Katie, of Irvine, California, celebrated the beginning of the new year by kickstarting her home redecorating plan. Katie moved into her 1970s-era home last fall and wants to update and renovate over the next couple of years. She started in the dining area where she took down the standard five-light chandelier and replaced it with the 17″ Ivanhoe™ Bomber Porcelain Pendant Light in a lovely Jadite finish.Read More
Family heirlooms can take many forms. Grandma’s favorite brooch is nice; Uncle Eddie’s collection of 1940s Popular Mechanic, not so much. Today’s Featured Customers, Diane and Jim of Washington, Vermont, hit the jackpot when it comes to family heirlooms. They recently took ownership of the family farmhouse which was built in 1850. Like most old homes, this treasure needed some updating.
“We just completed the kitchen renovation,” Diane says. “The old kitchen dated back to the 1940s or 50s.” Diane and Jim chose American-made Porcelain Barn Lighting to complete the look of their new kitchen. They chose a classic light in the Ivanhoe™ Sinclair Graniteware Porcelain Pendant. Two 10″ pendants, in Cobalt Blue with White and customized with a polished nickel socket and knob switch, were hung over the sink area with black cotton twist cords. Then a 12″ pendant in the same finish color and options was placed over the island.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
For those of you who’ve tried your hand at gardening, I’m sure you can agree that sometimes the experience is all about the accessories. While working in the shade is more tolerable than toiling in the hot sun, it’s important to have ample lighting—especially when trimming plants with sharp gardening tools. The Ivanhoe™ Aero Pendant reflects ample light to any workspace. Vintage inspired accessories like the Giant ‘Electric’ Tin Wall Clock, Canvas Basket with Handles, and Industrial Metal Adjustable Stool are stylish yet practical ways to spiff up your space.
Fortunately, if horticulture isn’t your thing, you can still use these accessories anywhere around the house!
When we shot this image at a local florist shop in Eau Gallie, Florida, we had no idea it’d create national buzz on a competition sponsored by the Queen of Homemaking, Martha Stewart. With your help, we can feature American Made Products and our vintage-meets-modern aesthetic in Martha Stewart Living magazine! All you have to do is vote for us here.Read More