Ask the Expert – Lighting

Q: Christine, what size should outdoor lights be, and how high should dining room lights be? – Bob, Walnut Creek, California A: Thanks for asking, Bob! I love Walnut Creek […]

Christine Rae

Christine Rae

Q: Christine, what size should outdoor lights be, and how high should dining room lights be?
– Bob, Walnut Creek, California

A: Thanks for asking, Bob!
I love Walnut Creek – there is great shopping and I have visited many times. Over the past few years, outdoor lights have trended to larger rather than smaller. The rule of thumb for the whole fixture is to measure one-quarter to one-third of the size of the door and the height should measure about sixty-six inches above the threshold. Dining room fixtures should be thirty to forty-two inches above the top of the table. I personally like thirty inches, although you sometimes have to move it up if there are dangly pieces. Sit at the table and make sure you can converse across the table without weaving your head.

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About Christine Rae

Christine Rae blends her passion for the staging and decorating industries, her desire for helping people develop their potential, the thrill of training to the presentation of the CSPâ„¢ workshop. She has honed her skills and built her knowledge through extensive training in a variety of disciplines. During the last five years Christine has trained over 1600 people and in 2004 was recipient of an International Staging Award. Christine believes a crucial part of success as a trainer is to keep your hand in the industry you speak and teach about. This is why she continues to work (outside of training sessions) at building her own staging business, and works with a select group of Realtors® . The best business anyone can have is from a referral - it is an honor and privilege to work with you and your sphere of influence. Wellness with Essential Oils: http://www.christineraelivingoils.com/weblog