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"You need to consider the intensity of light, the balance of light, what is being illuminated, and why are you illuminating it," advises Keith Baltimore of the Baltimore Design Center in Port Washington, who designed this ceiling lighting in a Port Washington kitchen. (Oct. 17, 2013)

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Three Long Island designers share tips for various spaces they have illuminated.

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"You need to consider the intensity of light, the balance of light, what is being illuminated, and why are you illuminating it," advises Keith Baltimore of the Baltimore Design Center in Port Washington, who designed this ceiling lighting in a Port Washington kitchen. (Oct. 17, 2013)

A closer look at the ceiling lighting designed
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A closer look at the ceiling lighting designed for a Port Washington kitchen by local designer Keith Baltimore. (Oct. 17, 2013)

Designer Keith Baltimore used Swarovski crystals in lighting
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Designer Keith Baltimore used Swarovski crystals in lighting the powder room of this Port Washington home. (Oct. 17, 2013)

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Margreet Cevasco of Cevasco Design Inc. in Sea
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Margreet Cevasco of Cevasco Design Inc. in Sea Cliff designed this full kitchen renovation in Long Beach that included eliminating multiple large inefficient high hats, replacing them with recessed lighting, incandescent lamps, undercabinet lighting and decorative fixtures. (Oct. 18, 2013)

For this Long Beach kitchen, Margreet Cevasco's provided
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For this Long Beach kitchen, Margreet Cevasco's provided much-needed task lighting. (Oct. 18, 2013)

Margreet Cevasco designed the breakfast room, including ceiling
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Margreet Cevasco designed the breakfast room, including ceiling and lamp lighting, for the "Home Is Where The Heart Is" showhouse at 141 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove. (Oct. 21, 2013)

Designer Margreet Cevasco used both ceiling lighting and
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Designer Margreet Cevasco used both ceiling lighting and lamps in this hallway for a soft look. (Oct. 18, 2013)

Anne Lombardi, of Anne Lombardi Interiors in Locust
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Anne Lombardi, of Anne Lombardi Interiors in Locust Valley, used Lucite lanterns in a Water Mill home to light up the cathedral ceiling In an almost 20-by-30-foot space with dramatic architectural details. "It can be hard to create a cozy atmosphere," she says. “The clients wanted me to visually bring the height of the room down.” (Oct. 18, 2013)

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Anne Lombardi, of Anne Lombardi Interiors in Locust
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Anne Lombardi, of Anne Lombardi Interiors in Locust Valley, used Lucite lanterns in a Water Mill home to light up the cathedral ceiling In an almost 20-by-30-foot space with dramatic architectural details. “Because the lighting is so high up, when you look at the room, the lighting becomes part of the drama of the space," Lombardi says. (Oct. 18, 2013)

Lighting in the Water Mill home's master bedroom
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Lighting in the Water Mill home's master bedroom designed by Anne Lombardi combines ceiling lights with a chandelier and table lamps. (Oct. 18, 2013)

A bedside lamp emits a soft light in
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A bedside lamp emits a soft light in a bedroom by designer Anne Lombardi in Water Mill. (Oct. 18, 2013)

In this large, 25-by-30-foot kitchen, designed by Anne
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In this large, 25-by-30-foot kitchen, designed by Anne Lombardi for a Water Mill home, a mix of utility and decorative lighting allows for both bright work spaces and warm entertaining options. Lombardi says that the homeowner "wanted a Shaker-style, all-white kitchen, so we used LED task lighting all around the perimeter, which shines on the counters.” (Oct. 18, 2013)

Bright ceiling lights help illuminate the stove in
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Bright ceiling lights help illuminate the stove in the kitchen by designer Anne Lombardi in a Water Mill home. (Oct. 18, 2013)

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A distinctive lamp looks good even when it's
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A distinctive lamp looks good even when it's off in the bedroom by designer Anne Lombardi at a Water Mill home. (Oct. 18, 2013)

For a 12-by-18-foot dining room in Water Mill,
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For a 12-by-18-foot dining room in Water Mill, Anne Lombardi included a chandelier and wall sconces flanking every wall. “And we used dimmers on everything,” Lombardi says. “Dimmers are important, because they help create moods. They can give you a candlelight feel when they’re turned down, and they can feel very cheerful and happy when they’re all the way up. (Oct. 18, 2013)

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