In this guest post, Food52 Founder Amanda Hesser shares the Schoolhouse designs that enliven the spaces she calls home.
I had been a Schoolhouse shopper and super fan for many years before Food52 acquired the company. I’d buy a lamp here, hardware there, all things that spoke of quality and heritage. I knew I’d live with them for a long, long time. And I still do. Here are some of my most valued Schoolhouse belongings and the places they’ve landed in my homes.
This lamp, whose shade was designed to resemble a round of bread dough, sits on my desk in Brooklyn. Every morning when I enter my study, the first thing I do is turn the lamp’s knob, which makes a satisfying click when it turns on.
Shop the Teig Lamp
We have a handful of these sconces lighting a hallway in our Food52 headquarters. They take up minimal horizontal space and light both above and below, which makes for efficient lighting in tighter spaces.
Shop the Double Cylinder Sconce
We used these in a small, spare guest bedroom, to match the 19th century vibe of the space.
Shop the Princeton Mid Sconce
This lamp, which can blend into pretty much any style, from traditional to modern—has a dimmable toggle. The lamp first lived in our living room and now is a mainstay in our bedroom.
Shop the Bond Lamp
This is a great spotlight sconce for a bathroom or hall. We spaced three of them around the Grant Mirrors in a bathroom used by kids in a family summer house.
Shop the Alabax Sconce
We installed these knobs to update a vanity that we refurbished. We mixed metals in the bathroom, using these pulls and some vintage towel hooks in brass and polished nickel for the medicine cabinets and sink hardware.
Shop the Radcliffe Knob
A simple, clean mirror that’s great for a powder room or used in multiples for a larger bathroom. We used these in a kids’ bath.
Shop the Grant Mirror
I love an old school-style clock with clear typography and a sturdy frame. This clock hangs on a gallery wall in my study.
Shop the Tanker Clock
This print has been on my wish list for years. I love the lone cargo ship at sea, and find myself wanting to root it on!
Shop the Columbia Cargo Print
This, to me, is quintessential Schoolhouse—it expresses a value that both Schoolhouse and Food52 share, and that we should all aspire to.
Shop the Work Hard Print
We purchased this stool for our first office and photo studio because there isn’t a handier, stronger, more handsome stool around.
Shop the Schoolhouse Utility Stool
I’ve got these coasters sprinkled around our Brooklyn apartment, saving our wood furnishings from a world of water rings!
Shop Brass Coasters
13. Knurled Pull
I love the way knurling grabs your attention any time you touch these pulls, which are on a cabinet in our kids’ bathroom.
Shop the Knurled Pull
Bond Lamp, Radcliffe Knob, and Tanker Clock image by James Ransom.