Even seemingly smaller touches, such as the choice of shade on a lamp, can make a big impact. The opacity of a shade determines whether it disperses or directs light. While translucent shades will attract more attention to a lamp, Whitehead says an opaque shade is the better choice when you want to direct light onto a work surface or bedside table.
For more tips on lighting design from Whitehead, check out his new book, Beautiful Light: An Insider’s Guide to LED Lighting in Homes and Gardens. It will guide you through the successful use of LED lighting in every room.
Ultimately, it’s an exciting time for lighting manufacturers, lighting designers, and interior designers, filled with options to create a layered, artful and functional lighting scheme for any room. Lovett notes that she’s been happy to see a growing interest in decorative fixtures over the last few years. “There’s just such an appetite for lighting right now,” she said.
Hinkley makes its High Point Market debut with an 8,150 square-foot showroom in the Historic Market Square building. Long-term partner and designer Lisa McDennon helped design the new space.
Currey & Company will debut more than 200 new products, including new designs in collections by Bunny Williams, Aviva Stanoff, Jamie Beckwith, Hiroshi Koshitaka, and the Winterthur Museum. Currey will host its Preview Day event on Oct. 15, an Oct. 16 event with designer Jamie Beckwith, and daily demonstrations from artist and custom lampshade maker Susan Schneider.
At Arteriors, 121 new lighting products, spanning the spectrum from direct fixtures to portable lighting, are set to debut. Rowsell is particularly excited about the Jana fixture, which features a buri mid-rib construction that gives it a nest-like silhouette. She also picks the Kinlee chandelier, with its layered textured glass panels that resemble medallions, as a must-see.
And that’s just the start. There are literally hundreds of lighting showrooms in High Point. To find your must-sees, just visit our Exhibitors section and select the “Lamp & Lighting” Category filter.