Lighting Design Service

It is never too early to commence a lighting design scheme and we would always recommend an initial meeting in the preliminary planning stages.  This has various advantages.  Firstly, it enables us to incorporate the lighting into the structure of the building possibly involving a few tweaks in the building specifications and secondly it concentrates our clients on the use of the interior space and this, in turn, can flag up certain areas that could possibly be adjusted.

As designer Claire Pendarves approaches the lighting design from a holistic interior design point of view the use of the space and the balance is an important element.  For example on a recent project when looking at the design of an en suite bathroom, it was concluded with the client that a slight adjustment to the positioning of the door created a more dramatic and balanced effect, certainly in terms of the lighting and also for the general use and mood of the room.  This can also be relevant to the exterior of the house and the benefit of mood lighting to the living areas.

Although we would recommend planning in advance sometimes this is not possible and we are flexible within our time constraints.  We have even been called on site on the very morning that the electrician was wanting to commence first fix.  Not ideal but it has been done!

Why Illumina?

Lighting designer Claire Pendarves trained and worked as an interior designer prior to specialising in lighting design. This means she has a more holistic view to your building or renovation project and will aim to blend the lighting style with your interior design aspirations.

We have no affiliations to any specific manufacturers or design houses and so you can rest assured that we will specify the best products for the job without any financial bias on our part.

We draw up fully transparent specifications so that you or the contractor may purchase direct from the manufacturer or wholesaler.

Finally, we keep abreast of the latest lighting techniques and products which will save you hours of trawling through the internet and making costly mistakes.  It is design in a nutshell – ready to be passed to the electrical contractor.

Remote Design Service

We are able to carry out lighting design remotely via email and phone calls.  For this we will need full plans in PDF format together with any photographs of a structure if it is standing and and indication of the anticipated style of the project.

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Site Consultation

It may be that you just need some general advice for a small building project or would like to enhance the lighting in your home. Claire can visit to run through techniques and products to create beautiful interior or garden lighting. All advice is transparent.

Please ring Claire to discuss the fee for your location 07796691435