External and internal decorations

"A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away."

Antione de Sainte-Exupery

Y’all, the studio finally has lighting!! This area hasn’t had lighting since it was a garage almost two years ago. The lighting all came down before the garage-to-studio conversion started, and it hasn’t had lighting (or electricity, for that matter) since. Any time I’ve needed to use tools or lights in here, I’ve had to run extension cords from the breakfast room. Well, not anymore! I installed ten of my new favorite lights — these ultra wafer thin LED downlights. These lights sit flat against the ceiling (you do have to cut a 4.5-inch hole in the drywall) and look like recessed lights. They’re rated for contact with insulation, so you don’t even have to worry about your insulation touching them. Each light has a little setting control on it so that you can choose the color/brightness you want. I used these in the pantry also, and in there I set them on 3500K, but for the studio, I set them on 5000K, which is the brightest/whitest setting. These things are amazing and very easy to install. Now that these are available, I don’t know why anyone would use those other big, clunky recessed lights that require those massive metal […]

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Y’all, the studio finally has lighting!! This area hasn’t had lighting since it was a garage almost two years ago. The lighting all came down before the garage-to-studio conversion started, and it hasn’t had lighting (or electricity, for that matter) since. Any time I’ve needed to use tools or lights in here, I’ve had to run extension cords from the breakfast room. Well, not anymore! I installed ten of my new favorite lights — these ultra wafer thin LED downlights. These lights sit flat against the ceiling (you do have to cut a 4.5-inch hole in the drywall) and look like recessed lights. They’re rated for contact with insulation, so you don’t even have to worry about your insulation touching them. Each light has a little setting control on it so that you can choose the color/brightness you want. I used these in the pantry also, and in there I set them on 3500K, but for the studio, I set them on 5000K, which is the brightest/whitest setting. These things are amazing and very easy to install. Now that these are available, I don’t know why anyone would use those other big, clunky recessed lights that require those massive metal […]

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