Posts tagged Melbourne
Understanding Layered Light

Perhaps you’ve heard the term ‘Layered Lighting’??  Maybe it made you think of Wedding Cakes, or Winter clothing, but with light? Confusing for sure, how on earth do you “layer” light??.  
Before we explain, let’s just suggest, that a perfectly lit room should have the 3 basic layers to make for beautiful, functional and sustainable lighting in your home.

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Put out the welcome mat at your Home with creative Lighting Design

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.

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Understanding the Science of Light makes it possible to create beautiful HOME LIGHTING

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.

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Lighting Effects made EASY

We've uncovered five easy ways to describe how light behaves in a room.  These five effect descriptions can be applied to any light fitting, and they form the core of the language we use to describe how light should behave in a room to craft the "right light"

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the DIFFERENCE between WARM and COOL Light...

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.

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Lighting a Lavish Loo or Powder Room?

It might be the smallest room in the house – but it’s one of the most vital to our comfort.  It’s also a room that everyone goes to every day – usually many times!

Truly, in such a small room, regardless of colour and anything else going on, you really don’t need much light at all – so you can really go wild – let your freak flag fly!

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Lighting a Modern Fireplace in your Home

The questions when lighting a "living breathing" feature like a fire, are - do we light the fire surround? Add decorative features above the fire? create drama with texture? or allow the fire to take centre stage and hide all of the general lighting in the room away into the architecture?

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Get the Industrial Lighting LOOK in your Home

Oversize pendants are fantastic for creating a human scale in a large space, and usually, industrial style is used in large spaces to break them up and give them personality.  So think BIG when choosing your pendants - and with all those hard surfaces, think fabric too - it'll help control the noise levels in your exposed brick/concrete room.

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AUTHENTIC LIGHT LAUNCH

MINT Lighting launched Adele's first book - AUTHENTIC LIGHT - Made in Melbourne (you can buy a copy here now) to a crowd of over 60 designers and design lovers with live music and champagne.  It was a fantastic night all round, and a wonderful display of the talented designers of Melbourne.

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Ambience for Function or Function for Ambience?

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.

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Easy Ways to Fix that Gloomy Room for Winter!

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.

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5 Lighting Trends for 2017

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.

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