The importance of sunlight :: would you love to live here?
Things have been extremely busy in my studio lately,
with 3 projects being built
and another 5 in the design stage,
so my days of summer are fairly flying by,
as we now transition into the last weeks of long, sun-filled days
and brightly lit mornings.
The simple joy of basking in natural sunshine brings so much happiness,
whether human or feline!
(Cats always know where to find the sunshine, don't they?)
It's a reminder of the importance of natural light in creating beautiful homes,
because it truly is the human obsession to chase the sun, it would seem.
One of the house designs that I am working on
is very much focussed on capturing every possible shaft of sunlight,
as the clients love the notion of natural light filling their home
with its golden warmth - both emotionally and literally.
So I have been on the lookout for inspiration
for imaginative & practical ways to
best achieve this,
and came across this rather fabulous Late Victorian home
which has been reworked by the architect Matt Gibson
to bring lots of light into a building style which can be quite dark.
Enough rambling, the pictures tell the story,
so have a look at this vaulted ceiling extension
and then tell me your thoughts...
Did you notice the mirrored facade?
A bit of fun and a clever trick to make a building dance.
Through the use of large windows and that stunning
the home has been washed in shafts of natural sunlight,
rather than just flooding it evenly.
This, combined with the judicious strip lighting under the joinery,
makes it lively and cosy.
So what do you think?
Is natural sunlight in your home a very important and desirable element,
or just a luxury?
And, can you imagine & would you love to live here?