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Lighting - Home Office
I am currently a mature student at Algonquin College studying Interior Decoration. I have lived in countries all over the world, for example, Saudi Arabia, France, Iran and Ecuador. This has informed my style and stimulated a love for colour, textiles and unique, handcrafted items.
I am currently a mature student at Algonquin College studying Interior... More
This ideabook showcases a selection of home offices and discusses some of the pros and cons of the lighting selections, and the challenges represented by the specific spaces.
There is good natural light in this office space. I like the lighting used in the built-in bookshelves to focus on the decorative items. The chandelier adds some sparkle, but I expect is insufficient for task lighting at night. A desk lamp might be a positive addition.
This room should appear bright: the walls are predominately white, the grass cloth is light and there are several sources of light. However, the overall appearance is dull. Perhaps additional sconces on the left-hand wall would help.
There are many layers of light which help make the space both attractive and functional.
Light is used effectively in this room. Several types of lighting are provided, for example, ambient, task and under counter. They can be used in tandem, or individually for specific needs.
I find this is a good example of what not to do. It almost looks like strings of Christmas tree lights which, while providing plenty of illumination, are aesthetically unappealing.
Interesting challenges are provided by a space like this. The chandelier is well chosen for the period look, but may not provide light intense enough for actually working at the table below. A table lamp could be added for specific tasks. Additional lighting from above the bookcases might also be helpful, as the two wall sconces are not positioned for full coverage of the shelving.
This workshop lighting looks functional with large overhead fluorescent lights attractively housed for a minimalist look and some spotlighting for specific work areas. The lighting and the open bulbs also give a rather industrial vibe in keeping with the style of the space.
This space has wonderful natural light coming from the two sides of the room! I like the use of the small lights installed on cables. The system works well with the modern style of the room and emphasizes the height of the ceilings, without being too obtrusive.
I like how the light washes the walls and shows off the wood grain. However, there may need to be an additional table lamp for the work space and there does seem to be some glare.
What a clean, attractive space. I like the nautical touches in the wire-caged ceiling lights.
I like the ambiance of the room, but feel that it might have benefitted from some additional soft lighting to call attention to the details on the ceiling, and to provide task lighting at the desk area.
I find between the ceiling fan and all the cables, the space seems cluttered. I recognize that you can mix more traditional furniture styles with contemporary lighting to create some interest and tension but it doesn't work for me here.
This is an unusual use of fluorescent lighting. It creates an interesting texture on the ceiling, almost like fabric. I am not sure why the tubes would be boxed on the right and exposed on the left. I like the task light projecting from the wall above the desk.
A good mix of light sources with the fluorescent tubes, as well as the spot lights and natural light.
It appears to be night time, but there still seems to be quite a bit of light in the room. I do not like the black ceiling fixtures, to me they detract from the beams and the wooden ceiling, however, they cast some interesting light/shadows on the walls.