|Design Tip – Lighting
– Cool Tools
Never underestimate the effect of lighting on the inside and outside of your home or
office. Lighting is a significant part, if not the most important part, of a functional
and aesthetically pleasing interior design.
Lighting is a combination of engineering, science and magic. There are designers who
devote their entire careers to lighting. I am not an expert in the field. The purpose of
this tip is to suggest that you make careful choices when selecting lighting for your home
Here are two books that have been written by experts that may inspire you to do more
research. These books received five, out of five stars, from Amazon.com.
McCloud's Lighting Style: The Complete Guide to Lighting Every Room in Your Home
Description from Amazon.com: Good lighting can make or break a home in the same way
that furnishings and interior decoration can set a style. This magnificent new volume --
with more than 275 full-color photographs and 20 full-color and black-and-white
illustrations -- shows readers how to use lighting to maximum effect in every part of the
house. From flickering candles to state-of-the-art micro systems, Lighting Style
displays a breathtaking range of lighting effects for every room, every mood, and every
b.) Lighting: A
Design Source Book
Synopsis From Amazon.com: From the welcoming porch light to the reassuring night
light, this invaluable book discussing all aspects of choosing and using lighting sources,
bulbs, and fittings. The book provides a wealth of bright ideas for creative lighting from
planning a new lighting scheme to choosing a new bulb. 300 color photos.
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