ART AS LIGHT


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This quote succinctly describes my approach to each Interior Design challenge. I like to use these elements in different ways to intimately connect each interior to those who occupy it. For example art can be used as a light source, enabling the colours and textures of the art to mix with the light in a space.

In a renovation of The Riverstone Spa in Winnipeg I used an image from the Courtney Milne collection printed on a backlit canvas from Mediagraph to provide low level lighting in the lounge area. The sound of the waterfall in the lounge mixes with the light sparkling through the water drops on the canvas and the warmth of the fireplace to create a feeling that you are in an indoor garden.

Lounge before renovation

Lounge before renovation

Backlit Photograph by Megan Harrow. Backlit panel by Element Designs

Backlit Photograph by Megan Harrow.

Backlit panel by Element Designs

The backlit glass panel from DecoPanel provides most of the light in the sauna rooms of the spa. The rough texture of the image is a dramatic contrast to the smooth yellow cedar walls.

Sauna was created from a coat closet

Sauna was created from a coat closet

The toilet room doors are made of a translucent resin from 3form that have been printed with a high resolution image. The light inside the toilet rooms filters through the panels into the main area of the wash-room providing light for that area as well.

Wash-room before renovation

Wash-room before renovation