Designing both the interior and the lighting meant I could have a really cohesive approach and designed the lighting to highlight all the key features from the bespoke wine room, to the Corian kitchen and water wall, which I inset with LED lighting. Alongside in-depth Lutron and Crestron control systems, I created many bespoke furniture pieces integrated with lighting, which can be seen in places such as our custom made cinema room seating, which are inset with blue LED lighting at low level, which also vibrate depending on what is happening on the screen! We loved putting together a bespoke twinkle star ceiling above too. The garden was set with jewel like colourful LED lights so that the interior and exterior complement each other, as there are large frameless glass doors looking into the garden. The swimming pool is also illuminated. We created a bespoke design for a dramatic feature fibre-optic chandelier hung with crystals, made to highlight the helical stairs all the way to the ground floor. In order to emphasise the Corian feature bath, I inset lights around the base to shine up onto the white finish, with the colours changing into the evening to alter the mood.
Bespoke neon art and colour changing lights warm the space up and they are all on a control system which I programmed with different scenes as the evening goes into night. I also illuminated the fish-tank for the evening as a feature; having to learn all about what the fish needed was quite interesting! With all this drama is was quite hard for the clients to visualise the concept but they trusted me to achieve it and now they absolutely love it, but it was a heart stopping moment waiting for their reaction to the installation!
Quirke McNamara Consultancy – www.q-mc.co.uk