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Left: Stephanie Smith Right: Jenelle Erickson, founding partners of SmithErickson Designs. Interior Designer Q & A: Jenelle Erickson SmithErickson Designs What do people most need to keep in mind when shopping for lighting for their space? When it comes to lighting, scale is very important. You need to make sure fixtures are the right scale – it’s the jewelry or the lipstick to the space, so it shouldn’t overpower a room, it should complement the other elements, adding a pop to it. What’s your process for choosing lighting with a client? When we are selecting lighting or the fixtures, I like to find that one item or inspiration to work off of. Lighting we often leave to the end – I think at that point the client has a better vision of where they’re going and the overall vision of the style. What’s one tip you’d give about shopping for lighting or bath products? You most definitely get what you pay for. I strongly emphasize this with plumbing fixtures especially. What do people most often learn after working alongside lighting experts? What people realize afterward is just how easy it can be when they have someone helping them… someone experienced makes it a lot easier for them. What do you love about bringing clients through the Robinson showroom? It’s customer service. Our rep makes it super easy for us when it comes to price requesting and answering questions we may have. If we don’t have the answer to our client’s question, they’ll get it for us. Turn On Updates Get more expert tips and the latest on new products and trends. Just for signing up for our e-newsletter, you have a chance to win a 0 gift card to shop our showroom. To enter, visit robinsonlightingandbath.com. @robinsonltgbath @robinsonltgbath Robinsonlighting andbath.com 15