Like many craft brewers, Sherry Stead got her start with a home brew kit. For almost 20 years, Sherry tinkered with her home brew recipes much to the delight of her family and friends in Homer, Alaska. Last May, Sherry and her family realized their dream of opening a local brewery which includes an industrial styled tasting room.
“The Grace Ridge Brewing tasting room is located in a new building,” Sherry says. “I wanted to create an industrial look that used metal and wood with a retro feel.” Because the tasting room has a very tall ceiling, Sherry searched for industrial pendant lights to accent the space.
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While there are dizzying numbers of light fixtures available on the market today, the type of finish gets quickly whittled down to two. Yes, there are metals to consider, such as brass and copper, but if you want a color, your choices typically come down to either a powder coat or porcelain enamel finish.
A powder coat finish offers durability for use inside and out and is available in a wide range of colors. Porcelain enamel offers that and more. Once a staple in the lighting industry back in the early 20th century, porcelain enamel lighting was the gold standard for commercial lighting. From warehouses and factories to gas stations and retail stores, porcelain... Read More
While some homeowners know exactly what they want for kitchen lighting, Julio landed on the other end of the spectrum. A retired electrician, he knew exactly what he did NOT want — high hats, track lights, and fluorescents topped his list.
“We wanted something totally different,” the Greenville, South Carolina, homeowner explains. Searching online, he found a few goosenecks that piqued his interest. When he came across Barn Light Electric, he was delighted with the array of choices, customizing options, and American-made quality of these fixtures.
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When does a renovation take on a life of its own and become a full-gut, strip-to-the-bones remodel? For Cynthia, the moment came when her contractor found previously undetected termite damage in her Ocean Springs, Mississippi, cottage. The cottage was run down, having sat empty for years. But had she known the true extent of the damage, Cynthia admits the structure would likely have been torn down.
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While those who live in the oft-rainy city of Vancouver, Canada, may get used to the gloominess of the weather, that doesn’t mean they embrace it in their everyday environments. The design team from Mak Interiors in Vancouver recently infused a shared office space with colorful industrial barn lights to create a happy space for the freelancers and entrepreneurs who work there each day.
“We went for a very eclectic style, a modern-meets-industrial chic,” says Sabrina Chammas, creative director at L’Atelier. “Our members have the option to reserve a desk on a monthly basis or just buy time passes to access certain parts of our space.”... Read More