Modern Minimalism


Lighting Designer/ALA Lighting Specialist: Heather Reinsch BID

Builder: Paradigm Home

Photographer: Doug Little

Sleek, current, and functional.The overall design of this home exudes a welcoming modern appeal, balancing rustic and contemporary elements. Lighting with structural clean lines were chosen to compliment the wood and stone textures seen throughout the home.

Dark metal fixtures were chosen to contrast the lighter tones in the foyer. The ceiling trays were painted an accent colour, which provided a backdrop for the starburst shadows made by the chandeliers.

Fixtures: Feiss, Woodstock Collection & Ethan Collection.


Glossy dome shaped pendants were chosen in the kitchen to provide necessary light over the large kitchen island, while maintaining a clean and contemporary aesthetic. Pot lights and under cabinet lights were also used for an additional layer of lighting, and for flexibility in the level of lighting output.

Fixture: Eglo, Gaetano Collection.

Living Room
In the living room,  tape lighting was used to distinguish the different living spaces and to accentuate the wooden beams.

Image: WAC Tape lighting used to Accent Beams

Pot lights were used to highlight the wood panels and the cylinder pendants were used as bedside
lighting, replacing traditional table lamps. A drum semi-flush mount was chosen to provide ambient lighting, and has a glass diffuser to prevent a harsh spot of light.

Fixture: Kendal Lighting, Cylinder Pendants. Kichler Lighting, 3 Light Inverted Semi-Flush.

Step lighting illuminate the surface, adding a secondary layer of light, and general safety. The chunky
horizontal shape of the step lights compliment the shape of the wooden steps and adds to the simplistic
open concept design.

Fixture: WAC Lighting, LEDme.