Getting your head around what colour means in light can be tricky. It's even more confusing with LED lighting than any previous technologies because the choices now are so diverse! Unfortunately, even though there is a lot of good information available, it can be difficult to work out who's telling the right story. Sadly, there are still some people who are experts in their field making blanket comments about the quality of light from energy efficient LED based on poor colour selection that can be very off putting when you're trying to figure out what the right light is for you.Read More
Put out the welcome mat with lighting....
Whether your home is Modern or Traditional in style, the lighting at your entrance will define how you feel every day that you come home after dark. You can choose to create dramatic lighting effects, or soft voluminous light, both can work beautifully - just don't leave it to the last minute and end up with a single downlight, or oyster at the front door and cheap BBQ lights around the perimeter of your home. You deserve so much more.Read More
Understanding the science of light makes it possible to create beautiful spaces quickly, effectively and inexpensively using the right lights in the right places. The FUNdamentals covered here are the spring board for all lighting decisions, ensuring sustainability and quality are the key elements in creating great light at home.Read More
Probably the biggest benefit to professional advice - which is strongly based in the science and mathematics behind light, is understanding that light isn't just downlights - and that you can create bright, dynamic spaces without pockmarking your ceiling.Read More
At the other end of the spectrum we find these magnificent light art installations, sometimes created for a special event, and in some commercial projects, fibreoptics are used to create amazing, dramatic interactive experiences for people.
Share your opinion below - and if you're not sure what you think...read on and let's explore it together.Read More
So many images and TV shows show decorative lighting hanging right up close to the ceiling. At MINT, we say NO to that. Think of decorative lighting as jewellery for your home. You should love it - you'll be looking at it every day. Pendant lighting (and all other decorative lighting for that matter) should make you smile, bring the sparkle to your home and be the perfect accessory for your interior decoration and design.Read More
Over the last few years, we've seen the "Carbon" or "Edison" lamp explode into the marketplace. Whilst we understand the attraction, there are a few things worth knowing about this style of light globe (lamp) to make the best selection for your home or projectRead More
The difference between lighting that is designed for your home and light which is installed purely for function (downlights) is the exquisite combination of beauty (ambience) and function that you can achieve with crafted light.Read More
Of course, if you want beautiful pieces that add to your interior style as well, there are as many styles, shapes and designs for table and floor lamps as there are lighting shops. Some will be a beautiful piece of art in your home that makes a little light, others will have been designed to produce as much light as possible and have a dramatic impact on your room. The choice is ultimately yours.Read More
Decorative Lighting trends come and go - at the moment I'm reliably informed that natural materials - stone, marble and rare metals are appearing in catalogues everywhere.Read More
This home is traditional terraced Middle Park in the front and sleek expansive modern style in the next extension out the back. It is a family home that provides wide open spaces for the family to come together, and cosy rooms with high ceilings in the bedrooms. Function and space maximisation were vital elements of the building design, completed by Todd Pearce of TCP & Co, which we then enhanced with carefully structured "invisible" light.Read More
What do you want to SEE in your home? It's an important question, and one worth considering...Read More