Wall sconces

I’ve posted in the past about how much I love the lighting selection portion of the design process
including options for bedside lighting, multi-pendant lights, dining room chandeliers and floor lamps,
so I figured it was time to post some wall sconces I’m interested in for a client.  Sconces can function as task as well as accent lighting.  Wall sconces can be utilized to highlight photographs, artwork, sculpture, as well as to accentuate items on a shelf, sideboard or side table. 

Sconces can be fixed, have swing arms, be directional or solely decorative.  They can be tricky to shop for online and I would recommend writing down the measurements and possibly putting non stick tape on the wall with those dimensions to see how the size of the light fits.  How they are photographed can distort the scale of the light, some are much larger or smaller in person.   The size is equally important as the light they give off and the aesthetic.  Some of my favorite options include some combination of glass and/or metal, an organic shape and diffuse light.

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By |2019-06-03T19:54:10-04:00May 23rd, 2013|Ideas, Lighting, Lighting design|

Lighting Design – Bedside lighting ideas

There are three options to consider for beside lamps. The most frequently used bedside lighting are table lamps since they can plug into outlets nearby. Wall mounted and pendant lights are less often used but the best option if budget permits. They require an electrician to install junction boxes,on/off switches and  dimmers and the help of a design professional to located them in the correct place. Here some inspiration ideas for three different bedside lighting options.

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bedroom design- bedside pendant lights

By |2019-06-05T19:11:22-04:00March 6th, 2013|Bedroom, Contemporary, Eclectic, Lighting|

LIGHTING DESIGN

Lighting design is a very important phase of the interior design process.  Down-lights and halogen wall sconces can often provide ambient lighting while chandeliers, floor lamps, wall sconces and table lamps will provide accent light.

A well lit room will have layers of flexible warm lighting where people feel comfortable. Selecting the right type of lights based on the use of the space, choosing the right light bulbs and installing dimmers are key points to striking a balance of light in a space. Here are some of my favorite lights.

Willy Daro Bronze table lamps

bronze wall sconces

By |2019-06-11T17:48:15-04:00January 22nd, 2013|Lighting, Lighting design|