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Beautiful Lighting Tips 101 - A Crash Course in Lighting Design
Many people cannot immediately identify why they may like or dislike a particular room or interior. Proper lighting and illumination is the single most critical factor in designing a pleasing interior environment. A successful lighting design is pleasing to the eye, focuses attention on key room features and eliminates shadows and "hot spots". There are several lighting applications that can be used to meet specific lighting needs or to achieve a desired special effect.
GENERAL or AMBIENT LIGHTING refers to an even overall level of light provided to make a room or space comfortable and safe for its intended use. Recessed lighting is very popular as a general lighting source. Recessed lighting may be in the form of 3" to 8" diameter "can" type fixtures consisting of a "trim" and a "housing." Recessed "trims" are the visible portion of the recessed light fixture and are available in hundreds of styles and colors to control the spread of light, reflect the light and/or match a particular decor or theme. The "housing" is the actual enclosure that is installed into the attic and connected to the power system. Different housings are available for new construction and remodel construction where attic access is difficult. Where recessed lighting may be in contact with building insulation, an "IC" rated housing is required to prevent a potential fire hazard. In may office environments, general lighting is provided in the form of luminous fluorescent ceiling panels.
TASK LIGHTING typically refers to the higher level of light provided on work areas such as kitchen islands, countertops and desks. Additional light is directed to these areas using recessed, track or pendant fixtures. Concealed under-cabinet lighting is also frequently used by lighting designers to provide task illumination without seeing the source (fixture). Fixtures with either low or line-voltage halogen or xenon bulbs provide a whiter, warmer light than fluorescent under-cabinet lighting. 5 watt xenon or halogen lamps spaced 6 inches apart are suitable for most task lighting purposes where the fixture is within 24" of the work surface. Whether recessed, track or under-cabinet style, low voltage halogen or xenon lighting fixtures are smaller than line voltage lighting but require a transformer to change the voltage from 120 volt to 12 volt. The transformer is included inside many low voltage fixtures but is also sometimes separate depending on the particular fixture and style.
ACCENT LIGHTING. To be effective, accent lighting should be approximately four times the level of ambient (background) light in an area. Focusing light on an "accented object" or "area" draws attention to a picture, vase or other focal point. Here again. Halogen lighting type fixtures provide a whiter, brighter appearance than standard incandescent or fluorescent type fixtures. The selected fixture should be directional, either a swivel or gimbal type fixture to aim the light exactly where it is needed. Adjustable surface mount fixtures, track fixtures and even recessed style fixtures are available with "aimability" in mind. For a dramatic museum-type effect, some fixtures can include a focusing lens for pinpoint accuracy. The "Lighting Illumination" PDF attached to this file is a good guide for estimating the illumination or brightness of various bulb types and wattages.
WALL WASHING is a type of Accent Lighting that creates an area of uniform illumination that may desirable for a series of photos or artwork. Wall Washing reduces the texture of the wall surface. Often the reflected light can create ambient light in the remainder of the room that is pleasing and restful. WALL GRAZING is opposite from Wall Washing in that it creates a dramatic highlight and shadow effect on surfaces such as draperies, stone or brick. Ceiling light fixtures for Wall Grazing are placed closer to the wall than Wall Washing in order to highlight the three-dimensional effect.
DISPLAY LIGHTING consists of small low voltage lighting fixtures to illuminate cabinets displaying keepsakes, ornaments, dinnerware etc. Many under-cabinet fixtures (as described above) are suitable for display lighting. Small space xenon fixtures used on a "Mini" or "Linear" track have unparalleled design flexibility. Tiny fixtures may be spaced anywhere along the track making it possible to create an even distribution or highlight task areas. Lamp choices from 3W to 20W allow illumination levels from a subtle glow to a brilliantly lit area. A "Light Baffle" often serves as a holder for the track and as a visual shield, concealing the halogen or xenon bulbs. An innovative use of the baffle is as a rigid support, such as spanning the edge.
