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Ep 13: Shea McGee of Studio McGee: The Sun is Gone, But I Have a Light

August 1, 2016  —  Written by Chris 

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Ep 13: Shea McGee of Studio McGee: The Sun is Gone, But I Have a Light

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Title: Ep 13: Shea McGee of Studio McGee: The Sun is Gone, But I Have a Light
Guests: Shea McGee from Studio McGee
Hot Topic: Energy efficient bulbs
Show Notes: Lighting fixtures are as varied as any other product for your home, but once you’ve found that perfect fixture, how do you make sure it will give off the light you want for your space? Sometimes you want it to feel warm, other times you need to highlight a specific task or piece of artwork. How do you go about planning the lighting for your home, or make updates to maximize what’s already in place?

In this episode we talk all about the mysterious side of lighting. What is the Kelvin scale, how does that relate to lumens and what are my options for achieving warm, energy-efficient light? We also visit with Shea McGee, from Studio McGee, who shares super helpful tips for planning your own lighting, maximizing the limits of your own spaces, what every room needs, and where she gets her inspiration from.

CLJ posts mentioned:
Lights On In The Kitchen!
DIY Shiplapped Built-Ins: Finished & Styled
Laundry Room Lighting & Hardware

Studio McGee Webisodes mentioned:
Web Series

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  1. Sherri says:

    I enjoyed listening to this podcast yesterday on my 5 mi run. Gotta say though…all the talk about ceiling heights…argh! We just purchased a 1950’s lake house that has just over 7 foot ceilings. Kind of heartbreaking. And we’re going to be taking 2 more inches away from that – bonus is then we get to lose the post and beam smack in the middle of the room. But definitely have to do recessed lighting in that scenario!

  2. Tara says:

    I love the podcast! I oddly found the podcast first, and have been enjoying the blog, since! I really enjoy that you have a host, Preston, who is very funny and entertaining. I am wondering if you could touch on mixing patterns, metals, styles etc. Thanks for keeping me entertained at work :)

  3. Britni says:

    NEEDED this lighting information in my life. What’s your go-to brand for bulbs?

  4. Loved this episode! Can you remind me which Kelvin number was your favorite, and how many lumens you shoot for in lightbulbs? I didn’t get a chance to jot it down as I was listening. Thanks a million! Love your stuff.

  5. Ale says:

    Listened to this episode yesterday. Loved all of the good tips and advice!

  6. Kristin says:

    I’m a little late to the Podcast game. I’ve listened to radio shows via podcast and one ghost story show. It wasn’t until I decided I needed more than 80’s pop and Disney to get me through painting our upstairs rental unit that I decided to load your podcast onto my phone. I LOVE THEM! You are both such lovely ‘real life’ personalities and I have truly enjoyed listening through them. Keep up the good work and thanks for the company on long DIY work days.

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