Turn it down:
- Q: What are your tips for mood lighting?
- Lighting, lighting, lighting. It's so crucial to creating atmosphere, and yet so many people forget the importance of it--especially when entertaining guests. Here are three of my favorite tricks to help you set the tone.
The key is to have the lights dimmed, to take away any glare. I like Lutron's Maestro Dimmer Switch
Add a reflection
: As mentioned in a previous Ask Estee
, I love a candle story. I suggest enhancing tea lights
with glass accessories
and mirrors to reflect and amplify your mood lighting.
Build in hang time
: I'm a big fan of pendants and lanterns for indoor and outdoor settings--Greige's Berlin Pendant Lamps
are a favorite, as are Terrain's Verdisgris Filigree Lanterns
Photograph: Courtesy Houzz