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Spotlight: Solid Brass Hardware

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Spotlight: Solid Brass Hardware

The power of hardware to transform a space is pretty incredible. Whether you're reforming a vintage piece, upgrading basic cabinetry or starting an entire remodel from scratch, the hardware you choose can elevate everything to a whole new level. In case it wasn't obvious, we take our hardware very seriously at Schoolhouse. We feel an instant kinship with people who realize the importance of quality hardware in their spaces because, well, we might be borderline obsessed with making sure we have the best, highest-quality, most stunning collections available on the market.  This season, we've introduced new hardware designs across the board, including...

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Portland Made: Schoolhouse Ceramic Collection

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Portland Made: Schoolhouse Ceramic Collection

Since the early twentieth century, ceramic light fixtures have been a mainstay of traditional home lighting design. Utilitarian and unassuming, they were commonly used to provide illumination in basements, pantries and bathrooms – those lesser-seen places of the house where function reigns over form. In older homes from the 1920’s through the 50’s, you’re almost guaranteed to find basic pottery canopies used throughout. To reference, below is a page from a 1920’s lighting catalog featuring a selection of classic vitrified pottery fixtures. A 1920's Lighting Catalog via old house lights As you may know, Schoolhouse Electric was founded on the re-discovery...

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Schoolhouse Fall 2016: Making Home

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Schoolhouse Fall 2016: Making Home

An icon of modernism and design, it was Swiss architect and writer Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (better known as Le Corbusier) who summed up our feelings on home so precisely when he wrote "the home should be a treasure chest of living." Oh, how right he was. In this past year we have spent a great deal of time meditating on what home means to us and the art of living overall. Those thoughts have led us to our theme for Fall: Making Home.  For us, now and forever, it has always been about creating unique spaces. A happy home is one that holds an accumulation of...

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Making Home: Meet Summer + Patrick

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Making Home: Meet Summer + Patrick

When we scout locations to shoot for our catalogs, we like to keep things in the family and often feature employees, friends and neighbors.Our team is small but scrappy and we've always taken pride in our ability to take real spaces and give them that Schoolhouse touch. For our Fall catalog, as per usual, we didn't have to look far. Say hello to Summer and Patrick, residents-of and makers-behind the beloved Portland venue Union Pine. We photographed them and their adorable dog Arly in their loft home - right above the event business they built from the ground-up - and mere blocks away from our original Schoolhouse...

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Eva Marie Magill-Oliver

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Eva Marie Magill-Oliver

Schoolhouse Art Studio was conceived from a desire to celebrate creative expression and the important role that art plays in the making of the home. In this new series, we handpicked five independent artists to create one-of-a-kind works of art that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Below, Eva shares with us her process, inspiration and the role art plays in her own home. How would you describe your work and yourself as an artist? "My work is often filled with contrast, but always inspired by natural elements. I use a lot of layering to build up interest and interaction...

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Emily Rickard

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Emily Rickard

Schoolhouse Art Studio was conceived from a desire to celebrate creative expression and the important role that art plays in the making of the home. In this new series, we handpicked five independent artists to create one-of-a-kind works of art that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Below, Emily shares with us her process, inspiration and the role art plays in her own home. How would you describe your work and yourself as an artist? "My work is energetic & colorful! As somewhat of a shy person, art is my way of communicating joy and optimism to the world in...

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Benjamin Cowan

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Benjamin Cowan

Schoolhouse Art Studio was conceived from a desire to celebrate creative expression and the important role that art plays in the making of the home. In this new series, we handpicked five independent artists to create one-of-a-kind works of art that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Below, Ben shares with us his process, inspiration and the role art plays in his own home. How would you describe your work and yourself as an artist?  "I live for the moments I spend in the studio. I enjoy the craft of painting, observing the nature throughout seasons, and growing in a...

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Adele Yonchak

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Adele Yonchak

Schoolhouse Art Studio was conceived from a desire to celebrate creative expression and the important role that art plays in the making of the home. In this new series, we handpicked five independent artists to create one-of-a-kind works of art that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Below, Adele shares with us her process, inspiration and the role art plays in her own home. How would you describe your work and yourself as an artist? "I would describe my work as simple yet ambiguous. Landscape scenes are suggested instead of being overly realistic. I use active palette knife strokes to...

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Lulie Wallace

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Schoolhouse Art Studio: Lulie Wallace

Schoolhouse Art Studio was conceived from a desire to celebrate creative expression and the important role that art plays in the making of the home. In this new series, we handpicked five independent artists to create one-of-a-kind works of art that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Below, Lulie shares with us her process, inspiration and the role art plays in her own home. How would you describe your work and yourself as an artist? "I am wildly in love with color both inside the studio and out!  I am constantly taken back by color in nature and am always...

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