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Banqueting under Tudor lights

Although probably better known for installing large, impressive lighting displays in luxury hotels and historical buildings, Inspired by Design have also earned a commendable reputation for creating sympathetic lighting for private residences. And this one, based just outside Reading in Berkshire, was no exception.

Reading Picture2The client wanted us to design, construct and install five light fittings within their faux Tudor house. Four of them were for the main area of their converted barn – used for entertaining – and were to be about 2m in diameter as well as in height. Pretty huge, to say the least! Our photographs here sadly don’t show the barn in its entirety, but we think you’ll agree that the faux Tudor light fittings are impressive.

Working to a strict brief, we designed the four faux Tudor-style chandeliers, with candle effect lamps, to look like wrought iron. Nonetheless, they still weighed an impressive 200 kilos each! It took a team of experts to ensure they were installed and fitted correctly.

When the chandeliers were delivered, the massive crates that they were snugly packaged and protected within almost couldn’t get through the doors of the barn – there werReading Picture3e a bare couple of millimetres to spare! That was a heart-in-mouth moment for us all.

The fifth light fitting in the brief was situated in a different part of the property. Its design needed to be simpler than the chandeliers, whilst also creating more height to suit the apex of the ceiling, as you can see here. It was manufactured to complement the décor.

The brief specified that the client wanted the Tudor barn to feel more atmospheric. This is something that Inspired by Design is very good at achieving in a multitude of different settings, from public spaces to private homes. As you can see from the pictures here, we think you’ll agree that this project was a stunning success. Certainly the client agreed, which is always a plus!