I recently had the opportunity to make images of a stunning, custom, private residence for David K. Warfel Lighting Design. David, a lighting architect based in Bloomington, IL, worked with lead architect John Shafer & Associates of Springfield, IL to design the layers and direction of light throughout the home. After shooting rooms that reflect the expertise of a lighting designer, I think everyone should do so! The effect is gorgeous in person. Further, I think you will agree that the resulting images are more interesting, with more depth, contrast, highlights and shadows than flat-lit spaces.
This home is a gem, set on 30 rolling acres with a barn, animals galore, swimming hole, and a huge garden. The owners, who were more than gracious hosts (thank you!), have created an absolutely idyllic childhood setting for their four boys. See for yourself, and enjoy!
The gorgeous custom lights suspended over the island and dining table were made by LightArt.