San Antonio luxury homes are some of the largest mansions in all of Texas. Many are characterized by a unique home and ranch design that speaks expansiveness to the senses. Others have a distinctively Old World look to them, while yet others are deliberately contemporary in form.
Illuminating one of these magnificent houses requires that we know our architectural styles very well, and that we implement lighting designs in San Antonio that emphasize each the points of differentiation of each style. Also, it requires a great deal of calculated design work to ensure that what is often a sprawling façade is evenly lit from one end to the other.
Landscape lighting must support the façade lighting by outdoor elements into a position of clear visibility. Interior lighting must showcase fine art with museum quality light, and it must be layered and controlled to support activities as much as forms.
As a full service San Antonio luxury home lighting firm, Illuminations Lighting Design specializes in honoring the full value of each and every custom home’s curb appeal. To accomplish this, we use a carefully strategized combination of concealed and decorative fixtures.
Concealed fixtures offer the advantage of making the home appear to glow with what appears to be a sourceless light. Such luminance lends a sense of preeminence to the edifice. Further accent can then be added in the form of decorative fixtures displayed in open view. These fixtures are carefully chosen to support the geometric features of the house.
Outdoor landscape lighting magnifies the curb appeal of the San Antonio luxury home by bringing trees, gardens, paths, walkways, and ponds into a visibly supportive role directly tied to the beauty of home design. Each individual element is highlighted for its uniqueness. At the same time, layers of light tie all the many elements together into one dreamlike unity.
When we move into the interior of the home, we must also create multiple layers of light that support both action and form. It is routine for ILD designers to create up to four layers of light in a room. These layers are generated by carefully chosen general and decorative lighting fixtures. Lutron lighting control systems are installed to make it easy for people to manipulate lighting levels.
The advantage this gives the San Antonio luxury home owner cannot be understated. With one touch lighting control systems, he or she can set the level of individual fixtures at will. Groups of light can also be controlled in tandem, and pre-programmed lighting themes can be called up on command.
Any event, be it a wedding, a family reunion, a birthday party, or just a weekend cocktail party can be emotionally defined by strategic manipulation of lighting in this manner. Such control, and so many options in lighting design, allows the private custom homeowner to host events that rival any public venue.
Finally, San Antonio luxury home owners who love fine art and sculpture can also call on ILD to install sophisticated, proprietary art lighting equipment that will showcase their art in the best possible light. Our fine art lighting fixtures are built with filters that screen out harmful UV and IR radiation that can damage oils and paints. The superior quality halogen bulbs we use offer the best color rendering for any masterpiece, new or old, that the collector wishes displayed at the museum quality level.
We are located in Houston Texas but provide lighting design services in Austin TX, College Station Texas, Beaumont TX, Dallas Texas and points beyond. We invite you to call 800-863-1184800-863-1184 toll free to request a color brochure!