The art of fine dining
10 September 2018
Using statement lighting and fans is a great way to create zones in a combined living and dining space, and as we saw in the latest reveals on The Block, installing smart lighting added to the wow factor.
Kerrie & Spence
What they did: Kerrie & Spence added even more impact to their coffered ceiling by using a trio of our black Circa pendants over the dining table and a black ceiling fan in the living area.
Get the look: Create a warm, intimate feel in a large space with the soft glow of our dome-like Circa pendants. Complement this look with a ceiling fan such as our Airfusion Type A in black (or white as the judges suggested) to zone the space and relax the mood. Amazon Alexa added to the wow-factor, with hands-free voice control of all lighting in the room.
Courtney & Hans
What they did: In what proved to be a winning move, Courtney and Hans cleverly zoned their massive space into 3 separate areas, each with their own distinct personality.
Get the look: Give an open plan space intimacy and warmth by adding a combination of light sources. Courtney & Hans used pendants in the dining area, our Mondo table lamp in the living room, and ceiling fans in the style of our Bayside Calypso in the sitting room.
Hayden & Sara
What they did: Hayden & Sara zoned their spaces by choosing different colour palettes such as deep blue navy in the dining room and soft grey and pink in the living area.
Get the look: Our Orion pendant in brass sets the mood for an intimate, mid-century modern dining experience, while our Airfusion Type A fan brought warmth to a neutral palette.
Norm & Jess
What they did: Darren and Neale “absolutely loved” the pared back styling of this room, which allowed feature pieces such as the handcrafted coffee table and open fireplace to shine.
Get the look: Darren had high praise for the lighting layout, with Norm & Jess making the most of their high ceiling by adding two of our cascading Venezia pendants to bring a touch of glamour. For a more modern look as Shaynna suggested, our Orion pendant in smoke glass is perfect over a dining table.
Bianca & Carla
What they did: The moody palette of black, grey and timber was complemented with a variety of textures and colours such as plush brown leather and pops of navy blue to create a sense of easy luxury.
Get the look: Our Conrad floor lamp adds a beautifully stylish, yet functional light source for reading. However, Shaynna noticed the lack of task lighting in this space. Evenly space our Surface downlights across a living area to ensure there's a variety of light sources.
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