Interior designer Natalia Miyar shares 3 secrets to creating impact with sculptural lighting

Interior designer and architect Natalia Miyar believes that sculptural lighting creates a stunning focal point when designing and decorating a room. From choosing materials that accentuate a space to commissioning a unique artisanal piece, here Natalia giver her tips on how to set the mood through light, using living room lighting ideas – and inspiration for the rooms beyond.

‘At the Natalia Miyar Atelier, bespoke statement lighting often provides one of the many layers of light needed for a room. I truly believe that lighting is one of the most important aspects of a design as it can completely transform the mood of a room,’ she says. ‘Designing bespoke lighting is one of my favorite parts of putting a room together.’

Interior Designer

Natalia Miyar

Natalia Miyar is one of the strongest international interior design talents to emerge in recent years. As a trained architect she approaches design with a skilful understanding of balance and proportion, creating spaces which are both considered and lively with a finely tuned eye for materiality. Her eponymous London atelier is a conduit for creative collaboration characterised by a confident and artful use of colour, pattern and texture. With bases in London and Miami the fast-growing transatlantic team spearheaded by Natalia create effortlessly luxurious homes that are sought by a global stable of private clients favouring a client-faced approach.

1. Materials first

Large white kitchen island with gold base lining, gold taps, white French doors

(Image credit: Natalia Miyar)

Natalia often uses lighting to highlight colors, textures and the architectural character of a room. A central light, whether above a dining table, a kitchen island or in a living room, is a great way to bring an accent material into a space.