Hallway and kitchen-diner in Edwardian Villa

Project Type:Residential

Service:Light Designer

Project Price:under £10,000

Client brief...

to upgrade the quality and output of lighting in the kitchen-diner where light levels were insufficient and now also failing. Design, build and fit custom LED feature lumières in the kitchen-diner, landing & stairwell that give a “wow factor”, increase overall brightness and control over light levels. Aim to complete the installation in a challenging timeframe to surprise a member of the family if possible.

What the client said

“The lighting in our Edwardian house had been neglected for a number of years. We wanted to update the current arrangements with something bold yet in keeping with the house whilst improving light levels in critical areas. The Light My Space team carried out a full assessment of our kitchen, stairwell, first floor landing, bedroom and garden. James analysed light levels and discussed our requirements and budget before coming back with a proposal to design and fit new lighting.
Once we agreed the design, James then worked with a local electrician to fit a substantial light panel in the kitchen, a bespoke chandelier on the stairs and hidden LEDs above the picture rail in the hall. By using a shared internet space and Skype calls we were able to discuss and modify the designs quickly without the delay of arranging face to face meetings.
Throughout the whole process the Light My Space team were extremely professional, with an incredible attention to detail. The final installations have certainly wowed visitors and continue to delight us. The time spent listening to what we wanted at the start of the process has paid off magnificently with solutions that are practical but striking.
I would, and have, thoroughly recommend Light My Space to anyone prepared to be a bit more adventurous with their lighting than a new fixture from John Lewis!! They are a great company to work with that deserves to be extremely successful."

Mr and Mrs T, Harnham.

  • The dark area at the end of a landing ('before' picture on the left) is transformed by concealed LED lighting above the coving to wash the ceiling with light ('after' picture on the right).
  • A custom-designed 7-drop chandelier is a beautiful focal point for the upstairs and is also visible from the entrance hall. Industrial balloon cages and vintage-style filament bulbs also create interesting shadows and texture on the ceiling and walls.
  • The chandelier casts light down the staircase and into the hall below, making the space feel warmer, more welcoming and makes the original tiled floor more noticeable ('before' picture on the left and 'after' picture on the right).
  • The bespoke kitchen light panel is on separate circuits so that the client can select the brightness, colour and whether to use the 2 outer frames, the 2 inner frames or both together depending on how they want to use the space.

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