Well Done! Contemporary Lighting

If you were to ask me to summarize what makes me so passionate about lighting design, I would have to say, “It’s the satisfaction of creating beauty, harmony and functionality that positively affects the lives of my clients each and every day.” Here is a selection of images that recent lighting clients (let’s call them C and S) graciously agreed to let me photograph and showcase here.  This lovely couple knew they liked clean and modern lighting but beyond that, they didn’t know how to pull it together.  I’m honoured that they trusted me to determine placement and selections to…

Building Small on North Avenue.24 – Lighting Plan

Our lighting orders have been placed and here is our selection of fixtures and our lighting plan for our little home at the edge of the orchard.  If you’d like to look more closely at this plan, click on it for the larger version.My main objective for this lighting project was to strike a balance between custom, full-function lighting and a small budget, while expressing my lighting design skills.  I believe it is more challenging to design for yourself, as maintaining objectivity is no easy feat! All ceilings are sloped in our home so the lighting needs to be ceiling…

Building Small on North Avenue.10

My lighting plan is complete and not likely to change very much from now until the end of construction.  Deciding what to light and how to light it was, for me, the easy part.  Deciding which light fixtures to use, proves to be not quite so easy. In my everyday role as a Lighting Designer, I’m on the outside, not emotionally attached and can objectively assist clients with their lighting projects.  I am decisive with my clients. I can see the big picture, focus on the details and pull together a selection of lights that flow elegantly throughout their built spaces.  For our project, it’s not…

Brightening A Pine Interior

Gisele and Doug travelled a long way to seek some answers.  If I remember correctly, they came to Atlantic Lighting Studio looking for brighter light bulbs than what they could find back home in Cape Breton.  Once they described the lighting challenges they were having, it was clear that brighter bulbs were only part of the solution. The Challenges: All the interior surfaces of Gisele and Doug’s home are natural pine.  While cozy and beautiful, wood surfaces eat up a LOT of light.  To make the situation more challenging, the ceilings of exposed joists and boards, suck up even MORE light. The change in…