There is nothing quite like wonderful lighting to make us look our very best. Think of a sunset… can we please just carry that fabulous lighting around with us all the time? Those rich, golden tones that make our skin look so radiant! In our studio, our designers use a lot of tricks to light our client’s spaces up beautifully… for parties, family game night, reading, assembling puzzles, cooking, night safety… each taken into consideration when designing lighting plans.
1. Your bulb
The new “day” light bulbs have the blue tint to them, which, in general, is not so flattering to our skin. Instead, keeping the temperature around 2700K can help create a warmer, more skin loving glow. Try and avoid fluorescent bulbs like CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) at all costs. The light they emit is poor quality and casts a murky greenish haze. Such information can be found on the bulb packaging.
2. Types of ceiling fixtures
One of the best tricks is simply to use dimmer switches on all lighting. They can be inexpensive and easy to install. The look they give can be a night and day difference and make controlling your environment a snap. Digital controls can make this very convenient and are a fantastic solution we use frequently.
Don’t forget about the wonderful glow of candles. They really are a must when serving guests a lovely meal. By radiating the glow up onto your face, you add yet another layer that light fixtures simply can’t mimic.
About Tran + Thomas
Built on the foundation of a 30-year, family-owned Interior Design business, Jill Tran and Carmen Thomas opened Tran + Thomas Design Studio in 2011 bringing a combined 36 years of experience to their projects. They work on both residential and commercial projects across several styles. Interested in their services? Call (913) 268-9595 or schedule a consultation below.
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