Illuminate Lighting Design

Illuminate Lighting Design: Illuminating the World

 enLIGHTenment Magazine sits down with Simon Berry, director of Illuminate Lighting Design, to discuss the company’s philosophy and noteworthy hospitality projects all over the globe. enLIGHTenment Magazine: Headquartered in Singapore, Illuminate also has offices in Hong Kong, and Melbourne, and has completed noteworthy projects across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and America. Tell us more […]

Enlightenment Residential Magazine: Hilton Columbus

The Hilton Columbus Downtown: Unconventional

Conveniently located in downtown Columbus, this convention center Hilton has stepped up its hospitality experience for business executives as well as for vacationers seeking sophisticated comfort. Providing new opportunities for the largest city and capital of Ohio to attract even greater events and conferences, this new construction convention center hotel has become a high-end new […]

SoBou New Orleans: Reveal Design Group

Reveal Design Group: High Spirits

The Commander’s family of restaurants returns to the French Quarter in New Orleans with a “spirited” restaurant called SoBou that offers Louisiana street food-inspired cuisine. The adage, “Too many cooks spoil the broth” does not apply here at SoBou (which stands for South of Bourbon Street) restaurant. Nestled inside the W Hotel – French Quarter, […]

Architecture and Lighting firm Bluarch

Barrio 47: Rustic Elegance

Barrio 47 serves up Mediterranean cuisine in an industrial chic atmosphere. Manhattan bar/restaurant Barrio 47 – located at 47 Eighth Avenue between Jane and Horatio Street – offers an eclectic mix that has culinary traces from France, Italy, and Spain as well as original signature cocktails and house-made infused vodkas and rums, bitters, and spices. […]


Jo Ann Alston: From Formal to Fabulous

The clients wanted to change their seldom-used dining room into a flexible, relaxing space yet still operate as a dining area on special occasions. Interior designer Jo Ann Alston of J. Stephens Interiors in New Jersey was tasked with transforming a formal dining room into a family sanctuary with Asian influences.  The clients – two […]

Lighting Westfield

Lighting San Diego’s North County Mall

Custom lighting fixtures enhance the shopping experience at San Diego’s North County Mall. Just as consumer buying habits have changed with the development of technology, so has the overall shopping experience.  In an era where many purchases occur online, retailers find themselves upping the ante in aesthetics to encourage consumers to make the mall a […]

Nancy Goldstein

Nancy Goldstein: The Great Wide Open

The renovation of a coastal residence in Massachusetts requires innovative lighting techniques that work in tandem with a generous amount of natural daylight.  Located 15 miles outside of Boston in the seaside community of Swampscott, this remodeling project entailed opening up exterior walls to take advantage of the ocean views.  The master bath – one […]

The Darling Hotel & Spa

The Darling Hotel & Spa: Distinctively Darling

Part of The Star’s $870-million redevelopment in Sydney, Australia, The Darling Hotel & Spa won Best New Hotel Construction & Design 2012 at the Asia-Pacific International Hotel Awards. Making the most of stunning views of Darling Harbour and the surrounding city of Sydney, The Star complex boasts two hotels, penthouses, serviced apartments, 20+ restaurants, bars, […]

Vision Quest Lighting: Custom Lighting

Vision Quest Lighting: Miracle Workers

When a lighting manufacturer fell through on providing fixtures for the Revel Hotel & Casino, Vision Quest Lighting saved the day. One of the Spike chandeliers as it appears at the Revel Hotel & Casino. The Watermelon Domes were hand painted inside by Vision Quest Lighting’s graphics team In a soft economy, no company likes […]

Mercer One Thirteen, Chicago, Il

Chicago’s Mercer One Thirteen

Good food, an upscale nightlife vibe, and a nature-inspired ambiance are hallmarks of this new Chi-town resta-lounge. Opened in May at 113 West Hubbard Street in Chicago, Mercer One Thirteen is a unique hybrid restaurant-lounge that has been described as an “urban forest” with bold natural graphics inside and a double-sided fireplace as a centerpiece. […]