In this contemporary dining room, a spotlight illuminates a piece of framed artwork, leaving much of the room in the dark. When the time comes, candles suspended from the ceiling can brighten the sleek dining table and gray chairs.
This elegant dining room is designed to showcase this homeowner's priceless collections. From an exotic art collection to antique fine china, the white walls in this home shines the spotlight on these elegant collector's pieces.
Cable lighting spotlights a line of simply framed, same-sized black-and-white photos along a stair landing, creating the effect of a mini gallery. Elaborate decoration on the base of the console table and a pair of silver candlesticks dress up the simple space.
Modern-meets-eclectic in an expansive, airy sitting room. Mona Lisa smiles from a graphic, red print situated just off the resident laundry room. A myriad of mismatched artwork hangs under gallery spotlights on the far wall. Farther still, a sleek, wood and glass staircase beckons from the far corner of the room.
Library lights spotlight object art and beloved books in the family room while a marble fireplace offers the perfect excuse to sit and relax. Cool blue tones flow from the piece above the mantle, inspiring this laid-back palette.
For some of your more important art pieces, use archival glass to prevent fading and consider spotlights, as seen here. Not only can this lighting accent the artwork but it will also serve as an alternative light source in the room.
Ornate ceiling beams painted white keep this blue contemporary living room from feeling too dark. A gallery wall of framed art and photography is a backdrop for a transitional couch, while a tripod spotlight adds height and character behind a navy blue chaise.
Natural light bathes this chic, sophisticated living room, which is anchored by a stunning wood coffee table. The table mirrors the modern art set against a wallpapered wall recess. A contemporary spotlight floor lamp creates a sense of Hollywood history and intrigue.
One black wall in this sea of white turns a modern stairway into a focal point and spotlights colorful contemporary paintings. The narrow stairwell incorporates a unique coffered ceiling with integrated lighting as well as an open, slatted stair design that doesn't hide the art.
An artist herself and alum of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jamie Steele has created a way to support art and artists with a spacious gallery Camayuhs, she maintains in her home. Her focus is on group shows of artists from Atlanta and across the country, often spotlighting female artists.