Featured in San Diego Home & Garden's March 2012 issue this custom home was built by Steigherwald-Doughtery, designed by Stephen Dalton Architect, wired by Leucadia Electric, exterior designed and landscaped by Louro & Johnson Landscape, and it was completed in September 2011
In this Foyer the beautiful wood material, interesting architectural details and artwork are the focal points. We used slim picture lights that are located above the art that simply and effectively illuminate the space; the whimsical hanging decorative fixture above the big beautiful door (it's brother fixture is seen better in the Dining Area photo) introduces the visitor to the fun-loving nature of the homeowners.
The Great Room in this home is where the family spends the majority of their time. Above the fireplace is a big beautiful mirror with a very colorful frame that surrounds it, so we illuminated it from behind with RGB (color changing) LED lighting; every family member has their own favorite color that they can play with to their heart's content. This is another example of the fun-loving nature of the homeowners.
The openness of the Dining Area to the Kitchen and Great Room makes this space ideal for entertaining; the whimsical decorative hanging fixture above the table is a reminder of the light-hearted, airy feel of the space.
This Kitchen epitomizes the "heart of the home" because of it's open plan and proximity to the Great Room; the Island is where everyone congregates and has a beautiful golden onyx counter top that we back lit (from underneath) with LED lighting that gives a beautiful glow that is very effective.
This little Powder Room is doubled in size with the huge mirror the homeowner designed for the left side; the high window brings in great natural light during the day, while the gorgeous Italian blown glass wall sconces give a soft glow in the evening; the beautiful illuminated artwork add to the visual appeal and reflective lighting completing the space nicely.
The center ceiling decorative light fixture is red Italian blown glass that makes a dramatic statement but also gives an extremely warm glow at night when dimmed down very low; this fixture is one of the homeowners favorite and soon became mine as well.
When the homeowner requested decorative lighting that had resembled water this blown glass "bubbles" fixture came to mind; at night when it is dimmed low it casts an iridescent glow on the ceiling that is soothing and relaxing.