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Professional’s Corner | Rustic Pendants for a Coastal Beach House

When designing and creating a beach house, it can be easy, almost tempting, to go overboard, if you’ll pardon the pun, on the nautical design elements. This home, however, located on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, offers a strikingly simple balance of nautical and utilitarian touches that make it a comfortable and inviting space. Here in the kitchen, Philip R. Thomas, who is both owner and builder, chose some classic rustic pendants to hang over the 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 is 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. Be sure to browse our customer Photo Gallery to see the many places other customers have used this sconce!

Top photo courtesy Don Duffy Architecture and Philip R. Thomas Construction Co.

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  1. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few
    of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same outcome.

  2. Betty

    Thanks for the heads up Rosalind! Should be fixed now. Thanks for stopping by the blog!


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