On Monday we announced the launch of our brand new website, and we are so excited that we decided we needed to celebrate with some seriously amazing giveaways! Over the next few week’s we’ll be running a series of fun giveaways with some awesome local businesses and we’re kicking things off with one of our favourite local stores, Sweet Pea Boutique.
Sweet Pea also just launched a new website (it’s beyond gorgeous), so we’ve got double the reason to celebrate with a giveaway.
One lucky winner will receive $200 worth of adorne products (that’s these stylish wall plates here), and
A $100 gift card to Sweet Pea Boutique (valid online and in store).
After months of hard work, we are so excited to announce the launch of our new website!! The website has tons of exciting new features, but what we are most excited about is the new Where to Buy section of the site, which will make it easier than ever for you to shop the products that we rep.
We share tons of lighting inspo on our IG @catalystelectrics
We realized in the past that we didn’t clearly explain our role via our blog or our social media, and many people thought that we sell our products directly. However, we are actually the reps for the products that we promote, and they are sold at showrooms around Atlantic Canada. This led to some confusion regarding where to buy our products, and our new webpage is the answer to this.
Now, whenever you see a product that you’re interested in on our of our social channels or blog posts, all you need to do is head to the Where to Buy page, search for the brand, and you’ll see all of the locations that carry the product!
To celebrate our new website launch, we’ve got a line up of some amazing giveaways planned! Starting next Wednesday we’ve got a series of amazing giveaways with local businesses, and you will not want to miss them! We can’t share too many details yet, but we can tell you that wine and delicious food will be involved.
Finally, we just want to take a moment to thank you all for supporting our online presence in the last year! We’ve had so much fun engaging with our local community and are so excited to continue connecting via our new site. If you don’t already, you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all of our latest posts and giveaways.
There are mirrors, and then there are the LED mirrors from Eurofase. We got the chance to check out the line at this year’s Lightovation in Dallas and we are completely smitten!
Available in a range of sizes and styles, the LED mirrors can be used everywhere from your living room (the Smart TV mirror is amazing!!!) to your vanity to public spaces. They are the perfect blend of style and function and elevate any space they’re in.
The LED light can be switched on and off and you can change the lighting colour/temperature with just the push of a button.
Let’s take a look at some of our favourites.
SMALL MAGNIFIER LED MIRROR
The perfect vanity mirror! A small magnifier mirror, surrounded by LED light, is embedded in the full size mirror.
We love the on trend style of this round mirror paired with the leather strap. It looks great in both bathrooms and bedrooms and has three different light temperatures, so you can get the perfect glow.
Morgan Sconces from Hinkley Lighting | LC Interiors
We recently wrote a post on how to choose the right lights for your kitchen, and this week we’re moving on to the bathroom. Bathrooms often get the short end of the décor stick and end up with more functional lighting than décor, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Whether you’re going for minimal and functional or modern and chic, we’ve got everything you need to know to choose the right lights for your space.
Sovereign from Hudson Valley Lighting | Alyssa Resenheck Photography | Nicole Davis Interiors
Bathrooms (as with most rooms) benefit from layered lighting, so you’ll want to layer your main lights with task lighting and ambient lighting options.
Your main lighting will come from overhead fixtures and pot lights. This could be one main fixture in the room or individual fixtures above the tub, shower, etc., or pot lights running throughout.
Then you’ll want task lighting, in the case of the bathroom, this will primarily be your vanity lights.
Finally, accent lighting can be added in to accentuate certain features of the bathroom’s décor.
The amount of lighting you use will of course depend on the size of your space. A smaller bathroom may have just vanity lights and an overhead light, while a larger bathroom may have a variety of light sources.
Should your light fixtures match?
New Canaan from Hudson Valley Lighting | Ryann Ford Photography | Amity Worrel & Co. Designs
When it comes to choosing your various fixtures, your pieces don’t need to be the same, but they should be a similar style. You probably don’t want an elaborate chandelier paired with rustic farmhouse vanity sconces, for example. Choose lights that complement each other and match the over all style of your bathroom.
