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Capitol Lighting’s Designer of the Month

Lighting is Key for Any Size Space

Kenneth Crawford is a South Florida based interior designer and owner of Kenneth Crawford Interiors.  As the August Designer of the Month, he offers some professional lighting and decorative ideas.

Each element in a well-decorated room from paint color to the detail of each doorknob is important, and the right lighting is key to unlocking the true potential in your design. The space must be orchestrated perfectly, creating a cohesive flow through out.

I have over 20 years of experience with commercial and residential design, and whether you are building a new restaurant or renovating a 500 sq. foot dining room, the lighting fixtures themselves and the angle of illumination make a world of difference. That’s why I shop Capitol Lighting’s extensive database to find everything I need from unique ceiling pendants and elegant crystal chandeliers to simple bath vanity fixtures and top quality light bulbs.

The examples featured below show how the right lighting will create a custom finish and bring out the best in your decorative scheme:


Dining Room

When designing an interior space, you must look at the room as a whole. Light fixtures should blend harmoniously with the decor, adding color, texture and style to complete the design. The Philippe Stark fixture, purchased from Capitol Lighting, is more like a sculpture, making a stunning design statement and blending with the architecture without obstructing the view or overpowering the space.


Guest Bedroom

These nightstand lamps purchased from Capitol Lighting add the perfect finishing touch to this room. I wanted a metallic element to pull the silver embedded in the artwork and create a sparkling effect reminiscent of the Intercoastal on a clear day. 


Powder Bathroom

The Italian glass sconces were selected for their linear design, which adds to the architectural composition of the room.



I wanted to add a slight comical element to this space and since this particular bedroom had an orange color scheme, I purchased these fabulous glass lamps from Capitol Lighting — not only for the color, but also for the whimsical aspect.

Photos: Jerry Lang

ken_crawfordCrawford is a licensed interior designer and has worked on numerous projects in South Florida, Kentucky, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Canada and Japan. He has been declared Capitol’s Lighting Designer of the Month, which is a program that showcases interior designers in the community.