The Importance of Lighting in Interiors – NKBA



The Importance of Lighting in Interiors


May 29, 2024 | 12:00 PM ET


Danny Russo, CEO and Lead Designer, Daniel Russo Home

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What You Will Learn

In “The Importance of Lighting in Interiors,” Danny will discuss the ways lighting plays a major role in setting the tone in a space and how lighting has the power to alter and change an environment. Oftentimes, clients are unable to see the design vision like their designer. A major portion of the seminar will focus on how to successfully communicate the emphasis of lighting to clients from the perspective of designers, for the sake of the complete design plan. Next, the seminar will move to how to educate contractors and builders on the placement of lighting. Lighting situated on walls or on tables or placed in corners of the room or as centerpieces has a major effect on spaces. Danny will discuss the ways builders can work with designers in order to enhance the plan. Finally, Danny will discuss the ways color temperatures affect wall color. Color varies in different lighting. Warm lighting tones and cool lighting tones and all of the tones in between will greatly alter the ambiance of the space. Danny will hone in on how best to decide color temperatures in particular rooms.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to educate the client on how lighting affects design.
  • Understand how to educate the builder on the placement of lighting to Enhance the design.
  • Understand the importance of using LED lighting efficiently and correctly and how color temperature.
Featured Presenter

Danny Russo understands the balance between incorporating upcoming trends and a timeless perspective throughout all of his designs — from space planning and lighting selection to material usage and variety. Russo’s compositions strike the perfect cord: his work is risky, yet safe enough to stand the test of time while remaining fresh, bespoke and innovative.

Bringing more than 20 years of experience to his practice, Russo is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), is one of the few vetted luxury interior designers with Ethos Design Collective and is a certified professional through Houzz. 

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Russo’s designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, Columbus Monthly and Axios, to name a few. Russo’s work has been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art and the Columbus Center for Science and Industry (COSI). 

A social media influencer and personality, Russo is a regular contributor to regional TV and radio programs lending his design insight to viewers and listeners.

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