When Should Lighting Enter an Interior Design Plan?
Randall Whitehead, IALD, pinpoints the best stage in the process to consider lighting design.
 
When do you consider lighting design during the interior design process? Should it come at the beginning, middle or end?
I like to come in once a furniture layout is completed and the list of finishes has been selected. It is impossible to do a quality lighting design in an empty room. I have to see how the furniture is laid out, what colors and finishes are being used, and know the needs of the clients. I guess you would call that late beginning or early middle.
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Randall Whitehead, IALD

Randall Whitehead, IALD, is a professional lighting designer and author. His books include "Residential Lighting, A Practical Guide." Whitehead has worked on projects worldwide, appeared on the Discovery Channel, HGTV and CNN, and he is regular guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Visit his website www.randallwhitehead.com for more information on books, upcoming seminars and the latest lighting trends.

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It really all depends upon

It really all depends upon the project. Rarely will you see a project that needs lighting first, but it can happen, usually in projects that revolve around the lighting. Usually, though, lighting is placed somewhere around the middle of a project, after the general design and layout of furniture has been agreed upon. In any event, though, we make use of helpful tools like these lighting guides to help us out when we get to the lighting of a project. Our clients love them, so we try to share them all time.

I suggest if possible use 3D

I suggest if possible use 3D interior design software and simulate the lighting effect, and of cause if possible put the similar lighting in the design to have a better look and feel of the interior design.

Thanks for sharing this

Thanks for sharing this useful information. Regards.. Mathan Interior designers in Chennai

The thinking should be before

The thinking should be before interior designing of reflective living rooms including furniture and transparent curtains. http://designedgearchitects.in visit this website for lighting designs.

Interior designing is a

Interior designing is a crucial activity that requires innovative ideas and creative mind. My personal experience says overdoing might hamper the beauty of the house. So, keep it simple and sober and it will do wonder.

I think it should come in the

I think it should come in the middle. At first, it is not feasible. Jo from - Online Interior Design

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