1st Edition

Inspired by Light A design guide to transforming the home

By Sally Storey Copyright 2020
    224 Pages
    by RIBA Publishing

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    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


    Sally Storey, Design Director of Lighting Design International and John Cullen Lighting, is one of the UK’s leading lighting experts. Her extensive knowledge and experience has led to her travelling all over the world designing lighting schemes for both brands and individuals. She is the author of many well-received and successful books on lighting – Lighting: Recipes and ideas; Lighting by Design; and Perfect Lighting.