Light Effects: Layered and Clustered

When I first saw this photo of a Nobis Hotel lounge area,  I was struck by the dramatic effect the cluster of hanging lights created.  By hanging different types and sizes of globe fixtures at various heights, the designers created a whimsical setting for an otherwise formal sitting area.  I'd sip a sophisticated cocktail under that canopy all day long [figure of speech].

Whether inside or out,  lights can take on a major role in setting the tone anywhere they're featured.   Take a look at how the spaces below benefited by the clustering effect:

image from : Better Living From Design

Image from: Style Me Pretty


Above image: Bocci

Above image: MTeriors

Above image:  Martha Stewart

Above image:  Apartment Therapy

Elle Decor's image shows off the shadowy effects hanging lights create.

Above image: Loving Living Small

To give a space dimension, plenty of light and lots of cool shadows try hanging your lights in clusters.

Hope you enjoyed the light show...