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How To Choose Lighting For A Room

Shaila Gottlieb of discusses how to choose lighting for a room.  Lighting is crucial as it can change the colour and mood of the room.  The three types of lighting include General Lighting which is the main lighting in the room including pot lights and chandeliers. Ambient lighting includes lighting such as table lamps. Task Lighting is lighting to aid in particular tasks including the lighting over your kitchen counters or lighting in your bathroom for grooming.

These types of  lighting can be paired together or alone.  Never exceed the wattage that the manufacturer recommends for the fixtures as this is a safety issue. The newest trend is to put more than one fixture such as two smaller chandeliers over your dining room table to give extra light and bling to the room!

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About Shaila Gottlieb:

Shaila Gottlieb, owner of, is a highly respected Interior Designer with over 38 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied, repeat clients. She is an award winning designer, a member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). She has lectured, presented design seminars to both professionals and lay people, and written a monthly column in JTO magazine. She can be heard weekly on the Zelda show on CHIN radio 100.7FM. Shaila’s one of a kind built-ins, vanities and cabinets grace many homes and offices. She has developed a reputation for creating unique roomscapes that have a timeless quality, and are based on sound design principles rather than on trends.

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