I’m going to admit it right off….I am obsessed with lighting. I think it’s so important. When I walk into my house with just the right lights on I get an immediate feeling of calm. Isn’t this the way we are supposed to feel in our own homes? A few weeks ago the Thursday Home section of the NY Times had a great article about it. Apparently Bunny Williams is stocking up on light bulbs and not the twisty kind we are supposed to be buying. I am one of those people that take a 4-pack of 25 watt light bulbs when I travel. I can’t relax under the the cool blue of an LED.
This is how I used lighting throughout my house and I try to ignore all the recessed lighting. I would love to know. . . What are your lighting tricks? On a scale of one to 10, how important is the lighting in your home? For me, it’s an 11.
|Our outdoor lights are from Bevelo. We used smaller ones on the side and back of house, same look and style.|
|I love sconces. These are from Circa Lighting.
|Adore candle light. My sister gave me this years ago. It’s by Jan Barboglio and holds a single religious candle that you can buy at just about any grocery store for about $1.50. I always travel with one. I wrap a sweater around it and can use it in my hotel and then leave it behind on my return.|
|I have a lot of Jamie Young lamps and love the soft glow with the raffia shades. All were purchased at Dovecoat in Westport, CT and Juxtaposition in Newport Beach, CA.|
|I light candles at dusk every night of the week.|
|This is the first light I see as I enter…I knew I had to find a spot for it in our new home. I had this little 1/4 round shelf built just for this lamp. I love the little black plate with a gold key. I found it at Old Navy years ago…for 50 cents.|
|I know I’m not very green, but even during the day I like to have my wall sconces on. We have a lot of June gloom and it makes the house so much more cozy and cheerful on a gray day. All the sconces are on dimmers and are very low.|
|I love this soft light in the powder room.|
|Even in the kitchen…I like soft lighting.|
|A little light in my daughter’s room.|
|and another little light in the cubby beside her bed.|
|A tiny sconce in her room.|
|These are from Circa Lighting and match the bathroom sconces, but the bathroom has glass shades.|
|My son got this right before we moved after attending Opening Day at the new Yankee Stadium, so I was sure we added an outlet. The sconces are from Pottery Barn.|