One of the most basic functions of good lighting is to establish a mood within a space. And I’m not talking candles or a dimmer switch on the dining room pendants. The mood is set not only with the illumination but with the fixture itself, and nowhere is this more important than in commercial operations. When customers and employees enter your building, you want the lighting to be functional and to set a tone for the environment that makes customers feel welcome and employees feel happy!Read More
If you’re looking for some farmhouse inspiration, look no further than Kelly’s pole barn home in northern Indiana. This is the land where Kelly’s husband’s great grandparents raised seven children and where Kelly has created the home of her dreams. The house is full of rustic industrial touches including in two of the bathroom spaces that Kelly chose to share with us. In the half bath off her new kitchen, Kelly chose some classic gooseneck barn lighting to highlight the space.Read More
If you’re looking to infuse some industrial style into the bath, take some inspiration from our 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 a nautical industrial look. “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.”Read More
One reason the industrial farmhouse look is so desirable is because it creates a warm, inviting space that is neither fussy nor formal. The look can be easily achieved in a variety of home styles from cabins in Montana to urban lofts in Chicago. Take this beach home in coastal North Carolina for example. This space offers a strikingly simple balance of nautical and utilitarian touches that make it a comfortable yet appealing space. Our friend, Philip R. Thomas, who is both owner and builder, chose some classic rustic pendants to accent his butcher block island. The metal of the pendants complements the abundance of wood in the space and gives a nod to the coastal vernacular.
“I wanted something appropriate for a true beach house,” Philip explains, adding that he was attracted to the simplicity of these fixtures. These are very much like our Barn Light Atomic CGU Pendant which comes in both small and large sizes. The galvanized finish on these pendants works well with the stainless appliances, but there are 20 finish colors to choose from to suit your style. This light can be cord or stem mounted, and the glass can be customized as well to change the look of the illumination.
“I like that these lights are both rugged and functional,” says Philip. To create a familial look to your own beach house lighting plan, don’t miss the matching Barn Light Atomic Cast Guard CGU Sconce. This American made sconce is highly versatile and rated for wet locations so it’s a great choice for both interior and exterior applications. Consider its wall-hugging profile for bathrooms, hallways, and mudrooms or place it outdoors on a boat house, dock, porch, or garage. Available in two sizes, this sconce is fully customizable with both finish and glass options.Read More
Savannah, Georgia, is one of those cities that just oozes southern charm and happens to be home to our good friend Joel Snayd of Rethink Design Studio. Joel works with both residential and commercial clients in the Savannah area with a focus on showcasing each client’s personality through design. We featured some of Joel’s work in a blog last August where he used the All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light for a home on Tybee Island. Today we take a peek at a lovely dining room that Joel created featuring some beautiful rustic sconces.
These sconces look much like our Barn Light Atomic Topless Cast Guard CGU Sconce, a rugged, wall-hugging fixture that has its roots in the Atomic Era. With its unique cast guard and glass design, the sconces highlight each individual photograph on the wall and complement the industrial look of the chandelier over the table.
The Topless Cast Guard CGU Sconce comes in both small and large sizes and a wide variety of finish colors. Each finish color can give your sconce a different look from a shiny Polished Aluminum such as these to a bolder shade of Red, Yellow, or Blue for a more modern take. A choice of seven different glasses will also change the look of this sconce and how the light shines through.
To coordinate your lighting efforts, don’t miss the matching Barn Light Atomic Topless CGU Pendant, a 10″ high fixture that can be either cord or stem mounted. It comes in the same variety of finish shades as the sconce so you can match the finish or choose a complementary color and glass.
Both the sconce and the pendant are American made of high-quality materials. These lights are a great choice for commercial lighting venues that need rugged fixtures designed to provide years of service. Add energy-saving CFL bulbs and you’ll not only save money but spend less time on the ladder changing bulbs!
Top photo courtesy of Joel SnaydRead More