Lighting is not just about function. It’s an artful combination of function and aesthetics.
Lighting is primarily about the effect (rather than the fitting) with a few key pieces of feature lighting for decorative purposes
Lighting design is intentional. It’s a second chance to design a space. A room can take on a completely different feel with different lighting.
Lighting design especially for one’s home is a very personal endeavour taking into account individual lifestyle preferences, taste and budget. People describe the way they live in detail to us – everything from where they leave the keys and mail when they come in to where they will entertain and relax, activities for different spaces, where they put the collectibles for show or private enjoyment, whole rooms dedicated to pass times like music rooms, libraries, dance studios, art rooms…it’s intimate and very personal.
Lighting designs need to be flexible. It’s difficult to imagine in 3D form from a 2D plan. It’s not until the walls start going up that you are able to truly engage with the space, the flow of the area and what your requirements will be day to day, season to season. This is where the site visit is crucial to understanding the architecture and whether any new design elements need to be taken into consideration to get the best results.