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PUBLISHED: 15:40 19 December 2007 | UPDATED: 14:57 20 February 2013

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From Oxford Street to Oast House, lighting designer Eleni Shiarlis knows how lighting can bring out the best interior and exterior space in an energy efficient way. She tells us about the work of her Brighton-based company ...

December 2007

The Designer
Following her degree in design, Eleni Shiarlis quickly progressed to consulting for a renowned UK design company, where she gained invaluable experience on a variety of high profile projects.


Today, based in Brighton, Eleni Shiarlis Lighting is proud to list an international, residential and commercial client base including exterior retail facades on Oxford Street, London, and the Moscow flagship store for a leading mobile phone company. The company's services include bespoke illumination concepts, enhancing existing schemes and sourcing innovative fittings. 'Every project brings with it different challenges,' says Eleni, 'but whether starting from scratch or simply renovating, the company applies the same ethic - the design must complement the client's vision perfectly.'



The Look
THE company strives to use the most up-to-date, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly technologies. Eleni says that passive infrared sensors are a great way to ensure energy efficiency in the home, particularly in utility rooms, hallways and landings, as well as for exterior lighting. There are also a large range of compact fluorescent lamp types available, even spot light replacements and 'dimmer' versions. Eleni asserts that "the most important factor about energy efficient lamps is to make sure you recycle them." You can do this by taking them to a registered collection point such as Select Electrical at Teville Place, Worthing.

Eleni stresses that designer lighting needn't cost the earth. Pre-construction planning of a lighting system is far more cost-effective and can prevent problems later.

For her most recent project, the Oast House in Sussex, Eleni worked with an interior designer to make the most of the listed period building, enhancing the detail without affecting the oak beam ceilings. She decided to stay away from conventional lighting and accentuate the exposed brickwork.

Her other latest projects include designer garden lighting and commercial properties, as well as bar and restaurant interiors and exterior landscaping - transforming any space into a perfect retreat.

Suppliers

Fireplace:
Modus Design Ltd
0208 906 9988
www.modusfireplacedesigns.com


Staircase:
Bisca
01439 771 702 www.bisca.co.uk


Light Fittings:
John Cullen Lighting & Design
020 7371 5400 www.johncullenlighting.co.uk


Kitchen:
Plain English
01449 774028 www.plainenglishdesign.co.uk


Flooring:
Roman Distressed Edge Travertine
Flooring Tiles
Hardwood & Stone Company
01722 415000 www.livinghouse.co.uk


For more information on Eleni Shiarlis Lighting go to www.eslightingdesign.co.uk or contact 01273 415254



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