WHEN LIGHTING YOUR PERIOD HOME, IT’S IMPORTANT TO BALANCE FUNCTION WITH AESTHETIC. HERE ARE HENRIETTA SPENCER-CHURCHILL’S TIPS TO ILLUMINATE YOUR HOUSE.
1. Save space with wall sconces. “With little surface area for lamps,” Spencer-churchill writes, “wall sconces are invaluable, providing useful additional light.”
2. Keep the dining table formal and historical. When entertaining, consider keeping to traditional candle and candelabra lighting. This lends festive, elegant charm to the evening meal.
3. For the bedroom, simplicity suffices. “A bedroom rarely requires the provision of additional working light,” Spencer-churchill writes. A chandelier, combined with wall sconces and lamps, will likely meet your bedroom needs.