General. Recessed. Overhead. Task. Accent. Wherever it shines, lighting sets the mood and creates ambience.
Overhead lighting is for the overall illumination of the space. Recessed cans, or overhead ceiling fixtures are important for even coverage in a room
Task lighting addresses functional needs in precisely the place it’s required, providing visibility for reading, cooking, dressing, or working at a desk.
Decorative accent lighting adds some jewelry to a room plus some added illumination at various heights. Important because recessed lighting often does reach “human level.” Use it to highlight artwork and sculpture, in a foyer or as an architectural feature to provide that wow moment in a dining room or over a kitchen island.
One of her favorite design features, Martha Vicas chooses every fixture with an eye to her clients’ needs, and then goes for so much more.