Lighting: Recipes and Ideas (Recipes & Ideas) by Sally Storey (Author) When it comes to beautifying homes with light, Glenn Johnson is universally recognized as one of the absolute masters of his art. At different points in his high-profile career, he has created designs that bring subtle warmth to Stephen Spielberg’s art collection … defined a relaxed aura for David Geffen’s music sanctuary … and unobtrusively illuminated the sumptuous details of mega-mansions for the likes of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor and Aaron Spelling.
From notable designer Sally Storey comes Recipes & Ideas: Lighting, Simple Solutions for the Home, a book full of innovative ideas for lighting every area around your home. The introduction functions as a mini-course in professional lighting techniques, going far beyond the standard one-overhead-light-per-room and discussing the possibilities of downlighting, wall-washing, and several other important lighting tools. Other chapters are divided into individual rooms, covering general needs (bright lights in the bath, reading lamps in the bedroom) and presenting a variety of unusual solutions.
Most of the ideas involve installation of new lighting fixtures–this is not a book showing you how to make a pretty new lampshade for that old table lamp, but rather one that will show you how to choose among lighting options to achieve very specific effects. One lovely picture, featuring a crystal chandelier, shows tiny recessed spotlights designed to highlight the actual crystals as art, rather than merely a fancy dining room light. Storey obviously has a great understanding of the practical needs for lighting around the home, and her suggestions on task lighting for the office or kitchen are both striking and useful. The last chapter is a practical guide featuring checklists, safety hazards, and explanations of different bulbs and control switches–master this section, and you’ll whisk through that maze of light bulbs at the hardware store, knowing exactly which ones you need, and why. –Jill Lightner –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
House & Garden
‘A no-nonsense demystification of the potential of this frequently overlooked decorating science’
BBC Good Homes
‘Packed with clear ideas and pictures’
Homes & Ideas
‘Packed full of top lighting tips’
Lighting is the elusive element that can transform a space. We cannot touch it or feel it but, well used, it works its magic, creating atmosphere, camouflaging or enhancing particular areas and facilitating practical tasks. Unique in combining original and modern ideas that open up a wealth of possibilities, Lighting: Recipes and Ideas shows all the potential effects that can be achieved through imaginative lighting treatments. Throughout the book, special ?ideas? features analyze several overall lighting schemes in detail, breaking down and explaining their component parts. In addition, ?recipes? for specific projects give you all that you need to find imaginative solutions to common lighting problems within the home, showing you the range of materials involved, advantages and disadvantages of different options.
About the Author
Sally Storey is Design Director of John Cullen Lighting and Lighting Design International. Recent projects range from a string of prestigious hotels, to large corporate projects, through to a vast array of private houses and gardens, both traditional and contemporary, of all sizes and descriptions, world wide.
Sally has appeared on many programmes in the UK such as Channel 4’s Garden Doctors and Des Res, as well as features for Sky TV. She was recently selected, by House & Garden magazine, as one of the 50 most influential designers of the millennium, the only lighting designer to be included. She is also a regular lecturer at the Royal Institute of British Architects and at design colleges around the country.