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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Love this porch by @matthewsdesignbuild! Anyone working on outdoor projects? 🙂⠀
Lights: The Topanga⠀
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This medium-sized ceiling pendant light is comparable to the size of a large mixing bowl and serves up ample character to match. We're always excited to see how people will integrate our lighting with their style, like this wonderful home by @randilynnblog!⠀
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This laundry room by @thesassybarn! She does a wonderful job on all of her decorating and remodeling. Glad our lights found a place in her home 🙂 ⠀
Light: El Segundo⠀
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Not sure you see exactly what you’re after? Whether you call it a barn light, a wall sconce, a statement maker, or a room-changer, we want you to call it yours. Helping you craft spaces that bring your own unique story to life is something we don’t take lightly. Thanks to @thecozyfarmhouse for providing wonderful photos of our lights!⠀
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We're so excited to be featuring @inspiredkitchens! They needed lighting for their remodel and we had a great time getting to know them a bit 🙂 Go check out a little behind the scenes with the recent post on our website! Link in bio. ⠀
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What a kitchen by @industrialcharm!! Love the wooden bowls 🙂 ⠀
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Loving the view here by @katemarkerinteriors! A room like this to have breakfast in every morning sounds so nice 🙂 ⠀
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Always a pleasure to see this laundry room by @sunshine_and_shiplap! ⠀
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"We are in love with these lights. They complete the look of our new modern farmhouse located in Jerome, ID! Thank you for making a quality product. We are positive these Steel Lights will last many years." -@quintincooke⠀
We were so pumped to get a review like this on our Gardena lights! 🙂⠀
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A big fan of this kitchen by @shegaveitago! What do you think?⠀
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THIS kitchen is one of our favorites. Done by Michelle and her husband at @thecozyfarmhouse 🙂 We're thankful to be chosen for the lighting here and always look forward to seeing what she's working on. ⠀
Light: The Venice⠀
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This small-sized modern farmhouse light is full of character and purpose. The Hawthorne is comparable to the size of a barn lighting sconce or hallway light which can be used to illuminate walkways and accent walls or as the perfect addition to your modern farmhouse style! This is the galvanized option with an 11" Gooseneck. ⠀
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Blown away by this living room created by @desertdecor! What do you think? ⠀
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"I’m pretty sure Frannie & Saru are trying to tell us that they’re ready to move out of the breakfast room & into their coop!" -@jagcagdesign⠀

We really enjoy getting tagged in fun photos like these!⠀
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We're so excited to be featuring @farmhousewifey on our website! We had the chance to work with her on her bathroom remodel and it was such a cool project to be a part of. Go check out the link in our bio!⠀
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All you need to make the day better is a goat on furniture! When will you tell 'em that those plants are fake, @farmhousefor8? 😉
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Welcome Home
We have a soft spot for inviting porches like this one by @soulful_haven! What do you think of this color palette? 🙂

Lights: Westchester in matte black.
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