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Inhabitat: We talk a lot about daylighting in the architecture and interior projects we cover. What are some easy ways to make a house or a room feel brighter without tearing out holes and adding more windows?

Grace: Mirrors are always a great fix, but I really like to bring in glass or clear materials as much as possible to brighten up a space. I'm a fan of lucite or glass coffee tables because they lighten the visual bulk in the room. I also think that bringing in more natural materials (demijohns filled with branches, etc) really makes a space feel more alive and breathable.

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  1. Andrew Michler November 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Salvaged wood makes for endless wall finishes- I’m taking a truck load of 2×6 end cuts to finish our bathroom. Going to stack them like bricks, and hopefully they will help soak up the extra moisture in the room.

  2. Yuka Yoneda November 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Such an insightful interview. As a lover of all things DIY, I thank you!

  3. Diane Pham November 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Great interview. I’m a huge fan of Design Sponge!

  4. Rebecca Paul November 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I love DIY and Design Sponge. I’ve been using the site as a source of inspiration for years now, and I really enjoyed reading Graces’ responses to all of Inhabitat’s questions. Thanks Grace and Inhabitat!

  5. Jill Fehrenbacher November 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I’m so excited about the book Grace – congratulations!
    And thanks for taking the time to do the interview.

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