Posts tagged interior trends
Stars in our eyes...

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.

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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.

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Hang em right!! PENDANT LIGHTING

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.

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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.

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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

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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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Light my Fire!!

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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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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Modern Minimalism in Middle Park

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.

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What do you want to see?....HOME LIGHTING

What do you want to SEE in your home?  It's an important question, and one worth considering...

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Oh that Scandinavian Trend

 When looking for the right decorative lights for this Scandi style, focus on lights that hide the globe completely, or at least shield it behind a texture glass.  Scandi design is not about sparkle, it's about beautiful light, where and when you need it.

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