Whether you are prepping food, cooking, reading, studying, applying makeup or inspecting the newest addition to your forehead wrinkle collection, these are all tasks that require lighting. When it comes to task lighting, particularly down lights and pendants, a wrong step and you will be forever cast in shadow. Literally.
Your lighting choices should never be an afterthought, consider each room and how you use the space, it takes great planning and skill to get it right. Ambiance is also required when contemplating your task lighting needs, which is why the best rooms have multiple light sources, applied like layers, each one can be added or removed at the flick of a switch. We also always recommend installing dimmer switches, they give you the ability to brighten a space or tone it down to set the mood….. so as you can see the key to task lighting is options!
Whether it be wall lights or pendants next to your bed perfectly placed for snuggling up with a good book or your new favourite Netflix series, an easily adjustable table or floor lamp for lighting those dark nooks or whether its salon grade bathroom lighting for those deft makeup applications, it's important to get it right. Don’t despair if this has you in a task lighting tiz we are here to help.
Have you taken a trip to the country lately? I'm one of those lucky devils that grew up in a small town and the one thing I miss most is the incredible starry nights. Thousands upon thousands of stars, big bold moons and shooting stars. The reason we don't get this spectacular show in metro areas is due to light pollution.
Lighting can be magical, yep magical. Uplighters on architectural details, pinspot down lights above paintings, led strip on staircases, lamps or pendants to highlight a statement piece of furniture can create a whimsical illusion with just a flush of light.
Artworks are among the few purchases in ours homes that grow with us and stand the test of time. Homeware styles come and go but a well-chosen painting or sculpture is often something that will never be replaced and will evolve with your homes style.