ISBN 9781844002092,Lighting: Simple Solutions For The Home

Lighting: Simple Solutions For The Home



Quadrille Publishing, Ltd.

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9781844002092

ISBN-10 1844002098


Number of Pages 104 Pages
Language (English)


Lighting is the elusive element that can transform a space. We cannot touch it or feel it but it is the most powerful element of interior design. Good lighting infuses the simplest of environment with richness and depth, creating differing moods and atmospheres to suit the occasion ? from dawn to dusk and into the evening. Lighting: Recipes & Ideas demystifies lighting and demonstrates all the potential effects that can be achieved in the contemporary home, irrespective of budget. Indeed, it shows how a few well-placed fittings can create effects that would cost thousands of dollars to match with surface decoration alone. Lighting works on both an inspirational and a practical level. The book is divided into three sections: Part one, the introductory section, explores the wealth of light sources now available for lighting the house and garden, illustrating the principles of uplighting; downlighting; wall washing and focus lighting. Part two, shows room by room achievable lighting effects, covering living spaces, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms as well as more neglected areas such as entrances, hallways and outdoor spaces. Part three, Practicalities, is a comprehensive section covering the basic know-how for the ideas and equipment covered in part two. It also functions as a stand-alone practical reference. The last word both in real content and achievable style, Lighting looks set to become the definitive book on the subject.