A significant but sensitive refurbishment and extension to this beautiful listed terrace house in the heart of Chelsea.
The lighting was conceived so as to complement the variety of finishes and furniture across the different levels: a contemporary feel on the open plan basement extension, elegant and classic on the formal rooms from ground to second floor and essential and functional at the top level.
The open plan dining / kitchen / snug at basement level required a flexible lighting scheme to suit the various tasks and use of the spaces as well as carefully considered lighting details to compensate the lack of natural light. The adoption of an intelligent Lutron lighting control system with multiple scenes allowed easy control of the various lighting layers.
In the formal rooms of the upper levels decorative lighting takes over, to frame and complement the wonderful furniture and finishes.
Warm dimming luminaires throughout allow matching the traditional behaviour of halogen and incandescent lamps with highly efficiency light sources.
Architect: Nick Umney Architectural
Location: London – UK