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6 Designs from Our Local Influencers

6 Designs from Our Local Influencers

Indie Home + Hinkley Lighting

It’s been a hot minute since our first local influencer round up, and since then we’ve gotten the opportunity to work with so many more amazing NS based bloggers and decorators. There is so much talent here, and it’s been so much fun getting to collab with these amazing creators.

Today we’re recapping just a few of the influencers, projects, and products we’ve gotten to collab on over the last year. There were too many to fit into one post, so stay tuned for Part II!

Looking for any of the products we mention in today’s post? Check out our Where to Buy page for all the details.

THE WILD DECOELIS

Katie-Rose and her family recently reno-ed their kitchen, and they wanted the perfect wall plates to go with their new look.

We set them up with the white wall plates and outlets from Legrand’s adorne collection, and we think they look simply stunning against their new subway tile.

DIY MOM

We’ve had the chance to work with Rebekah, of DIY Mom, on a few different projects, and in our latest collab we helped to supply light fixtures and wall plates for her new Air Bnb in Halifax’s North End.

Among our favourites were the cute Angela pendants from Mitzi that she used over the kitchen island.

INDIE HOME

We’ve been able to work with Kimi, of Indie Home, on a few fun projects this year, most notably on her front door makeover giveaway!

Kimi chose the Sag Harbour fixtures from Hinkley Lighting for her front door, and we just love how it came together.

KATE JERRYY

We’ve been a fan of Katelyn’s art for a long time know, so we jumped at the opportunity to work with her! Kate and her husband Jerry have spent the last year completely renovating a new A-Frame, and set them up with two of the Asime pendants from Mitzi.

The reno is still underway, and you can follow along at @aframe.on.fletcher

PETE AND SELENA

We collabed with Selena on a number of different projects with light fixtures from both Hinkley Lighting and Hudson Valley Lighting. It wasn’t easy to choose from all of her amazing designs, but one of our favourites was the Fulton Pendant from Hinkley Lighting that she used in her gorgeous kitchen.

SWEET PEA BOUTIQUE

We had so much fun teaming up with Sweet Pea Boutique on a giveaway this spring. We outfitted all of the shops outlets and switches with plates from Legrand’s adorne collection, including the antique bronze plates by their entry way.

To shop any of these fixtures, head to our Where to Buy page!

And for more gorgeous fixtures and lighting inspo, make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook!

Win a Custom Side Table with Furniture Power from DC Woodworks (worth $425!)

Win a Custom Side Table with Furniture Power from DC Woodworks (worth $425!)

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Hey guys, hope everyone has been having a great summer and has been enjoying all of this amazing weather we’re getting!

This week, we’ve got our second long weekend giveaway of the summer, and it is a good one!

We’re are so excited to have the opportunity to collab with Denika of DC Woodworks for this giveaway! As we’re sure you know, Denika is an amazing woodworker based in HRM, and you can’t scroll through Instagram without seeing her creations popping up in decor photos around the city.

We asked Denika to create a side table that includes on of our our radiant furniture power centers. These power bars can actually be built into furniture- you may have seen them under restaurant bars or in hotel headboards- and Denika has built this one into the drawer of the side table so you can charge your phones and devices without any clutter.

We are obsessed!!

Giveaway prize

One lucky winner will receive a custom built side table from Denika of DC Woodworks, complete with our radiant power furniture bar, valued at $425!

radiant furniture power outletHow to enter

All you have to do to enter is..
  1. Follow @catalystelectrics and @dc_woodworks on Instagram
  2. Tag as many friends as you’d like (in separate comments) on the Instagram giveaway post- the more comments, the more entries you’ll get!

It’s that simple!

Content rules:

1. Contest runs from Wednesday, July 31 to Monday, August 5 at 9pm
2. Winner will be announced on August 6 at 10 am.
3. Participants must be 18 years old or older and located in HRM.

Thank you to all of our participants and good luck!!

To stay up to date on all of our latest giveaways, make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook!

Stay Cool This Summer with the Indoor and Outdoor Fans from Regency Ceiling Fans

Stay Cool This Summer with the Indoor and Outdoor Fans from Regency Ceiling Fans

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We have an exciting new product line that is the perfect fit for the summer heat! One of our lighting lines, Hinkley Lighting, recently acquired Regency Ceiling Fans, and we are very excited to now be repping this stylish indoor/outdoor fan line.

Regency offers a wide range of ceiling fan styles, available for both indoor and outdoor, so you can find the perfect fit for your home decor. Indoor fans are a staple in many homes, but outdoor fans are a little less common. How luxurious does it sound, though, to lie out on your back deck while you stay cool with an outdoor ceiling fan? Sounds like summer paradise to us!

Regency Ceiling Fans is available anywhere that Hinkley Lighting is carried. To find a showroom near you, simply search for Hinkley Lighting in our interactive map.

