Lighting design: Turn Up the House Lights

Originally published in the Montreal Gazette on July 26, 2014. Photo by Stéphane Racicot.

“If you can see your bulbs, you’re doing it wrong. Fixtures aren’t the main event; your space is. Bulbs should be hidden, either within details of a home’s architecture or because the fixture’s design conceals it. ‘Read the light; hide the source,’ says lighting designer Conor Sampson. ‘Our strategy is to make the lights disappear. The fixtures play a role, but they’re not what we want to emphasize. You want to emphasize the space, the furnishings and the general atmosphere.'”

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