Inspired by Light A design guide to transforming the home
Lighting has undergone a revolution in recent years, with new tools and technologies at our disposal: never before have there been so many options to achieve the transformative effects of light. Yet all too often, lighting – which does not just enable functionality, but also mood, aesthetics and flow – is misunderstood, or plain badly done. With so many options available, it’s also all too easy to make mistakes; and with new technologies such as LEDs lasting a long time, these mistakes can be expensive.
Offering practical insight and visual inspiration on successful lighting solutions and schemes, this is the most accessible lighting design guide, offering a toolbox of techniques to apply in practice. Written by one of the UK's leading lighting designers on both commercial and residential projects, it features a variety of real-world projects – large and small, old and new, interior and exterior, UK and global.
Part 1: Lighting in principle and practice 1. How lighting can support the architectural scheme 2. Principles and practices of lighting design 3. Lighting techniques 4. Working with LED 5. Light sources and fittings 6. Controlling your scheme 7. How to create a lighting plan Part 2: Lighting solutions for the home 8. First impressions, the front door 9. First impressions, entrance hall 10. Staircase 11. Lighting art and sculpture 12. Shelving 13. Living room, including listed rooms, contemporary spaces 14. Dining room 15. Kitchen 16. Open-plan living 17. Bedroom 18. Bathroom 19. Awkward Spaces 20. Small garden and roof terraces 21. Large garden 22. Fun room (wine cellar, swimming pool, etc) Part 3: Case Studies *Holmead Road *Chalet P’tits Loup *Abermarle Street *Laverton