Wales’ finest Georgian house has been painstakingly restored for public use, incorporating retail, function rooms, exhibition space and a restaurant. Replicating a historic residential approach, we used darkness and contrast in the almost minimalistic lighting plan. The feature of our project is in the ‘grand room,’ showcasing a central chandelier and highlighting important works of art and architectural details, including the original comices. The combination of chandeliers and wall lights is again replicated in the restaurant. On this occasion, however, we worked with porcelain artist Anna Usborne, who created two contemporary pieces as chandeliers inspired by the famous pottery of Llanelli. This project was filmed as a BBC documentary fronted by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

Architect: Austin-Smith Lord

Photography: Phil Boorman