Barn Pendant Lights Are Keepers During Kitchen Remodel
Remodeling projects are all about a fresh start. Without the hassles of building from the ground up, remodeling a space keeps the bones but creates a new look with fresh finishes and fixtures.
When Natilee started remodeling the kitchen in her Alamo, California, home, she wanted to respect the traditional aspects of her home but update the space with modern touches.
“We love a modern aesthetic. However, our home naturally has a bit of a traditional/farmhouse feel,” Natilee says. “We wanted to keep it fresh and modern, but still follow the natural personality of the house.”
For the peninsula, two Esso Stem Mount Pendants provide Natilee with the perfect blend of the farmhouse and modern styles she loves.
“The former owners had super traditional light fixtures there,” she explains. “We wanted something that looked more modern, but still fit in with the more traditional aspects of the rest of the house like the crown molding, baseboards, and tile.” Natilee’s handcrafted pendants feature 10″ shades, a Textured Black finish, and 18″ stems.
“We buy American-made products whenever possible,” she notes. “We also look for high-quality materials and, above all, for our lighting to fit in with our aesthetic and design preferences. It’s awesome that the lighting can be configured in so many ways to fit your space perfectly.”
The Textured Black finish on the kitchen pendants works well with Natilee’s neutral color palette. She adds lots of plants and patterns and small pops of color to add interest.
“We love the simplicity of the Esso Stem Mount and thought it would fit well with the other elements of our home,” she says. “The black matte color with white interior is just awesome.”
Outside, Natilee chose a complementary Bowie Wall Sconce to highlight their office door leading into the side yard. Much like the Esso, the Bowie features a compact warehouse shade for a modern and simple look. This 8″ shade is also finished in Textured Black.
“We like that it is relatively small so it doesn’t get in the way of the French doors which swing outward,” Natilee notes. “We love using black wherever we can as accents which contrast nicely against the colors in our house. We love how well built our fixtures are!”
Photos courtesy of Hooray All Day