From high end custom residential lighting design to more easily implemented lighting solutions for dark apartments, The New York Times looks at seven unique solutions for dark spaces...
Art That Shines Without Reflected Glare. High-end custom lighting design to make the most of your art collection. Includes tips for lighting artwork.
An Interior Landscape With a Glow Built In. A Vancouver apartment that uses back-lit onyx to illuminate an interior space.
In a Town Known for Light, a House With Very Little. An Italian home renovated to bring in more light. The designer used a combination of fake skylights and lots of diffused fluorescent lighting that is mounted below ledges, shelves and table surfaces.
Filling the Void of a Vanished Window With Plants and Assorted Scenery. A great solution for the many blocked windows in New York City apartments.
Chasing the Darkness With Sleight of Hand. Using various lighting fixtures to compensate for a lack of natural light in a bedroom.
Floating Floors on Bright Ribbons. Using light to create the illusion of floating objects.
First the Dimming, Now for the Movie. A gorgeous home theater inspired by the lit arches of Radio City Music Hall.
(Pics: Bonny Makarewicz, Fred R. Conrad, Salvatore Gozzo, David Kulick, Peter Margonelli, Suzanne DeChillo, Peter Mauss)