Lighting design can make or break your home’s look, feel and function. Want to learn lighting design 101?
My guest for this episode is Craig Thomas, Managing Director of Caribou. With over 20 years in the industry, he’s got loads of helpful tips to share with you about lighting design.
We’ve talked about lighting before in this season in my conversation with Frances Cosway of White Pebble Interiors. However, this is such a big topic, I knew that you needed more!
Many homeowners make this mistake with their lighting design: they create it through early conversations with their electrician (either on site, or during the quoting process).
By then, you can already have missed the opportunity to create a beautiful, functional result in your home, through successful (and affordable) lighting design.
Learning about lighting design can make a significant difference in the feel and function of your home. This episode will share some fantastic tips and ideas to help you create a great lighting solution in your home, and think about lighting options differently as well!
Craig Thomas, Managing Director of Caribou, has over 20 years in the business, and has a huge wealth of knowledge and experience to share when it comes to achieving brilliant results with your lighting design and selections.
Craig Thomas, Managing Director, Caribou
Caribou is a professional, dedicated and experienced team providing lighting solutions for residential, retail, commercial and industrial projects.
Based in Brisbane, Australia, Caribou works directly with architects and designers, lighting engineers, developers and builders, wholesalers, electricians and homeowners.
For the UA homeowning audience, Caribou offer architectural interior and exterior lighting solutions to create a lifestyle that enhances your home inside and out. They understand that each project is unique and personal. Their extensive lighting collection ensures they have the solution to suit your home. And if you need help with your lighting design, they can do this too.
Private residence at Coorparoo, Queensland. Featuring the stunning Bishop 6.0 by @weverducre and complimented by the minimal Blok 20 #led up lights providing soft infill lighting to the dining and living space and lastly the elegant Apollo pendant light custom made by @massonforlight
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I’ve personally worked with Caribou for over 13 years now, and as a designer, I’ve loved how focussed they are on creating solutions.
When I worked at Mirvac, we would come to them with a specific style and aesthetic we were seeking for our projects, a price point, a functional outcome. Caribou were able to come up with something suitable everytime.
Their access to products and components worldwide, puts them in a fantastic position to do the same on your project.
Our Varsity Pendant and Razor LED strip looking sharp
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I really hope you enjoy this episode. Listen now.
INTERIOR DESIGN 101: GAIN CLARITY AND CONFIDENCE FOR THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF YOUR FUTURE HOME
Would you like to simplify your choices, and have total clarity and confidence that your interior design will help create your beautiful, functional, feel-good home?
Interior Design 101 is a self-study, DIY program. It contains the full version of all interviews from the podcast, plus extra content specifically created for Interior Design 101.
Inside Interior Design 101, Craig answers additional questions such as:
- How to provide creative and functional lighting solutions in your bedrooms. He has some great tips for subtle lighting that helps with night-time navigation in the home, and creates a great effect.
- We also talk about the assumptions people make with lighting that he finds he’s regularly busting
- And he takes us through in detail how to choose the right lighting for your main areas based on lumens, watts and the other metrics that describe lighting types and fixtures.
The full interview with Craig is now inside Interior Design 101. You’ll also find full transcripts, videos, checklists, guides and so much good stuff to support you in the Interior Design of your renovation, new home or smaller project.
Interior Design 101 has been designed to help you gain clarity and confidence in all those selections and decisions you need to make for the finishes, fixtures, colours, materials and items you’ll be living with every day.
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