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Below are Testimonials provided by Homeowners and Colleagues

La Jolla - Coast Blvd Park

"I am delighted to recommend the lighting designer Dianne Sheridan who did the work in our newly fully remodeled Penthouse in La Jolla.  Not only is Dianne very talented, she is a joy to work with, keeps her commitments, and communicates effectively with workers in the field."

Anne Mariucci

Solana Beach

"After having just completed a floor to ceiling, wall to wall renovation of our Solana Beach home, my husband and I have had a chance to reflect upon the experience. While the end product is definitely the result of a team of experts that collaborated to provide us with our dream home (featured in the March 2012 San Diego Home & Garden magazine), it is clear to us that Dianne Sheridan of Dianne Sheridan Designs competes heavily for our 'Most Valuable Player'. Dianne brought to our project an array of expertise that few individuals could possess. She spans the gamut of absolute necessities for task lighting to consideration of lighting as an artistic expression, and does it all with exacting attention to detail and a passion that brings fun and flavor to the project. Dianne is a quintessential perfectionist that interfaces with all project team members to ensure that every last detail is considered. The function and artistry that she brings to the table so undeniably elevated our project, we continue to be surprised that architects and contractors don't have a default consultation with her upon engaging clients."

Christine Chung

Rancho Santa Fe Farms

"I have worked with Dianne Sheridan Designs on several high end projects and would highly recommend her lighting design and consultation services.  Besides being a gifted designer, she knows her products, current building codes and truly brings a positive attitude to all collaborations.  She literally makes everyone's work on a project look better by getting the lighting right the first time, on schedule and within budget".

Scott Anderson, Feng Shui Consultant Services, Bamboo and Beyond No. 2, Inc.

Heritage Estates

"Working with Dianne Sheridan on the lighting design for a 27,000 sf estate home was an enjoyable and rewarding experience from start to finish.  Dianne listened to the clients desires and skillfully created lighting designs that reflected their needs.  She then worked closely with the electrical subcontractor and lighting suppliers to ensure the smooth implementation of the designs.  During and after installation she was very hands-on, visiting the site to handle issues and finally working with the lighting controls subcontractor to create stunning lighting scenes throughout the residence.  As the project manager for this large project, I appreciated her responsiveness, technical knowledge, attention to detail and passion for her craft."
Ed Earl, Priority One Properties, Construction Project Management Services

"We highly recommend Dianne's lighting services for any size job on any size budget. Our new home, a post SD wildfire home, is not ultra high end but Dianne's lighting upscaled it magnificently. I discovered her quite by accident via our architect and was impressed with her knowledge, design, philosophy and energy. I can say unequivocally that layered lighting, using the proper fixtures and dimmers makes all the difference for accent and mood lighting. It is equivalent to icing on the cake."

David Olney, Scripps Ranch
"Dianne Sheridan Designs provides quality lighting design that makes our job as a supplier and integrator so much easier. Her attention to detail and passion for design make her an invaluable asset on any job. I have experienced a high level of professionalism and great feedback from clients who have used her services. I will continue to refer my clients to Dianne for lighting design and I look forward to working with her in the years to come."

Jason Boriss, President @ FLX Lighting & Controls in San Diego
"Dianne Sheridan is a homeowner’s dream. She takes into consideration the owner’s taste and budget and gives them a lighting design that fits both. Dianne understands the importance of lighting and how to compliment the architecture and interior design using a variety of luminaries. I highly recommend her when I am asked to refer a residential lighting designer."

Annie Mitchell, OCS Lighting Manufacturer Sales Rep

Media : Hillcrest @ Night Video Interview & San Diego Home and Garden Magazine March 2012 Issue Article

The San Diego Union –Tribune–San Diego

Author: Kaitlin Schluter

Date Jul 2, 2010

The skies of Hillcrest lit up with dazzling colors Thursday night – and it wasn’t even Independence Day. More than 50 LED devices have been installed in the medians along University Avenue between 10th Avenue and Normal Street. The Hillcrest Business Association funded the project, which took six months to complete and cost roughly $70,000. The lighting devices, which shine upward onto palm trees, can be programmed to give off different colors for community events and holidays.
These include all the colors of the rainbow for the San Diego LGBT Pride week, red and yellow for San Diego City Fest, and green, purple and gold for Mardi Gras. "If the Chargers win a game… we can do blue and gold", said Benjamin Nicholls, executive director of the Hillcrest Business Association. Each fixture contains flat little panels that generate light and color. The display is programmed by computer software to shine any palette. It’s green-friendly too, giving off no heat and designed for longevity so bulbs don’t have to be changed often.
Dianne Sheridan, lighting specialist with Dianne Sheridan Designs, designed and specified the lighting for the project, while working closely with the electrical contractor to ensure the installation was a success. The power supply contains a special clock that notifies the system to turn on once the sun disappears. The hope is that the glow attracts patrons like moths.
“It’s a tangible reflection of the vibrant business community that’s already there”, said San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria, whose district includes Hillcrest. He was invited to flip the switch Thursday. The Hillcrest Business Association has posted a clip of the lights on YouTube.

Kaitlin Schluter: (619) 293-2043 kaitlin.schluter@uniontrib.com

Please go to my Photo Gallery section and click on "Solana Beach" to see my photos that effectively highlight the lighting that I designed for the project featured in the March 2012 issue link below.

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles