to plan and design a combination of low energy, integrated and statement lighting to enhance a major structural conversion to an open-plan living space. A new fitted kitchen needed task and layered lighting options that worked with the adjoining dining area and could be controlled independently from both spaces. The constraint of a relatively low ceiling height and voids inaccessible from above, guided solutions towards flush-mounted and concealed lighting. We also had to avoid the in-ceiling heating mats, project manage the installation in parallel with the building work and provide detailed instructions to the trades on-site.
What the client said
We intend this to be our ‘forever home’ and wanted to invest in getting the layout, style and fittings that would suit our lifestyle and still look good in 10 years’ time. We worked with James to select some modern lighting that looks contemporary and timeless and incorporated LED and new technology solutions that are low maintenance and that won’t become obsolete any time soon. We also wanted some statement lighting for our living spaces and areas we use for entertaining. The lighting really complements the new rooms and as well as creating great accents and ambience, we love seeing the reactions of our family and friends to the aptly named ‘wow’ features.
Mr and Mrs w, Downton