Bad lighting is instantly recongnizable. Think about stark, flourscent classroom or airport lighting: Often cold, clinical, and harsh, the unwelcoming glows create spaces we'd rather rush from than relax in. But good lighting can have an equally strong effect in the opposite reading. See some of Haute Living's favorite fixtures here.
The spectrum of sofa design has, for years, been polarized by two extremes. On one end, there's the over-stuffed, ornately upholstered and decorated traditional sofas. On the other, there's modular, extremely modern, and low-laying sofas. But, as living spaces become more multi-dimensional, design cannot be approached from one angle. That's where circular sofas-- which sit somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum-- find their place.