When choosing metals, they should match, or at least compliment, the other metals in your room such as faucet, drawer handles, etc. We love how both the metals and style of the above sconce match the shower head!
Let’s start with vanity lights. Typical vanity lights are your average linear light, which gets the job done but doesn’t necessarily do much for the décor.
There are definite exceptions here (we love the how the linear vanity lights from DALS enhance the space’s crisp minimal feel in the photo above), but don’t be afraid to consider a more unique option.
Similar to the vanity lights, you can go for a standard flush mount (which is great for smaller spaces or for a clean minimal look), but you can also mix things up and make a statement with a beautiful pendant or chandelier.
Add instant luxe to your room with a chandelier fixture over your bathtub- it seriously doesn’t get any more glam than that!
If you are going the flush mount route, you can choose between a simple style, or go for a more intricate design.
DALS will be releasing their Smart Home pot lights in June, which will allow you to customize the lighting temperature and colour in your room as well as completely control the lights all from your smartphone or home assistant. They’re perfect to use in the bathroom- go between a bright cool light in the morning to help get you going for the day and then, with just a swipe on your smartphone, switch to warm, dim lighting as you wind down with an evening bath. It’s like built in candlelight!
Of course, we can’t do a bathroom roundup without talking about the adorne wall plates. These little pops of style look so good along your vanity (as shown above in Short Present’s sweet bathroom!). Choose from a variety of plate colours and styles to match your décor and opt for outlets and plugs that enhance their function, such as the pop out outlet.
When it comes to redecorating, there are generally two routes: sometimes, you want to do a full decor overhaul, but other times you just want to make a few tweaks that will dramatically change the look of your room.
A fresh paint job or new furniture is great, but these options can be costly and time consuming, and we believe that one of the best ways to make quick budget friendly changes is to simply upgrade your lights and lighting accessories.
In today’s post, we’re sharing a few easy upgrades you can make that will have a seriously big impact.
A statement light fixture can add an instant dose of style to your room and take a space from average to Pinterest worthy.
Consider the impact of an eye catching chandelier in place of a standard flush mount and you’ll see what we mean! Spruce up your living room, dining area, foyer and more by changing nothing but the light fixture.
Yup, even light bulbs can have a huge effect on your space! We are proud to rep the Smart Bulbs from DALS lighting which, among many other features, allow you to change the colour and lighting temperature from your bulbs all from your smartphone or home assistant!
How does this affect your decor? Lighting temperature has such a big impact on the look and feel of a space (and can even change the look of your paint colours). Think of the cozy hygge vibe a soft warm light can create vs. the fresh airy look you get from a cool bulb. With the Smart Bulbs, you get the best of both worlds because you can navigate between cool lighting (great for mornings and day time) and warm lighting (great for evenings and entertaining).
Switching to a Smart Bulb is as easy as screwing out your old bulb and screwing in a DALS bulb. To learn more about the bulbs and DALS’ other Smart Home products, check out our post here.
One of our favourite product lines from the last year is without a doubt the Smart Home products from DALS Lighting. We’ve written before about the Smart Bulbs, which allow you to control your lightbulbs via your app or home assistant (with no hub or complicated hook up required), but DALS has recently expanded their Smart Home collection and we are obsessed. The extended line is set to be available by June 2019!
As we mentioned, all of the following products can be controlled via an app on your phone or your home assistant (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, etc.). There’s no complicated set up required at all and getting started is as easy as screwing in your lightbulb/installing your product and downloading the app.
Set them on a timer (we love using the Smart Bulb as a circadian alarm clock)
Change the light temperature (ie. change between warm to cool)
Change the colour of the light
Set the light to music (great for parties)
The original Smart Home product, the bulb can replace any normal bulb and comes in two variations: the first lets you change the colour temperature (cool to warm) and the second allows you to also change the colour of the light. These bulbs give you the effortless convenience of a smart home lighting system for just ~$30/bulb.
