Stratton Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 72

BY ANITA RAFAEL Lighting the Way Four Good Reasons Why You Need a Lighting Designer “I hired a talented architect, I am working with an experienced builder, my interior decorator is just a phone call away, and I really love choosing fixtures from all these gorgeous lighting catalogs. So why would I need a lighting designer, too?” Do you remember saying those exact same words during your home construction project? Here is the short and simple truth: Every single detail that the architect, builder, and decorator created in your home will look a thousand times better after a lighting designer makes a plan to illuminate the walls, ceilings, stairs, floors, counters, cabinets, and design elements to their best advantage. Guaranteed. As we discovered in our conversations with two professionals, when it comes to new home construction, residential remodeling, or just rethinking the lighting in existing rooms, there are many benefits to having a lighting designer on the team. Susan Brady combined downlights and pendants to enhance her kitchen island. 70 STRATTON MAGAZINE | WWW.STRATTON MAGAZINE.COM HOME