COVE LIGHTING gives a room a more open appearance by illuminating the perimeter of the room where the walls meet the ceiling. A large crown mold or soffit is built around the perimeter of the room providing a concealed space for a continuous halogen or xenon track lighting. Cove lighting looks best with a smooth, even wash of light. Fixtures should be placed at least 4" from the wall with 6" to 9" being ideal to minimize scalloping. The ceiling height above the lamps should be not more than twice the distance from the wall. The lamp spacing and wattage will depend on distance and brightness level desired. For a medium light level, a good starting point is with 5-watt lamps spaced 6" on center, with a track spaced 6" from the wall and 10" from the ceiling. From this reference point you can design the light level up or down as desired. A room with a dark ceiling, or a brightly lit room may need a higher light level.
Lighting that is thoughtfully considered can make a world of difference and will be an improvement that lasts for many years. Many home improvement stores include sample displays of the various lighting systems and fixtures mentioned above. As with most appliances and electronics, there is a wide variety in the quality of lighting fixtures available. Be sure your purchase is from reputable well known company with fixtures that are either UL or ETC listed. There are numerous online retailers that offer name brand fixtures delivered to your door at very competitive prices.
Brian Starr is the owner of IPN Lighting.com ( http://www.ipnlighting.com ). His company is an authorized retailer of WAC Lighting products, including transformers, dimmers, low voltage pendant glass, linear systems, surface mounts, and lights.
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6 Apartment Interior Design Tips for Students The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
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Meghan Markle Is Getting Interior Design Advice From Victoria Beckham Observer
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting interior design tips for their new home, Frogmore Cottage, from Victoria Beckham.
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Duckworth, Lois Mae Madison.com
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Peek inside an NYC designer's home to see how he upcycled an everyday object into a stunning pendant light.
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The worst interior design fails from creepy toilet statues to floral wallpapered bathrooms - The Sun
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Designer Patrick McGrath Brings New Life to Patricia Herrera Lansing's New York City Home - Architectural Digest
Designer Patrick McGrath Brings New Life to Patricia Herrera Lansing's New York City Home Architectural Digest
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Kim Kardashian Clears Up Some Fan Questions About Her Weird Sink and Confusing Light Switches - Entertainment Tonight
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Royal baby 2019: What will Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's baby nursery look like? HELLO! Canada
The Duchess of Sussex is quite the interior decorator, but what will her and Prince Harry's royal baby nursery look like?
How to decorate your bedroom: 7 bedroom makeover ideas on a budget Business Insider
If you are looking to upgrade your bedroom without spending a ton of cash, here are some great methods you can use to complete this makeover.
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New hospital has a 'heart' | News News Dispatch
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Interior Design Trends Going Away And Here To Stay In 2019 Forbes
Interior designers share their style predictions for 2019.
Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019:share a picture of your bathroom makeover for a chance to win £1,000 worth of prizes - The Independent
Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019:share a picture of your bathroom makeover for a chance to win £1,000 worth of prizes The Independent
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Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019: how your home makeover project could win you £1,000 worth of prizes - The Independent
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Why Is Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Home So Empty? The Cheat Sheet
When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West invited Vogue into their mansion for a round of 73 questions for Kim, their abode was on full display.
The worst interior design trends everyone was obsessed with the decade you were born, according to experts - INSIDER
The worst interior design trends everyone was obsessed with the decade you were born, according to experts INSIDER
From the muted, monochromatic rooms of the 1930s to the explosion of florals in the 1980s, interior designers have seen a lot of trends come and go.
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Interior Design Trends for Fall 2018 Forbes
From curved sofas to black accents in the kitchen to a rising global nomadic style, we take a look at the biggest trends in the interior design world for fall 2018.
Instagram is reshaping the $10B business of interior design Fast Company
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Make design child’s play NEWS.com.au
Decorating your young child's bedroom can be so much fun.
