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Professional's Corner | Discount Warehouse Lighting for Rustic Remodel in Asheville

We love checking in with our design friends to see what’s new on their project list. One of our favs is Joel Snayd’s crew at Rethink Design Studio in Savannah. Joel has been featured on the blog in the past for several of his projects in and around Savannah. Today, we follow Sarah, project manager for the Rethink team, to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where she led a major remodeling effort in the opening of Rhubarb, a New American restaurant located in the heart of the city’s funky downtown Pack Square.

“We really wanted the design to stay grounded, a little bit rustic, but most of all comfortable,” Sarah says. Original hexagonal tiles were uncovered in the main dining space along with hints of original murals on the walls. Sarah and her team wanted to stay true to the nature of the building and simply enhance it.

Drawing people into the space is a challenge as the entrance is tucked away in the corner of two buildings. Sarah decided to bring focus to the rustic signage with two 12″ Angle Shade Gooseneck Sign Lights. These rugged warehouse lights are part of our Discount Collection of Warehouse Lighting which recaptures the look of classic barn lighting at reduced prices.

“Cost is typically a large consideration, but in this case, we just wanted something clean and classic,” Sarah explains. “These fit the bill perfectly and the cost was simply a bonus.” Sarah customized these commercial lights with a Black finish and a 30″ gooseneck arm to give the shades a generous projection from the façade.

“We used black as an accent throughout the interior so it was an easy choice to use black lights on the exterior as well,” she adds. “The signage is a mix of barn wood and rusted metal so the black is able to stand on its own.” Working around the space constraints of the entrance, Sarah was able to place the lighting on the building where the shades would highlight the sign without covering it up.

“Overall, the lights are a great addition. The entrance walks the line between rustic and modern and the lights only enhance that,” Sarah says. “The gloss black married with the classic shape highlight an area we are very proud of. I would choose these again in a heartbeat.”

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