The bulbs are also available in BR30 style, which fit into pot lights and flood lights. This allows homeowners to easily swap their existing lights into smart fixtures.
Available now, BR30 available June 2019
Smart Tape Light
Designed for both outdoor and indoor use, run the tape light anywhere you’d like accent lighting.
This is great for under or above kitchen cabinets, along a deck or balcony, or anywhere where you need a subtle lighting solution.
DALS new Smart Pot Lights are the perfect wifi lighting solution for both residential and commercial spaces. These along with the flush mounts give homeowners a whole new level of wifi lighting control.
DALS’ Smart Home line maintains the original easy to use smart technology of the Smart Bulb and expands it to a range of lighting options that can be used indoors, outdoors, commercially, and residentially. The products have made smart technology easier than ever to incorporate into your space.
It’s been a minute since we’ve run a giveaway but we are back with one of our favourites yet!! Just in time for Valentine’s, we’ve teamed up with Robyn, principal designer and owner of Bricks and Birches, to bring you a v-day themed giveaway.
One lucky winner will receive this sweet pink light fixture from Mitzi! The Blair is one of Mitzi’s newest pieces in their Colour collection, and these pastel pieces were featured in Robyn’s 2019 lighting trends report! It offers the perfect pop of colour to brighten up a room without being over powering.
Astoria by Hudson Valley Lighting | photo: Alma Arrieta
Sometimes, a light is just a light. You need it for function and don’t think much more about it.
But sometimes (most times, in our opinion!), a light is an opportunity to totally transform the look of your space! From statement chandeliers to cool modern accent lights, the right fixture can seriously enhance and define a space.
In this week’s post, we’re looking at nine light fixtures that will have a major impact on your room’s style.
Want to incorporate one of these fixtures into your space? Scroll to the bottom of the post for Where to Buy!
SOMERSET – HINKLEY LIGHTING
Sometimes, less is more, and never is that more the case than with Hinkley’s Somerset pendants, These are, in our opinion, light fixture perfection and they bring a level of understated style that will elevate any space they’re put in.
If you want to go glam, there’s no better line than Eurofase. The Rosalia is just one of their many stunning fixtures, and if you really want to make an impact, look no further than their gorgeous collections.
Just like the name suggests, the Bijoux collection from Corbett Lighting looks as much like fine jewelry as it does a light fixture! Pictured above, you can see it’s available in both a chandelier and a wall sconce. Both styles are available in various sizes.
The Smart Home products from DALS are one of our favourite products to have come out this year. Using just the app or your home assistant (like Amazon Alexa) you can control the lights, change their colour, change the light temperature, set them to music, and so much more. Currently available in light bulbs, tape light, and flush mounts, they are a super cool addition to any room in the home.
Forget celebrities – it’s designers and decorators that really get us starstruck, and we couldn’t be more excited over the new collaboration between Hudson Valley Lighting and decor-superstar, Becki Owens.
If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance your IG feed is full of beautiful homes and decor tips and photos and that you hold Becki’s designs in the same kind of reverence we do!
Becki created a cohesive collection of simple, elegant pieces that fit beautifully into any space, which she says was inspired by California, where she calls home.
“This collection is inspired by the California beach town where I live and work, my love of modern clean lines mixed with coastal, mid-century shapes, and bohemian influences. I wanted the collection to be modern yet timeless and versatile. Each piece makes a beautiful statement that elevates and brightens a space with a fresh, crisp modern feel.”
Let’s take a look at the collection. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post for Where to Buy.
IVY WALL SCONCE
The chic Ivy wall sconce looks great just about anywhere, and we think they’d fit perfectly as bathroom vanity lights, bedside lights, and living room accents. They’re available in Aged Brass, Old Bronze, and Polished Nickle.
Rounding out the collection is the Richie chandelier. This beautiful rustic piece, available in two sizes and two finishes is the definition of modern farmhouse, so if you’re on board with this stylish trend, it’s the piece for you!
We especially love the braided chain, which sets this fixture apart from other similar styles on the market.