When I came to the States, we resided in the suburban area of Seattle. I was living in this beautiful city for nine years before moving to Orange County. The weather never bothered me before. I never owned an umbrella (I still don’t) while living here but being away for five years has made me feel depressed when I visit in June and the heater is still on.
To be quite honest the only things that gets me down is no sun light. No sun light, overcast weather makes a room feel very dark. Good lighting is essential for a room. That’s why I love Candace Olson. Every episode that I see from her design shows she always considers lighting and how will affect the look of a room. “Pay careful attention to lighting. Factor in natural light as well as electrical lighting and make sure the style of the room matches how well-lit it is. A room that's romantic needs softer lighting than a high-tech, ultra-modern kitchen.”
When designing a room you have to take into a consideration the function of the room and the mood of the room you are trying to set. A good designer will be able to incorporate different sources of lighting along with natural lighting: recessed, pendants, chandeliers, wall sconces, table or floor lamps. Of course some can be a statement pieces as well.
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