Given a summer breeze and a Jadite foam upon the beach, one would forgive those for thinking that their kitchen was their ultimate escape. An escape is exactly what Cheryl Sottile from Melbourne, Florida* developed for her coastal-themed homes, whether located within the reaches of salt air or otherwise. When Cheryl spotted our Jadite pendants on Houzz recently, she knew the color would suit her home renovation in the Florida Keys perfectly.

Key Colony is an island located just off off Marathon Key, with a population of less than one thousand people, the very distinct 60s retro vibe is in full swing. “It’s a close-knit community that really embraces its history in the (Florida) Keys.” Cheryl’s client had purchased a small cottage as an investment and wanted to update the space with modern appliances and decor whilst paying homage to the island’s history.

Cherly's start to the renovation of the kitchen area.
Cherly’s start to the renovation of the kitchen area.

“I wanted to keep it very simple with just splashes of color that were appropriate to the space,” Cheryl explains. “I thought it was very important and felt very natural to bring the outdoors inside as so much of your time in the Keys is spent outdoors looking at the gorgeous tropical colors of the water.” Cheryl chose three of our Ivanhoe Dino Porcelain Barn Pendant (Discountinued 2018 – Check our The Universal Barn Pendant or 30cm The Original Barn Pendant) with a Jadite finish for placement over her kitchen island.

Post-renovation images show our 12" Dino Barn Pendant w/ White PVC Cord.
Post-renovation images show our 12″ Dino Barn Pendant w/ White PVC Cord.

“I felt that the barn light fixtures were very appropriate blending the past with the present,” she adds. “The color of this fixture reflects the water beautifully and we used this color throughout the home with paint and tile too.” Cheryl compares picking out light fixtures to the way ladies pick out shoes, purses, and jewelry.

“You want just the right balance without going overboard,” she explains. “I like how these lights complement the space without being a distraction. So often I see lighting selections that overwhelm a space. These were perfect for what we were going after with the design. ”

A look at Cheryl's design work from afar. Our Dino is most popular over kitchen benches due to the deep and directed 'cone' of light.
A look at Cheryl’s design work from afar.

Our Dino is most popular over kitchen benches due to the deep and directed ‘cone’ of light.


Photos courtesy Cheryl Sottile of Hip Decor

* Much to my confusion when I first arrived in Florida!

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