ISSUE 31  |  Height of Summer

Design Sleuth: Rope Pendant Lights in a Summer Cottage

August 04, 2015 1:00 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference, as in the case of these nautical/industrial pendant lights in today’s Before & After: A Summer Cottage Reborn on the Connecticut Coast

Photography by Elizabeth Watsky

Above: A mix of materials–reclaimed wood shelves, concrete countertops, stainless steel appliances, and white tile–create a modern rustic kitchen in this seaside cottage in Connecticut

Above: Charlotte Tracy, the owner of the house, spotted something similar on Pinterest and became obsessed. “I didn’t want a lot of color in the house and wanted to use green and blue as accents,” she says. “I found these at Cisco Home in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, and they’re even better than the ones I had in mind, because of the rope detail.”

Above: For something similar, consider stylist Raina Kattelson’s DIY Knotted Lamp Cord project on Design Sponge featuring an Ikea Foto lamp and a length of sisal rope.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 23, 2013, as part of our issue called The Summer Kitchen.