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One Of Our Characters,

Niki Chiles

Follow Her On Instagram: @meet.the.chiles

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.

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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#farmhouse #interior #design #barnhouse #rustic #industrial #farm #farmlife #barnlight #instapic #familyoriented #home #homedesign #steellighting #steellightingco #picoftheday
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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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#outdoor #diy #steellights #shed #flowershed #exterior #farm #farmlife #picoftheday #instapic #steellighting #industrial #farmhouse #barnhouse
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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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#fall #falldecor #falldecorating #antiques #steellightingco #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #instapic #picoftheday #interiordesign #americanmade #barnlights #barnlighting #decorating
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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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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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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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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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Love this setup by @draughn2asugarberry! Anyone else enjoying the weather before fall sets in? 🙂 ⠀
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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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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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#design #home #USA #mood #lifestyle #work #handmade #instapic #picoftheday #DIYdecor #diyhome #deco #decor #room #cozyhome #renovation #interiordesign #architecture #doityourself #diyproject #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #rustic #countryliving #homedecor #vintage #antique #americanfarmhouse #decorinspo
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