When you consider your interior design choices, you will most certainly think of color, furniture, and window treatments. But too many amateur home designers leave lighting as an afterthought. Lighting does more than let you read after dark or make sure you can see the beautiful meal you prepared, the right lighting design can truly transform a space. There is a reason that lighting is so critical in photography and cinematography -- lighting enhances features and creates atmosphere in a way that no other design element can. The homes featured in this post each utilize lighting to add that extra je ne sais quoi to already beautiful designs, elevating them and making them something special.