Testimonial from Terri Innes
Our project was to take a 200 year old school that had been converted to a dwelling in the early 1960’s and give it a more contemporary look. We removed all the internal walls on the ground floor, added a lighting scheme to highlight the beautiful Cotswold stone and revamped the kitchen as an entertainment area.
Lighting was probably the most important feature of the refurbishment and I chose to put my professional services budget to engaging a lighting designer rather than an architect/interior designer.
I contacted a lighting designer based in Leicester at the start of the project in April 2015. After 3 months waiting for a design and a lot of stress we parted company having paid for 2 days design service up front and not received anything that was fit for purpose that we could give our builder. With our builder due to start at the end of August and no lighting design we were feeling the pressure as he was going to walk away from the project without a design to work to.
John Cullen was recommended to us by our Audio/Visual consultant. You managed to give us a design appointment within a couple of weeks of contacting you. What was so helpful to us was the ability to visit your showroom and see the working lights prior to the meeting. This helped us to formalise the type of look we were going for and speed things along. We actually made two visits to your showroom before meeting our designer Hazel Park. The meeting with Hazel was very professional and productive and apart from our brief of uplighting the Cotswold stone walls, we left everything else to Hazel to design. We were very pleased with Hazel’s design and utilised approx 95% of her recommendations. And more importantly we had the design in just 12 days. Well done Hazel for turning the design around so quickly, she was a pleasure to work with and was readily available to answer any queries as we progressed through first fix.
I would also like to mention Callum and Eloise in your technical department who have also given us first class technical help.
We absolutely love our John Cullen lights. We are even pleased that we were were let down by the initial designer as we know we have a much better end result. We love the soft warm colour of your LED lights and are now using them on another project we are currently working on. It is a pleasure to walk into our home and everyone who comes to visit says it is beautiful. We put a lot of their feedback down to the stunning lighting.
We cannot thank you enough for not only helping us out and turning around the design so quickly when we were in a fix, but also for a giving us such a beautiful end result.