"Contrast is good—it creates drama," says professional lighting designer Rosemarie L. Allaire, IALD. A good lighting scheme can be achieved by layering, which consists of mixing various types of fixtures to create a comfortable space. In this kitchen, task lighting is placed over the sink and prep area, where close work is done regularly. The dining space is illuminated with a decorative candelabra-style fixture, which provides ambient light for meals.
by Kristen Mucci