Before we get into today’s post, we want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in our Wifi Lighting Giveaway! Because there was so much interest in the system, we’re going to give another one away in the next couple of months. We also have some fun giveaways planned for November, so make sure to follow us on Instagram. 🙂
In the past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to work and collaborate with some amazing people in Halifax and beyond. We’ve worked with local home builders, decorators, and influencers to showcase our products, and it’s been so fun seeing them incorporate the pieces into their homes and projects. Once thing is for sure- we have some major talent here!
Today we wanted to do a round up of the products and photos they’ve shared.
(Sidenote: we’ve got some more exciting guest posts coming up from local designers and decorators!).
BOWERS CONSTRUCTION X BRICKS AND BIRCHES
You’ve probably seen us share this photo once or twice (or 10 times…). We love collating with Bowers Construction and Bricks and Birches because their designs are just stunning, and they make our products look their very best.
The Antique bronze wall plate from Legrand’s adorne collection that they featured here was one of our most asked about pieces this year.
Looking through Bricks and Birches owner, Robyn’s, Instagram is like looking through our dream Pinterest Home board. Her designs are just beyond, and we love getting the opportunity to collaborate with her.
Our Hudson Valley Lighting wall sconce is featured here in her dreamy en suite design.
Between running her real estate business, creating amazing decor/lifestyle content, and (our personal favourite) her Tipsy Tuesday tips, Chelsea is one busy lady, but we managed to fit a collab in with her!
We love how she styled her Mitzi lamp in her cute office.
We have a very exciting post this week: we’re running a giveaway over on our Instagram and you could win an amazing home Wifi lighting package worth $665!!
(Scroll to the bottom for entry rules and a video of the Wifi Lighting System in action!)
This package will give you total control over the lighting in your home, and it’s really fun to use. With Legrand’s Wifi lighting system, you can control the lights in your house using just your smartphone or Alexa (i.e. you can turn your lights on and off without every leaving the couch- winning!!).
We’re included 5 Wifi compatible switches and dimmers from Legrand’s adorne collection, so you’ll not only have Wifi enabled lighting, but cool and stylish wall plates to go with it.
What’s so great about Wifi lighting? It’s a great addition to your home security, saves on energy, adds to the function and ambiance of your home, and is an all around cool feature (let us repeat: not needing to get up to change your lights!!).
Even better? Setting it up couldn’t be easier!
For more info about the Legrand’s Wifi Lighting System and their adorne wall plates, you can check out our posts here and here.
+ An Amazon Alexa
+ An easy to Install Wifi Lighting System from Legrand
+ 5 adorne wall plates with switches and dimmers
(Note: while an Amazon Alexa is a really great companion to the Wifi Lighting System, the system works completely fine without it!).
How to enter:
The point of the Alexa and Wifi system is to simplify things for you, so we wanted to keep the entry rules equally easy! All you have to do to enter is..
Don’t forget about your wall plates! The products from Legrand’s radiant and adorne collections are the perfect addition to your minimal aesthetic. The screwless plates keep the look sleek while the beautiful finishes allow them to blend seamlessly into your style.
As you may have seen on our Instagram, we were in Montreal last week visiting one of our newest lighting lines, Eglo. We got the chance to tour their showroom and learn all about the production of their products, and every one of us left loving the line even more than we did before.
There is a lot we can say about the company and their products, but two things really jump out:
1. Their fixtures are GORGEOUS and so stylish, and
2. Their prices are amazing and so affordable.
If you are looking for lights that are going to really add to the style and décor of your home/project/build/wherever, while staying on budget, look no further.
When we highlight our different lighting lines, table lamps aren’t generally mentioned, or if they are, it’s at the end of the post. I’m starting with this category for Eglo just because they have SO many cute lamps that I absolutely loved. A number of the lamps also have built in USB outlets, making them the perfect desk lamp.
From simple and classic designs to show stopping statement pieces, Eglo carries pendants for all of your wants and needs. If you are looking for a large fixture for an area such as a foyer or lobby entrance, Eglo’s options are perfect because they offer really beautiful styles without the prices tag that normally comes along with such fixtures.
Stylish, functional, and affordable. What more can you ask for in a wall sconce? Eglo carries a variety of options, including the popular picture light, which will highlight and accessorize your favourite art work.
Our team just got back from a great weekend in Montreal where we met with one of our newest lighting lines, Eglo. We are so excited about this line for a number of reasons, and we’ll be talking more about them next week. In the mean time, we’ll be sharing lots of pictures from the trip and the showroom on Instagram, so make sure to check those out!
Lately we’ve been posting about our specific lighting lines, so today we wanted to bring it all together and showcase some of our favourite pieces from across the lines.
If you want to make a statement in your home, we think light fixtures are the way to do it, and we have got a TON of stunning options for you to choose from, regardless of your budget. We’ve listed the lighting lines below in approximate order of their pricing, so you can choose the perfect piece to suit your space and wallet.
One more thing before we jump into the good stuff: the lighting temperature you choose is just as important at setting the vibe for your room as the fixture itself. Picture, for example, a beautiful living room with a stylish chandelier, that is using cold, harsh light bulbs. Totally ruins the whole look!
