The latest issue of darc magazine hit stands this week, which includes a lengthy write-up on modern restaurant lighting and all the ways it enhances the dining experience. Niche is thrilled to be included among so many other beautiful projects in this section, and we can't thank the Roundhouse enough for choosing our pendants for their unique space. You can continue reading the article below.
Located in 150-year-old structures that once housed a textile mill, the Roundhouse offers a full-service experience, including a boutique hotel, award-winning American restaurant, and popular event space that accommodates up to 200 guests. The historic Hudson Valley property overlooks a beautiful waterfall, rushing creek, and bustling street corner in charming Beacon, New York, just blocks away from Niche.
The thoughtfully designed interior features contributions from local artisans, including Niche modern pendant lighting. In a cozy creekside lounge, a cluster of custom Niche Crystal Solitaire pendants in varying sizes hang above the bar. Stunningly minimalist and straightforward in its presentation, the celebration of one single Edison style lamp at the center of the Solitaire pendant is beautiful to behold. The Crystal pendant lights cast a warm glow throughout the lounge, making it the perfect place to sit by a crackling fire while enjoying one of the Roundhouse’s signature cocktails.
We had grappled with many different custom chandelier ideas, always with the focus of trying to create something playful and super shiny,” says Elizabeth Strianese, the Interior Designer who worked on the original remodel of the Roundhouse. “The Solitaire lights are perfect, because they feel like giant bubbles floating above the dark and grounded bar. It feels incredibly elegant and uncomplicated but retains a bit of a flirty air.”
Inside the restaurant, tables of all sizes line the dining area and floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the waterfall. In this room, custom Niche Helio pendants in Effervescent glass with a custom Mercury overlay hang from the high, wood panel ceiling over the guests. The Helio pendant light is designed for versatility, with both translucent and opaque color palettes, as well as an array of available lamping options. The delightfully compact shape of the Helio pendant light works well when grouped together, and that certainly holds true in this setting. Looking to place a custom order? We're here to help!
“We worked with Niche to create a custom pendant that had their natural, handmade aesthetic, with some added bling. Our goal was to have original, unique, locally-made lights that hung at varying levels throughout the ceiling of the restaurant to resemble jewels or stars in the sky,” says Strianese. “The Roundhouse restaurant is a vast concrete shell, and we wanted to keep that industrial vibe to the bones of the space - but the lights needed to bring that bit of luxe that really makes a space sing. Niche was the perfect partner for this, as they were able to create a light that casts a soft romantic interior while the outside sparkles with reflections and bronzey fun.”
Roundhouse Project Details
Location Beacon, NY
Architect Rockwell Group
Interior Designer Elizabeth Strianese
Publication darc magazine