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Choosing new lighting? Expert Asher Kohring offered readers advice

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Asher Kohring, senior buyer for Shades of Light, answered questions about lighting on Thursday. She uses her background in interior design and her experience in the kitchen and bath industry to choose fresh and fashionable pieces for the store’s collection. Shades of Light, headquartered in Richmond, has provided lighting for shows such as “Fixer Upper,” “Queer Eye,” and “Love It or List It.”

Here are some of the questions she answered:

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Helen Carefoot, writer and editorial aide for the Lifestyle section, produced this Q&A.