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The “Style” behind The Lighting House

Summer has finally arrived, and we are blessed with natural sunlight for most of the day. I enjoy spending time in the garden, pottering about and watching nature flourish. I don’t know about you, but I also enjoy the fairly frequent rainstorms that we have been experiencing. Autumn is just around the corner, and we will soon be sitting in front of the fireplace with some cosy lighting and a cup of hot chocolate.

Despite sending out regular blogs and newsletters, I haven’t introduced myself to everyone. If we haven’t worked together before, you might not realise that The Lighting House is brought to you by me, Trudie Styles.

I started the Lighting House way back in 2011 after working for another lighting company where I dealt with suppliers and manufacturers. Whilst in this role, I was fortunate enough to gain a great insight into the lighting design business and honed my skills in interior design, design concepts and product finishes. My previous roles were office-based, and I guess during my journey, I found out what I loved doing and how I wanted to spend my time. Just like the saying – do what you love and never work a day in your life.

I’m passionate about what I do.

Lighting makes the biggest difference to any space when it is done well. The secret to interior space’s success, whether within a cinema, restaurant, or home, will always be the lighting. Sadly, I sometimes see lighting budgets cut and lighting becoming an afterthought, a huge mistake. You can purchase the most expensive furniture, but if you have the wrong lighting, you will not achieve the real WOW factor that you desire.

Lighting can unlock a space.

I work with many different lighting styles in my professional life: architectural, decorative, retro and, my favourite bespoke lighting. In my personal life, I am quite extravagant! I dream of owning a stunning Ilfari Sexy Crystal (I need a new house to go with it!).

The recent pandemic has been such a strange time for everyone. I have taken the extra time to re-focus on how I work and to connect at a higher level with my clients and their needs. I have more time for an important conversation on a more personal basis.

I look forward to giving more of “me” in each project and being proud of what I have achieved with The Lighting House as a one-woman band.

I guess this follows the theme I wrote about last year – “Less is more.”

I am incredibly proud of all of my projects. The recent work that I have completed with Everyman Cinema has been beyond fantastic. Being able to work on such unique and bespoke projects keeps my days interesting.

My next blog post will be very exciting as I share a full case study for Everyman Cinemas and many gorgeous photos.

Trudie – The Lighting House

P.S If you want to discuss your next interior project with me, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can contact me at

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