Where do you feel most inspired?
My garden. I love to garden and nature is a great place to draw upon for inspiration. The colors and texture in nature provide endless possibilities.
What is your idea of a well lit room?
A room lit for the function happening within it. Functionality should be at the top of the list when choosing any type of lighting. Determine the purpose you need the lighting to provide. Most rooms require three basic types of lighting: task, ambient and accent. Task lighting provides illumination for specific tasks, such as cooking or applying your make-up. Ambient lighting, which provides overall illumination, is good for a laundry space or garage. And accent lighting is used to draw your eye to details around the room like paintings or interesting architectural details.
What lighting looks do you love?
I've learned to appreciate all styles of lighting. I really enjoy art history and the story that is happening during certain movements. Once you start digging in and finding out the stories, it becomes addicting and you just want to know more and more.
To view the gold-toned selection Lonny picked out above:
1. Graham Natural Iron Brass and Marble Table Lamp; Lamp Plus
2. Jonathan Adler Sputnik Flush Mount Brass Ceiling Light in Brass; Lamps Plus
3. Mary McDonald Directoire Black 13 3/4" High Brass Wall Lamp; Lamp Plus
4. Mary McDonald Ondine Brass and Black Floor Lamp; Lamps Plus