In the foyer a custom fixture of glass balls and cables was created with the narrow space in mind. “We were very limited on width so we had to do long and skinny. We wanted to get the drama of light, but we needed light to go up and down,” says Taylor.
Because of the tall ceiling heights and large windows in the dining room, Taylor concentrated the light and strategically focused it down low. He also used materials like antique brass and alabaster to create an overall sense of warmth and coziness.
An additional challenge was finding a way to display the homeowners’ extensive collection of art while still defining individual spaces. “We were planning out where furniture would go, where art would go and then we had to work with the electrician,” says Taylor. “For example, the fireplace in the principal bedroom—it was a beautiful porcelain cloud tile, and we wanted the light to highlight the fireplace, but to the left of the fireplace is a piece of art and we wanted to be able to light that as well,” Taylor says. He and his team had to think ahead to make sure art lights could be added throughout the home after the art was selected. “On many of the art pieces we had custom lights made to fit the piece of art exactly so that it would light up the art from top to bottom as opposed to just like a spotlight on it,” says Taylor.
The resulting design is a truly one-of-a-kind space where art and light both take center stage.