lighten up...seriouslySeptember 20, 2011
Sweet Tommy Edison
on a waffle cone,
there is just nothing like
learning about interior design
from blogs and picture books.
Lighting, for example.
I thought I understood plenty
about lighting interiors.
Did you know there happens
to be more to illuminating a home
(to create atmosphere, mama)
than the glow of candles,
maximizing natural light,
or placing every switch on a dimmer?
Eva De Geyter
and photography team Verne
illustrate in a beautiful way the
practical applications of light in
Those short on time,
this one as it instructs
with images--VISUALS--in lieu of
bunches of fancy words.
Not that there's anything wrong with
lovely lovely bunches and bunches
of fancy schmancy words and the
insane people preoccupied with them.
A couple of illuminating examples
gleaned from the book:
Windows do not have to be large
to create an atmospheric effect.
Remember light needs shadow to shine fully.
There are many forms of light
beyond just direct and indirect...
fairytale light, for example can be
achieved with high placed windows.
"Small table lights can work
like magic lanterns in a room."
(HOLY amazingly magical art behind the bed.)
|Light Up Your Home: The Most Inspiring|
Windows can function not only
as sources of light but as
"living paintings of
the outside world."
this good book provides