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How Lighting Design Allows Us to Live Our Best Lives

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Live Well with These Lighting Options!

Light is a fundamental aspect of our existence. It influences our mood, productivity, and overall well-being. While we often take it for granted, lighting design plays a pivotal role in shaping our daily experiences. 

From the soft glow of a bedside lamp to the vibrant hues of a Bay Area cityscape at night, lighting can transform how we perceive and interact with our surroundings. Today, we'll explore how thoughtful lighting design can empower us to live our best lives.

Experience Endless Possibilities with Customized Lighting Design

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Unveil Your Inner Muse with Smart Lighting

When you first think of lighting design, do your thoughts turn to the various light fixtures placed throughout a home? Before the advent of smart technology and today’s revolutionary LED lighting, much of our home’s lighting centered around those considerations—ensuring the right placement for the task at hand. 

Today, lighting has become a personalized art form, challenging how we experience our indoor environments. Now, a single light source can enliven a space in vibrant colors, pastel hues, and enchanting moonlight—an infinite pallet of colors at our disposal.

In the right hands, this light creates a unique sensory experience, transforming for life’s many activities. At Hermary’s, we believe the right lighting should reflect your personality, lifestyle, changing moods, and preferences. And it should be as changeable as you and your family, the seasons, and the tides.

Let’s explore the world of personalized lighting so you can create an environment you love in your Bay Area home.


Serene bedroom with a large window to the left, a gorgeous lighting fixture over the bed, and warm, dim lighting fixtures scattered throughout the room.


If you've considered adding lighting design to your Bay Area home, you've come to the right place! Hermary's is an industry leader in developing the perfect blueprint for lighting clients, considering many different aspects specific to your home and its lighting requirements.

Lighting is so much more than aesthetics, and we love showing our clients in-depth how lighting design and control serve many purposes. Keep reading to discover why automating your lights is essential for building luxury and efficiency in your living space. 

3 Types of Lighting and When to Use Them

A dining room is lit with a chandelier and side lamps for a relaxing aesthetic.

Get Your Lighting Design Tips from the Pros

A creative lighting design offers homeowners flexibility throughout their day, evening, and when entertaining guests. It’s possible to match the ambiance of your home with the event of the moment using creative lighting arrangements. Lighting design is more than simply pointing lights in a particular direction or choosing exciting lighting fixtures that draw attention – it is also the layering of lights and adjusting brightness levels.

Continue reading to learn more about the three types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent lighting, and when each would work best in your Bay Area home.

Create a Beautiful, Healthier Home with Lighting Design

A well-lit living area with floor-to-ceiling windows on the ocean.

Effortlessly Control Natural and Artificial Light

Today’s automated technology enables homeowners to manage their lighting effortlessly. Gone are the multiple light switches and, in their place, are elegant, custom-engraved in-wall keypads, touchscreens, and remotes. With one touch or voice control, they can change every light in their home and raise or lower every shade. It’s pretty remarkable. 

But it gets even better. The latest home automation platforms manage your home’s lighting for you, automatically raising and lowering the shades, letting in diffused sun rays without harming fine art, floorings, or furniture. At the same time, the lights dim and brighten, based on the level of natural light in the room. It’s the perfect balance of natural and electric light. 

While this type of technology requires extensive home automation knowledge, the professional lighting design brings your Bay Area home to life. The unique colors, placement, highlights, washes, and hidden recesses create the mood and aesthetics. At Hermary’s, our team of design and integration experts create extraordinary results by combining technology and design. We work with our valued clients to develop customized solutions unique to their lifestyles and dreams. Let's explore the possibilities in our blog below!

Why You Should Incorporate Lighting Design in Your Home Build or Renovation

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What Does A Lighting Designer Do? More Than You Might Expect.  

If you’re looking to build your dream home, you’ll certainly be working with a range of contractors. From the architect to the electrician, it takes a team of qualified professionals to build incredible spaces like in the photo above.

Yet many people don’t realize what often makes interiors so eye-catching is the light. The way you illuminate a room can make or break an ambiance and influence how colors in interior design look at different times of the day. While electricians and interior designers have a hand in lighting, it takes a professional lighting design to achieve the best results.

A lighting designer can transform the experience of living in your Bay Area home. Read on to discover what a lighting design entails! 

How Smart Lighting Design Adds Ambiance to Your Home


Change the Look and Feel of These 3 Rooms with a New Lighting Layout

Put a lamp here and a light there, and you’ll achieve the perfect ambiance in your home, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. New lights don’t necessarily mean a new look in your rooms. For lighting design to be effective and impressive, proper light placement and high-quality products are essential.

So, how do you set the perfect lighting mood in every room? It’s easier than you think when depending on Hermary’s to design and install a lighting system. Keep reading to see what customized lighting design and high-end fixtures can do for your home in the Bay Area.


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