29 June, 2010

Re-Decorating & Lighting Inspiration...

I have recently been helping my wonderful mother-in-law [yes I am super lucky - we have a fabulous relationship!] with redecorating her master bedroom, we have worked out a wonderful fresh contemporary colour palette that has resulted in a few jobs repainting built in wardrobes, architraves & window frames, and walls; a fabulousus contemporary art work - laser cut triptych of an oak tree, and a custom ordered furniture drawer unit, as well as seasonal bedlinen & decorator cushions - for summer, winter, and a set that will work all year round... And amongst a number of things also involved was looking for new lighting options! This cannot be taken lightly [excuse the pun!]!
Often we will redecorate and sometime overlook our lighting options  this can be a huge mistake as this is the one area that will dramatically effect how we see the colours & textures we have worked so hard to change and make new! For this room they love reading lights over their bed and want to replace them with something in keeping with the new look of the room and the new dresser will be another great place for a table lamp for some ambient light...since their isn't a need for an overhead light - it was all about the reading lights - wall sconces and table lighting. Thought I would show you some of my inspiration and some great pieces I found through this project...

Table Lamp - Lighting Options
Buyster's -Brilliant - Baltimore Table Lamp in Brushed Chrome
Buyster's -Brilliant - Fresno Table Lamp
Buyster's -Cougar - Capiz 1 Light 64 cm Table Lamp
Buyster's -Cougar - London 1 Light 46 cm Table Lamp in Satin Chrome
Buyster's -Elan - Elysees Table Lamp in Brushed Chrome
Bedroom Lighting Checklist
To make sure you have proper lighting in your bedroom or master suite, ask yourself the following questions. (Tip: You want to be able to answer "yes" to all!)
1. Can I see well enough to get dressed?
2. Is there a light in the closet?
3. Are there individual reading lights on each side of the bed?
4. Is there an overhead light source?
5. Do I have enough light to determine the colors of clothing in my drawers?
6. Do I have a light source near the door?
7. Have I installed outlets in convenient locations while building/renovating my bedroom?
8. Can I fill dark corners with portable lighting sources?
9. Do I have a dimmer installed on the overhead light source?
10. Are there lights at the dressing table to help with makeup?
Do you need to update your lighting needs?
Wall Sconce & Reading Lighting Options
Buyster's -Cougar - Diamante 1 Light Wall SconceSKU #: COU1090
Buyster's -Cougar - Morrison 1 Light Wall Sconce
Buyster's - Cougar - Hilton 1 Light Picture Light in Satin Chrome

For some great lighting ideas and products check out Buyster Lighting online - they deliver Australia wide.

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