Posts tagged interior styling
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.

Read More
Tips to Lighting Wall Art

Lighting for artworks requires a little more attention that simply putting a downlight, or even a gimble downlight near it in the ceiling.

There is no one-size fits all solution – that said, we have a few nifty tricks to share with you that will work in 90% of situations – and we can leave the last 10% for art galleries who have both the budget and the reason to go the extra mile.

Read More
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"

Read More
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!

Read More
Letting light out of the cupboard

Building light into joinery can also create a levitating effect, and really lift the feel of a room.  Especially rooms with limited natural light.  A smaller room can be visually expanded by having light hidden away into joinery and behind mirrors.  A large room can actually be lit effectively by hiding light into the architecture and using the room as a luminaire.  Completely hidden source, but brilliant bright room.  Clever stuff indeed.

Read More
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.

Read More
What can a Professional Lighting Design Consultant do for you....

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
LIGHTING - in the Kitchen Cupboard

Installing light inside your cupboards is fantastic for functionality, and also means you need less light in the room overall because any “detail work” you do is task lit.  Brilliant!  If you plan for this early enough in your project, it’s also a very cheap, simple solution.  Forget to plan for it however, and you might find it costs a bit more to get the cables to the right place.   Never lose that favourite pair of shoes, or tin of soup again!

Read More
Lighting Timber Ceilings

The most obvious solution to lighting a timber ceiling is to use uplight - you've invested time, money and passion into that design - show it off!! The warm light, and ambient brightness will improve your mood at home, and creates a dramatic effect.

Read More
The carbon obsession...

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 project

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More