I'm a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.
After hearing you mention lighting on the podcast, I spent yesterday looking at all your “how to get the lighting right” post. Then this morning voila! you’ve made a checklist. So useful! Yes please to more of these. 🙂
Thank you Kate, it is very useful.
I can’t thank you enough for purring the graft in on our behalf, I keep reading up on lighting advice and promptly either forgetting it or getting confused!
That was of course putting not purring, I blame the cat on my lap!
Thank you Kate, this is brilliant!
A checklist is so helpful. All the info you need on one place. Thank you!
Thank you for the printable download, more please 🙂
I am starting a PG Diploma in interior design and these will help me no end x
This is so useful – a printable checklist is a great thing. (Although I wish I’d known to avoid a symmetrical grid before installing a symmetrical grid.)
I’m so glad. And don’t we all! I have a runway of downlighters in my kitchen that are pointless!
Now this is something that I’ve sorely needed for a while. I’ve read many articles about the importance of the correct lighting but never been able to get my head around it properly as it relates to my space, so a big thank you for this. 🙂
I’m so pleased it is helpful to you.
I think the checklist is great. Some folks like checklist and others prefer actual examples. I wonder if it would be possible to also include an example of a lighting diagram for a sitting room. With some of the points listed – furniture, artwork, pendant light etc.,
Hi Sue, I’m glad you like it. I have written extensively about getting the lighting right in the past if you would like to search the blog here for this series How to Get The Lighting Right.
Thank you Kate for this quick informative guide. We’re now at the bare bones stage of renovating a 500 year old farmhouse so this will come in very handy in deed xx
What advice do you have for kitchens?
I have written about kitchens and lighting extensively over the eight years of the blog and it is now a massive, and free, resource. Do have a rummage round using the search engine for what you need. Posts include how to get the lighting right room by room as well as how to plan the perfect kitchen.