Monday, July 26, 2021

Say No To Monday Blues With Plants In The Office.


Say No To Monday Blues With Plants In The Office-designaddictmom

You're bound to be in a better mood on a Monday if you're greeted with plants in your office. There are no Monday blues in these office spaces for sure! 

Say No To Monday Blues With Plants In The Office- designaddictmom

Say No To Monday Blues With Plants In The Office-designaddictmom

Say No To Monday Blues With Plants In The Office-designaddictmom

Say No To Monday Blues With Plants In The Office-designaddictmom
You can read more HERE about how plants in office spaces can boost productivity. Here's to a joyful and productive week. xx


Sources: images, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Lighting Updates With EcoSmart Bulbs From The Home Depot

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.


Colorful guest bedroom with EcoSmart lighting bulbs-designaddictmom

EcoSmart bulbs available exclusively at the Home Depot

The amount of light and the quality of light in a space will greatly impact how that space is used or if it is used at all. I recently partnered with Home Depot to update the lighting in our guest bedroom and living room with their EcoSmart bulbs. These EcoSmart bulbs are exclusively available at The Home Depot.

 After being home for over a year due to the Pandemic and working from home, I really took note of the quality of light in our spaces especially since a couple of our spaces were now serving double duty.   Lighting element in decorating is just as important as choosing one’s furniture. Light’s basic function is to be utilitarian. For utilitarian purposes, lighting can be broken down into these 3 categories; general illumination, local lighting, and accent lighting. When thinking of general illumination, this usually is about the total light available in a room. It must be sufficient to ensure safety of movement and should be of a high enough level for simple tasks. Local lighting is usually provided by table lamps and tends to raise the level of overall illumination. Accent lighting tends to focus on a specific need for e.g. spotlighting a favorite piece of art.

Lighting Updates With EcoSmart Bulbs From The Home Depot-designaddictmom

Lighting Updates With EcoSmart Bulbs From The Home Depot-designaddictmom
Before pic of soft white light bulbs

Lighting Updates With EcoSmart Bulbs From The Home Depot
Pic showing the difference between the soft white and daylight bulbs

Daylight EcoSmart Bulbs From Home Depot- designaddictmom
Pic showing the EcoSmart daylight bulbs installed

Lighting Updates With EcoSmart Bulbs From The Home Depot-designaddictmom


Improving lighting is very much linked to the type of light bulb you choose. In our guest bedroom, I noticed that a couple of the existing bulbs had darkened with age which was more than likely reducing the light output so it was time to switch them out, plus since an area in the room was now being used for virtual school, I wanted to try the Daylight bulbs. I went to Home Depot and bought the EcoSmart ST19 Dimmable Clear Glass Filament Vintage Edison LED Light Bulb Daylight as replacements. Each bulb is 40 watts but there are 15 bulbs total in this light fixture so combined, they are nice and bright. I love that they are also dimmable.

Quick tip: An accumulation of dust will also affect lighting efficiency, so bulbs should be wiped down occasionally with a damp cloth, HOWEVER, ONLY after they have been removed from the lamp.

Bedside lighting using EcoSmart bulbs -designaddictmom

In addition to the ceiling light, the bedside table bulbs were also updated. I updated those bulbs with the EcoSmart 60 Watt Replacement A19 Dimmable LED Light Soft White. The Ecosmart LED light bulb is said to  represent a huge cost savings to the consumer, both in terms of the reduced use of electricity coupled with savings on replacement costs versus traditional bulbs.

Layers of lighting in living room-designaddictmom


Lighting Updates With EcoSmart Bulbs From The Home Depot
I updated these bulbs in the living room with the EcoSmart 65 W Replacement-Soft White Dimmable


According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star site, if every American home replaced just one light bulb with a bulb bearing the Energy Star label, we would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year, save roughly $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars.



Lighting Updates With EcoSmart Bulbs From The Home Depot


Choosing EcoSmart Light Bulbs from The Home Depot is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint as they have

*Energy efficient star rating with lower pricing and higher quality
*Lots of design options as in a variety of base options, colors, etc.
*Innovative features like motion sensors and being wet and damp rated

I love the efficiency they bring to the spaces too! xx


*Although this post is sponsored by The Home Depot, all opinions are my own. 





Tuesday, July 6, 2021

We're Featured In Reveal Magazine's Color Issue!

 

We're  Featured In Reveal Magazine's Color Issue!-designaddictmom

You probably already know about this wonderful feature if you follow me on the gram. However, I wanted to note it here too on the blog and since we were away on vacation, and just returned(lots of Jamaican pics coming your way shortly btw), I didn't have a chance to do so until now. Quite a bit has changed around our home since we shot the rooms for this feature but that is no surprise if you know me well. A big thank you to Lea-amazing photographer and Cesia who assisted on the 2nd shoot day. Shout out to the Reveal Team, Jody for such a wonderful article and Hannah and Rebecca for including me in the mag. I have always been a fan of Drew and Jonathan, so this is such a delight! The magazine is available on newstands now, so you can still grab a copy. 

We're  Featured In Reveal Magazine's Color Issue!-designaddictmom #nursery

We're  Featured In Reveal Magazine's Color Issue!-#backyard

We're  Featured In Reveal Magazine's Color Issue!-designaddictmom

We're  Featured In Reveal Magazine's Color Issue!-designaddictmom #porch

Gallery Wall on Pink Wall-designaddictmom


Thanks for all the lovely messages and feedback about this feature! xx


images: Lea Hartman