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One Of Our Friends With a Story,

Elizabeth Bear

Follow Her On Instagram: @elizabethbeardesigns

While we take great pride in the product we make, it is nothing without the wonderful stories that our customers and friends are creating and telling!

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

Hi! I am Elizabeth Bear.

My passions: there is so much I love. From a young age I was into anything that allowed me to be creative. I love home design, cooking, gardening, skiing, zip lining…love a thrill (adrenaline rush) as long as it is safe. One anniversary my husband surprised me/us with a hot air balloon ride! It was amazing. My husband and I love a good adventure and traveling, but are also very happy being home.

When I graduated from college I went into the corporate world. My former husband passed away at a young age. I left the corporate world. Started my own retail business selling the items I made at juried shows throughout Massachusetts and on Cape Cod in the summer. Several years later I married my college sweetheart and moved to Colorado. This was ten years ago.

The home we purchased had great bones, but was traditional and dated so we immediately began renovating it: taking down all the wallpaper, removing a wall to open up the entire sightline on the first floor, gutted the kitchen and made the home modern with an open floor plan. Last year we even did our first two bathroom DIYs (gutting the bathroom completely) and hope to do the master bathroom this fall. From the early renovations my interior design business in Colorado was born (www.elizabethbeardesigns.com) and a couple years ago I started my Instagram account which also allows me to work with select brands.

Ten years later we are still working on home projects. Our most recent one was having the outside of the house painted white and installing our gorgeous Steel Lighting Topanga white sconces.

What’s your favorite part of interior design?

My favorite part of Interior Design is that you can do anything. It’s a blank canvas. I am not a trend follower unless I love the trend and know that I will love it when the trend is no longer a trend. When I have an idea and I’m told there is no way that will work that just fuels me to figure out how to make it happen.

Which room of your house is your favorite, and why?

This is tough, but I suppose our family room. There are lots of big windows so lots of natural light, we have an open floor plan so from the family room you can see all the other rooms, we have a super cozy couch and wood-burning fireplace (for wintertime) and the TV is there so we love relaxing in this space and spending time together.

What’s the most important part of choosing lighting for you?

I suppose first aesthetics and then function, but both are important. I love finding things that are unique that everyone hasn’t yet discovered.

What made you choose Steel Lighting Co.?

was looking for something white, unique, original, modern, simple lines, well made, something that made a statement, something with all of this and well priced. When I googled and found your Topanga straight arm sconce I got that adrenaline rush and knew I had found my sconce.

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Be The Light 💡⠀
Photo by @stacey.athome⠀
Lights: The Venice
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Does your caffeine intake go up or down during the holidays? Definitely up for me 😁 Oh and this coffee bar design is by the wonderful, @thecozyfarmhouse!⠀
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What a welcoming design by @thecozyfarmhouse! So exciting to see how people will use our lights and we're continually blown away by the designs that Michelle implements in her home 🙂 Anyone else working on their porch decorations??
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Right around the corner 🎄 Are you decorating yet??
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It's about that time of year 🦃 ⠀
📸 @livingskyfarm⠀
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Sometimes it's all vanity... especially when it's designed this well 😍 How do you like this half-bath by @jesstuckeredits? ⠀
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One of our favorite locations that our lights have been installed at! How would you like to have this setup by @farmhousefor8?⠀
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When in doubt, get it galvanized. ⠀
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Love this farmhouse kitchen by @brandonlacey.wilkie! Our Inglewood lights are used to illuminate kitchen islands and peninsulas or as the perfect addition to your modern farmhouse style.⠀
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LOVE this porch! @thecozyfarmhouse does such an incredible job on interior and exterior decoration 🙂 Thankful that our lights have a place in her story.⠀
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Spooky season 🎃 @thehawkins.onthehill go ALL OUT on their porch decorating, regardless of the season and I'm impressed by their Fall decor! What do you think?⠀
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Season changes are always so sentimental! Excited for the holidays around the corner and the quality family time that they bring. What are you excited for?⠀
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The Hawthorne, our 8″ dome, is comparable to the size of a barn lighting sconce or hallway light which can be used to illuminate walkways, bathrooms, accent walls or as the perfect addition to your modern farmhouse style! ⠀
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"These days are soon leaving us, but we’re enjoying them to the fullest right now nonetheless. Keeping the outdoor fires going strong. We are waiting until at least November to light our indoor fires." -@peasleehomestead⠀
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Love hearing the stories of our customers! This spot looked too nice and welcoming not to share 😉 ⠀
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Fall is such a great season! Time to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, decor, the weather changing, the leaves turning all sorts of colors and the sentimental side of all of the holidays on the horizon 🙂 Hope you're all enjoying it!⠀
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Had the privilege of being chosen by Jamey from @jagcagdesign for the lighting on her chicken coop and flower shed and it looks SO GOOD! Check out her spotlight in our blog this week. Link in bio!⠀
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This is one of our favorite laundry rooms, and we're thrilled to have a place in the design that @stacey.athome has put together! Are you working on updating any rooms in your house? We'd love to hear about it!⠀
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