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The Art of Lighting

Home is where you find your comfort, your zen, and if you do it right – your best lighting. Lighting is key to establishing a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. One of the elements of a well-designed yacht interior is the use of artistic lighting, highlighting key features and creating a sense of luxury and sophistication. 

The right lamp or sconce or backlit piece will transform the look and feel of a room, and this season sculptural, statement lighting pieces are on-trend. Take a look at some PKD projects for example:

Lighting is showcased, surrounded by art in this Mediterranean inspired yacht that gives some major “White Lotus” vibes.


Photo by Ryan Cohen

In contrast the modern inset lighting in the overheads of ALTA set the mood day or night, but disappear seamlessly when turned off. 

Photo by William Smith

A single sleek pinpoint light can be used functionally to highlight a piece of art… 

Photo by Dana Jinkins

Or the lighting itself can be the piece of art like the backlit carved onyx walls in this art deco inspired project. 

Photo by Cathy Bridges

There are unlimited options for how to use lighting in a design for maximum effect, and everything from the material to the saturation and hue of the light to the placement of the fixture is ultimately important. 

If you are looking to “lighten up” your yacht project, visit patrickknowlesdesigns.com to see galleries of our work and contact us to discuss more.

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