Lighting Designer

Information for and about residential lighting designers.

Sensorio Paso Robles
From the highest vantage point you can look down and see most of the installation. Numerous pathways allow you to meander through these alluring the fields of light. Photo by Randall Whitehead

A Trip to the Sensorio Fiber Optic Lighting Installation

I took a trip to Paso Robles, CA to see an amazing lighting installation called Sensorio. It was a mesmerizing experience. This vast art piece was created by Bruce Munro. He took five acres of…
Mitzi
Color and dimming capabilities in today’s LED allow for lighting design and use indoors and out. Pictured: The Lola Pendant from Hudson Valley Group’s Mitzi division.

LED Lighting Technology Offers Design, Efficiency Opportunities

What started as an opportunity in energy efficiency for manufacturing and commercial spaces in the mid ‘90s is not the same LED lighting technology we have today. The same energy efficiencies apply,…
Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco
Photo by Randall Whitehead

Fishing for Compliments

I recently went back to revisit Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco. It opened to great acclaim in 1997. It was conceived as an undersea fantasy world, created by Pat Kuleto in collaboration with…
Randall Whitehead Lighting for Apartment Living
Interior Design: Turner Martin; Photo: Randall Whitehead

Optimizing Lighting for Apartment Life

Many people live in apartments and don’t have the ability to add permanently installed lighting. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have good lighting, it simply means you need to be a little bit more…
JBanks timbers
Vanderslice and her design associates create resort-focused retreats for residential and commercial clients on a global scale.

A 'Vacay' Vibe: How J. Banks' Joni Vanderslice Manages Interior Design and Retail Businesses

When it comes to interior design, Joni Vanderslice, President and Owner of J. Banks, does it all. She’s been at the helm of Hilton Head, SC-based J. Banks for more than 30 years, which covers…
House Beautiful Castelle
The Savannah Collection is the latest introduction from Castelle and Barclay Butera.

Castelle Collection Featured in House Beautiful Show House in Nashville

The second annual House Beautiful Whole Home Concept Show House has opened its doors in Nashville, TN with the outdoor spaces adorned with furnishings from the Savannah Collection by Barclay Butera…
dining table and chairs
(Photo: denisismagilov / stock.adobe.com)

Today’s Affluent Consumer: What the Research Tells Us

Affluent consumers are evolving, but having more money doesn’t necessarily mean owning more things. Research has shown that many affluent consumers care about design, and they’re also interested in…
Phillips Collection planters
Neutral colors and simple shapes, as seen in the selection of planters from Phillips Collection pictured above, allow the plants inside to stand out.

Today's Planters Bring Style to Trending Natural Design Elements

As the outdoors continues to move in, the desire to bring more natural elements indoors and out continues to climb. Because today’s tech savvy consumers are exhibiting a newfound appreciation of…
Bobby Berk kitchen
(Photo: Tessa Neustadt)

Last Look With Bobby Berk

“Queer Eye” designer Bobby Berk isn’t afraid of going bold, and this kitchen in the Vista Santa Fe community in San Diego is no exception. See how Berk layers textures to create a space that feels…
pexels blank notebook
It's up to you to tell the story of your brand and connect with your ideal consumer. (Photo: Pexels user Tirachard Kumtanom)

Who Defines Your Brand?

Branding. It’s what differentiates one company from the next. It’s also what connects us to our customers. “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon's…