Sally Storey has received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award, in the LIT Design Awards, for her tremendous contribution to the Lighting Industry.
Lighting for Family Townhouse
When this family home was renovated and a new extension built, we were bought in to design the lighting scheme. The clients were extremely sporty with a young family and were looking to achieve a family home which allowed everyone to be active. Design Director Luke Thomas and Senior Designer Hazel Park worked closely with Alexandra Dixon Interiors and Stamos Yeoh Architects to design a lighting scheme which complimented the interiors.
One of the key features in the house was the new 3 metre high basement which houses the climbing frame, multi-gym and plunge pool. With multiple activities taking place in this area, the lights needed to work hard to invigorate for high impact functions and provide a relaxing environment for yoga practice. A combination of Square 50 downlights were used with a carefully detailed series of Contour LED strips which were programmed to move with the runner. Clever circuiting allows for the downlights to be off when practising yoga to avoid glare.
The feature of strong linear lines were also continued on the way to the pool. Vertical slots were lit with Contour HD27 to create a visual impact on the way to the pool. It was also used to under light each stair tread from the ground floor above.
The living room was made to feel cosy with plenty of cushions and throws and the lighting complimented this. Low glare Polespring downlights were selected to highlight the art and the centre of the coffee table. The fireplace surround was uplight with Lucca 30s to emphasise it.
Finally as you will see in the video, lighting is used to seamlessly connect the house to the garden with light too.
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