I’ve been super busy sorting things out for the very exciting SmartHouzz pod for Houzz at designjunction lately and things are just kicking off with the build. This means I’m in full-blown designer/project manager mode and as a result, have had zero time to blog 😦
But fear not, I’ve got something up my sleeve. Do you remember on Friends when, every now and then, there was an episode just made up of clips from old episodes and it was really annoying? Well this is one of those…in blog form. Some of you may remember that a while ago I did a mini-series on Light in the Home. It got a bit much writing about lighting all the time so I interspersed it with posts about other things so it’s all over the place! For those interested in learning a little about lighting design how to use light in the home, I thought it might be helpful to have them all in one place. So here it is…
Chapter 1 – natural light
The series kicks off with the best kind of light – light from the sun! It’s beautiful, it’s free and it makes everything look good. This post shows you how to make the most of what natural light you have, be it a little or a lot.
Chapter 2 – hidden lighting
This is one of my favourites! The second post of the series features the wonder that is hidden lighting. Used effectively, this little bit of lighting trickery can transform a space and provides a fairly inexpensive way to add an luxurious looking touch to your home. Find out ways to use hidden lighting to create both subtle and statement effects to enhance your interiors.
Chapter 3 – statement lighting
Sometimes lighting is not about light. What I mean is, in some cases, the visual impact of a light fitting or feature is just as important as the type or quality of light it gives off. On occasion, it’s more important. Chapter 3 on statement lighting is all about how light fittings can serve as stunning design features within your interiors scheme and how to use them to maximum effect.
Chapter 4 – accent lighting
Chapter 4 is on accent lighting, possibly the most crucial type of artificial lighting. Accent lighting allows you to create different lighting levels so you can change up the look and mood of a space with the flick of a switch. Whether it’s to highlight a feature, provide useful task lighting or purely for decorative purposes, it’s all covered in this post. Examples for the bedroom and kitchen are outlined and there’s a little shopping bit at the end to give you some inspiration.
Some of you may have noticed that I appear to be playing some kind of Anchorman / Mean Girls quote bingo except I’m not playing against anyone and there’s no prize. I cannot explain…
Chapter 5 – switches and circuits
The final chapter in the mini-series covers switches and sockets. Admittedly it’s not the most exciting topic but I’ve done my best to make it interesting and it’s absolutely vital to really nail your lighting design. The post covers the things you need to think about when planning your lighting and electrics scheme.
So that’s my round up of the Light in the Home mini-series! Sorry if it’s cheating, this isn’t technically a new blog post but I hope you liked it anyway. I have loads more ideas for blog posts so lots of new material coming up as well as another exciting new venture coming soon. Intrigued? Stay tuned…
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