It’s time for a beautiful switch. Their words, not mine, but one might say that they basically took the words right out of my mouth. Over the next few months, I’m partnering with Legrand to showcase its adorne line of outlets and switches as part of a big–and very necessary–electrical system overhaul in our new home.
I really like the functionality of the switches and outlets that Legrand provided me to review – I say it aloud with more and more conviction as time goes on, whenever our friends and family show interest in them. The adorne line looks really slick too, it’s an upgrade that I’m really happy we went for in this house, and I’m excited to carry the line through as we do renovations in the future years, like in the kitchen and bathrooms.
The push button switches are engaged multiple times daily–the act of pushing a button to turn on the lights now feels more natural than it did at first, for instance, I’m also good at poking them with my pointy elbow when my arms are full–and the customizable wall plates that we put in the girls’ bedrooms still add lots of character. I had shared a review of my first custom wall plate product, one designed with a modern pattern for the nursery, and since then I’ve customized Julia’s wall plate with a piece of very iridescent purple cardstock that she picked out herself from the craft store. One cannot easily photograph iridescence, so trust me on this, it’s girly to the max, and it has grown on me.
We installed a sexy but reasonably conservative paddle dimmer switch in the dining room to control the light of the current crystal chandelier/future awesome mid-century pendant, but there were lots of other products in the adorne line that embrace dimmer technology in a new way (they didn’t ask me to promote the heck out of their cool dimmer lines, but I’m impressed so check out the Whisper Dimmer, sofTap Dimmer, SensaDimmer, and Touch Dimmer if you want to geek out a bit).
One thing about Legrand’s adorne line that I’m just starting to play with is the interchangeability of the wall plates. For example, with a quick slip of a flathead screw driver, I removed the white wall plate and snapped on a new one, this one honey in color. Because we’re looking for different ways to integrate color into our home, this has potential. The palette of options covers the more traditional steel or brass wall plate options, but also extends to cover just about every color in the rainbow so you can coordinate your electrical system with wall paint or accent colors.
Has anyone out there introduced their home to the Adorne line in the time since I first featured them? The product line is so vast that I’d love to hear your experiences with whatever you picked out and installed. Share if you will!