Everything You Need to Know About Outdoor Fabric HouseBeautiful.com
It's fade-resistant, durable, and incredibly gorgeous. Today's outdoor fabrics are so good people are using them inside, too. Here's what to know.
15 Best Interior Design Apps in 2018 - Apps For Interior Design HouseBeautiful.com
These interior design apps will easily replace Instagram as your new, most-used app. They make updating your home all too easy.
Download These Apps If You're Struggling To Furnish & Decorate Your Home Refinery29
Just because you can't afford to hire a professional interior designer doesn't mean you have to go it alone when it comes to helping your home live its best life.
Avenue Interior Design shares how to put out the welcome mat Greeley Tribune
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Today's Best Vases in Interior Design Forbes
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What’s Hot, What’s Shot in 2019 The Wall Street Journal
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The Best Interior-Design Books to Give as Holiday Presents The Wall Street Journal
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11 Best Interior Design Books to Buy in 2018 - Our Favorite Designer Books HouseBeautiful.com
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New business does retail and interior design services Sequim Gazette
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Interior design registration protects Iowans' safety and well-being Des Moines Register
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Accused Interior Decorating Scammer Gets 3 Years In Prison Sandy Springs, GA Patch
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The new frontier of home decorating: Doing it all online CNN
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Mario Buatta, Interior Designer and ‘Prince of Chintz,’ Dies at 82 The New York Times
Mario Buatta, one of the country's leading interior decorators, who was widely known as the Prince of Chintz, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 82.
To Define Your Taste in Interior Design, Look in Your Closet The Wall Street Journal
Overwhelmed by décor possibilities? Let the clothes in your wardrobe help you zero in on the interior-design aesthetic you'd love to live in.
Long Live Eccentric English Design The New York Times
Uninterested in disciplined minimalism, a group of defining interior designers is championing England's long-held preference for color, wit and wackiness.
New ‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ Mini-Game Tests Your Interior Design Skills Variety
The latest update to "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp" adds a new interior design mini-game, Happy Homeroom, Nintendo announced Wednesday.
How Homepolish's Collection Tool Is Transforming the Interiors Industry Forbes
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Historic hits in Milan, Italy's most mod city The Daily Herald
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As this project—his last—proves, late design legend Mario Buatta retained his masterly vision to the very end.
Rich Looks from Intelligent Interior Decorations Thrive Global
Most of the time, living rent limits us when we want to make a change in the apartment.
An interior decorator balanced this Buckhead cottage with a wide array of modern and sentimental favorites - Atlanta Magazine
An interior decorator balanced this Buckhead cottage with a wide array of modern and sentimental favorites Atlanta Magazine
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Wayfair Just Launched an Online Interior Design Service That'll Change Your Life - HouseBeautiful.com
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Wendy Goodman's new interior design book May I Come In? Shows 75 of the Best rooms and homes TownandCountrymag.com
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Wayfair Spaces uses Magic Leap augmented reality for interior design VentureBeat
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Interior design firm wins award Florida Weekly
Z Interior Decorations Inc. of Punta Gorda — a full-*service* interior design firm specializing in residential interior design, model home decoration and builder.
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What a Five-year-old Taught Me About Decorating
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Add A Splash Of Color To Your Bathroom With A New Shower Curtain!
If your bathroom is looking a bit tired, but you don't have the money to spend on refurbishing it, then a simple touch such as adding a new shower curtain could work wonders. If you are on a budget then a shower curtain is an inexpensive way to instantly liven up your bathroom and give it a fresh new look.
The Benefits of Granite Kitchen Sinks
If you are looking for durability and easy-to-maintain features in your kitchen sink, then granite is the choice for you. Granite composite sinks resist the rigors of everyday life such as denting, cutting, chipping and staining.
The Benefits of Exterior Shutters
When you see a house for the first time, one of the first things you notice are the windows. Are they big or small? Are they a simple square or an unusual shape? Are they plain or decorated? And do they have shutters? Shutters complement most homes -- they add an element of traditional beauty.
