Case Study

Mr & Mrs W - Taunton

Georgian country residence in which the client was seeking to blend classic good looks with modern ; materials, colours, fabrics and furnishings. Interpretation of the clients objective was critical to achieving a successful result in which we took classic style light fittings but in a modern chrome finish. With high ceilings, decorative ceiling plaster work, impressive entrance hallway and generous stair case this project needed substantial light fittings in order to present the right visual balance. As a young family the need to include subtle modern designs whilst keeping the Georgian character was the requirement. The project has included lighting for all the day rooms, bedrooms and kitchen as well as outdoor lighting for the entrance and patio and high powered flood lights in metal halide for the impressive trees in the grounds. The projectis on-going with a spend to-date in excess of £15000.

Mrs T - Bristol

This chalet style 3 bedroom house build in the 1970's was due for complete rewiring and the client decided it was time for replacing the lighting throughout. Our lighting design consultation service included a site visit and extended tour of the property exploring with the client each room and establishing how it was to be used. Likes and dislikes as regards existing lighting were explored and room by room a design developed. Responding to client preferences is as much of the design service as is giving ideas and options for alternative lighting schemes. requirements for their new lighting scheme. Client proceeded to purchase all lights within the estimated £1500 budget.

Mr & Mrs R - Ilfracombe

Having recently taken over a waterfront restaurant business the client was seeking help to get the lighting right in time for the season opening in a few weeks time. With a need to create a different atmosphere at different times of the day, advice on switching, dimming and lamp selections was an important aspect of this lighting project. Selection of light fittings for the different areas of the restaurant, keeping in touch with the style and period of the decorative features and keeping within a limited budget were the main parameters. The project also included selection and location of lighting to make the most of the frontage of the building to make the most of its seafront location. The project was completed with the £2500 budget.

Mr MacD - Bristol

A clients major undertaking for the complete refurbishment of a 4 storey Victorian property in the Clifton area of Bristol generated a significant project for a wide range of lighting throughout the interior and exterior. The basement became the main family living space fitted out with up to date modern kitchen, dining and family rooms whist the upper floors were finished in a period style. The lighting selections were thus wide ranging from classic chandeliers to chrome and crystal minimalist light fittings. Starting from pdf drawings and a gutted property getting onto the clients wavelength, interpreting his objectives and selecting the right light fittings was the assignment. Requiring numerous site visits to keep up to speed with the developing scene, this lighting project was on-going for an 18 month period. The project completed with a spend of £4500.

Mr MacD - Cornwall

Following on from the success of the Bristol project we were engaged again to address the lighting for a new project involving several new holiday lodges at the clients property in Cornwall. In this case the start point was the pdf drawings from the architect which included the recommended lighting scheme and on which we were asked to carry out a critique to test the validity of the proposals. Approaching the project from a lifestyle and domestic angle identified numerous variances from the architects interpretation which were subsequently implemented.

Mr T A - Barnstaple North Devon

This charming old converted Mill property on 4 floors is used as a holiday let investment and which was in need of upgrading for the wide array of lighting. With the owner living away in London the need was for a single point of contact for the design and implementation of a new lighting scheme from top to bottom of the property. Much of the project was about identifying and replacing existing lights in order to make maintaining the property more efficient and straight forward. Working with lathe and plaster ceilings was challenging at time especially as regards making new cut out for inset lights. Working with a local electrical contractor the project was completed within the £5000 budget.

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