This custom home was designed by Steve Adams Architect (RIP), built by Wave Crest General Contracting, interiors by Tricia Wilson of Kreiss Design and Susan Bachand, wired by Alan Brint Electric and was completed December 2006
The Front Exterior of this property has a beautiful water feature placed between the two Guest Rooms Patios.
Water FeatureFront Canary PalmFront Exterior
We use the same techniques in exterior lighting as we do inside: illuminate focal points to provide accent lighting (water feature & urns on either side of the path to the front door), provide general lighting to light the area (decorative fixtures provide this) and provide task lighting for a specific purpose (step lights at stairs for safety); which gives the front of the property layers of lighting and visual interest.
This unique photo shows the front doors open so that you can see all the way through the house to the pool in the back of the property.
Of course I had to show you what it looks like with these beautiful front doors closed.
The Great Room in the residence is an excellent example of layering light. 1) There are mini recessed fixtures positioned to highlight the pieces of art on either side of the Foyer that provide accent lighting. 2) There is linear lighting positioned at the line where the vaulted ceiling starts that provide a nice glow of ambient lighting. 3) There are recessed fixtures positioned at the front door and located in the vaulted ceiling that shine pools of light on the ground that provide general lighting. 4) The decorative table lamps at the seating areas provide area lighting as well as task lighting for reading. The interior design of this space is greatly enhanced with the variety of lighting we used.
Here is another view of the Great Room that shows the side where we used a number of mini recessed light fixtures to illuminate a large piece of artwork, providing accent lighting, but also providing general lighting from the reflective light it gives on the floor. You can also see the Hallway leading down to the Guest Bedrooms and how the recessed lighting shines pools of light on the flooring as well as highlights the urn at the end of the Hallway, sculpting the space with light providing visual interest.
Here is another view of the Great Room where you can see part of the Kitchen, Dining Room and Family Room beyond, the Hallway that leads to the Powder Room, Laundry Room, Study & Garage. This home (designed by Steve Adams) has a very open floorplan that provides a casual feel, however the finishes the interior designers chose (Tricia Wilson of Kreiss & Susan Bachand) gives it a true elegance; the multi-layered lighting is the icing on the cake.
These next few photos of the Family Room (all the photos actually) utilize the same lighting techinques that you will see in all my work: multi-layering of lighting that provide accent, ambient, general and area lighting.
Family RoomFamily RoomFamily Room FireplaceBreakfast NookKitchenDining Room
In the Dining Room there is a "floating" shelf that the homeowner keeps a fresh flower arrangement on where we located lighting underneath; it is a simple addition that adds so much interest in the space.
The Outdoor Living (Lanai) of this residence is comfortable and relaxing, the beautiful furnishings and effective lighting make all the difference. It was a true pleasure working on this project, which I think my smile conveys. =)