I like to layer my creations whether it’s a fashion ensemble or an interior design scheme, and I look at lighting as jewelry that accessorizes a room. You see, lighting has decorative as well as functional purposes. After assessing the general needs of a space, I focus on addressing secondary lighting for mood and atmosphere, adding specialty pieces. I love surprises, a bit of whimsy, and in some cases, bling. Lighting should be more than just adequate. It should add beauty to a room.
Since most rooms perform a variety of functions, they need a variety of fixtures. Choices may
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Just like putting together a fashionable outfit where jewelry and accessories are selected last, before selecting a room’s “jewelry”, it’s important to determine the space’s function by first considering the results you need to achieve room by room.
General Illumination is always addressed first. It is the foundation from which the layering of your lighting plan is built. The most common example is the ceiling fixture located in the middle of a room, or lighting recessed in the ceiling in a grid or specific pattern. Fixtures can be flush mounted, recessed, monorail (track), or hanging.
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