Regency Ceiling Fans offers a number of unique features, from uplighting to energy efficiency, and so much more. Let’s take a look at some of the features that sets this line apart.

OUTDOOR FANS

Regency’s outdoor fans are available in both damp and wet location options. Damp location fans are designed to be used in covered areas and can handle a lesser degree of moisture, while wet location fans can handle direct contact of rain or spray.

See the outdoor fans here.

 

MOOD GLOW UPLIGHT FANS

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To create the perfect ambient lighting, Regency offers a line of uplight fans, which has a light aimed upwards at the ceiling, rather than down like a traditional fan. Some of the models have downlights as well as uplights, giving you complete lighting control.

See the Mood Glow Uplight fans here.

ENERGY EFFICIENT

regency fans energy efficient halifaxRegency offers a full line of Energy Star qualified ceiling fans, which use energy efficient motors and blade design to help you save up to 20% in energy expenditure.

See the Energy Star fans here.

 

BUILDER FANS

In addition to residential fans, Regency offers a line of commercial grade builder fans that have become a go-to in the industry for their quality and reliability.

See the Builder Fans here.

 

 

VARIETY OF STYLES

Regency Fans are available in a variety of styles so you can find the perfect match to your decor. Choose between a wide range of transitional/traditional, contemporary, and designer series fans.

Browse all styles here.

Not just for the summer!
Did you know that indoor ceiling fans can actually help to keep your home warm in the winter? During the summer, you want your fan going counterclockwise to create a cooling breeze. in the winter, you can operate your fan at a slow speed in the opposite direction to redistribute the trapped warm air into the room.

Buying made simple
Regency takes the guesswork out of choosing the right fan with their comprehensive buying guide. Of course, any of the showroom staff can help you in-store, but if you’d like online support, their guide will help you to find the best option for you.

To shop the Regency line, head to our Where to Buy page and search for Hinkley Lighting (Regency’s parent company)!

And for more gorgeous fixtures and lighting inspo, make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook!

Our Favourite New Light Fixtures from Lightovation 2019

Our Favourite New Light Fixtures from Lightovation 2019

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The Crew – Hinkley Lighting

We just got back from the June Lightovation show last week and are still on a high from all of the amazing new releases! Our lighting lines really brought it to the show this year, and we are so excited about the new fixtures hitting the market.

This week, we’re highlighting a few of our favourites from the show! It wasn’t easy to narrow it down, and to check out more of our top picks, head over to our Lightovation Instagram highlight! Lightovation runs twice per year and in case you missed it, you can catch our favourite fixtures from the January show here.

And as always, you can find showroom locations for all the brands we rep on our Where to Buy page!

RENEE – MITZI

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Mitzi debuted a ton of new fixtures at the June show, and one of our absolute favourites was the Renee. Available in everything from a simple flush mount to an elaborate chandelier, the Renee is guaranteed to be a new Mitzi fan favourite. We’re expecting to see this one all over Instagram once it hits the shelves in October!

See the Renee family here.

GRAPHITE DEVICES- THE ADORNE COLLECTION

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Well, it’s no secret that we are massive fans of Legrand’s adorne wall plates, so you can guess how excited we were over their new Graphite devices! They pair perfectly with the graphite wall plates for a seriously sophisticated finish or can be combined with any wall plate finish to create your own unique style.

See the Graphite collection here. 

BLINK – MATTEO LIGHTING

We are officially calling these the cutest sconces around! Available in two finishes and two styles, the Blink family from Matteo Lighting is perfect just about anywhere, but we particularly love them as bedside table lights.

See the Blink family here.

CREW – HINKLEY LIGHTING

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Available in single pendants (size small and medium) and three light linears, the Crew family from Hinkley Lighting was a true standout at the fair this year. Go for a sophisticated look with the black and brass finishes or hop on the pastel trend with their gorgeous robin’s egg blue finish.

See the Crew family here. 

ELDRIDGE – HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING

Sleek, smooth, and sophisticated were the first words that jump to mind when we saw the Eldridge from HVL. Available in three finishes and two shapes, they add a serious touch of class to any space.

See the Eldridge family here.

PRISM – TROY LIGHTING

We were absolutely enchanted with Troy Lighting’s new Prism family. Like fine jewelry for your walls, these fixtures are dripping in luxury and style. Available at the end of August, the fixtures come in two shapes and three finishes.

See the Prism family here.

BELLA – Z-LITE

Sometimes the simplest styles are the most impactful. We love the new Bella family from Z-Lite and can just picture these as the perfect dining room table lighting! Available in two sizes and two finishes, they may just be our new go-to.

See the Bella family here.

To shop any of these fixtures, head to our Where to Buy page!

And for more gorgeous fixtures and lighting inspo, make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook!

Win a Front Door Makeover with Indie Home (worth over $1500!)

