People remodel for many different reasons. Perhaps the colors are outdated. Or maybe it’s time to try some new industrial decor in the living room. For Keith and Cathy of Houston, Texas, their daughter’s wedding meant a house full of family and friends, and one of the targets of their remodeling plan was the lighting over the kitchen bar.
“We were going for an Art Deco industrial/warehouse look throughout the second floor living area,” Cathy says. “Keith is an electrical engineer and we’ve always liked the vintage industrial fixtures such as Crouse-Hinds and Fostoria.” The couple chose two 12″ Sinclair Stem & Loop Pendants in a Yellow porcelain enamel finish. The stem & loop pendant features a cord-and-stem mount combination that includes cording at the top and bottom of the stem. Keith and Cathy chose a black cotton twist cord and a 36″ Nickel stem and canopy finish along with a Nickel knob switch.Read More
The two stars of A&E’s Flipping Boston series keep viewers entertained each week in their efforts to flip homes for a profit in the tough New England market. One viewer commented that Peter Souhleris and Dave Seymour “bicker like an old married couple” yet their combined talents always seem to pull the team together in the end to make a profit. In last Saturday night’s episode, a pizza shop owned by Pete, aptly called Pete’s-A-Place was nearly destroyed in a fire and the Flipping Boston team turned their design know-how on the renovation. The project, which took place over a short, seven-day time span, featured some new porcelain pendant lighting from Barn Light Electric.Read More
Hmm, let’s see… what goes well with recycled wooden ammunition boxes? Porcelain barn lights of course! These 1950s-era ammo boxes played a starring role in the remodel of an existing space that has become the popular Brat Haüs Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. Leading the design charge was Featured Customer and owner Dave Andrea and designer Kimberly Harris from Studio K in Phoenix.
“Brat Haüs is an urban European beer garden,” explains Dave, “specializing in artisan sausage, craft beer, and Belgian fries.” The structure was originally built in the 50s so the wooden boxes were a perfect fit to redesign the walls of the restaurant. When it came to lighting, Dave wanted something to fit with the look.Read More
Do you remember yesterday’s featured customer, Gary? It would be hard to forget, but he had the beautiful craftsman style home with the galvanized outdoor lights. We apologize for leaving you hanging; we know you couldn’t wait to see the rest of his Florida home! That’s right, he also used our lighting throughout the inside too!
When you walk in, a hallway with natural wood floors and crisp crown molding instantly greets you. A vintage chest of drawers acts as a console table, showcasing family photos and undoubtedly storing knick-knacks. The oversized table lamps are big on personality, but they definitely can’t top Ivanhoe™ Sinclair Industrial Porcelain Pendants hanging from the slatted ceiling nearby. Vintage style enamel ceiling lights match up with the old world quality found in the hallway and bring out that rugged factory look.Read More