Lighting makes all the difference
“Lighting is often forgotten in the design process, but it is so important to the quality and character of your home,” Marmol says.
A lighting specialist can help you select task lighting while achieving a soft, inviting aesthetic.
Cherry suggests a layered approach that starts with dimmer-controlled recessed cans around the perimeter of a room. From there, add chandeliers, pendants, sconces and lamp lighting true to your home’s period. There are many sources of reproduction lighting, including Omega Lighting Design, Rejuvenation, and Restoration Hardware.
When it comes to wiring, the right electrician will tear into as little wall and other structures as possible.