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Good lighting makes all the difference.

The brief

To change the look and feel of a room that the family never felt at home in. The room lacked character, warmth and cohesion and was more akin to an art gallery than a cosy living room, consequently they only used it when they had to and reluctantly.

The challenge

To make the room inviting, comfortable and sociable so that the family could enjoy time together, view the lovely garden and take pleasure from their collected art and sculpture.

The approach

The first step was to create a lighting plan to properly and creatively light the artwork and furnishings. The colour scheme was inspired by the jewel colours in the silk rug and developed to create balance and harmony. A variety of textures introduced to counter balance the flat surfaces of the walls and floor.

The result

The change has had an enormous impact on the ambience of the house overall. The view from the kitchen especially at night when the living room is softly lit is fabulous. The quality of the lighting and the difference it makes cannot be underestimated: shape, form and detail are brought into crisp focus and the colours within the artwork and furnishings are true.

Sally says:

“We love using this room as a family and also individually in ways that we would never have considered before. The room feels so different and we can’t stop looking at the wallpaper!”

What our clients say…

“Claire’s support and advice whilst doing the interiors of multiple homes over the years has always been invaluable. I am an experienced client who generally has a clear vision but Claire has a brilliant knack of allowing me to run with my own design ideas, whilst incorporating her experience and huge library of sources to bring these ideas to fruition.” – Pennie Benjamin

Do you have a similar project in mind?

The scope of each project depends highly on the various elements that are to be included. Whether a full design and implementation service is required or simply a soft furnishings brief, I will help you make it become reality.

An initial phone call will quickly establish an outline design brief and budget and how I can best assist you:  0118 941 8203 or send an email

Studio 12 Designs was rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community in 2015 and 2017.


Claire Tull is a member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID Registered Interior Designer) and is subject to their Code of Conduct.