A Fancier Approach to Switches and Outlets


I never thought the day would come but I am happy to say that after about 6 months of renovations, and living with my parents, Brandon and I were finally able to move into our new house over the weekend! The last week has been a whirlwind getting ready for the move but we are IN and about 90% unpacked and couldn’t be more excited to start this new chapter in our very first home that we re-designed together. Since we ended up selling almost all of our furniture from our old apartment, we still have a ways to go in terms of furnishing each room but I am hoping to have things more “finished” in a month or so. With that said, I fully intend to do a big ol’ before and after post, but in the meantime, this post shows a peak into the kitchen and one of my unexpected favorite details – our switches and outlets.

This house already holds so much meaning to us. Not only is it our first house, but we have poured our hearts into customizing every last detail, down to the outlets and switches. Details can often be overlooked, but sometimes it’s those little things that can really make a space come together. In designing our home, I wanted to make sure that no detail went unnoticed even something as seemingly small as light switches.

And that’s when I came across the adorne collection by Legrand which transforms your ordinary light switch and outlet into something totally cool, modern and, even better…personalized! I love the sleek appearance of all their products and the wide range of colors and switch types to choose from so you can create something that fits in perfectly with your home and lifestyle.

Since we did bright white walls pretty much throughout the house, I decided it would be best to do white outlets with the bright white outlet covers. Not to mention, in order to meet code we needed to have an outlet like every 3 feet or something crazy so I didn’t want the outlets to overwhelm the room. What’s even crazier is that we have more outlets on that one kitchen wall pictured below than I think we had in our entire San Francisco apartment. When it came to the switches, we decided to add a little contrast and went with the magnesium/gray color.

Adorne has quite a few different types of switches to choose from. You can get pretty darn fancy pretty quickly with these if you are into all that motioned sensored stuff, but we decided it would be best to keep things relatively simple and went with their standard paddle switches and dimmers.

If you are wanting to see the adorne line in person, hop on over to your local Home Depot – they just started selling the product line or go here to find an authorized dealer near you. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with all of our adorne switches and outlets. Who would have thought an electrical switch could bring someone so much joy? Thank you to Legrand for sponsoring this post!

Brett Foken