Casting Light

Casting Light

Thoughts on interior lighting design by Sarah Eaton of Tailormade Space, Abode’s resident interior designer

Lighting is an essential element which we should think of as another layer in the development of an interior. Like any aspect of planning an interior, lighting needs to be considered carefully and used to create the desired function and impact. Lighting has the power to make or break a space.

Light can be used to welcome and lead you into a home, highlight features of the architecture, to create warmth, ambience and of course to light task areas effectively. Creating the effect you desire requires some knowledge about lighting and how it can be used effectively.

Christchurch-based supplier, Lighthouse Lighting, has access to a stunning range of feature lighting, including international and local designer products. The company is the official local distributor for Grok lighting, including bespoke pieces by French lighting designer, Céline Wright.

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Wright's influential eco lighting designs are well known and she is considered one of the most accomplished designers in France. Her handcrafted techniques are based on traditional methods utilising natural materials to minimise the impact on the environment. Taking inspiration from nature, Wright's creations create a calming and peaceful atmosphere.

As an interior designer, I would always recommend having a lighting plan drawn up for your space by a knowledgeable professional. The team at Lighthouse Lighting have the skills and technical knowledge not only to create what you would hope for, but they can also introduce you to ideas that can revolutionise how you think about lighting your space. They can demonstrate to you how different lighting effects may look in situ. A visit to their showroom on Moorhouse Avenue will introduce you to the possibilities. They will work closely with your interior designer and/or architect to ensure that your lighting is consistent with the overall plan for your home.

021 029 32709 | tailormadespace.co.nz

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