One Of Our Characters,

Randi

Follow Her On Instagram: @randilynnblog

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.

Introduction

Hi, I’m Randi! I’m a Midwesterner, living amidst the cornfields. I was raised in a small farm town in Illinois. Perhaps that’s where my love of farmhouse decor stems from. I have always had a passion for creating and writing. So, I decided to combine my interests with my Instagram account @randilynnblog and blog randilynnblog.com. I hope to share my love of decorating and do-it-yourself projects, while letting others in on the life I lead with my husband and our sweet babies, in our first home.

What got you into interior design?

I can’t pinpoint where my love of interior design came from, I’ve just always had a love for it. I would say my upbringing probably had something to do with it. Our family of five lived in one house my entire childhood, and my parents taught us how to care for and maintain it. Throughout the week HGTV played on the television, and on the weekends we were at the home improvement store. One of my favorite shows was “Fixer Upper.” Joanna Gaines has been a huge source of inspiration to me. The Gaines family reminds me of my own and I love that they too have raised their children in the same humble little home. The saying is true that, “Love grows best in little houses.” Last fall I had the opportunity to visit the Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas and see how they transformed them. It was the neatest experience. Then I discovered the home decor
community on Instagram, which has blessed me in so many ways, and also fueled my passion for DIY. All of these things have helped me develop my eye over time. Some people look at a space and see what it is, I see what it can be.

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

I love farmhouse style, and the mix of old and new! In recent years, my focus has shifted from using home decor to change the look of a space, to doing DIY projects to change the look of a space. This is a much needed creative outlet for me. Luckily, my husband trusts my vision and gives me freedom to express my creativity how I choose. His only requests are that spaces are functional and budget-friendly. I have updated just about every room in our house now to make it more my style. My dad is retired and he’s extremely handy and hardworking, so he’s the one I take all my ideas to. He comes for a visit every so often and we bring one of my ideas to life. Two of our most recent projects included installing new hardwood floors from Lumber Liquidators in all the main living areas of my house, and building a fireplace with an electric insert from Modern Blaze in my living room. My living room has now become my favorite space in my house. And it’s times like these, when we’re “sheltering in place,” that I’m glad we’ve made our house into a place we love and are comfortable.

What’s your favorite part of working on a new project?

When working on a project, I want to be involved in every step of the process. One thing I like about projects is learning new skills as I go along. Even when I was pregnant and suffering from acute morning sickness last year, I was that way. But I don’t like things to be torn up for too long, even though my projects seem to be getting more and more involved. So, I would have to say my favorite part of a project is when it’s completed and I get to put the space back together, style it up with decor, and then sit back and admire it.

What made you choose Steel Lighting Co.?

I chose Steel Lighting Co after an extensive Google search because the lights had the exact farmhouse feel that I was looking for. I have used Steel Lighting Co lights for three of my projects now, and have a total of eight of their lights on the exterior and interior of my home. My favorite lights are ‘The Topanga’ with the gooseneck and ‘The El Segundo’ with the cord.

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There is something truly captivating about the magical hour - when the sky is adorned with perfect hues and your lights come to life. Thank you Linda for this inspiring photo
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Light: The Gardena
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A well-placed light above the kitchen sink can completely transform the ambiance of the entire kitchen. It not only enhances visibility but also adds a touch of elegance and warmth. making it a focal point in the kitchen. What are your thoughts on lighting above the sink?
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Having the right bathroom lighting fixture can make a world of difference in creating the perfect ambiance for your personal oasis. Whether you prefer a bright and energizing space or a soft and relaxing atmosphere, the right lighting fixture can help you achieve your desired mood. Thank you Travis for your submission!
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Lights: The Lawndale
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We're excited to host our first-ever video competition for a chance to win a $300 refund!
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Upload the footage of you reviewing one, or several, of our lights in an interview-style video with shots of our lights to enter to win a $300 refund on your order from Steel Lighting Co.
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Visit the link in our bio to enter!
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Winner will be announced March 1st, 2024
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The combination of the steel lights and the wooden porch is truly stunning. We are grateful to Jeff & Carrie for sharing their picture with us.
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Lights: The Gardena
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We are delighted when our customers choose to share their experiences with us and other viewers. We appreciate @nononsenseknowhow for sharing this video showcasing the lights they purchased from us and where they installed them.
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Lights: The Westchester
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Thankful that our barn lights perfectly complement the design of our customer's barn. We hope everyone is having a great week!
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Lights: The Redondo
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Gratitude glows as brightly as our steel lights! 🌟✨ With 2023 behind us, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each member of our extended Steel Lighting Co family. Your support has illuminated our path, making this year truly extraordinary. A special thanks to our amazing customers who participated in the photo contest we held. Thank You!

May 2024 be just as bright
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Huge fan of this garage design complemented by old-fashioned stone and our largest wall light, the Redondo! How would you like this garage design?
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Light: The Redondo
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It’s a pretty big deal to us to be chosen as a part of your home! Huge fan of the color palette and design of this garage 🙂
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Lights: The Topanga
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Love this kitchen decor! When you’re crafting a space full of quality and character, this small light can directly illuminate what’s important to your story, or quietly pull all of the smaller details together in style.
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Light: The Venice
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This barn looks so cozy amidst the snow! Hope you're enjoying this December 🙂
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Light: The Gardena
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It's that time of year! Thankful for all of the amazing holiday designs and decor filling up the Instagram feed recently 🙂
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Lights: The Venice
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Have a fantastic Thanksgiving! 🙂
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The winner will be selected on November 15th! Good luck 🙂
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What an incredible view at sunset! SO grateful to be included in the lives of so many amazing customers like this one.
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