I often talk to my clients about how they define luxury.
The answer they come back with is that space for them is luxury, or maybe a cashmere blanket, or a vintage piece of furniture that is beautiful to look at and comfortable to sit in.
The first thing I think about when designing a space is lighting. For me, designing an interior that ‘feels’ amazing is the ultimate luxury.
If you get lighting wrong a scheme will never work, no matter how great everything else looks. Lighting is such an easy way to give your interior some luxury by creating the right ‘feeling’ through light, and in particular with the drama of hanging a pendant light.
My go-to lighting designer when designing a luxe residential scheme is Michael Anastassiades. His light fittings give the right balance of luxe and minimalism and seem to float elegantly in the space.
I often take clients to his new workshop to look at the light fittings, it’s a minimalist space with just the right amount of wamth with simple mahogany wood flooring and wall panelling on the banks of the river Thames. So that’s what I will be doing today.