Peeling Back the Layers of Light

Lighting has a purpose - mainly for you to see.  :)

Seriously though......

There are three basic types of lighting that should be utilized in your home:

General Purpose Lighting - provides overall illumination, allowing a comfortable level of brightness.  This type of light is easily achieved through the use of recess cans and allows you to move safely through your home.
(ie: you can see the toys on the floor, as well as the shoes left by the couch).  

Task Lighting - provides direct illumination where you need it, this can be accomplished through undercabinet lighting, pendant lighting, track lighting, floor lamps or desk lamps.

Decorative or Accent Lighting - adds drama to a room, makes a statement and ties the design together.  This lighting can direct the eye where you want it to go.  It is the "Jewelry of the Home".

Dimmers can be applied to any and all of these lighting types - and then the layers truly come to life!!

Design by Whitman Interiors, Southlake, TX

Design by Whitman Interiors, Southlake, TX

Design by Whitman Interiors, Southlake, TX

Big shout out to Whitman Interiors for the great design pictures!!  We love working with you!!  Check them out at

The decorative lighting fixtures featured were supplied by Quorum International and Capital Lighting Fixture Company and can be seen at

As always, thanks so much for the "read" - have a Blessed Day and we will Light It Up again next week!!!

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