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835 farmhouse lighting Ideabooks
Universal Lighting Design Strategies for 4 Key Home Areas
Brighten the way for eyes of any age with ambient and task lighting that supports safety and imparts beauty
"and task lighting that supports safety and imparts beauty... Lighting can create drama by accentuating dark areas and creating bright focal points... balanced lighting levels. All rooms — and ages — can benefit from this simple lighting... with pot-light/down-lights! That is the nightmare of good lighting design. You can... closet lighting. :) One thing that's lighting friendly at my house are the movie... natural light/daylight in your clothes closet brought in by a tube roof light, I'd..."
Bathe in the Light of Clerestory Windows
"for More Light, Air — and Privacy, Too... offer — light with privacy — should make them desirable. The examples that follow highlight... incoming light deep into the space. No need for exterior or interior light shelves to... where more light in a room is needed. Thanks for a great post. One thing I didn't say... natural light it's a good thing. I have lots of these windows, I stuck them wherever... allowing light while keeping privacy and wall space" windows. Great examples and another..."
Guest Picks: Exposed Bulb Lighting
"posed lighting has been enjoying a steady resurgence in popularity over the past... filament lighting featuring across both of their fall and winter collections. I think... home's lighting? — Will from Bright.Bazaar... type of light these give off. Are they too glaring? harsh? Is the light too soft? Can... scent_light_bulbs Re: the type of light they give off. Well, I have one Cadex bulb... incandescent light bulbs. It technically doesn't ban standard incandescent light bulbs..."
New Classics: The Ikea Maskros Light
"Light-as-a-dandelion pendant adds big, fluffy fun to all kinds of living spaces... pendant light was perfect for this Madison Modern Home staging project because the... beautiful light. I hinted heavily for one for Christmas but it never appeared. Damn Santa... think this light is fantastic and I've been looking for right place to use it for years... with this light! - Mandi @ Dura http://www.houzz.com/photos/13429781/Limelight-Wet..."
House Hunting? Look Carefully at the Light
"placed lighting fixtures, and keep the window coverings light, airy, and light filtering... flick on a light switch in the summer. Pure magic! Not only check for light but angle... block our light. We not only have excellent light from the south, it comes from at least... lots of light coming in, giving us good light and a fantastic view over the landscape... even more light. Light, space and character, those are the requirements for me. Anything..."
Renewed Classic: Gooseneck Barn Lights
"a barn light and say "that's it." These fixtures have been, well, a fixture on farms... gooseneck barn lights with fresh eyes and consider how you might use one in an unexpected... station type lights. But I am tired of seeing articles featuring only the wildly expensive... $200+ light fixtures (those are easy to find if you are willing to spend a small... 1920's farmhouse and slightly less industrial). I’ll post a few I have found along..."
Choosing and Hanging Your Dining Room Light
"for light that measures 24" to 36" in diameter. The Right Height The light you hang... pendant light hanging over a dining room table to really bring the room to life. But... look for lights that measure 17" to 20" diameter. If your room is around 12' x 12'... or 27" light would be appropriate. If your room is in the 14'-18' range, look for... effectively light up your tabletop. Typically, dining room fixtures are hung 30"-36" above..."
Traditional Lighting Options: The Lantern
"sculptural light fixtures, but don't think I've forgotten about those of you who like... thousands of lighting choices out there, many of them taking inspiration from fixtures that... gas to light them up: lanterns! Here are some great options:... at 1-800lighting.com. I selected lanterns over 24" and under $750. http://www.1... lot of light and don't overwhelm a narrow dining room. Love Sandra's chandelier!... multiple lights, wonderful! Perhaps you could check out your local Habitat! Michelle..."
Decorating With Antiques: Set the Stage With Lighting
Complete a vintage scene or create contrast with lamps, sconces and chandeliers that have traveled through time
"theater, lighting is an often-underrated but vitally important element in the creation... antique lighting (which can be a bit of a challenge) is something you should definitely... recessed lighting. We did not want to put recessed lighting in our house because it... fancy lighting store, but a smaller lighting shop. Look for those who advertise... expert on lighting but I know what I like -- antique lighting! Luckily, I have a friend..."
Guest Picks: Dashing Lighting for Over the Kitchen Island
These single-connection pendants and chandeliers will cover your island lighting needs no matter what your kitchen’s style
"island lighting needs no matter what your kitchen’s style... impact is lighting. It makes a style statement and can serve as a great jumping-off point... single light. Luckily, double or triple pendants with only one connection are available... schoolhouse lighting, but I could also do a large pendant shade, a traditional chandelier... light fixture? Some ideas for unique lighting from our fused glass lighting collection..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Light Gray
The hottest new neutral can be cool or warm, formal or casual, and feminine or masculine. Talk about versatile
"Light gray is this decade's trendiest neutral. It has replaced beige as the wall... like a light blue. Warm or yellow grays are complemented by creamy whites and warm... recommend a light gray color for a room with light reddish wood floors and not a lot of... not too light not too dark, and not too brown or too green! " Pure" Perfection with... as " A light gray with warm undertones, this classic shade creates a unifying look..."
Guest Picks: 20 Light and Airy Playroom Finds
These neutral kid-friendly furnishings and accessories go with everything and let colorful toys stand out
My Houzz: Art and Color Light Up a Texas Home
Family artwork and patience lie at the heart of this Austin home, along with striking colors, a converted garage and a spacious backyard
"natural light and an ideal location close to downtown Austin, Texas, made it an easy... open and light-filled rooms are what originally drew Brown to the home. The simple wood... small farmhouse on his sister-in-law's extended family's property. "One day I asked... filtered light. The existing oak trees provide plenty of shade during the hot Texas..."
My Houzz: English Cottage Style Graces a Home Bathed in Light
Starting with a bare lot, a downsizing Illinois couple builds a fitting home that welcomes the sun everywhere you turn
"natural light they bring to the rooms. Kudos to the photographer for capturing the... did he light fixture over the kitchen island come from....LOVE it....... such a warm... all the light. This house looks like its been there for 75 years. Nice job. Please... all the light! Very restful. Now to see if I can implement any of this in my 1400... introduce more light from the front porch.Table, sideboard: Bausman & Co.; chairs: Hickory;..."
Houzz Tour: A Happy-Trails Home on a California Field
Horse-loving homeowners look to barns and equestrian references for their light and bright new build
"their light and bright new build... barn or farmhouse. It was a desire with emotional underpinnings. “They wanted a house... that was light and bright, one that felt a little modern and very happy.”... walls, light wood and overall architecture of this lovely home. Trade some of the... home -- light, warm, and simply sophisticated. Lovely, lovely home. I could move... natural light and open air in the kitchen/dining/living areas. It really is a gorgeous..."