I found a restaurant/bar this afternoon called Lillie’s. I posted a photo this afternoon. This is one of those good little lighting scenes you come across in the course of a day, so I just thought I’d share my thoughts on why this scene is so good.
First, there’s contrast.
You can see there are areas of brightness and areas of relative darkness. This is essential to visual comfort.
The light at my back is from the south facing window. This gentle light balances the room.
There is warm, bright, inviting light coming from various sources.
The combination of classic pendants and up lighting create a terrific balance deep into the scene.
The conditions in the restaurant were likely not “designed” all at once, yet they all work. Sometimes feeling your way through lighting is the way to making a beautiful space. ”