If you’re thinking about sprucing up your home this spring but your bank account has little wiggle room for that enameled lava stone counter top you’ve been eyeing on Houzz, consider making a statement with new lighting instead. Switching up your lighting is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to give your space a whole new look.
If you want lighting that is not only functional but becomes a focal point in your room, a deep bowl barn pendant is a great way to go! Drawing on the classic lines of 1930s-style barn lighting, this style of pendant takes the traditional RLM warehouse shade and expands it to a deep shape that funnels light directly below. These ceiling pendants have a clean, modern look to them while still giving a definite nod to early 20th century lighting styles.Read More
The concept of the open floor plan took off in the late 40′s and 1950′s as homeowners sought to make smaller homes feel bigger and brighter. The open concept provides more casual, multi-use spaces that encourage conversation between rooms and simplifies traffic patterns to and from. The downside is that a space can feel cold and cavernous without something to provide a visual break between the areas. Today’s Featured Customer chose porcelain enamel lighting to provide a focal point in his Memphis, Tennessee home.Read More
The men of Springfield, Missouri, are looking a bit more stylish these days thanks to the recent grand opening of Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop on West McDaniel Street. “Stay sharp” is the mantra at Hudson Hawk which has the look of an old time barbershop complete with rustic wood and painted brick walls and the requisite barber pole out front. But there’s a modern industrial twist to this masculine space where patrons can get a hair cut, a hot towel shave, and have their shoes shined, plus choose from an array of American made products such as sunglasses, ties, and personal care products.Read More
Deep bowl warehouse shades are popping up all over from industrial farmhouses to urban restaurants to airport gift shops. These beautiful shades not only bring a focused beam of light to the surface where they hang, they become an integral design element of the room itself. While large pendants are stylish and functional and can make a dramatic statement in a room, they may easily overwhelm a smaller space.Read More
If you think the current industrial design rage is confined to the west, you’d be quite mistaken. We spotted a cafe and coffee roaster Down Under that has fully embraced the trend and taken its industrial décor to new levels of chic. Opened in a former pie factory built in the early 1900s, the Grounds of Alexandria features black and steel framing, reclaimed wood cabinetry and tables, and green-and-white subway tiles. The deep bowl barn pendants add yet another industrial touch to the wildly popular cafe which is famous not only for its seven-bean coffee blend but for its hearty fare as well.Read More