Do you describe the industrial style as crisp, clean, and hard working? Or does it seem more cold, raw, and unfinished to you? No matter what your take, the industrial trend has taken the design world by storm and can be seen not only in big-city lofts but in beach-side cottages, midwestern farm homes, and in retail stores and restaurants across the country.
Industrial style has a humble feel showcasing the perfect fusion of form and function. But if you’re on the cold and unfinished side of the debate, we have good news for you. You can get the rugged, unassuming look of an industrial pendant with enough color and style to win you over in no time!
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The older I get, the more I realize Mom was right when she said, “It’s the little things that count.”
Clean sheets fresh from the clothes line. A new bowl for making chocolate chip cookies. A waggy-tailed dog who’s always happy to see you and doesn’t ask what’s for dinner.
Little things can have big effects in your home too. Spring is the perfect time to integrate new pieces into your space to change up your look without spending a lot of time or money. And since this spring is all about color after the long, dreary winter, our Veronica Valencia Collection of industrial lighting is a great place to start.
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In the months leading up to last week’s launch of the new Veronica Valencia Collection of vivid industrial lighting, we spent a lot of time working with the L.A.-based designer on the color selections for her new grouping of lights. We thought we’d share a bit of our conversations with Veronica and give you some insight into what makes this vivacious young designer tick.
Q: What led you into a design career?
A: I was always a mini designer at heart. I would run around behind my dad, watching his every move, as he did home renovations. And Mom would let my siblings and I perform makeovers on our home. My sister and I would be sharing a room one week, then... Read More
The not-so-secret recipe for the amazing food you’ll find at any Bareburger restaurant in New York is listed right on their website. Organic, grass-fed, all natural, and sustainable are just a few of the words they use to describe the fare they create every day with the help of local farmers. And the founders take just as much care when it comes to designing their restaurant spaces using recycled, reclaimed, and sustainable materials. Two new locations feature one of our favorite upcycled lighting fixtures — The Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendant.
“At Bareburger, we focus on organic and sustainable comfort food, and have committed to building and... Read More
Today’s Featured Customer must be the most popular guy in the neighborhood. Andrew built a new barn on his property in St. Louis, Missouri, and created a bar and entertainment area that would make many pub owners jealous. The crowning touch are half a dozen vintage industrial pendants from Barn Light Electric.
“We were trying to get a rustic, country bar feel. We love to visit Nashville so a lot of the inspiration came from our visits to the Nashville honkey tonk bars,” Andrew explains. “We wanted a place where we could have friends over that would be large enough to hold everyone but still have an atmosphere.” The new barn features a... Read More