Awhile ago, Adorne by Legrand approached me to see if I would like to try some of their wall switches, plates and outlets. I replied with a BIG YES!
If you haven’t heard of Adorne before, I would encourage you to check out their website to see all the fabulous products that they have that can totally update your old switches and outlets. They also offer under cabinet lighting and wireless home systems to control your lighting and even your music. I specifically loved the Dream area where you can see all the possible ways to use their products to finish off your rooms. Once you’ve finished dreaming you can move on to the Plan section and then finally to the Select sections.
There are so, so, so, so many possibilities, it really took me awhile to figure out where I wanted to bring in this design loveliness. The cottage entry way ended up being the big winner, as obviously it is the first room people see and it had two large banks of switches that were rather ugly (as evidenced below).
I decided on oil rubbed bronze wall plates with the switches done in a magnesium finish. They really complement the pine logs beautifully as well as the dark accents in the cottage. The multitude of types of switches is a little overwhelming but I quickly narrowed it down to the ones that would work well for us.
After the installation, done by a licensed electrician, we now have this bank of handsome switches.
The switches in order from right to left are: Soft Tap Dimmer, Soft Tap switch and then two more Soft Tap Dimmers. And the dimmers actually light up to indicate how low or bright they are (see the photo below).
Now as I said I had two banks of switches, the one above on one wall and then one by the front door (as shown in the before photos).
Here’s how that wall looks now.
So much better!
We are really enjoying them and having fun turning the lights on and off. They look and feel so streamlined and futuristic. I would stress that you do not attempt to install yourself, as it did take our electrician awhile to figure out the installation since he was not familiar with them.
Now, Adorne was very generous to me and offered me a few more to try out. So I selected a Sensa switch, which is basically a motion detecting switch that you can program to shut off after a pre-selected time along with a couple of other goodies. I’ll be posting all about them very soon!
Disclaimer: Adorne supplied the switches, outlets and plates, all installation was paid for by me, and all opinions are my own.