One aspect of the industrial look that we just love is the mixing of old and new materials to create something with both vintage and modern details. In this Professional Project, we talk with Daniel Henkel of Design 42 Architecture in New York City about a recent project where he led the efforts on a gut renovation of a home just blocks from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
“The building was thought to have been an old printing press,” Daniel says, “so our clients had the idea to create an open space with an industrial elegance.” As with any tall space, bringing the light back down to a human scale was a challenging aspect according to Daniel. He created ambient light by uplighting the newly exposed vaults with cove lighting. Over the dining nook, Daniel installed two Austin Wall Sconces at mid-wall height to provide plenty of light on the table below.Read More
If you ever live anywhere near the sea, the salt air gets in your veins and never truly leaves. For Sharon, today’s Featured Customer, growing up on the rocky coast of Maine gave her a love of all things nautical including traditional rustic style lighting.
“I grew up near the ocean and have always been enchanted by nautical lighting, especially caged sconces,” Sharon says. For her newly built home in Felton, Delaware, Sharon wanted caged lights for the hallway that would complement her style.Read More
If you love the coastal look but are landlocked miles from the sea, you can still create a refreshing retreat with plenty of maritime touches like today’s Featured Customer Fred who has a lovely lakefront home in Sparta, New Jersey. Fred recently remodeled a bathroom in his home and added rustic pendants and a rustic vanity sconce for some nautical style.
“I like the beach look as opposed to the cabin look,” Fred says. “And I wanted something different than the cookie cutter fixtures from the home centers.” Fred first saw Barn Light Electric products on Houzz. He chose two of our 12″ Barn Light Blue Collar Pendants in a Medium Blue finish with clear glass and a standard white cord for the center of the space.Read More
As it happens many times throughout history, the world of design — interior, architectural, clothing, and even lighting design — can be influenced by major events. In the 1930s, with the United States still deep in the Depression era, the reigning Art Deco movement gave way to what became known as Streamline Moderne. Gone were the extremes and excesses of Art Deco to be replaced with a style that focused on simple curves, horizontal lines, and nautical elements. Think rounded, aerodynamic shapes such as the Hindenburg, Airstream trailers, and the 1934 Chrysler Airflow, the first streamlined car design.Read More
While we are definitely still in the throes of winter no matter what that pesky groundhog predicted, our minds are wandering ahead to spring when flip flops and tank tops will reign supreme. This is a great time to clean out and spruce up your boat house or dock area so you’ll be ready for that first warm day. Perhaps your nautical lighting needs an upgrade? Wall sconces and pendants for wet locations need to be rugged enough to withstand the environment but who says they can’t be ultra stylish too?Read More