Getting it right with light requires a balance between harmony and function. By harmony, we mean that the lighting works in harmony with the home’s architectural elements and furnishings, as well as with the client’s use of the space and the client’s budget.
The other side of the balance is function. Beginning with the selection of the appropriate bulbs, we examine the intended uses of the lighting, and of the space, to specify fixtures that meet the needs of the people using the space.
Below, are some selections I specified for a recent renovation project. The objective here was to bring together fixtures that would work well in their environment and with each other, while maintaining an element of surprise (our client didn’t want the fixtures to match one another). A major consideration was to select lighting that would function well from sometimes less than optimal junction box placement.
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