4 Ways to Design with Lighting

One of the trends I love right now - that I've noticed quite a bit at the Milan Furniture Fair and Architectural Digest show - is the use of creative lighting to make a design really stand out.

I love how lighting can add personality to any design - with a burst of color or a soft glow. Plus, as personal tastes or design trends change, these decorative elements can easily be switched out or changed to match new looks.

We have a range of lighting options for our clients that vary from highly functional to definitely decorative. Here are a few of my favorite lighting design options:

Media Center

Add bursts of color to your media center with these LED lights. A handy remote control alternates colors and speed. They look amazing on a neutral palette of black and white, as shown here. Which colors would you choose?

California Closets lighting design MediaCenter_Element_LED

Bedroom Closet

Create a closet that feels like a boutique with these lighted shelves. Display shoes, accessories and personal mementos to make your closet feel luxurious.

California Closets lighting design - Luxe Closet_Hers_ElementsShoeShelf

Craft Room

Create a functional work space that looks beautiful too! These LED-illuminated countertops cast a soft glow that makes detailed work easier and creates a lovely effect.



Aluminum frame LED shelving can be utilized in any room to add a sophisticated feel to your displays. Love to entertain? Your friends will feel like they're in a swanky new restaurant with this display.

California Closets Lighting - eluma acrylic inserts

Would you like any of these lighting accessories in your home? Tell me in the comments!

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Ginny Snook Scott California Closets

Ginny Snook Scott


Ginny Snook Scott is the chief design officer at California Closets. She has over 25 years experience with California Closets and has helped over 1,000 clients create custom closets and organize their home. Connect with Ginny on Google+.

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