One of the best parts of being a lighting manufacturer is getting to work with inspiring industry professionals along the way. It's always a treat to see Schoolhouse products styled in the wild, and as we look back on 2020, we're incredibly grateful for the support of our trade partners near and far. To celebrate the end of the year and kick off the next, we rounded up a few of our favorite trade spaces from years past.
#1: Suttle Lodge
Those in search of some old-fashioned R&R need look no farther than Deschutes National Forest in Central Oregon. Nestled deep in the mountains out of cell range, you'll find the newly-renovated Suttle Lodge - a year-round resort and rustic getaway that serves up local coffee, fancy cocktails, and delectable food in a stylish, vintage camp setting.
#2: Afuri Ramen
In search of the perfect city to share their unique style of ramen with, Tokyo-based Afuri found their home away from home in the Pacific Northwest. It was Portland, that offered a single key ingredient that no one else could: Pure soft water from a clean source. As luck would have it, the distinct geography of Oregon's Mt. Hood produces nearly identical spring water to the Afuri mountain in Japan. With two locations in Portland, Afuri's simple, industrial space continues to inspire.
#3: Sugarpine Drive-In
Sugarpine serves luscious soft serve, perfect pulled pork, and salads crafted from local produce in a converted gas station right next to Oregon's Sandy River. Having leaned on their fine dining experience when dreaming up the menu, it’s no wonder Ryan and Emily’s restaurant immediately became a must-stop for people day-tripping around Mt. Hood and the Gorge at large.
When Bonnie and Israel Morales opened Kachka in Portland, the restaurant was an immediate hit. From Belarusian potato cakes to house-made charcuterie, they quickly became known for their tasty menu and beautiful atmosphere. Inspired by a mid-century Moscow apartment, here you'll find an open and airy space where Russian works of art and vintage treasures abound.
#5: Good Coffee
Good Coffee first opened in the Richmond neighborhood of Southeast Portland in 2014, and it immediately lived up to its name. Founded by brothers Sam and Nick Purvis, both coffee industry veterans, the company started with a formidable espresso pedigree. Beyond the luxurious lattes and bracing black coffee passed over the counters each day, the café earned a reputation for being one of the most beautifully designed cafes in town.
Tag #schoolhouseliving on Instagram for a chance to be featured. We offer a trade discount to industry professionals, sneak peeks and dedicated consultations.