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.Read More
The Streamline Moderne look has been on everyone’s mind, and in light of this week’s launch of our newest wall sconce collection, we want to show you how to channel this retro-era in your own home. Sleek, horizontal lines and rounded corners are telltale signs of Streamline Moderne and you can often spot them at old-school Greyhound stations and nostalgic diners.
This movement has heavily influenced interior design as well. We were tickled pink when we stumbled across this midcentury atomic-styled home from the Portland Homes and Living blog. The clean, airy feeling of the space that is achieved with the use of white and galvanized appliances and glass accents is still relevant to today’s design tastes.
Retro accessories like vintage napkin holders are easily accessible online and at local antique shops. Pair them with minimalist salt and pepper shakers on a Chromcraft Retro Counter Height Dining Table and you’re on your way to having your very own period dinette. Bring a vintage look to your table with our newest collection of porcelain enamel dishes. Now you can enjoy fresh strawberries and ice cream in a cobalt-blue-and-white graniteware bowl with a fresh batch of crepes on a pristine porcelain plate.
Don’t eat in the dark! Our new Streamline Sconces imitate their namesake-era’s polished aesthetic, and they come in a variety of custom colors. Have you ever dreamed of your dinnerware matching your lighting? Consider it possible!
1. Image courtesy of Kathryn Madison, author of Portland Homes and Living
2. Greyhound Photograph via Lauren Mitchell
3. Vintage Napkin Holder from olliesfinethings
4. Retro Counter Height Dining Table from Chromcraft
5. Build-Your-Own Graniteware Bowl Collection from Barn Light Electric
6. Build-Your-Own Graniteware Plate Collection from Barn Light Electric
7. Atomic Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce from Barn Light Electric
8. Atomic Topless Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce from Barn Light Electric
9. Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce from Barn Light ElectricRead More
When Diana Bellgowan, an Asheville, NC architect, undertook the renovations of a downtown building, she tackled many structural and design issues. The space was part of a larger building that served as the city’s first bus depot in the 1920s but most recently housed an art gallery. The project focused on the center of this building and, after an amazing transformation, is now home to the Curate Tapas Restaurant. During the retrofitting of the ceiling, the owners decided to “paint the exposed structure and show off the beauty and craftsmanship of the building’s bones.” Taking this industrial design direction a step further, Bellgowan chose barn light sconces, very similar to our Elroy Sconce, to line the wall of this narrow yet inviting space.Read More
1) Chloe Floral Organic Duvet Cover & Pillowcases – Pottery Barn Teen; $26.00 – $79.00
2) Mini Roundup Gooseneck Barn Light – Barn Light Electric; As Shown $182.00
3) Bo 60’s Floor Arc Lamp – Barn Light Electric; $515.00
4) Tulip Leather Chair – West Elm; $599.00 – $699.00
5) Flokati Rug – Urban Outfitters; $59.99
The mind of a teenage girl could be considered the eighth wonder of the world, and for all of the moms and dads out there, you can probably relate to this. While she may have a new crush or favorite song each week, you won’t want to have to swap up her room’s decor with every passing trend or newly hung poster. Designing a bedroom she will love is key, and is certainly not difficult with the style board we’ve put together for you today!
Bedding might be be the most difficult decision since there are thousands to choose from, but the set we chose is from Pottery Barn Teen and is reasonable in price. If you keep the rest of the room relatively neutral, you can swap out bedding out from time to time. A cozy tulip chair from West Elm adds extra seating or can become a place to cozy up with a good book. Set up our Bo 60’s Floor Arc Lamp nearby to illuminate the reading area too. The shape of the Bo Floor Lamp is both funky and looks like retro gooseneck light, so there’s no doubt that her and her friends will love it – she’ll be the envy of the playground! Don’t forget to throw down a warm Flokati rug and you’re almost finished…
Even though the floor lamp will provide quite a bit of light, it will only be focused downwards as opposed to lighting the entire room. Mini gooseneck lights mounted on either side of the bed provide appropriate bedside lighting and will aid in lighting the entire room. To keep with the retro vibe of the bedroom, our Mini Roundup Shade has a Mid Century beehive shape. The look of the this design is classic, fun and perfect for her room as she continues to grow up.
We love nearly anything vintage, rustic or industrial farmhouse (ish), but we also adore those certain contemporary and post modern pieces too. Since we don’t touch on it nearly enough, in honor of this fun, quirky style, our blog article today will note how to turn this often overlooked scheme into an essential element in your home.
Even if you only use a few pieces to update an area, or decide to dedicate your whole home to the classic era, there are a few necessary pieces you will need – allow us to explain. Start with vibrant pop art – the most recognizable pop artist is Andy Warhol and his prints are available in popular department stores like Target and Wal-Mart – easily accessible and easily affordable. If you don’t want to go over the top, keep everything else neutral and incorporate this style of art. If you’re feeling bold though, you can always add a few brightly colored pillows and rugs to coordinate. Highlight your new work of art with Par Lighting. Par lights are small, simple sign lights that extend directly outward with a tiny light focused on the accent piece below. Typically used to light restaurant menus by waiting areas, par lights can be used in a residential settings too and can really bring an elegant look to a room.
Not everything calls for par lighting though. When searching for appropriate post modern pendant lamps, think about metallic finishes and art deco influenced shapes. It’s all about symmetry here with unusual decorative elements. Shown in the photo above is the Roswell Pendant. The Roswell Pendant is a limited vintage industrial ceiling light, so if you miss your chance don’t worry, there are still other options. The Barn Light Galaxy Pendant, shown on the left, also takes the overt visual geometry of post-modern art into account. Its tiered design makes the modern pendant look like something straight from The Jetsons!