Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 | 0 comments

Vintage Ceiling Fans & Pendants Spruce Up This Surf House

A top rated design firm, Richard Bubnowski Design, shares our passion for merging modern efficiency with the clean look of traditional design. A great example of this dynamic combination can be seen in his South Surf Road Project. This 3,800 square foot vacation home in Silver Beach, New Jersey includes products resembling our vintage ceiling fans and vintage pendants found at Barn Light Electric.

The beachside home’s eclectic style was inspired by a hybrid of design influences – from classic shingle style beach houses of the Northeast, combined with the postmodern architecture in the planned community of Seaside, Florida (also known as the city featured on “The Truman Show”).

Within the kitchen shown above, are three ceiling pendants similar to the Times Square Pendant. The metallic finish is ultra contemporary yet the shade styles are based on vintage designs; these kitchen lights are widely seen within high end, traditional homes today. Typically these style pendants are grouped together in pairs or threes. Here, three pendants were the ideal number to make sure the central island hand plenty of overhead lighting necessary. The kitchen is an area in the home that you never want to skimp on lighting – the more the merrier we say!

Located in a nearby living room, a tropical style vintage ceiling fan like the Barnstormer Galvanized Ceiling Fan hangs in the center of the room. The dark brown color perfectly accents the deep mahogany wood tones below and gives the room a rich, upscale feel while the light blue tones resemble the outdoor coastal surroundings, and as always, make you feel relaxed! Did you know it’s commonly thought that a light blue ceiling will help keep mosquitoes away? Our Barnstormer fan can be placed indoors or out – outdoor placement for this style ceiling fan would be within your covered porch or lanai.

Bubnowski worked with KSI professional engineers, WSB Engineering Group PA & Elizabeth B. Gillin Interiors to complete the look. Their award-winning studio currently focuses on “designing highly crafted houses along with furniture inspired by traditional and contemporary architectural styles.” Bubnowski’s work is featured on as well as his website:

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Photos Courtesy of Richard Bubnowski Design and Sam Oberter Photography LLC

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