Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage Pendants a Capital Choice for 19th Century DC Row House

While Washington, DC is steeped in history, not all of it is located on The Mall. Today’s Featured Customer recently remodeled the kitchen in her 19th century DC row house and chose a classic vintage pendant to highlight the island.

“We wanted an eclectic style,” Sara says. “The island is wrapped with blueish-green boards from an old porch ceiling (the drawer fronts are walnut) and we wanted to ground the bright color with deep warm browns in the lights, copper sink, and walnut butcher block counter.” Sara chose the Bond Small Pendant, a 10″ fixture featuring a Textured Rustic Bronze finish with a Waxed Natural Copper shade.

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“We wanted the lights to coordinate with the copper sink and the walnut butcher block top and we loved the two-tone look of the lights,” she explains. “We were looking for something not too heavy and nothing with glass — I don’t like to clean glass!” The Bond Small Pendant, like many in this collection of vintage pendant lights, has roots in Colonial, Victorian, and Art Deco styles. With timeless charm, these ceiling lights add a touch of history to any residential or commercial space and many offer updated finish colors and options.


The Bond also comes in a shallower design as the Bond Large Pendant. This 18″ wide shade throws a generous span of light and would be suitable for kitchen islands like Sara’s as well as dining room tables, game rooms, or in commercial settings such as restaurants, pubs, or boutiques. The Bond Large Pendant can be customized with a solid Textured Rustic Bronze finish or with the Natural Copper shade to give the two-tone look Sara chose.

“We loved the two-toned look and the historic, but not fussy, style of the lights,” Sara says. “The shape is fun and playful without too much bulk to block the open lines and the view.”

Photos courtesy of the homeowner

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