When we recently surveyed our membership about lighting design and specification, we discovered that more than half of our members offer a full service when it comes to lighting. This service includes both designing a lighting plan and specifying all luminaires, and can make an enormous impact on the overall kitchen or bathroom design. In this feature, we’re sharing five of our favourites from the 2020 KBDi Designer Awards. They’re all excellent examples of how thoughtful light planning and selection can take your design to the next level.

KBDi Queensland Kitchen Designer of the Year (and winner of the First Time Entrant Award), Alexandra Trigger (AST Design), layered lighting to great effect in this stunning kitchen. Alex intentionally and successfully applied a combination of task lighting (see the pendant bar over the sink), downlighting (look for the surface mounted matt black downlights) and uplighting (Häfele LOOX plug and play lights to kicks).

Victoria’s Penny del Castillo (In Design International) sought out local talent when procuring these fabulous lights. The ‘Missing Link’ dark bronzed brass wall lights were a perfect match for this theatrical space, and were designed by Melbourne firm, Volker Haug.

We love the delicate nature of these ribbed shades in a stunning kitchen designed by Melbourne’s Olivia Cirocco (GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens). The fittings offer a gentle nod to the era of the home, and with their careful placement, highlight and define the seated area at the end of the island bench.

New South Wales designer, Gavin Hepper CKD Au, used thoughtful lighting selections to add both intimacy and drama to this beautiful bathroom space.

Daniel Barns (Sensational Kitchens) of New South Wales specially sourced these spectacular fittings to match the existing luminaires within this Georgian mansion.

If you’d like to learn more about lighting, you won’t want to miss our upcoming professional development session with our own ‘lady of light’, Adele Locke. Learn more and register here.