Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • We’re making it official. Our new Registry program is here and we’re excited to introduce you to a special member of Team Schoolhouse. Meet Dayna Salomon, our Registry Specialist and all-around customer care extraordinaire. Not only is she an expert on our heirloom-worthy collection of home décor, Dayna just so happens to be newlywed herself. In fact, both her and her husband Andy work here at Sch...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • Julia Child famously quipped that people who love to eat are always the best people. We’re willing to take that one step further and say people who love to cook are even better. Happy hour meet-ups and restaurant dinners are lovely but feeding friends and loved ones a home-cooked meal creates a ripple effect of happiness worth its weight in flake salt. This year, we’re committed to making a tradit...

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  • A place to gather, engage, and create – that was the vision behind Chrome Yellow Trading Co., a dry goods + coffee shop in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward inspired by the Aldous Huxley novel of a similar name. The intention of this space is just that: to be intentional. Every detail, from the Schoolhouse lighting to the daily playlist and simplified menu, was thoughtfully chosen to create an atmospher...

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  • Embodying the raw beauty of early 19th century industrial lighting, the Schoolhouse Ion is a timeless nod to Thomas Edison’s greatest invention. Inspired by the original design Edison used to test the first light bulb, our Ion collection personifies signature Schoolhouse style, long reigning as our most classic and versatile tabletop lamp. Carefully constructed with mix of materials, each one is ...

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  • Thoughtful and focused, San Francisco-based interior designer Gina Rachelle makes her own luck and turned her passion for interiors into a successful namesake design studio tackling commercial and residential builds of all scopes. Since starting Gina Rachelle Design in 2012 inside the modest confines of her 650 square foot apartment, Rachelle has continued to soar higher every year, winning client...

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  • Did you know there is a word to describe the specific feeling of warmth from the sun in winter? That magical moment is known as apricity; a beautiful word for a wonderful feeling. While no longer commonly used in modern English, we felt the need to bring it back as it perfectly sums up our own feelings for this fresh winter house tour. Shot at the home of one of our employees, there’s an undeniabl...

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  • A stalwart of our collection for years now, the oxford Diamond Ticking Quilt has more than earned the title of Schoolhouse Icon. Inspired by classic utility fabric – similar to mattress ticking or an engineer’s uniform – its industrial appearance was designed to easily layer with a variety of bedding styles. Made in Portugal, the quilt's vibrant color and heirloom appearance comes from rich yarn-...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • Mind your time and stay inspired with these design-forward, functional pieces of wall art. Our calendar collection runs the gamut from extra oversized to perfectly desk-sized and always puts quality first. As a thoughtful marker of time, calendars are an important tool and in our digital age there's just something about finding the perfect one to hang in a special spot in your home or office space...

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  • Last year was an exciting time for Schoolhouse trade and in celebration of all the fun projects we worked on, we thought we'd look back on a few of our most popular trade space features of 2017. We take special pride in being a top resource for trade professionals working in every facet of the industry and love any opportunities to partner in creating beautiful spaces for projects big and small....

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  • Those in search of some old-fashioned R&R need look no farther than Dechutes National Forest in Southern Oregon. Nestled in the mountains and out of cell range, you'll find the newly-renovated Suttle Lodge - a year-round resort and rustic getaway that serves up Stumptown coffee, fancy cocktails and delectable food in a stylish, vintage camp setting. The 15 arce property, complete with lakeside and...

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  • After a big year and a lot to be thankful for, we decided to surprise our hardworking team with the gift of time – to slow down and spend as they please. So from the day after Christmas until the new year, we are pausing to give each of our 150 employees an unexpected paid break to play, relax, and simply savor the season. Time off for adventures, to be with loved ones, or spent simply at home is...

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  • Whether you drive in headfirst, do a slow and steady buildup, or avoid it completely, holiday decorating is a deeply personal undertaking. Rooted in family traditions (both the adherence to + breaking of), the way we celebrate this season is as unique and telling as any rorschach test. All year long it warms our hearts to see Schoolhouse inside your homes. Call us sentimental (because we most cer...

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  • Our festive giveaway-filled week has come to its inevitable close and it’s ending on a high note with a stash of Schoolhouse holiday favorites to deck the halls and trim your tree. To help you celebrate the season, we’re giving away our Buffalo Check Tree Skirt made from sturdy wool and sewn in-house, two of our favorite stockings (also hand-sewn by Schoolhouse), our classic ‘Choose Joy’ Banner, o...

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  • It’s the time of year and that day of the week where a quality post-work beverage sounds just right. It’s already day 4 of our 5 Days of Giveaways and we’re heeding the call of cocktail hour. To serve up something that hits just the right spot, we teamed up with head bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland’s stylish watering holes Clyde Common & Pepe Le Moko next to the Ace Hotel. A champion of...

