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
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
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