A serious love of all things vintage drives Meg and Trevor’s home design in Ontario, Canada. As they considered improvements to their main living space, Meg knew the cheesy, big-box-store lights would have to go.
“We wanted to add some interest to the ceiling as it is quite high and we had plain flush mount lights with no real interest,” Meg explains. “We spend most of our time in this room so comfort was a definite feel requirement.” The couple have an eclectic mix of items in their home including a lot of ethnographic African art mixed in with rustic industrial touches.Read More
Although bare-bulb pendants are all the rage in the interior design world, they were quite commonplace back in the early 20th century. It wasn’t until the 1920s that shapely, opaque globes began to cover up those bare bulbs and add sophisticated new styling to schoolhouses, government buildings, and libraries. The name schoolhouse lighting came from the early classroom use of these globes which provided a warm glow of light and protection for the bulb from flying erasers and other enthusiastic learning!
The schoolhouse pendants in this kitchen, located in a grand 1910-era home in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area, add a nostalgic feel while blending in with more modern touches. The butcher block and stainless steel counters create a sleek feel to the space while the white tiling on the walls and ceiling add texture. The floor is a dark blue, cork and rubber which must give relief to the chef’s knees while standing for hours over the stove.
To get this look, check out our Schoolhouse Pendant, part of our line of Discount Warehouse Lighting. With clean and graceful lines, these pendants are the perfect touch in this vintage yet modern space. Available in both a 10″ and a 15″ shade, the Schoolhouse Pendant can add a nostalgic touch to the kitchens, dining rooms, and laundry rooms of traditional or historic homes. In your choice of a Rubbed Bronze or Chrome finish, this light starts at under $100 and can quick ship in five business days or less. Additional discounts are available for quantity orders so if your commercial space needs some vintage flair, be sure to check out the details on the product page!
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Just 18 miles due east of the Hostess City of the South, aka Savannah, Georgia, lies stunning Tybee Island, a barrier island rich in history and natural beauty. The architecture on the island is often casual and beachy as shown by this inviting home designed by our friends at Rethink Design Studio. The firm, founded in 2005 by husband-and-wife team Joel and Erika Snayd, has a reputation for producing fresh and inspired interiors and architectural designs. They also offer design services in furniture, textile, lighting, and graphic design.Read More
With spring steadily approaching, its time to start gearing up for warmer weather and the promise a whole new list of projects that await you. Since spring is the season of renewal and revitalization, our latest line of Discounted Warehouse Lighting reflects a refreshed appearance with a vintage feel and an enticing price tag! Without giving up style or quality, this new series combines functional usage with a few additional options for size, finish, and mounting. These powerful performance driven lights are offered as stem mounted pendants and wall mounted lights, providing an optimal spread of light in numerous settings. The stem mounted pendants come in two popular style variations, a newly styled Warehouse Shade and Deep Bowl Shade, with two additional sizes for each and your choice of 3 stem lengths joined by a hang straight canopy. If a more focused directional beam of light is needed to display a sign or work of art, our new line of Angle Shades and Emblem Shades prove to be the ideal fit for these situations. Complete with a wall-mounted gooseneck, these sign lights provide a wide spread focused light over awnings and down the sides of buildings creating additional architectural lighting. Rated for high wattages these lights are perfectly suited for your specific lighting demands, making them the ideal fit for your latest spring projects.Read More