Light Fan­tas­tic

GOOD LIGHT­ING IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST BRIGHT­EN­ING A ROOM— DE­SIGN IN­TER­VEN­TION SHARES THE MANY WAYS IT CAN EL­E­VATE YOUR IN­TE­RIOR SCHEME

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Like a skilled makeup artist high­light­ing and shad­ing the con­tours of a face, De­sign In­ter­ven­tion works with a pal­ette of tools to cre­ate the per­fect glow in any int erior space. For the award-win­ning firm, light­ing plays a vi­tal role in the am­bi­ence of a room and so its team of de­sign­ers treat it with ut­most care. “Light­ing is like fairy dust,” says Nikki Hunt, prin­ci­pal of De­sign In­ter­ven­tion. “Sprin­kle it just right and you can make magic.”

THROW­ING SHADE

Ac­cord­ing to De­sign In­ter­ven­tion, there is so much more to suc­cess­ful light­ing than choos­ing some pretty lamps and fix­tures. “Good light­ing is all about the con­trast be­tween light and shadow,” she says. “De­cid­ing what you are go­ing to leave in the shade is just as im­por­tant as what you high­light.” The prac­tice is a strong ad­vo­cate of con­sid­er­ing light­ing from the early be­gin­nings of a project. “The ideal time to con­sider the light­ing plan is at the start of a ren­o­va­tion project, thereby en­sur­ing that the fo­cus is where it is needed,” says Hunt.

The award-win­ning project fea­tures a glam­orous hall­way with wall sconces in its re­cessed al­coves; a crys­tal chan­de­lier is the daz­zling fo­cal point at the din­ing area of an­other apart­ment

The stun­ning liv­ing area of the Ard­more Park apart­ment; the firm won the Best In­te­rior Light­ing De­sign (Sin­ga­pore) ac­co­lade at the 2018 Asia Pa­cific Prop­erty Awards; a side ta­ble with built-in light­ing is a sparkling ac­cent piece in a liv­ing room

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