As much as we depend on lighting in our homes, usually selecting the right illumination for our homes gets the short shrift.
When I select the lighting that is featured in store at Nest and on www.nestcasa.com, I take into account a number of things. Of course, functionality is important. Will the lamp light a room properly? What kind of shade suits this lamp best? And what is the primary purpose of the piece, is it to illuminate or to accent? Floor and table lamps, plus sconces and chandeliers in various sizes, shapes and styles at NEST are selected for their artistic value, too, as well as their ability to fill a room with a pleasant, yet practical glow. Artisan crafted works made of crystal, horn and hand-blown glass are selected to provide lighting that is beautiful and radiant.
As a rule, most rooms should have three types of lighting — general lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting.
Accent lighting is usually where the style comes in. In addition to the essential purpose of lighting – to illuminate a room – lighting can also do much to enhance a room’s appearance. Accent lamps are definitely dual function. Many accent lamps do not have to serve as the main source of lighting in a room and can be used in tandem with natural light to create just the right glow. Accent lighting sets the mood.
NEST has an array of exclusive hand-crafted decorative lamps that help to draw focus to a particular piece of furniture in a room, acting as an accent to a console or side table, or as a guiding light for overnight guests searching for the bathroom.
Accent lamps can add color to a room. Bold base shapes and complementing lamp shades can easily brighten up a room that needs a boost.
However, one of the biggest design faux pas is not paying attention to scale or shape. There are times when a square lamp can look interesting on a round table, or an oversized lamp is suitable for a smaller table, but it’s always best to make these thoughtful choices.
When it comes to selecting floor lamps, obviously size is important, too. A too-tall or too-short lamp can look out of place. Where you will place the lamp should also be considered before buying a floor lamp as many times floor lamps should be used as task lamps by a couch or other reading area, and are perfect for brightening up corners of a room. NEST has a variety of floor lamps in different heights and styles.
The right lighting can make a difference, and lighting from NEST can take any room to the next level.
Visit NEST on the web at www.nestcasa.com or in person at 1020 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Call us at 305.672.9611. Specializing in custom European furnishings, unique accessories, lighting and rugs.