Beautiful lighting fixtures can turn a typical dining room into an extraordinary one. Interior designer Paula Grace Halewski believes that lighting brings this room together. “The dramatic chandeliers, with geometric glass pendants that echo the shape of the room, complete the desired feeling of the space—awe,” she says. Everything comes together in the space—the shimmering wallcovering, the large artwork, and the eye-catching chandeliers.
“Lighting is hugely important,” adds Eberlein. Avoid downlights whenever possible, especially directly over chairs, to eliminate dark shadows on guests’ faces. Hang chandeliers low—28 to 34 inches above the table. Create a glow on the perimeter wall by using wall washers to highlight art and interesting surfaces. Introduce as many eye-level light sources as possible like sconces.