Win a Front Door Makeover with Indie Home (worth over $1500!)

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We’re kicking off a summer giveaway series with an amazing giveaway hosted by Kimi of Indie Home!! Kimi has organized an entire front door makeover giveaway with everything you need to to transform for front door area. We’ve participated along with Hinkley Lighting to provide $1000 worth of outdoor lighting. We absolutely love Hinkley’s outdoor selection– they can add so much to your outdoor space! (side note: check out our favourite outdoor light fixtures of the season here!).
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Giveaway prize
One luck winner will receive…

1. Hinkley lighting of choice, $1000 credit.
2. Schlage sense smart deadbolt and handle-set, $288
3. Finish Coat front door painting service, up to $225 value- some restrictions apply.
4. One quart of choice colour in Benjamin Moore Aura Grand Entrance Paint, $55.99.

How to enter
All you have to do to enter is

1. Like the giveaway post.
2. Follow the accounts involved in the giveaway
3. Tag your friends in separate comments on the giveaway post
4. Bonus: You’ll get an extra 5 entries if you share the giveaway in your post and tag us!

Head to the post now to enter!

Giveaway rules
1. Contest runs from Wednesday, June 26 to Monday, July 1
2. Winner will be announced on Canada Day
3. Participants must be 18 years old or older and a resident of HRM

We’re going to be running a giveaway over every long weekend this summer, so make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date!

And to find a location near you that carries our lines, head to our Where to Buy page!

4 Awesome Gift Ideas for Dad this Father’s Day

4 Awesome Gift Ideas for Dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just a few days away, and we’re sure none of you out there left their shopping to the last minute (…right?), but in case you’re last minute shoppers (like us), we’ve put together a few last minute gift ideas that are sure to secure you in Favourite Child status.

To find any of the products we mention in a showroom near you, simply search the brand name on our
Where to Buy page.


DALS Smart Bulbs

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Whether your Dad is a tech-whizz or needs your help with even the simplest smartphone tasks, the Smart Bulbs from DALS Lighting are sure to be a hit. The bulbs simply screw in like any regular bulb and are controlled with either your smartphone or smart home assistant, no hub required! Turn lights on and off, dim them, change colour, set them to a timer (we like using them as a circadian alarm clock!), and so much more, all with a tap of the app.

Learn more about the DALS Smart Bulbs here.

 

 


NUVO Speakers

Help Dad create his dream backyard with an outdoor speaker from Nuvo. Available in a variety of options, these speakers deliver crystal clear sound and are easy to install.

See the full selection of speakers here.


Dimplex Outdoor Heater

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Continuing on with the backyard theme, the outdoor heaters from Dimplex are the perfect outdoor addition (especially with Atlantic Canada’s temperamental weather!). They go from cold to fully heated in 8 seconds with the tap of a remote and will really extend Dad’s outdoor season.

See the Dimplex outdoor heaters here.


Radiant Wireless Charger


legrand radiant nova scotiaLet your dad charge his phone in style with one of the wireless chargers from Legrand’s radiant collection. These sleek chargers offer a clutter-free charging station that are perfect along kitchen backsplashes, office spaces, bedsides, and more.

 

See the radiant wireless chargers here.

 

 

To find a showroom near you that carries these, and any of the products we rep, head over to our Where to Buy page.

And for questions on any of our products, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

 

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Lighting for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Lighting for Your Home

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Mendocino pendants by Troy Lighting

From functional step lighting to decorative string lights and pendants, outdoor lighting comes in all shapes and styles, and navigating the options can be tricky. In this week’s blog post, we’re taking out the guesswork and walking you through the best outdoor lighting options for your home.

To find any of the fixtures we rep in a showroom near you, head to our Where to Buy page!

STEP AND PATH LIGHTS

Illuminate your walkways with step lights, wall sconces, and path lights. We love Hinkley Lighting’s selection of decorative post lamps and their landscape line, and for step lights, you can’t beat the sleek styles from DALS Lighting and CSL.

Where to use them: patio or porch steps, along your front and back walkways, in your garden/landscaping.

ACCENT LIGHTING

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Outdoor Tape Lighting from GM Lighting

Tape lighting is our go-to for accent lighting- it’s so easy to use and has so many great applications. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re pretty much exactly as the name suggests- a flexible strip of thin LED lights or “diodes” with a tape backing, which can be adhered to different surfaces including aluminum mounting channels to provide linear lighting in thousands of different ways.

We love the tape light options from GM Lighting and DALS Lighting.

Where to use them: railings, stairs, pergolas, patios, and so much more.

DECORATIVE

Accessorize your outdoor space with decorative pendants, flush mounts, and sconces. Often, decorative lighting is reserved for the indoors only, but there are so many beautiful outdoor pieces available, it’s a crime not to take advantage of them!

