Design Process

Evaluating everything from circuit layouts to switching, Henriette selects recessed and track lighting, wall sconces, bath bars, ceiling lights, and chandeliers to provide a comprehensive solution to each client’s direct and indirect lighting needs. She carefully considers the architecture, furnishings, color, scale, and all client requirements as she resolves lighting problems for every type of space from small bathrooms to grand entryways. Her skills extend beyond lighting to all aspects of interior design for every room in the house. Every decision or suggestion reflects her wealth of experience and her special creative touch.

  1. During an initial meeting, the space is sketched and light placement is discussed in conjunction with the location of furniture and cabinetry. If the space is new, recessed lighting options, fans, and any other fixtures required to be installed during rough framing are determined.
  2. A draft of the plan is drawn reflecting lighting and switching schematics and any control devices. A schedule, along with quotations, for any fixtures needed at rough framing are provided by the designer. For budgeting purposes, an estimate of a potential final lighting solution is available.
  3. The client reviews the plans and communicates any changes to be incorporated.
  4. The designer meets on site with the electricians, builder, architect, and other craftsmen working on the project counseling them as needed on the placement and technical requirements for the implementation of the plan.
  5. The client and designer work together to finalize the product selections and controls.
  6. As the development proceeds, the designer offers assistance on the placement of trim, finish, and so on. After installation, the designer works with the electrical contractor on lighting focuses and control programming.
  7. There is a final walk through of the project with the client at completion.