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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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Glad to have been featured in this AWESOME coffee bar that our friend, Michelle @thecozyfarmhouse created! Who else considers coffee a daily must?? ☕️⠀
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SO impressed by this kitchen design by @drivewaytodreams_crystal! Who else is decorating for Fall? ⠀
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It’s a pretty big deal to us to be chosen as a part of your story! Thankful for our amazing customers that use their design styles to create unique settings like this one 🙂 ⠀
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The Manhattan is our largest industrial pendant light that has a big presence that can make an even bigger statement when added to your story! As this light is generally used in a barn-style application, it's always fun to see how people get creative with where they choose to install these pendants 🙂 ⠀
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Thankful to have been chosen for this project by @jagcagdesign! Anyone else working on outdoor DIY projects before the weather changes?⠀
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Fall is right around the corner! Not going to lie, I'm excited about the decor, pumpkin pie and the leaves to change! Are you decorating for fall yet?⠀
Photo by: @farmhousefor8⠀
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SO impressed by this guest house design by @girlandgrey! How would you like to stay here?⠀
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We had the pleasure of getting to know a bit about @vinehillvintage! Kim does such a good job at styling products and she chose us for part of the process, so we wanted to ask her a few questions and posted it on our blog! Go check it out. Link in bio 🙂 ⠀
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Fall is right around the corner! Would love to relax on this porch by @stacey.athome 🙂 Are you still enjoying summer? ⠀
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Thrilled to be chosen for the exterior lighting in a place such as this! What an incredible venue by @edlynnfarm 😁 How would you like to go to a wedding here?⠀
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Love this setup by @draughn2asugarberry! Anyone else enjoying the weather before fall sets in? 🙂 ⠀
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SO thankful to have a place in this incredible kitchen by @thecozyfarmhouse! Michelle does such a good job with the color scheme and highlighting all of her decor 🙂 ⠀
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So impressed by this design by @industrialcharm! How would you like to have this layout?⠀
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We're so excited to be featuring @ourlakepointfarmhouse on the blog this week (and their two happy dogs 🙂)! Nicole has a wonderful design sense and it was so much fun getting to see a bit behind the scenes of her and her fiance's story. Go check it out! Link in bio. ...

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We were thrilled to be tagged in this photo! Very impressed by the red color accent and farmhouse feel 🙂 What do you think?⠀
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Loving the design of this home by @edbdesigns! Wouldn't mind relaxing here 🙂 What do you think? ⠀
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Welcome Home.⠀
Big fan of this porch by @thenunleys!⠀
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We're SO excited to announce a new product we'll have available on our website tomorrow! We've been hard at work to offer another option for our lights that adds a more rustic and old-fashioned appearance that goes so well with the modern-day farmhouse aesthetic 🙂 Stay tuned.⠀
Photo by @farmhousefor8⠀
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