” Sarah, founder of the service organization Lori’s Hands, browsed numerous decorating blogs for inspiration and stumbled upon Barn Light Electric. Her search for the perfect light ended when she found our collection of Benjamin™ Stem Mount Lighting.Read More
Meet Lana & Joey, the fabulous blogging couple over at Making a House a Home. We’ve been tracking their house projects for quite some time now, and last week we were thrilled to see the big reveal of their Cobalt Blue Benjamin™ Bomber Porcelain Stem Light. In her blog post, Lana dished about her helpful family (lucky to have handymen as in-laws!) and the rest of her plans for her bathroom remodel!Read More
You’re surely familiar with the popular magazine, Southern Living, right? It’s chock full of anything a homeowner could want: design ideas, sweet treat recipes and home and garden tips. The September 2011 issue of Southern Living isn’t lacking any of the above items, in fact, gracing the front cover is an apple Bundt cake that draws you in from page one.
It may be that delicious dessert that initially draws you in, but once you dig deeper into the September issue, the 2011 Texas Idea House in the Escondido community of Horseshoe Bay might also catch your eye. The home looks like it was taken straight from the Mediterranean – with the timeless European architecture paired with multiple courtyards and terraces. The Texas Idea House definitely makes the most out of elegant indoor and outdoor living!Read More
Achieving the look of a loft is highly sought after in today’s design world, however, not everybody has the resources or time to convert an old warehouse into their home. Many designers and homeowners are striving to escape traditional style by way of that which is industrial. With a bit of practice and a keen eye, it’s not difficult at all. There are a few key elements needed to make your loft complete – it’s all about versatility and sustainability!
To help make your loft authentic, check out one of our porcelain warehouse pendants. We happen to recommend the Benjamin™ Bomber Porcelain Stem Mount Pendant. Its 17 inch size, paired with the white shade interior, will provide a large enough spread of light should you have high or open ceilings. If you have a smaller area, like a counter top, you may be interested in the Benjamin™ Dino Porcelain Stem Mount Pendant.
Oftentimes lofts or converted studios are totally open and lack walls or storage. For guests (or yourself), we recommend this dual purpose sofa: the Tylosand Sofa Bed from Ikea. This is where versatility comes into play – the sofa converts into a queen size bed and also has storage space underneath the cushions. There are also different color covers available, should you want to change your color schemes.
Next to your convenient, yet stylish sofa, you’re going to need a table! Whether you use it as a stand for the Machine Age Metal Table Lamp, or somewhere to display a few knick-knacks, our Restoration | Vintage Industrial Wood Side Table is the finishing touch for any loft space. The welded steel frame is evocative of the Industrial Era while the top portion has been constructed of recycled, reclaimed wood. Love the style of this side table? Mosey on over to our Vintage Industrial Furniture section, and let your mind take a trip back in time!Read More