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Award-winning designers Kate&Sam are here to make the most of your homes via this lighting design service, from a single room to a complete house.


Award-winning designers Kate&Sam are here to make the most of your homes via this lighting design service, from a single room to a complete house.

Expert Lighting Design

When you book a Design Session with Kate&Sam, you will be investing in the expert knowledge of some of the finest lighting consultants in the UK, and no project is to small for them.

By employing their service at the beginning of your project, you will save time and mistakes. Modern living demands multi-functionality and lighting is the ideal medium for making the most of your space and setting the mood. Flip kitchen table offices back to entertainment spaces, functional bathrooms into escapist sanctuaries, lively daytime lighting can be restored to calming evening comfort through colour temperatures, positions and scene setting.

Every photo on this site is of one of our past projects


In this exciting new move, Kate&Sam bring their award winning design service into our homes via an online service.  For over 25 years, their creative flair and technical know-how has been sought after by wealthy clients worldwide for their homes and commercial projects including the Langham, Adare Manor, Bonhams, 25 Wahaca restaurants and Tate Modern.

Motivated by more time spent at home and a spike in interior renovations, they are complimenting their high end design projects with residential interior lighting solutions. Their aim is to improve our lighting functionality and overall wellbeing through skilful lighting

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Trusted by

“Kate totally got what we were trying to do and worked really quickly to provide the information we (and our electrician!) needed. Kate is clearly very talented and experienced, she was recommended to me and I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone else.”

Vicky C

“Our kitchen lighting was dour and dark, and it was transformed into a wonderfully functional area with lots more light, yet it still created a more homely and warm feeling.”


“We have been working with Kate&Sam for many years now. They provide the expertise and technical knowledge, which bring our designs to life. Sam always goes the extra mile to ensure we receive the best lighting solution for our clients which provide maximum effect for the budget.”

Anne M

Feature Rooms

Kitchen lighting

Kitchens, more than ever, are at the centre of our homes and everyday lives. They are one of the most heavily used spaces in the house and kitchen design is a critical feature of any home, one that deserves professional attention. Get it right, and you will enjoy this room every single day!

As a multi-purpose space used for family dining, homework and evening entertaining, your kitchen lighting scheme should seamlessly transition from day to night, carefully obscuring or highlighting particular zones. The best way to embark on a kitchen lighting design scheme is to book an online consultation and explore all your options – it will be the best investment you ever make.

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Bedroom Lighting

Never has there been a more important time to ensure a good nights sleep. Bedrooms provide a sanctuary and escape from our busy lives and lighting can play a huge part in creating a restful environment. Explore what feels right for your space whether it’s beside lamps or bedroom ceiling lights or led lighting. Work with Kate & Sam to design a bespoke bedroom lighting scheme to suit your needs.

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Living room lighting

Living Rooms, if designed correctly, can cater to a variety of different activities and age groups. By day it is a busy communal space used for work, play and enjoyment; by night the focus turns to adult entertaining, cinema screenings or quiet contemplation. Every element is considered in the course of your lighting design consultation, from the practicalities of avoiding screen glare, choosing decorative lighting and illuminating precious artworks.

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Bathroom lighting

Bathroom lighting design is often overlooked. It’s an important space in our homes in terms of function, privacy and escape. With expert bathroom lighting, you will want to spend time pampering, restoring and relaxing in the bath. Kate&Sam’s extensive experience of hotel bathroom lighting can be used to maximum effect in residential schemes using bathroom wall lights, reflective mirror lights and flattering bathroom ceiling lights. Treat yourself to a luxury bathroom experience with professional advice.

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Garden lighting

If you love your garden and have invested time and money into planting, it deserves to be beautifully lit. Gardens are now seen as extensions of our homes, or ‘outdoor rooms’ leading directly from a kitchen or conservatory. Clever garden lighting can create pathways, highlight architectural features, exotic plants or water fountains. Without it, your beautiful garden will only be enjoyed during daylight hours. Work with Kate&Sam to maximise the pleasure of your outdoor space. You can invite your garden designer or landscape architect to join the video consultancy workshop for a completely collaborative experience.

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How an 'online' consultation works

1. Booking an online Session

Book your design session in a few short steps. Book a time slot and send us any accompanying documents, mood boards, drawings and ideas about your project. How would you like to feel in your new space? If unsure about which package to use, give us a ring 0207 993 2339 or email us.

2. Design meeting with Kate&Sam

After reviewing your documents, we'll meet you online for a zoom design workshop/ meeting to discuss design ideas, answer your questions, suggest techniques and sketch solutions. Specific lighting questions can be discussed including light fixtures, control and lamp suggestions. Invite your electrician or interior designer and lead the session with your design goals in mind.

3. Lighting Ideas, Inspiration & Insight

Your design workshop will be followed up with information, sketches and documentation that explore the areas you have discussed. Every consultation is completely bespoke to the client - all the relevant aspects of the lighting design that have been developed will be annotated and emailed to you. If required, hand sketches can be produced which will be suitable for briefing an architect or electrician.

4. Further Advice & Guidance

If further help or another room is needed simply book another workshop, or if you've just had the design approach and need a lighting package, for an additional cost, we'll produce your lighting specification and/or a CAD Lighting Plan, or do home visits - just ask us.
Or for complete houses, gardens, anything else or just not sure just ask us.

Get in touch

For more information on how to transform your lighting at home or to gain some inspiration for yourself, book an online consultation with one of our designers.

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Will you visit site if I need you?

Contact us directly if you’d like to arrange a site visit.

Where is Home Lighting Ideas based?

Our main office is based in Central London but we offer our services worldwide.

Can I change my appointment?

Yes of course. Simply send us an email with your next available dates and times and we’ll do our best to fit you in.

What kind of lighting designers work for Home Lighting Ideas?

Established lighting designers with 10 years + experience who love light.

Can I do more than one room in my session?

We offer our design workshops in 30 minute or one hour sessions. If within the allotted time we can reasonably look at more than one room then we are happy to do so. How you choose to use your time with us is up to you. To make the most efficient use of your session, the better briefed we are before the appointment the more we’ll be able to get through during the video call.

Can I buy products recommended for my project from Home Lighting Ideas?

We don’t sell light fittings, but we will provide the names and addresses of suppliers.

When do I pay?

Payment is made on booking the appointment or requesting the extra services.

Book your workshop

Find out more information on the perfect home lighting ideas for you. Book an online consultancy and discover how we can help make your house a home.

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