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Vintage Style Pendant in Boston Artist’s Kitchen

A vintage industrial pendant resembling the Altamont Pendant, hangs in a renovated kitchen which was recently featured in a Boston house tour on Apartment Therapy.

Like much of the pendant lighting sold at Barn Light Electric, the Altamont’s style was inspired by traditional, vintage lighting designs of the 1930’s and 40’s. Its stylish functionality aids in any restoration or remodel project.

As you can see in the photos today, the rustic furniture combines with the vintage lighting and accessories in James and Donna’s kitchen. Noticable “Million Dollar Red” paint from Benjamin Moore, is as vibrant as the Chelsea art galleries and backwoods Maine cabins that inspired Donna’s designs.

James and Donna have managed no small feat: to make a high-ceilinged loft space feel cozy and inviting. They’ve successfully created intimately-scaled, discrete zones within a large open space. Even though the zones stand strong on their own accord, they also play so well together, united by a perimeter of amazing artwork. – Apartment Therapy

Pricing on the Altamont Pendant begins at $294.00 and is available in three historic finishes: Old Bronze, Polished Nickel, and Satin Nickel. Like many of the our vintage style and barn pendants, The Altamont was designed with the same shade styles and characteristics of General Electric’s original X-Ray Reflectors and Lobay Industrial Reflectors, which were initially produced in the 1940’s. These pendants featured many of the same characteristics as the ones offered today. Distinctive features include: deep bowl shades, ribbed glass, an upper metal neck, and three wire-like pieces connecting the shade base to the neck.

The popularity of vintage style lighting is on the rise, with many of the sought after designs available for purchase at Barn Light Electric. Ceiling lighting is not only for use in kitchens but are also commonly placed within entryways, dining rooms and within commercial/ retail shops and dressing rooms.

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  1. Esther

    Hey there! I LOVE the style of James and Donna’s kitchen and thought I would take a risk to see if it’d be possible to do a fashion shoot here? It would be the perfect setting. I’m a fashion photographer based in Boston and my next project involves cute aprons and retro styled hair and makeup.

  2. Betty

    Hi Esther! Thanks for stopping by. Your best bet would be to try and find contact information through Apartment Therapy since that is where we first saw this beautiful kitchen.

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