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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
"ambient and task lighting that supports safety and imparts beauty... uniform and balanced lighting levels. All rooms — and ages — can benefit from this... Lighting can create drama by accentuating dark areas and creating bright focal points... simple lighting approach: up, down and all around.... Soft light in the morning and evening, and flooded with natural light during the... having lights on both side of the mirror provides better lighting for shaving and..."
How to Light Your Home Right
"right feel and function with a mix of task, ambient and accent lighting... bright and cheery in a home with the correct lighting. These days, the options for... types of lighting — ambient, task and accent — the options become more identifiable... , and you’ll feel more confident when deciding how to light your interiors. Even... for lighting seem endless, which can make the pursuit feel overwhelming. However, if..."
8 Ways to Get Ambient Lighting Just Right
See clearly, boost energy and create the mood you want with these tips for harnessing natural and artificial light
"energy and create the mood you want with these tips for harnessing natural and artificial... Christmas lights for new LED mini lights. All lighting is not alike.... ambient lighting in our homes, but there are things to consider before you get out... your new lighting will look. If you recently swapped out your incandescent bulbs for... that the light quality is different — whiter. The same is true if you have traded in..."
My Houzz: California Hilltop Home Inspires Artistry
A desk made of airplane parts, a mirror sporting fluff ... unusual touches help turn a neglected house into a creative home and studio
"parts, a mirror sporting fluff ... unusual touches help turn a neglected house into... Piorek and Mesta saw it and visualized all it could be. After they emptied the house... house and did some rigorous cleaning and painting, the home began to return to its... natural light, custom furniture and original art. At last, the home had owners who... Dylan and Makena; 3 dogs; 2 cats and a fish Location: Bluebird Canyon, Laguna Beach..."
Look to the Sun for More of Your Home's Lighting
Manage sunlight with design-savvy windows, solar tubes and skylights to save energy and show your home's beauty
"tubes and skylights to save energy and show your home's beauty... even out lighting and reduce glare, getting light into the center of deep plans, borrowing... ventilating and lighting a house is becoming extremely important. Passive daylighting —... sunlight and minimize the use of artificial lighting — is one step in this direction... buildings and trees, affect how much sun reaches a house and into particular rooms, but..."
Want Gorgeous Interior Colors? Look to the Light
See how to manipulate natural and artificial light — and learn about those baffling new bulbs — to get the exact room colors you want
"natural and artificial light — and learn about those baffling new bulbs — to get the... a room and wrote to ask the designer or contractor to ask what those colors are.... supplemental lighting, which affects how you see the interior colors. Get inspired by... with the lighting you plan to use before you start painting. With all the new technology... Christmas lights and those French cafe lights that used to look so evocative and romantic..."
Guest Picks: Lighting to Perk Up a Powder Room
"onces and pendants in classic, contemporary and even glam styles to brighten a small... natural light, a combination of a ceiling fixture and wall sconces may be in order... osing lighting for a powder room gives you a chance to select fixtures that are little... there are lighting options in every style. — Vanessa from Decor Happy... of the mirror which usually translates to about 65". Hope that helps! Lights and pieces..."
Put Your Kitchen in a Good Light With a Window Backsplash
Get a view or just more sunshine while you're prepping and cooking, with a glass backsplash front and center
"prepping and cooking, with a glass backsplash front and center... unexpected and beautiful window backsplash can bring style and light into any kitchen... more open and brighter. A window framing the great outdoors could be all the artwork... get to and always had this weird haze on it from the hot and cold water and it had... decorative and useful storage and still bring in the natural light. http://www.houzz... which adds light and a pretty and colorful nature scene, albeit fake. Love the images..."
Dark Curtains See the Light
For a cozy feel or a visual trick for ceilings and windows, dark, moody curtains and drapery treatments have a bright outlook
"ceilings and windows, dark, moody curtains and drapery treatments have a bright outlook... like light, airy interiors, and my inspiration rooms usually include breezy white... gray, light tan and even smoky blue walls. Another design trick is to use dark... contrast and elegance to a room when used appropriately. But there are a few key points... against light walls. Dark walls plus dark curtains equals a movie theater effect, which..."
Kitchen of the Week: Sunlit Garden Views in Bristol, U.K.
Garden access and a bright green backsplash bring color and light to this British kitchen — and the new dining room opens things up
"access and a bright green backsplash bring color and light to this British kitchen... kitchen — and the new dining room opens things up... a dark and cramped kitchen into a clean and light-filled space complete with a dining... dining room and garden view. Homeowners Alex Larkin and Jane Wallenstein wanted a dining... window and access to the south-facing garden now fill the combined rooms with plenty... colour, light and texture. My favourite elements are the splashback and of course..."
A Window Above the Bathroom Sink: Feature or Flaw?
"vanity mirror and a great view, too... sink, and I think most people would find that to be a flaw. A mirror right above... solution for light. How do we light these mirrors? We are aging and need good, complimentary... framed mirrors in front simply placed on the window seal. It allows in light and lights... Good lighting is really important in a bathroom and natural light is a big bonus... website and email and I would be able to come up with a specific lighting plan for..."
Ornate Mirrors Draw Second Glances at High Point
Scrolled and gold or fanciful in pink, mirrors with an ornate frame reflected a trend at the 2012 High Point Market
"olled and gold or fanciful in pink, mirrors with an ornate frame reflected a trend... details and scintillating designs, and such ornate pieces provide impressive visual... form of mirrors. These common household accessories were not seen in simple frames... ornate mirror. More market trends: Bone | Common Materials, Uncommon Uses | Natural... Venetian mirrors can look modern or traditional. These are lovely Mirrors .. Nice Designs..."
Magic Mirrors Emerge From Fairy Tales
Amazing advancements in computers, interfaces and glass point to a future in which smart surfaces are commonplace in the home
"interfaces and glass point to a future in which smart surfaces are commonplace in the... magic mirrors are no longer just for evil queens. Magic mirrors and magic windows... magic mirror in Snow White. The Grimm Brothers’ description of the mirror is positively... magic-mirror gadget was an augmented-reality display with face recognition and a... interfaces and, of all things, glass.... much info and links for more! Well done and thank you. "Magic Mirror" technology has..."
Room of the Day: Going Moody in the Master Bedroom
Dark paint and antiques mix with newer pieces and light bedding for a sleeping space that appeals to him and her
"paint and antiques mix with newer pieces and light bedding for a sleeping space that... bathrooms and the kids’ rooms, combining their belongings, buying new things and compromising... walls and ceilings painted and repurposed their furniture before Mosher came home... musician and composer left for a Super Bowl gig in New Orleans to redecorate their bedroom... gold, mirrored furniture and crystal to reflect the light and to give it a punch..."
Mood Makers: Make Your Home Feel Welcoming
Lighting, music, scent and other thoughtful touches create a welcoming home for guests — and for you and your family
"Lighting, music, scent and other thoughtful touches create a welcoming home for guests... guests — and for you and your family... family and friends to feel welcome and at home in our house from the moment they walk... we light a fire, light scented candles, open the wine, and cook something gooey and... good idea and does give a welcoming feel. Great article and wonderful examples! If it's... porch, light candles, chill the wine, and fire up the grill. If it's cold out, we..."