In a corner of the living room, recessed automated shades provide glare control. All of the house’s shades are programmed by season and time of day through both the Lutron HomeWorks and ELAN home systems, which can be controlled through Bryan’s iPad, even when he’s on location filming.  Photo 3 of 13 in 5 Architectural Tricks and Devices to Bring Natural Light Into Your Home
In this house in Thailand by Mel Schenck, a light shelf with translucent louvers above helps to regulate the bright light from an outside porch.  Photo 5 of 13 in 5 Architectural Tricks and Devices to Bring Natural Light Into Your Home
In this house by architecture firm Joeb Moore & Partners, the ceiling acts as a large light shelf, distributing an even glow of natural light to the living room below. Tagged: Living Room, Wood Burning Fireplace, Chair, Shelves, Sofa, Light Hardwood Floor, and Standard Layout Fireplace.  Photo 4 of 13 in 5 Architectural Tricks and Devices to Bring Natural Light Into Your Home
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