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Island counters and breakfast bars demand a combination of task and general lighting. A very good solution is to add a group of miniature pendants.
Mount each pendant so that the bottom of the shade is approximately 66″ above the floor so it is possible to look across the room below the pendants. If the shades are not very deep and there is seating at the kitchen island or peninsula, install the pendants a few inches lower (60″ above the floor).
In general, you should install one pendant for every two feet of counter space and try to use an odd number of pendants to create better balance. Thin, narrow pendants, however, might look more pleasing with the addition of one or two extra fixtures.
Lighting your entry area, don’t just concentrate on the inside lighting. The lighting outside your entry area, as well as the way the inside light is seen from outside your home, combine to create your home’s welcoming appeal. Be sure to direct some of the outside light downward to illuminate walking paths. And once inside, provide some overhead light to eliminate unwelcoming shadows.
Some favorite chandeliers from Currey & Co:
Keep in mind that light that shines upward or directly toward people’s eyes can create uncomfortable glare. Sooner or later, some of your guests will visit the powder room. Everyone feels better when they like what they see in the mirror, so choose light bulbs that flatter skin tones. And fixtures with an unexpected pop of texture and pattern can turn an otherwise ordinary space into an interesting private retreat.
In the living area, whether enjoying family time or entertaining, proper lighting makes every activity more enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing. An important element to a perfectly lit living area is proportion. Add the number of feet in your room’s length, width and height. That number (in feet) should be approximately the same as the number of inches of your light fixture’s height. Also, that fixture should hang 78-84 inches from the floor (as measured from the bottom of the fixture).
Favorite chandeliers from Crystorama:
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Home fashion bids a warm welcome to matte golds, which are richer and far more refined than their tacky, brassy relatives. Like the jewelry that inspires many of its forms and finishes, it pairs particularly well with gem tones.
Broche in Matte Gold is a jewelry-like creation from Crystorama that invites interpretation by homeowners. Reminiscent of sunbursts and sunflowers, it is designed for both ceiling and sconce mountings.
Pantone Color of the Year!
Currey & Co.’s eight-light Goddess chandelier is shown with Green glass on a wrought-iron frame that’s finished in Cupertino. It measures 49 inches tall and 30 inches in diameter.
Currey & Co.’s Chic table lamp is made of brass with a gold brilliance. It stands 32 inches tall with a 10-inch diameter.
Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Schonbek’s basket-style Amytis is alive with floral motifs and jewel-like details. It is available in five seasonal crystal and finish combinations. Made with Swarovski Elements.
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Dining room lighting should be both beautiful and functional. This can be accomplished using a mix of ambient, task and accent lighting. These various layers of light establish the mood for a variety of functions, including dining, homework or family bookkeeping. Dimming controls will enable you to vary the light for each function. Please visit our new website www.angersteins.com – free shipping over $150 and tax free!
Lighting Techniques for the Dining Room
A chandelier is often the focal point of a dining room. Suspended over the dining table, it serves as a decorative element that enhances the beauty of your fine furnishings. When the light is dimmed, a soft, glowing atmosphere similar to candlelight is created. If equipped with a downlight, the chandelier provides task lighting for the table and accent lighting for a centerpiece.
Choose a chandelier that is 6″ narrower than the smallest width of the dining table. If your table is 48″ x 72″, then the recommended width of the fixture is approximately 36″. The chandelier should hang approximately 30″ above the tabletop in an 8′ ceiling. For each additional foot of ceiling height, add one inch. In a 10′ ceiling, the chandelier should hang approximately 32″ above the table.
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Recessed or track lighting provides ambient lighting, while enabling you to highlight prized possessions throughout the room.
A row of four recessed downlights around the dining table supplements the light from the downlights while providing accent lighting for your tableware.
Whether it’s a single bath light or an entire house of lights, Angerstein’s Design Center provides the services to fit your needs.
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