The family room stands where the old carport once stood. We re-used and modified the existing roof structure to create a relief from the otherwise 8'-0" ceilings in this home.
Photo by Casey Woods
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Realize that lampshade fabrics are crucial. I often replace the shades lamps come with in favor of new ones that look more custom. If you like a more diffused-looking light, go for linen or burlap; if you want brighter light, stick with crisp white. For more ambience, any fabric-covered shade will do, but keep in mind the cleaning needs of fabrics such as pleated silk and cotton. They are difficult to dust. Pay attention to shade styles. If you have a modern or transitional home, I would go for drum shades. Romantic or traditional homes would be best fitted with tulip or fluted-style lampshades. An eclectic home can employ a variety of styles as long as they fit the design story of the space. If the room is fun and edgy, for example, a large fluted shade may look too formal and out of place.