Lighting artwork and beautiful marble pillars in a luxury country house hotel
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Lighting for a luxury country house hotel

Swinton Park is a luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales and is the ancestral home of the Earls of Swinton. Our client was looking for a lighting designer to revamp the long corridor running through the house which was rather gloomy.

The space has been transformed; top quality picture lighting has brought the family portraits to life and custom made LED uplights enhance the wonderful creamy marble of the pillars. The overall effect is stunning and has had a great reception from the clientele and team at Swinton Park.

Bespoke lighting for family portraits

The family portraits each needed lighting. The canvases are large and each requires a different treatment to deliver a consistent effect along the corridor. We used the ArtView LED Picture Light to give us the level of control we needed to light each piece.

Lighting the portrait over the fire

Although dwarfed by the size of the fireplace, the portrait over it is actually quite substantial. Normal picture lights would just light the top part of the picture; the ArtView is designed to gently wash light across the whole canvas, bringing out depth and details that wouldn’t otherwise be seen.

Bringing the corrior to life with light

Beautiful marble pillars frame the corridor at each end, and on either side of the entrance to the bar. The custom made bronze LED uplights have just the right amount of tilt for the light to reach the carved frieze at the top of the columns, and the recessed optics and anti-glare louvres make the fittings very discrete to walk past. Top quality LED chips provide wonderful colour rendering for the creamy stone and red wallpaper.

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Swinton Park Luxury Country House Hotel

Swinton Park Hotel

Swinton Park is an exclusive luxury castle hotel set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens. The castle is surrounded by the family estate with access to rivers, moorland, dales and beautiful countryside bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Find out more about Swinton Park hotel here.


Internal project photography by Charlotte Gale Photography


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