Light Imitating Art - How to Use Lighting as a Decorative Feature
Lighting is often thought of as a necessity, which it is, but not often as part of the decor. This is more the case in residential settings.
Granite Countertops: An Overview
Home remodelers and builders have experienced a boom in the demand for granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. The beauty and warmth of granite makes it an ideal material for aesthetic appeal in home design, and the durability and easy care of granite countertops keeps them a favorite for homeowners who are looking into the future.
Decorating With Lights and Shades
Candlestick, lamp and fixtures for electricity must accord with the lines of your architectures and furniture. The mantelpiece is the connecting link between the architecture and furnishing of a room.
Are Your Houseplants Safe?
There is nothing more attractive and cheerful than a room filled with healthy green houseplants. They offer aesthetics to the interior of our homes, improve indoor air quality, and often provide emotional satisfaction to the caregiver in getting the plant to bloom or produce new growth.
Getting The Most From Your Candles
I love burning candles and have them all around the house. Long ones, short ones, fat ones, thin ones, in a plethora of colours.
Heres Why Interior Decorating Makes A Statement About You
Interior decorating is that medium which can make your closed spaces convey to the observer a lot about you and your lifestyle through strategic use of elements which range from the visual (color, lighting, form) to the tactile (surface, shape, texture) to the auditory (noise, echo).The more alluring the result, the more the aesthetic, practical and technical appreciation for these elements the designer must have.
Decorating A Childs Room
Decorating your child's room should be fun and exciting for all involved. The most important thing to remember when planning or decorating your child's room is to keep the decor age appropriate.
The ABC of Being a Good Interior Designer
It may seem that all you need to be a good interior designer is a sense of aesthetics and a flair for design. That is a good start, yes, but it gets you about five feet forward in terms of your career.
Making The Most Of Your Smart Decision To Hire An Interior Designer
So you've decided to hire an Interior Designer-good move! Now what? Before you start planning your "reveal" party, you'll need a basic understanding about the process to ensure that you get the most design for your dollar and that you have a fun and fabulous experience, no matter what type of project is ahead of you.You'll need to learn the basics of choosing the right design professionals, establishing a budget, outlining the details of the contract, considering your lifestyle and communicating your challenges.
Tips for Taking Care of Fine Wood Furniture
Now that you have purchased some fine wood furniture, it is important to take proper care of it. With some basic care, your fine furniture can last for years, and stay just as beautiful as the day you bought it.
A Baker's Rack: Always A Favorite
When it comes to home accessories, baker's racks have long been a favorite of consumers due to their versatility, beauty, and practicality. In addition to adding that special element of style, a baker's rack is also very practical in that it can be used for extra shelving, storage space and/or as a work center.
The Art Of Home Decoration
If you would have your rooms interesting as well as beautiful, make them say something, give them a spinal column by keeping all ornamentation subservient to line.Before you buy anything, try to imagine how you want each room to look when completed; get the picture well in your mind, as a painter would;think out the main features, for the details all depend upon these and will quickly suggest themselves.
Choosing Conservatory Blinds
Since conservatories have so many windows, choosing conservatory blinds is extremely important. The blinds are a major part of the room's decor and can really help create a strong, beautiful design.
10 Home Decorating Ideas To Quickly Update Any Room
Not all home decorating ideas require a heavy investment of time and money. If you're looking for a few affordable home interior decorating ideas to freshen up a room over a weekend, try these ten:1.
The Convenience of the Portable Massage Chair
Human resource officers have, over the past decade or so, began to understand how massage therapy can benefit their employees. Employees that sit at a desk for most of their day are at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and tension headaches.
Go Vintage When Decorating Your Hearth
With the weather cooling, it's time to put on the fireplace. Curling up near a cozy fire is a wonderful winter pastime but you'll need the right tools to tend your fire.
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