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One Of Our Characters,

Niki Chiles

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Our Characters is our opportunity to feature the most valuable people in our business…you! While we take great pride in the product we make, it is nothing without the spaces that Our Characters are creating.

Tell us a bit about yourself!

Hey there! We are the Chiles family. Chris, Niki, Cameron, Christian, and Lilly. Over the last decade, we have dedicated ourselves to serving others in need. Chris currently works in a ministry called: God’s Pit Crew and goes into areas devastated by natural disasters to help our “neighbors” at no charge to them. The ministry’s goal is to show and share hope at a time people have lost nearly everything!

Chris and I have built or rebuilt most of our homes. This is our third home we have designed and built with the help of friends. Prior to entering ministry, Chris worked full time in custom home construction. As for myself, I am just a Pinterest junkie, always looking for inspiration while running through neighborhoods, checking out cool designs on-line, etc.

Where were you raised?

Both of us were born and raised in Virginia. For the past six years, we lived in Mississippi. We recently built this new home, as we returned to our home state, but a new area for both of us; a county outside of Danville.

Do you prefer the old-fashioned farmhouse layout, or more of a modern layout and why?

Can we say both, lol?! So our favorite thing to do is create a home that appears to be “old” on the outside – so more old-fashioned type, but “new” on the inside. Our home is really a clash, well maybe marriage, between old and new. We enjoy a few modern twists, but mostly stick to the more old-fashioned look and feel.

El Segundo - Farmhouse Kitchen Lights Construction

What’s your biggest driving force for inspiration?

This may be a little bit of a different answer than you would expect, but we like to build homes that produce the least amount of waste possible. When designing a home, we have very little to no empty spaces in between walls. We want to use all the space the home affords so we design it that way. When Chris picks out the dimensions of our home, we are striving to build homes that use the wood to its maximum potential without having to cut and waste a lot of it. Our homes are built on good breaking points to allow for that, not only in our wood, but also in how we stack our rooms together so it uses less distance on how our homes are wired and plumbed.

Black Porch Sconce - The Hawthorne

What made you choose Steel Lighting Co.?

Several reasons why we chose Steel Lighting Co. First, thank Pinterest for showcasing the product so well. Second, the driving force is we wanted American made as much as possible. We wanted to support industries within our country. Lastly, the design is perfect for our home. Not only does it give off this perfect and clean look that we are hoping for, but it reminds me of the days visiting my grandparents on the farm and reminiscing about the lighting I would see on their barns and around their home. Simple and elegant.

🎉WINNER🎉
Excited to announce that the winner of the Melrose giveaway is @kiereamiller!! For everyone who entered, thanks for joining in! 🙂 If you have any questions about our lights, please feel free to reach out!
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Another amazing kitchen! What does your dream kitchen look like?
Light: The Carson
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Love how clean this bathroom design is!
Light: The Hollywood Bowl
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SO excited to announce that we've partnered with @thecozyfarmhouse and @thecuratedfarmhouse to do a giveaway of (2) of our Melrose pendants! These have been a kitchen island favorite since we released them last year and I'm looking forward to seeing how someone uses (2) of these, your choice of color, in your home! Want to enter? ⬇️

1️⃣ Follow @thecozyfarmhouse, @thecuratedfarmhouse and @steellightingco

2️⃣ Like this post and tag someone in the comments. Every comment tag is +1 entry!
The winner will be announced next Friday! (05/20)

Want additional entries?? Share this post to your story and tag us in it 🙌
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Welcome Home
So grateful to have a place in the amazing homes of designers like @ourlakepointfarmhouse! The doggos look happy to be there, too 🙂
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I don't know about you, but I might get excited about washing the dishes if my kitchen had this design!
Light: The Laurel
@stacey.athome
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I could go for another coffee right about now!
Light: The Manhattan
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Blown away by this kitchen from @livingwithnic! How would you like to have this design?
Lights: The Brentwood
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#steellightingco #lighting #lightingdesign #diy #oldfashioned #rugged #americanmade #farmhouse #barnhouse #gooseneck #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving
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Black & white decor is always such a good choice! What do you think?
Light: The Venice
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It's garage remodeling time of year!
Light: The Topanga
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The pre-remodel of @thecozyfarmhouse's kitchen! Do you like the Melrose or Carson more for island lighting?
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Wood tones + white for interior design 🙌
Light: The Hawthorne
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What colors do you think will be added in the future of modern interior design?
Light: The Venice
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Oversized lighting is becoming a new favorite design trend and I'm not complaining!
Light: The Manhattan
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Is anyone else a sucker for an organized kitchen? Lights on or off, you can still find whatever you need.
Light: The Westchester
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Love this room! If you could have a barn door in your house, would you?
Light: El Segundo
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I can feel the warm summer breeze coming through this picture. Do you leave the windows open when it's warm outside?
Lights,
Redondo (left)
Westchester (center)
Topanga (right)
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Garage remodels are making me more thankful that it's springtime! Is anyone else spending more time outdoors?
Lights: The Topanga
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Love the implementation of the Laurel on this outdoor bar! Who else is ready for the outdoors with the weather change??
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We had such a great time collaborating with @jeffersonbethke! They have an incredible home in Hawaii and wanted to use our lights for their new barn build. So glad they did! How do you like their new barn?
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