We are super excited today because we have a guest post from Halifax-based interior stylist Nancy Dibblee of Fine Interiors! She’s hear to tackle a question we get all the time: how high should you hang your pendants.
Lighting can be tough! A common question I often get asked is how high do you hang a chandelier over your dining room table? Or how far apart should your island pendants be? These questions can be tricky to figure out on your own.
The right lighting can elevate the function and style of a room and take it from drab to fab in an instant. All the more reason to make sure you hang that chandelier or pendant in the right spot and at the right height to maximise the impact.
My rule of thumb is as follows, when hanging a light over your dining room table in a room with 8’ ceilings I always recommend hanging your light 30-34” from table top to the bottom of the light.
The same rule holds true for your kitchen island pendants. The distance from your kitchen countertop to the bottom of your kitchen pendant should be the same 30-34”, Keeping in mind that in both cases for ceilings higher than 8’, remember to add 3” per foot to the height of your light.
I also like to recommend installing dimmer switches, like these from the adorne collection and the radiant collection. Once installed, they allow you to enjoy both bright and ambient light from your pendants – perfect for dining tables where you might prefer brighter light for mealtimes and relaxing ambient light for your after-dinner conversations with friends.
4-gang wall plate with sofTap dimmer switch by adorne | photo: Belle Amour
But with everything, personal preference can always come into play. Lighting, no matter what the setting, should make the room, furnishings and the people look their very best. And the fact is, you can’t really get it wrong; if you like how it looks and the lighting works well, you’ve done it right!
About Nancy: Fine Interiors was born out of passion, energy, and a love of inspiring people to create beautiful spaces to live. From large-scale remodels to a simple quick makeover, Fine Interiors is available to help you select a wide range of challenges including, selection of architectural details and finishes, collaborating with architects and builders, decorating a functional beautiful space with furniture, fabrics, and accessories.
This week, we’re introducing you to Canadian lighting company, Z-Lite Lighting, which provides light fixtures ranging from simple to glitzy at a surprisingly affordable price. While Z-Lite does offer some gorgeous contemporary styles, their fixtures tend to be more classic than modern and are the perfect pieces to help create a timeless look.
Their styles may be more classic, but their technology is modern, and their collection includes a wide range of LED fixtures.
Keep reading to check out a few of our favourite fixtures.
Get a gorgeous statement fixture for your home at a price that won’t break the bank with Z-Lite’s chandelier selection. Styles range from clean and contemporary to sparkly and glam. Make sure you check out their cute mini chandelier selection too!
Interior decorators, home builders, and décor lovers, gather around: we’ve got the stylish lighting line that dreams are made of.
Opened in 1922, Hinkley Lighting began as a small outdoor lantern company. Over 90 years later, the family owned company has evolved into a global brand, offering the best in both indoor and outdoor lighting. Their huge selection captures every style from coastal to transitional to Americana, and they have a lighting solution for every area of your home. It’s like your one stop shop for all of your lighting needs.
Keep reading for some of our favourite looks from Hinkley.
Choose from hundreds of sconces in every imaginable style and finish. Because Hinkley has such a large collection, they have lots of search options to make it easy to navigate their selection.
Hinkley carries a number of eco-friendly, Dark Sky outdoor fixtures. Rather than evenly diffusing the light, the fixtures aim the light downwards, which has a number of important benefits. The light from regular fixtures casts a light in the sky that can confuse wildlife and mess with our sleep. It’s also a big waste of energy because it sends light in directions that aren’t actually used. Dark Sky lights cuts out the omni-directional lighting, so you just get light where you need it, which protects the wildlife and your sleep and reduces energy costs.
For more eco-friendly lighting solutions, check out Hinkley’s LED and Title 24 fixtures.
From traditional, old fashioned style sconces to modern and sleek tube lights, there is a lantern fixture for every taste and style. Many of the lanterns are eco-friendly fixtures (LED, Title 24, or Dark Sky).
Hinkley’s extensive Landscape collection offers the perfect solutions to illuminate your home. Discover their array of path lights, inground lights, step lights, lamps and accessories, power sources, and so much more.
This week, we’re excited to introduce you to the beautiful fixtures and products from Eurofase. Eurofase is defined not only by the quality of its products but also the variety of innovative options.
With a selection that includes pendants, wall sconces, chandeliers, recessed lighting, mirrors, track lighting and more, Eurofase as something for everyone.
We’re going to start with mirrors because it’s the product we are most excited about from the company. Eurofase Lighting offers a selection of stylish LED backlit mirrors that are ideal for both personal and commercial use. Perfect in both residential and public washrooms as well as bedrooms, changing rooms, tailors and more, they offer the best possible lighting and look amazing in every space.
Track lighting is often thought of as more functional than stylish, but with Eurofase’s selection, you can have both. They offer a wide variety of options, so you can get the lighting, and look, that you want.
Illuminate your steps, walkway, pool deck, and more with Eurofase’s sleek wall and inground recessed lighting. The right recessed lighting isn’t just about making an area safe and useable at night, it also has a big affect on the style and ambiance.
If you’re looking for outdoor lighting, you’re almost guaranteed to find something you love with Eurofase. They have a huge selection of options ranging from the recessed lighting we mentioned above to wall mounts, spotlights, bollards, and more, and they all have a cool industrial vibe that we are loving.