One of my greatest passion in interiors has always been lighting design. I think there is nothing more exciting to pick and it can make such a big impact into your design scheme. When working for Tom Dixon Design in London, I had the amazing opportunity to learn about many technical aspects of lights and to create different lighting schemes for our clients. In my experience, I learned how crucial is to plan your lighting design ahead and how much it affects your overall living experience.
A client once told me that they bought an apartment and then started, on their own, some refurbishment works with electricians they found online. They wanted to add spot lights in the corridors and in the kitchen and have a pendant light in the living room. Unfortunately, they did not prepare any plan for the contractors whom had to work on the spot, without a clear brief and measurements. They ended up having an overdue amount of spot lights and the pendant light in the living room was not located where they hoped to. Together with the clients, we planned a new lighting scheme and reduced the number of spots lights and, finally, they could have the pendant light where they wished. These mistakes, and all extra costs included to repair to them, they can be easily avoid if you plan ahead where your lights will be located, the correct amount, the distance and the type of light you will use.