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  • We're reached the halfway point of our week of giveaways and the coziness continues with a relaxing giveaway in partnership with Smith Teamaker, Portland's legendary tea savants. As true devotees and connoisseurs of every facet of tea growing, making and consumption, they've elevated the simple act of drinking tea into an art form. Recently they released a speciality blend that captures the spiri...

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  • For our 2nd day of giveaways, we partnered up with the lovely Michelle Lopez from Hummingbird High for a sweet and special two-for-one treat! Having recently moved back to Portland and in the midst of a big home renovation, Michelle found the time to whip up the perfect (and easy-to-make) holiday cookie recipe using our new Winter Baking Set. Simple and scrumptious, her snickerdoodle roll-out suga...

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  • Whether you're feeling refreshed from the long holiday weekend or completely exhausted from an abundance of food, family and festivities, we have something up our sleeve to start your week off bright. In lieu of holiday sale madness, we're doing five days of giveaways instead! Each day this week, we'll announce a new giveaway on our instagram and throughout the week we'll also be partnering with ...

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  • There’s a lot to love about America’s music city: famous hot chicken, endless live shows, and whiskey for miles. Not that we needed it but now we’ve got one more reason to pack our bags and head down south to Nashville, Tennessee: The Wendell Home. Located in East Nashville, this beautiful Airbnb is packed with Schoolhouse goodies and has been thoughtfully renovated from top to bottom. Designed by...

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  • It's official: Staying in is the new going out. Even though we're not often ones to follow trends, this do-less concept is one we can put our full weight behind. Especially this time of year when the allure of a warm blanket, soft pillow and cozy couch comfortably beats venturing out in to the chilly air, socialization benefits be darned. The key to accomplishing the stay-in well is to make sure y...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • Ever since we crafted our first light from a restored cast iron glass shade mold fifteen years ago, Schoolhouse has been a proud champion and defender of American manufacturing. What started as a tiny team of less than ten has grown over the years to a dedicated group of workers well over one hundred strong of within our Portland walls. The majority of our team members at Schoolhouse inhabit a wid...

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Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • It's the season for celebrations and the best advice we have to share for enjoying this time of year to the fullest just so happens to be part of our every day ethos at Schoolhouse: Want better, not more. Or even more plainly put: Do less, better. Over the years, we found the key to hosting joy-filled parties is to simplify. We've always been about slow living and being thoughtful with our time an...

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  • Ceramist and Brisbane-based artist Nicolette Johnson takes a modernist approach to an ancient craft. While her background was originally rooted in photography and social documentary, she began studying ceramics and felt an instant connection to the handcrafted tradition of functional sculptural art. An exciting addition to Schoolhouse Art Studio series, Nicolette makes every piece by hand inside h...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • Unafraid to play and with a penchant for marrying classical influences with exotic patterning, California-based designer Schuyler Samperton creates unapologetically rich environments that engage the senses at every turn. Her bold layered interiors have caught the eye of many and earned her features inside the pages of Vogue, Architectural Digest and Elle Décor, among others. This year, Samperton r...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • With a more efficient, higher quality glow and less harmful environmental impact, modern LED lighting technology has the ability to improve lives and provide benefits that will last for decades. Imagine never changing a light bulb again - or even having to put one in to start with. Our innovative new collection of Integrated LED Light Fixtures have made that a reality. Thoughtfully designed with b...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • Formed by three friends with the mission to celebrate and draw attention to Mexico's artisan craft and culture, Collectivo sources beautiful handmade goods directly from Mexico's metropolitan hubs to remote indigenous villages. Together, Vail Fletcher, a professor of gender and environmental studies, interior designer Jessica Helgerson, and Cristina Niculescu, a travel-loving Spanish professor, ar...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • "I dwell in possibility." Those famous words written by American poet Emily Dickinson feel especially apt while wandering inside our Portland flagship store on a blustry fall afternoon. With each new season our showroom gets a fresh look and feel and this one is no different. Inspired by nature's steady reinventions, our latest collection is rooted in bringing the feel of the outside in. With cozy...

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • One of the most satisfying sips you can take when made correctly, the complex flavor and aroma of coffee has been warming souls for centuries. As coffee culture in America continues its evolution, there has been a renewed focus on making good coffee more accessible thanks to an ever-growing number of local roasters sourcing beans directly from farmers and extra transparency from importers in the i...

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Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
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  • A familiar face inside these walls for years, artist and all-around creative powerhouse Jorie Garcia has been an integral part in shaping and growing Schoolhouse into the brand it is today. With us since nearly the beginning, these days she puts her razor sharp design eye and artistic soul to use as our Creative Brand Manager; conceptualizing collections and directing our catalog shoots. In additi...

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