Open and consistent communication is key when working with an architect on a remodel or new home design. Understanding your needs and preferences from the very beginning stages helps the architect create the most appropriate design solutions for your project. Take this lovely kitchen space for example. The homeowners were very specific about their love of all things Frank Lloyd Wright and also of the traditional Japanese timber farmhouses known as minka. The architect’s resulting home design focused on the use of rustic and natural materials such as stone, wood, and raw stucco to create a warm and open, light-filled space.
The kitchen sink area is accented by two hanging pendants very similar to our Byron Pendant, part of our line of vintage pendants. These dainty fixtures not only add a spot of light to the work area below, but add a touch of unexpected vintage charm to the clean lines of this space.
The shades in our Vintage Pendant Collection are classic designs that blend well with any of the traditional home styles including Colonial, Arts & Crafts, Victorian, and even Art Deco homes. The Byron Pendant comes in a 7″, 10″ or 13″ size and is available in several traditional finish options including aged brass and polished nickel. The fixture’s opal shade diffuses the light to give it a more delicate look.
If you prefer a more contemporary style, check out our Times Square Pendant. Just like the Byron Pendant, the Times Square is made of solid brass and features a simple, yet functional design. The small, 8″ shade is very effective when hung in groups of two or three while the large 14″ size shade provides plenty of light over larger surfaces like a center island. Four metallic finish options are available including aged brass, historic bronze, polished nickel, and satin nickel.
Top photo courtesy of Remodelista and photographer Julia Heine