#Light up your life

November 22, 2012

It’s fairly safe to assume that most people have light fittings in or on their ceilings and this is because it’s a tried and tested way to light almost any space, but maybe it’s time to give some consideration to some alternative ways of lighting a room – such as lighting the walls.

Lighting walls is a perfect way to provide stylish, ambient lighting in a space (like this Slot recessed lighting system from Zumtobel – below).

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Wall lights are also an interesting alternative to lamps when you’re wanting to create atmosphere in a room.

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Love this Peel wall light from Yoy (above) and Torn Lighting by Billy May (below).

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 Lighting systems for walls have come a long way in recent years so it might be time to give them another look.

The images below of the luxurious interior of the world-famous Al Jamal restaurant in Istanbul speak for themselves…

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(Image via Visit2Istanbul)

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(Image via Skyscraper City)

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(Image via Visit2Istanbul)

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(Image via Momondo)

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(Image via Visit2Istanbul)

Wow! I didn’t realise that it has been so long since I wrote a blog post! There’s really no excuse for that.

I feel so inspired by some of my student’s design work that I felt compelled to write this post about incorporating bright and vibrant colours in your kitchen design.

Colour influences us everyday in many ways. We also tend to have very strong and instant reactions to colour. I think it’s fairly safe to say that most of us have a favourite colour, so don’t be afraid to use it in your home – especially in your kitchen, which is often the ‘heart’ of any home.

Blue is such a great colour choice as it feels so calming and soothing and just about everybody loves blue!

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(image via Modenus)

 

 

 

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(image via comfortablehomedesign.com)

 

Orange is another great colour choice for a kitchen as research indicates that it often works to stimulate appetite.

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Ala Cucine (above) have demonstrated that bright and sunny yellow is another winning colour to use in your kitchen.

Of course, if you’re anything like me and you can’t choose a favourite – why not just include them all!?

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(image via ish&chi.com)

 

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