Discarded Warehouse Shade Used In Australian Beach Home
Photo Courtesy of Design Sponge
A 1950’s beach cottage in Australia received a nice treat when a vintage warehouse shade was installed in the front entryway. The bold green pendant was recovered from a roadside trash pile and donated to the cottage’s owner – Deborah Bibby, editor of Real Living magazine.
The vintage warehouse shade matches the worn and rustic approach to decorating the beachside cottage – nicknamed “Fish Shack.” The cottage is located on the northern shores of Sydney in a town known as Clareville Beach. Bibby’s cottage was featured on Design Sponge, where she describes her home as one with a holiday house feel, “surrounded by eucalyptus and banana trees; the smell of citronella lanterns burning; and the sounds of the tide coming in…” – ‘holiday’ meaning ‘vacation’ for those in America.
Several similar warehouse shades are sold by Barn Light Electric, include the Ivanhoe® Sky Chief Warehouse Porcelain Pendant. The Sky Chief is available in a 16″ shade size and comes complete with everything you need for immediate installation. It’s available not only in green, but a variety of other finishes to match you beach cottage, industrial farmhouse, or modern office setting. Prices for this barn light starts at $169.
Other smaller warehouse pendants similar to the one pictured above, include the 12″ Ivanhoe® Dino Porcelain Cotton Twist Cord Pendant. The Ivanhoe® Dino is based on the original porcelain barn light designs that were commonly found in gas stations, warehouses and machine shops in the the early 1900’s. Today, it’s a popular choice with homeowners in search of lighting fixtures to place above tables, bars, kitchen, and garage workspaces. Each starts at $129. This vintage inspired cloth cord pendant starts at $129 each and are available in numerous finishes to compliment both modern and eclectic tastes.