3 Types of Lighting EVERY Room Should Have

Sacha Strebe

In an excerpt from her new book, Color, interior designer Abigail Ahern shows us how to light any space.

Editor’s Note: Below is an excerpt from acclaimed London-based interior designer Abigail Ahern’s newly released book, Color.

When we light spaces we never want to over light them, as shadows create mystery and drama. In order to achieve this effect, there are three categories of interior lighting you need to know about: ambient (or general), task, and accent. A successful lighting scheme requires a combo of all three; what we in the biz call “layering.”

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