Fabrics come alive with great lighting, transforming reactions from 'Oh that's nice' to 'Wow - that looks jaw-droppingly gorgeous'! Why? because we need light to see colour, texture and relief - fabric has all of these characteristics and some.
It's about giving fabric the attention it deserves, after all, it is a 3 dimensional beast, created by weaving thousands of yarns together, in various patterns, colours and textures. In this digital print age we have the most amazing colourful fabrics that look like works of art. When you think of it like that, it is without a shadow of a doubt (excuse the pun), absolute no brainer to neglect light.
We recently created some silk and velvet curtains edged with Swarovski crystals, our canny client had down lighters positioned to light the fabrics and mirrors to reflect the effect. The result was stunning the fabrics danced in the light.
There is a great company in Exeter who would be only too happy to illuminate your fabrics with cool lighting - they are Amos Lighting who have just opened a new showroom in Topsham (opposite Darts Farm Village) full of the most stunning lighting. If you are after some help and advice on lights and lighting design then these are definitely the people to see, creative and lovely, they would be able to steer you in the right direction to overcome this terrible travesty of neglecting your fabrics and they are pretty dam good at lighting other areas of your home too!