Since my post a few weeks ago on bedside lighting, I have been considering the existing lighting in my own apartment. Although the apartment has walls of windows and gets amazing light throughout the day, I need to start thinking about the types of lighting I want to have in each room. I don't want the lighting or fixtures to become intrusive or distract from the views in any way, especially at night. Right now the existing lighting is pretty minimal, as you will see in the photos. I set up a meeting with my contractor, Bob Tobin of BC Interiors , to talk about some of my options. Together, I'm sure we will come up with some great lighting solutions for my apartment.
Entries from the ‘Lighting’ Category
One solution to bedside lighting is using adjustable arm lamps placed on either side of the bed. They come in both table and floor sizes. If you are reluctant to hard-wire a sconce, this can be a great option for you. These lamps allow you to direct the light where you need it and are great for reading or working in bed. They will definitely add a modern feel to your room. If you find a pair you like a tag sale, I suggest painting them in a wonderful enamel color to brighten up the space. Have fun!
I love the way my blog header looks. I wanted it to contain many of the elements used in the design process. I raided the office for tools, fabric swatches, paint, fixtures, etc. -- anything that I could find to create the composition. Working with our in-house photographer, Ray, I rolled out some white, seamless paper on the studio floor as a background and began to compose my header. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of how it came together.