Creating the correct lighting scheme is essential both in terms of practicality and aesthetics, and can dramatically alter the mood and atmosphere of a room. Statement lights, task lighting, lamps, ambient light…there is a plethora of choices. Enlisting the professional advice of an interior designer can be integral to ensuring you have the exact functionality and flexibility you need to achieve a scheme that is effortlessly glamorous.
The starting point when considering lighting should be how each space is affected by natural light and how this changes during the day. A north-facing room has a cold, harsh, indirect light – this is the preferred choice for artists as it gives a truer colour rendition and is more consistent during the day. For east-facing rooms, bright sunlight in the morning can be followed by long shadows. The opposite is true of those that face west — as well as sunlight at midday, which can cause glare. Rooms that face south generally have warm light all day, but this can be very bright, making them the perfect choice for luxury kitchens and living areas.
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Bathroom Designer of the Year — Project cost over £25,000
The KBB Review Retail and Design Awards is an annual event which celebrates and rewards some of the best talent across retailers, designers and manufacturers within the luxury kitchen and luxury bathroom industry. Designers come from all over in hopes of becoming the next award winning interior designer. Organised by the sector’s leading business magazine, KBB Review, the event in 2015 marked the 21st year showcasing awards for the industry talent. The competition for bathroom designer of the year is free to enter and is open to any retailers, designers or manufacturers of bathroom projects in the UK and Ireland, with categories being split between both retail and design. There are various design categories that one can enter, but the kitchen or bathroom project must have been installed in a real residential home. This means that concept designs, showrooms and computer generated images (CGI’s) are not permitted. These are the following design categories available for project entry.
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