In our new home (#ohidesignhome) we are focusing on small but mighty design decisions. I hear you…What does that mean exactly? Well, since we live in a fairly small home that is not the “open concept” everyone on House Hunters obsesses over, we want to make those smaller details more impactful. For instance, placing an emphasis on those smaller details like hardware in the kitchen or making all of our lighting unique. Those small but mighty pieces in the overall design are the finishing touches that make a room come together.
Typically I would photoshop the outlet out of the photo because they are such eyesores and sometimes right in the middle of the wall, but this gorgeous brushed brass outlet cover can be in my photo any day! Don’t you agree?
So in the living room we decided to go with the brushed brass two-gang wall plate with a touch wifi ready dimmer for the main light and a softap switch and the rest were regular outlets with a USB by the sofa.Cody was so excited about this project because he not only enjoys the clean and fresh look of the wall plates, but he also loves the techy part of selecting how the switches will work and where we will place each one. Form follows Function, always. Together, using the extremely helpful Legrand Room Planner, we planned each outlet and switch then got to get creative with the wall plate options. So there was no frantic trip to the store because we didn’t count the amount of outlets correctly.
So we have some kitchen upgrades happening in the (hopefully) near future, so picture these against a beautiful clean white backsplash that goes to the ceiling and butcher block countertops. Ahhh, I can’t wait for that day.
Pictured above: We have the touch dimmer set up for our can lights and the softap switch for our main light. To the left of that is where we charge our phones so we installed two USBs and a whisper switch for the disposal. Now that we have everything in place, our little Evie is getting to the age that I need to baby proof (that’s another story for another day), and I wish we would’ve put these push pop-out outlets everywhere near the ground. They are such a nice alternative to the other kid-friendly plug covers. Might have to do a little rearranging soon…but you didn’t read that, Cody. ;)
*On that note: my handy husband was the one who installed all of these but we do recommend getting a professional electrician because they can be tricky and if you don’t have experience with electrical work, I wouldn’t suggest attempting it. One of my favorite features of the adorne collection that we did not take advantage of at this time, is the custom wall plate, where you can match your paint color or add your choice of wallpaper. How amazing is that?! This would be a great solution in a wallpapered powder bath so the outlets and switches blend in with the wallpaper and don’t take away from the overall design.
I would love to know those small but mighty design details that you want to focus on in your home!
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