Legrand provider of products for electrical installations has introduced adorne, a collection of outlets, light switches and over 35 wall plate finishes that transform your everyday light switches into beautiful design statements.
The big buzz, especially in urban real estate these days is ‘luxury living’. ‘Luxury’ is a personal interpretation, right? When it comes to interiors, you might agree that granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hard wood floors and top of the line kitchen and bath accessories would likely be defined as luxurious.
It’s been five years since we moved into our so-called luxury apartment in New York City. While thoughtful design consideration was given throughout our living space, the light switches and electrical outlets were run-of-the-mill.
I was excited to partner with Legrand and their adorne Collection and add design and personal style to some of my most frequently used and taken for granted components.
Select a Room
I used adorne’s Room Planner on their website to choose my switches and outlets. My selections included soft tap dimmers, whisper switches and a very handy combination usb + tamper-resistant outlet; all magnesium colored. As far as wall plates, I chose mirror white for all.
I hired a handyman to install my fixtures. It took him about an hour and a half to remove my old hardware and replace it with the five sets of adorne gear. It was a fairly smooth process with no complaints. #electriciansrock
Before and After
Check out these before and after images from my apartment and see for yourself what a simple, yet dramatic impact adorne can have on your living space…
Kitchen and hallway light. This double light switch is probably one of the most used in my apartment. I love the streamline, techy vibe of the adorne switches. Press gently on the center of the soft tap dimmer, you hear a slight click and the lights gently dim up. When you turn off the lights, again, a reminder click and the lights slowly dim. FYI: The system handily remembers your dimmer preference, so you don’t have to tweak your settings every time you turn on the lights. The whisper switch is a perfect and simple on/off solution for the hallway. Don’t you wish you could reach inside this photo and try them out yourself?
Kitchen counter left. So happy with my kitchen counters and backsplash, yet can’t believe how crappy the outlets were. How stunning is adorne’s combination usb + tamper-resistant outlet? It’s a fresh look, plus you can’t beat the modern day convenience of a usb direct plug.
Kitchen counter right. I swear I heard my coffee maker and toaster say “Thank you, Harold.”
Foyer. Check out the indicator lights on the right side of the adorne soft tap dimmer. Micro-movement that lets you turn lights on and off or dim them with a soft tap of your finger. Functional and elegant.
Who knew turning on the lights could be so much fun. I can’t wait to do my living room!
1. Research and patience is key to creating an enjoyable living environment. 2. What might appear to be expensive, could be the best long-term solution for your design, quality and personal statement needs. 3. Repetitious yet bonafide; love is indeed in the details.
DISCOVER: The adorne Collection by Legrand