We love matching sconces and a pendant for the front door or a gorgeous chandelier over an outdoor dining space. The options are endless!

Check out the outdoor lighting options from Troy Lighting, Hinkley Lighting, Sonneman, DALS, and Eglo.

Where to use them: front door, back door, pool area, porch.

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For more outdoor lighting inspiration, check out our 6 Must-Have Outdoor Light Fixtures for 2019.

You can find showrooms carrying any of these fixtures on our Where to Buy page! And for more of our favourites, check out our Outdoor Instagram highlight!

For questions on these or any of the products we rep, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

 

6 Must-Have Outdoor Light Fixtures for 2019

6 Must-Have Outdoor Light Fixtures for 2019

Allegheny by Troy Lighting | SF Girl by the Bay

Spring is officially here, and that means we’re in outdoor decor mode! More specifically, we’re in outdoor lighting decor mode, and this week we’re bringing you some of our top picks for the season.

When most people think of their outdoor decorating lighting often gets overlooked, and we think that is a true crime! These days, there are so many gorgeous outdoor lighting options that can add so much style to your home’s exterior. Any outdoor area in your home, from your front porch to your walkway to your outdoor eating area, can benefit from a stylish light fixture.

Of the lines we rep, the following carry outdoor (residential) lighting lines:

Troy Lighting
Hinkley Lighting
DALS Lighting
Sonneman
Eglo
Z Lite
CSL Lighting

Their styles range from sleek and functional to trendy and decorative, and there’s something for every need and preference.

For this list, we focused on style and picked out just a few of our favourite pieces.

If you’re looking for a showroom near you that carries one of these lines, just head over to our Where to Buy page and you’ll see all of the locations in your area!

GENEVA – TROY LIGHTING

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We love the classic antique-y look of Troy Lighting’s Geneva sconce. It’s available in a variety of sizes, so you can go for a subtle accent or an elegant focal point.

See the Geneva sconce here.

PLANTATION – HINKLEY LIGHTING

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It doesn’t get much cuter than a pineapple lantern! The Plantation pendant from Hinkley Lighting gives us major Southern vibes, and it’s easy to see why it made the list!

Available in two finishes, these lanterns are the perfect touch to a back patio or outdoor seating area.

See the Plantation lantern here.

 

 

 


ALLEGHENY – TROY LIGHTING

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The Allegheny sconces from Troy Lighting are the perfect blend of rustic and modern industrial and are a subtle yet stylish touch to your home’s exterior. It’s also available as a pendant, and each style is available in two sizes.

See the Allegheny here.

PRISM – SONNEMAN

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If you’re looking for something sleek, modern, and minimal, we recommend the selection from Sonneman’s Inside-Out collection. With clean lines and modern design, these fixtures will give your space a refined, high-end look. All of the fixtures in this collection are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, so you can tie in your entryway with your exterior style.

The fixture pictured here is the Prism. See the full collection here.

 

BOUNDARY – TROY LIGHTING

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The Boundary’s geometric shape and simple detailing allows it to fit with just about an exterior style. This versatile fixture is available in three different sizes and also comes as a pendant.

See the Boundary here.

ARCADIA – HINKLEY LIGHTING
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Hinkley always nails the modern-meets-vintage style and never is that clearer than with the Arcadia lantern.

Can’t you just picture these hanging over an outdoor dining area or running the length of a porch? Swoon!

The fixture is also available in a variety of wall sconces and a mounted pier.

See the Arcadia here.

 

You can find showrooms carrying any of these fixtures on our Where to Buy page! And for more of our favourites, check out our Outdoor Instagram highlight!

For questions on these, or any of the products we rep, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

Win $150 to The Canteen + An Amazon Alexa and 2 DALS’ Smart Bulbs!

Win $150 to The Canteen + An Amazon Alexa and 2 DALS’ Smart Bulbs!

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Hey guys! We’re back with our third and final giveaway in celebration of our website launch! If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out the new site, make sure you take a look around! We’ve added a ton of new features including a Where to Buy page, which lets you easily search for the lighting lines we carry.

For this giveaway, we’ve teamed up with our favourite restaurant, The Canteen!!

Giveaway prize

One lucky winner will receive
1. $150 gift card to The Canteen
2. An Amazon Alexa + 2 Smart Bulbs from DALS’ Lighting

How to enter

All you have to do to enter is..
  1. Follow @catalystelectrics and @thecanteenns on Instagram
  2. Tag as many friends as you’d like (in separate comments) on the Instagram giveaway post- the more comments, the more entries you’ll get!

It’s that simple!

Content rules:

1. Contest runs from Wednesday, May 1 to Sunday, May 5 at 9pm
2. Winner will be announced on May 6 at 10 am.
3. Participants must be 18 years old or older and located in Atlantic Canada.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our website launch giveaway series and good luck!!

For questions on any of our products, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca