Colour changing LED in the conservatory dining room
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Lighting a modern family home, North London

This new build contemporary space was designed to be open plan, light and airy, a warm family home, a party venue, and a series of intimate spaces linked by distant focal points.  A potentially conflicting set of requirements, but all possible with careful planning and an imaginative lighting design.

Lighting Design Awards 2011 - FinalistThis project earned Brilliant Lighting a nomination as Finalists in the Lighting Design Awards 2011 Residential Lighting category.

Lighting helps zone the various spaces

Zoning is important in a ground floor is effectively one huge open plan space.  The kitchen, dining area and family area required three separate but sympathetic lighting treatments.

Kitchen lighting, early evening background lighting
A large family dining area in a glass extension lit with a custom fitting

Lighting ties the kitchen, dining and family areas together

The streamlined kitchen sees constant use.  We needed to develop a highly functional scheme with a contemporary sleek feel.  The naturally light dining area presented a challenge of very few fixing points.  Brilliant Lighting developed a custom mounting for the discreet table lighting.

In the evening or in party mood, the dining room lighting provides a wonderful backdrop.  Floor recessed colour changing LED sets the scene here in a soft pink.

Mrs S – Client

“Lutron is an absolute must. It’s easy to work with – it is like painting with light giving a third dimension and enhancing all the features we worked hard to create. I am delighted with the results.”

The concrete and marble staircase makes a beautiful focal point

The staircase rising from the heart of the ground floor provides a stunning focal point besides the more formal lounge.  It called out to be lit but represented a real challenge.  It was fabricated out of concrete prior to us starting on the project, and with marble cladding and a glass handrail it provided no obvious fixing points for the lighting.

We used small hooded LED accent lights to provide a wonderful sculptural wash across each tread rising up to the first floor.  The building team core-drilled the concrete for mounting and wiring access.  A solitary uplight accentruates the sinuous curves.  The result is discreet, elegant and striking.

Sinuous marble & concrete staircase with LD64 accent lights shining across each tread


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